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Protecting Mauna Kea: History for Haoles

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance In the first essay of my Protecting Mauna Kea series, I made a mistake. I wrongfully described the ongoing, illegal American occupation of Hawai’i as an “annexation.” Hawaiian friends of mine pointed this out to me and gave me a thorough history lesson. I was referred to documents, books, and websites … Continue reading Protecting Mauna Kea: History for Haoles

Deep Green Resistance member Will Falk to report on TMT

DGR member Will Falk has written extensively on colonialism, racism, and patriarchy; the interconnections between them; effective resistance; and finding meaningful and ethical ways to live: Will Falk’s DIY Resistance series Will Falk’s Series on the Unis’tot’en Camp, an indigenous-led blockade of pipeline construction in so-called BC, Canada In a characteristically insightful and moving essay, … Continue reading Deep Green Resistance member Will Falk to report on TMT

Protecting Mauna Kea: Why the Mountain?

I am preparing to leave for Hawai’i to offer myself in support of resistance to the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project that would place a large telescope and stadium-sized structure on the peak of native Hawaiians’ most sacred place – Mauna Kea. The project, funded by a partnership including the University of California, the California Institute of Technology, and the Association of Canadian Universities for Research in Astronomy among others, would also place a 5,000 gallon chemical waste container above the largest freshwater aquifer on Hawai’i Island. ... Continue reading →

“Noho Hewa” on Vimeo as fundraiser to protect Mauna Kea

We’ve reported in the past on efforts to block construction of the massive Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea, due to environmental and cultural concerns. Unfortunately, construction has begun, but with it, so have protests on Mauna Kea and around the world in solidarity. Anne Keala Kelly, Hawaiian filmmaker, journalist, and activist, has worked for … Continue reading “Noho Hewa” on Vimeo as fundraiser to protect Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea – Defending a Sacred Mountain

For many years now, indigenous Hawaiian people have been involved in a battle to stop the construction of a new 30-meter telescope (TMT) array on Mauna Kea mountain, which is a sacred place and the source of all drinking water on the island. The project would be the size of a sports stadium – bigger … Continue reading Mauna Kea – Defending a Sacred Mountain

Documentary to protect Mauna Kea: “Why the Mountain”

Mauna Kea is under threat by planned construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope. Though Hawaiians and non-Hawaiian allies successfully disrupted the TMT groundbreaking ceremony, the fight isn’t over yet. The award-winning Hawaiian filmmakers Anne Keala Kelly and Mary Alice Kaʻiulani Milham are teaming up to create a documentary in protection of Mauna Kea. They are … Continue reading Documentary to protect Mauna Kea: “Why the Mountain”

“Why The Mountain”: A Documentary Film to Protect Sacred Mauna Kea

This comes from our friend Anne Keala Kelly, an award-wining native Hawaiian journalist and activist whose previous film, Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i is a powerful indictment of American settler-colonialism in the Hawaiian islands. “Why The Mountain”: A Documentary Film to Protect Sacred Mauna Kea Mauna Kea is majestic. Environmentally, it’s one of … Continue reading “Why The Mountain”: A Documentary Film to Protect Sacred Mauna Kea

Hawaiians halt Thirty Meter Telescope ground-breaking ceremony

On Tuesday, October 7, a ground-breaking ceremony was attempted to kick off construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a $1.5 billion desecration of sacred Mauna Kea. The project has been rammed through by the so-called “state” of Hawai’i despite environmental, cultural, and legal concerns. Native Hawaiians led a protest and, joined by non-Hawaiians, successfully … Continue reading Hawaiians halt Thirty Meter Telescope ground-breaking ceremony

Press Release – Hawaiian Allies Protesting Desecration

For Immediate Release   Media Inquiries contact: Keala Kelly 808-265-0177 Email: sacredmaunakea@gmail.com Website: http://sacredmaunakea.wordpress.com/ Mauna Kea Protest Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 7am to 2pm, Saddle Road at the entrance to the Mauna Kea Observatory Road Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians will gather for a peaceful protest against the Astronomy industry and the “State of Hawaii’s” … Continue reading Press Release – Hawaiian Allies Protesting Desecration

Press Release: Hawaiians Protest 30-meter telescope on Mauna Kea, October 7th

By Sacred Mauna Kea Mauna Kea Protest Tuesday, October 7, 2014 — 7am to 2pm, Saddle Road at the entrance to the Mauna Kea Observatory Road Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians will gather for a peaceful protest against the Astronomy industry and the “State of Hawaii’s” ground- breaking ceremony for a thirty-meter telescope (TMT) on the … Continue reading Press Release: Hawaiians Protest 30-meter telescope on Mauna Kea, October 7th