Anti-TPP protests in Hawaii

Hawaii anti TPP protest (Marco Garcia:REUTERS) July 30 2015

We’re taught to see Hawaii as a vacation paradise to cover up the brutal realities of the US military overthrow & annexation of the archipelago in 1893. Native Hawaiians have been driven out to mainland US where they live in diaspora & squalor while white supremacy manifests in luxury hotels, upscale malls, swanky golf courses.

The stale remake of the old TV drama “Hawaii Five-O” still shows whites in police authority & native Hawaiians only as subordinate & supporting characters.

There is a political movement in Hawaii to end discrimination against native Hawaiians. The singer Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo╩╗ole, now deceased, was a troubadour of their aspirations.

Here a mixed crowd gather near the hotel where the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) meeting is being held in Lahaina.

(Photo by Marco Garcia/Reuters)

We’re taught to see Hawaii as a vacation paradise to cover up the brutal realities of the US military overthrow & annexation of the archipelago in 1893. Native Hawaiians have been driven out to mainland US where they live in diaspora & squalor while white supremacy manifests in luxury hotels, upscale malls, swanky golf courses.

The stale remake of the old TV drama “Hawaii Five-O” still shows whites in police authority & native Hawaiians only as subordinate & supporting characters.

There is a political movement in Hawaii to end discrimination against native Hawaiians. The singer Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo╩╗ole, now deceased, was a troubadour of their aspirations.

Here a mixed crowd gather near the hotel where the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) meeting is being held in Lahaina.

(Photo by Marco Garcia/Reuters)

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