Awaiaulu / ‘Ike Kū‘oko‘a — Liberating Knowledge
Over 125,000 pages of Hawaiian-language newspapers were printed in more than a hundred different papers from 1834 to 1948. They equal a million or more typescript pages of text - perhaps the largest native-language cache in the western world. They became an intentional repository of knowledge, opinion and historical progress as Hawaiʻi moved through kingdom, constitutional monarchy, republic and territory, yet only 2% of that repository has been integrated into our English-speaking world today. 'Ike Kū'oko'a is a dynamic move to change that percentage and to open up this resource for general access today.
‘Ike Kū‘oko‘a — Liberating Knowledge is working to take 60,000 digital scans of Hawaiian-language newspapers that were printed from 1834 to 1948 and transcribing them into searchable typescript.
2012-06-20 message from "GMO Free Marin"
"Stop Monsanto From Poisoning Hawai'i", presented by "Hawai'i GMO Justice Coalition" at the "GMO Free Marin" planning committee and Film series:
For over 20 years, Hawai'i has been the global center for the open-field testing of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's), including pharmaceutical crops. Over 5,000 experimental tests have been conducted by Monsanto, Dow, Dupont/Pioneer, Syngenta and BASF that spray chemicals on an almost daily basis on our most valuable lands. They are supported by tax-breaks, and beneficial relationships with landowners, regulators and politicians. We estimate GMO companies own or lease 40,000 -- 60,000 acres that are sprayed with over 70 different chemicals.
"It is time for us to make our international case for the restoration of sovereignty based upon the human rights abuses of the illegal occupation of Hawaiʻi. In addition to all the great efforts already underway, I want to set up a "Human Rights Wiki" for this purpose, to document the everyday genocide and oppression that the people of Hawaiʻi are experiencing."