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Israel’s “restraint” kills 60 in Gaza: Second Honolulu Protest. Wednesday May 16, 4-5.30p.m

“No country in this chamber would act with more restraint than Israel has,” said Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations at today’s Security Council meeting to discuss the violence in Gaza. She took a minute to mark the

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Posted in I BLOG, Israel, Nakba, Palestine, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Keiki before corporations: Hawai‘i bans chlorpyrifos

Scientists raised the alarm. Doctors raised the alarm. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) raised the alarm, warning that “the risk to infant and children’s health and development is unambiguous.” Sickened teachers and schoolchildren raised the alarm. Mothers who found

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Posted in Children's health, Environment, Environmental Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Pesticides, Uncategorized

A Living Wage: In Utah, as in Hawaii, lawmakers say no to struggling workers

The Fight for $15 in Hawaii ground to a halt in late February this year when it reached the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, a Democrat. The effort to help workers make ends meet

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Posted in Business and Justice, Fight for $15, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

Hooser Update on SB3095hd1 – The truth, the status and the next steps.

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
The truth about SB3095hd1: SB3095hd1 proposes meaningful pesticide regulation of the very largest users of Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP’s), requiring disclosure, “no spray zones” around all schools, and a complete ban of the pesticide…

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Posted in Children's health, I BLOG, Pesticides, Uncategorized

GUEST POST: Kauai Residents: Still more help needed TODAY on SB3095 HD1

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
Kauai residents should EMAIL Senate President Ron Kouchi at senkouchi@capitol.hawaii.gov TODAY (if at all possible prior to April 12) and request politely and professionally that he support SB3095hd1 without making any further changes to…

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Posted in Business and Justice, Children's health, Environmental Justice, I BLOG, Pesticides, Uncategorized

A chance to make history in Hawai‘i | Pesticide Action Network

Source: A chance to make history in Hawai‘i | Pesticide Action Network

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Posted in Environment, Environmental Justice, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized

Kings Bay Plowshares: Honoring MLK by resisting militarism, racism, materialism

Seven Catholic plowshares activists were detained early Thursday morning at the Kings Bay Naval Base St. Mary’s Georgia. They entered on Wednesday night April 4.  Calling themselves Kings Bay Plowshares, they went to make real the prophet Isaiah’s command: “beat

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Nonviolence, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Syngenta, Geneva, Kauai and Compunction–Come rally April 9 at noon, HI State Capitol

Originally posted on GaryHooser's Blog:
What does the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights held recently in Geneva Switzerland have to do with Kauai? Earlier this month, I was honored to be invited and to speak at…

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Posted in Children's health, Environmental Justice, Health and Wellness, I BLOG, Pesticides, Restricted Use Pesticides, Uncategorized

Paid Family Leave FREE PUBLIC PANEL April 6 at 6p.m. Cathedral of St. Andrew, Honolulu. COME!

  Listen to what the research says about how affordable paid family leave can be. Hear one young mother’s story of loss and heartache and how she is turning her pain into advocacy for a public policy that will help

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