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GUEST POST: Paul Simon’s special Maui concerts to support biodiversity conservation and ʻāina momona.

With thanks to Kevin Chang, Co-Executive Director of Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA) for permission to repost this from the KUA blog. Hurry! Get your tickets now! Two shows only! “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls

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Posted in Environment, I BLOG, Uncategorized

August 6: Transfiguration Day–Commemorate Hiroshima, Pray for Maunakea Protectors

Come join the prayers and services being held to remember the transfiguration of our Lord, remember the victims at Hiroshima, and pray for the Maunakea protectors on Aug 6. Kahu Kaleo Paterson,Vicar, St. Stephen’s, Wahiawa, Chaplain, Iolani Guild, President, Pacific

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Posted in African American Judaism, I BLOG, Justice, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Kānaka Maoli Clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi speak out on Maunakea.

Following is a statement from Kānaka Maoli Clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi: The Reverend Jasmine Hanakaulani Bostock and The Reverend Paul Nahoa Lucas The Episcopal Church in Hawaiʻi stands proudly on the shoulders of our ancestors, who were

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

Open Letter to University of Hawai`i President Lassner on the Thirty Meter Telescope and the Email from “UH Leadership”

Originally posted on S. Shankar:
Dear President Lassner: I write to protest both the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna Kea and the recent letter from “UH Leadership.” On the first issue of the construction of the…

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized

CRUNCH TIME: Tell Gov. Ige REIT shareholders need to pay taxes. DO NOT VETO SB301

Faith Action for Community Equity has issued an urgent call to action. Please contact Gov. Ige’s Office Let’s continue to flood Gov. Ige’s office (today & tomorrow) with calls AND emails asking him to NOT veto SB 301. Office phone:(808)

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Posted in Business and Justice, I BLOG, Justice, Uncategorized

Lee Johnson, man who beat Monsanto/Bayer wants you to hear his story. PUBLIC meeting, Leilehua High School 5p.m. 6/24, hosted by BOE

If you’re worried about your children or students being exposed to toxic, cancer-causing pesticides at school, mark your calendars for Monday June 24, 5p.m. at Leilehua High School in Wahiawa. The Board of Education is hosting a public meeting to

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Posted in Health and Wellness, I BLOG, Pesticides, Uncategorized

Speaker Saiki cites Obama to explain failure to raise the minimum wage. Really???

While Speaker Saiki’s recent OpEd (Honolulu Star Advertiser 5/27/2019) makes passing reference to “a blue state like Hawaii,” his arguments for why the legislature failed to ensure a raise for working people are more likely to make them see red.

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Posted in I BLOG, Justice, Living wage, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

‘Democratic’ lawmakers fail to pass living wage for Hawaii workers

National and local research has shown that raising the minimum wage is good for the economy. Yet, despite an avalanche of calls from workers, clergy, enlightened businesspeople, mental health experts and doctors, Hawaii lawmakers let the minimum wage bill die

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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage, Uncategorized, Workers' Rights

A living wage aids mental health and allows workers to be more present at work. That’s good for business.

Time is of the essence! Please email these legislators now: Rep. Aaron Johanson – repjohanson@capitol.hawaii.gov Rep. Sylvia Luke – repluke@capitol.hawaii.gov Sen. Brian Taniguchi – sentaniguchi@capitol.hawaii.gov Sen. Gil Keith-Agaran – senkeithagaran@capitol.hawaii.gov Sen. Stanley Chang – senchang@capitol.hawaii.gov For the bill to pass

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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage, Uncategorized

Working multiple jobs and not able to meet basic needs? There is no aloha in condemning workers to less than a living wage.

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Posted in I BLOG, Living wage, Uncategorized