Monday, March 28, 2016

RIP Bill Burgess

H. William Burgess, an inveterate proponent of Yankee Occupation & Land Grab (YOLG) in Hawaii, died of natural causes 16 March 2016 in Honolulu.

It's a testament to non-violence and the Aloha Spirit that Burgess, who consistently ridiculed Native Hawaiian inheritance rights & indigenous efforts for self-government, could live out his days peacefully to age 85 in beautiful Hawaii.   Rest in Peace Bill. 

See also:
Native Hawaiians Dole Out Peace   (link)
 -- pamphlet detailing racist suppression of Hawaiians
( or .pdf file) needs a minute to download

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rigged Elections USA

There's no excuse that prospective voters must stand waiting in line for hours. It's not rocket science for states to build proper voter lists.

Americans are deliberately being disenfranchised.

This situation is beyond party politics, and it STINKS. Democrat, Republican, or otherwise, look clearly at the USA -- it's NOT democracy, it's an enslaved society.

Read this article (link) and weep.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Let My People Go

Native Hawaiians have been peacefully working for self-determination. The Hawaiian Kingdom was illegally overthrown in 1893. Though neutral by international treaty, nobody helped the Hawaiian people... (we collected many apologies).

The recent Native Hawaiian Constitution (link to process of ratification) (link to .pdf) is one effort toward justice, sovereignty, and self-government.

Parallel efforts harness wider discontent with the US Federal Government, and the bogus politicos offered to the American people. Many US citizens ("from sea to shining sea") are revolted by the 2016 USA election. Hawaiians reject rule by Washington DC, 5000 miles away, but We're Not Alone. The Yankee giant is unmanageable. We need more independent states... Breakup of the union was once unthinkable; but now corporate infiltration, debt & decay have made disintegration inevitable.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) threaten America's government & our future survival. Don't like it? Tough = eat shit. We lose freedom to resist.

Yankee War Machines
Polluting and Displacing
Aloha ‘Āina

Native Hawaiians Dole Out Peace   (link)
 -- pamphlet detailing racist suppression of Hawaiians
(or .pdf file) needs a minute to download

Hawaiians share solidarity with indigenous cousins worldwide.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

RIP: Louana Lyman Lambert

Bettie Louana Lyman Lambert, 81, formerly of West Yarmouth, MA, passed away peacefully on February 16th, 2016 surrounded by family, at her seaside home in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.

Louana was born on May 24th, 1934 in Hilo, Hawaii to Elizabeth Leilehua Mills Lyman & Francis Lyman. She was twelfth generation descent from Kuali'i (King of Oahu & Ali'i Aimoku of Kaua'i) and Kalanikahimakaialii (Ni'aupi'o Ali'i princess of Maui). Many recent family members were educators, including New England missionaries David Belden & Sara Joiner Lyman, who arrived in 1832 and soon founded the Hilo Boarding School. Their family home & grounds later became The Lyman Mission House Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute.

As a child, Louana loved to swim in and explore the tidal pools surrounding Hilo Bay. She enjoyed and excelled in her academics, and learned much from her Tutu Irma Rosehill (Farden). As a young adult she moved to Honolulu to attend Kamehameha School for Girls, where she graduated with honors in 1952 with many lifelong friends. Her paternal grandmother Tutu Kalei Ewaliko Lyman had been in the first graduating class of 1897.

Louana chose to attend Boston University over Stanford, and graduated in 1956 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. While attending BU, she met the man who'd soon become her husband, Donald "Capt. Red" Lambert. They married in December of 1956, and after living & working briefly in both California and Hawaii, moved back to Massachusetts to settle in West Yarmouth on Cape Cod. They lived happily together on the Cape for the next 40 years, raising six sons.

Louana truly loved all children and felt personal responsibility for their well-being. She taught kindergarten at Cookies Pre-School in Hyannis, MA and help shape the lives of countless kids over the years. Even after retirement, Louana still felt the need to take care of "the little ones." She became a regular volunteer with Head Start to help those underprivileged with early childhood education. Louana was an active member of the West Yarmouth Congregational Church and Women's Fellowship. She helped organize food and clothes drives for those in need, and was a regular participant in the annual ten-mile heifer walk for hunger. She also served many decades as a Cub Scout leader (she'd been a Curved Bar Girl Scout; today's Gold Award). Among other hobbies, she enjoyed quilting, painting, & collecting objects from nature.

