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Guest Post: Listen to Hawaii’s Women Leaders and Change-makers–and NINA TURNER for CONGRESS

Register here on Zoom for an exclusive virtual event featuring Nina Turner for Congress & 13 of Hawaii’s top progressive women candidates: State Representative Tina Wildberger Maui Councilmember Kelly King State Rep. Candidate Shannon Matson State Representative Jeanne Kapela State

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Posted in 2022 Elections, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Women in Politics

Again: violent expulsion of Palestinians from their homes by Israel

Dr. Cindy Franklin of Student and Faculty for Justice in Palestine at the University of Hawai’i, suggests these resources to learn more about what’s happening in Sheikh Jarrah and Jerusalem: Middle East Eye – Israel-Palestine: A Glossary of Problematic Media

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VETO HB499!

Native Hawaiian and Faith leaders are ramping up pressure on Gov Ige to veto HB499, just passed by the Hawaii legislature. The bill extends 65 year leases to tenants on state-owned public land to nearly 100 years, without competition. In

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Guest Post: Rev. David Gierlach Good Friday 2021

“Why on earth do you call it ‘Good Friday’?,” my atheist friend demands one day. “What’s possibly ‘good’ about this day?” I suppose that’s a question we each of us have asked, if not out loud, then perhaps in the

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Remembering my father, “Honorary Submariner”

On this the 3oth anniversary of my father’s passing, I dipped into his memoirs again and found this little account of his visit to Honolulu in 1958 with a group of SouthEast Asian journalists. Knowing what a pacifist he was,

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Guest Post: Sheela Jane Menon:The Promise of a New Season

I don’t know if Saraswati Puja always falls this close to Ash Wednesday. I don’t recall celebrating this festival with the Menon side of my family, though I certainly remember marking other Hindu holidays with them. I’m not sure that

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Where does Hawaii GOP stand on Trump?

This blogpost was first published as an OpEd in the Honolulu Star Advertiser Wednesday Feb 10, 2021. Tweets from the Hawaii Republican Party’s official Twitter account defending the patriotism of the Proud Boys and extolling the “high quality” analysis of

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Automatic Voter Registration: After 12 years of trying, Senator Rhoads says the time is now

In a recent Facebook Live Town Hall with Oahu Democrats, Senator Karl Rhoads spoke with optimism about the prospect of making Automatic Voter Registration a reality in Hawaii. “I’ve been pushing this for 12 years,” he said. More than once

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Posted in automatic voter registration, I BLOG, Uncategorized, Voting

Guest Post:Pain grows as CARES Act funds sit idle

The recent news that our city and state agencies are unable to get federal money out the door to help people with things like electrical bills and rent is simply maddening. By some accounts, nearly $900 million is still waiting

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Invoking the saints on the eve of the 2020 election

On this All Saints Day I enlist my mother, Gladys Vaz Morais and my father, John Victor Morais to move heaven and earth to help us to put things right in our ailing world. My mother left this world on

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Posted in 2020 Elections, I BLOG, Uncategorized

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