Hawaii

Mar 17, 2020

Community Stories: Claiming the Law

Community Stories: Claiming the Law

Bryan Twitchell shares a guest blog about the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s ongoing resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, Canada.

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Dec 20, 2017

Press Release: First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii

Press Release: First Rights of Nature Easement Established in Hawaii

As part of the growing Rights of Nature movement, the first conservation easement in Hawaii recognizing the Rights of Nature now protects 8 acres of land on the island of Kaua’i.

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Dec 30, 2015

Community Rights Paper #10: Paradise Lost

Community Rights Paper #10: Paradise Lost

What does a property and commerce driven U.S. Constitution mean for native Hawai’ians? Through a relentless and inexorable colonization process over many decades, including superimposing the U.S. Constitution on the people of the islands, community decision making was effectively swept away and put into the hands of corporations and the U.S. government.

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Jul 11, 2014

Why the People of the Big Island Can’t Ban GMOs Without Challenging Corporate “Rights”

Why the People of the Big Island Can’t Ban GMOs Without Challenging Corporate “Rights”

A simple ban on GMOs in Hawai’i County misses addressing our structure of law and governance that allows GMOs at all. To successfully stop them, ordinances are needed that challenge that structure and remove corporate claimed “rights” to plant GMOs against community wishes.

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