Louana lost her beloved husband Red on December 30th, 2014 after 58 years of marriage (link). She leaves behind 6 married sons: Dr. Bruce Henry Lambert of Stockholm, Sweden; Capt. Kriss Alexander Lambert of Washington State; Ross Francis Lambert of West Barnstable, MA; Capt. Keith Drummond Lambert of Kihei, Hawaii; Dana Lyman Lambert of East Dennis, MA; and Dr. Ryan Kaleo Stuart Lambert of Honolulu; 3 grandchildren: Connor Lyman, Kailani Dawn, and Brooks Cameron; 1 great-grandson: Ka'eo Makanakeakua; and many inlaws & extended family. 'Ohana in Hawaii include the Lyman, Mills, Mattoon, Payne, Rosehill, Farden, Ewaliko, Rath, Kamai, Brickwood and Kuali'i progeny; family elsewhere include Drummond, Diamond, Brockleman, McGowan, Gripp, Gibbons, O'Donnell, Quenzer & Robertsons. Burial at convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers or donations, the family begs you to honor Louana by donating in your own community to children's causes or those less fortunate.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

No News Ain't Good News -- Hello Censorship

News of peaceful resistance by indigenous people of Alaska & Hawai'i is stifled in the USA.

Here's an article by probably missed or ignored by your local news sources:

Аляска и Гавайи просят ООН признать США оккупантами   (Translated eight months later:)

Alaska & Hawaii Ask UN to Recognize US Occupation

By Ollie Richardson
Global Research, February 02, 2016
Fort Russ 31 January 2016

The indigenous peoples of Alaska and Hawaii appealed to the international community through the United Nations with a request to ensure their right to self-determination. The letter was circulated in Geneva.
In the address, the representatives of the peoples of Alaska and Hawaii urged UN members to raise the issue on May 11th in the framework of the consideration of the UN Council on Human Rights of the periodic review of the human rights and freedoms in the United States, according to TASS.
The appeal emphasizes that the sale of Russian Alaska to the United States in 1867 did “not mean the transfer of sovereignty over Alaska to the United States” and the “US invasion of Hawaii in 1893 was a violation of bilateral treaties and international law.”
“The territory of Alaska and Hawaii in 1959 were absorbed by the United States through deception and deliberate breaches of the mandate and UN principles, and the process of self-determination”, – stated the document.
Residents of the two U.S. States urged the UN “to fix the mistake” and use peaceful means to achieve a referendum for the self-determination of Alaska and Hawaii. For a more effective action in this direction, even set up a joint working group – “Alliance of Alaska-Hawaii for self-determination.”
“They’re taking our land and are mining mineral resources in huge quantities, causing damage to the environment. We believe that the Russians can help us. The year 2017 will mark 150 years since the sale of Alaska by Russia to the USA. If we could, working with the Russians, provide the truth about what really happened in history and to reject the distorted concepts about Alaska and our people, I think it would be a good way to rectify the situation,” – said the representative of Alaska in the working group “Alliance Alaska-Hawaii for self-determination” Ronald Barnes to the meeting in the Swiss press club in Geneva.
“Our culture is suppressed. However, US actions are directed not only against our culture but also of world peace, because Hawaii hosts the military base of Pearl Harbor. During military exercises they pollute our land and water. From this people get sick. This is an abuse of our land and people. We don’t want to be a part of the war machine”, – said the representative of Hawaii Leon Siu.
In an interview with TASS, Barnes stressed that Alaska and Russia have a lot of common in history, culture and religion. “I am Orthodox”, he said in Russian. Continuing in English, he said that many of his relatives have Russian names and Russian words are used, for example, “handkerchief” and “oil”. “We believe that the Russians could help us, said Barnes. “The year 2017 will mark 150 years since the sale of Alaska by Russia to the USA. If we could, working with the Russians, provide the truth about what really happened in history and reject the distorted concepts about Alaska and our people, I think it would be a good way to fix the situation.” According to Barnes, Alaska could become “a neutral state lying between Russia and the West”.
Recall that Alaska became part of the USA in 1867. Prior to that, it was under the control of the Russian-American company, but was sold by the Tsarist government. The state is home to 88 thousand representatives of indigenous peoples, including Eskimos, Aleuts and Indians.
The Hawaiian Islands were annexed by the USA in 1900. They received statehood in 1959, before the island functioned as a self-governing territory. The proportion of remaining indigenous population in Hawaii does not exceed 10% of the 1360 thousand total population of the Islands.
Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Fight the Shadows

We fight too often among ourselves, without progress.

And not accidentally: we must struggle to recognize the enemy ain't simply the fool delivering bad news, or the person nearby with a different strategy. The true enemy profits from our confusion. That fucker deliberately sows trouble among us.