Ke Aupuni Update 21 December 2018


Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.

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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National

Aloha Kalikimaka!

The Quick Facts Series…

THE SITUATION OF 

THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

QUICK FACTS #5

What Do We Expect To Accomplish?

The objective of the Free Hawaii movement is to reinstate the Hawaiian Islands as a sovereign, independent country… meaning, to restore the Hawaiian Islands to its status as a full-fledged internationally recognized country, in control of all the lands and seas, assets and resources that comprise the Hawaiian Islands Archipelago.

It means the United States would relinquish its control over the Hawaiian Islands and the lawful governing body of the Hawaiian Islands would assume kuleana to govern and manage the country for the benefit of the people. The United States and it’s puppet government, the fake “State of Hawaii,”would no longer be in charge.

Think of it as a change of management — the infrastructure and operations would pretty much remain the same; but the manager and style of management would change… from Americancontrol to Hawaiian kuleana.

To accomplish this requires the United States government to make a peaceful, orderly exit from the Hawaiian Islands Archipelago, ensuring the lawful government of the Hawaiian Islands is in charge. The U.S. would also be required to withdraw its military bases and accept responsibility and make reparations for damages caused.

It is not going to be easy. The United States knows it was wrong in taking over the Hawaiian Islands, yet for many selfish reasons it does not want to give up Hawaii. So the U.S. has been tap-dancing around the issue.

How to get them to stop tap-dancing and get off the stage? By getting on that stage and outshining the imposter… In this case it means, to stand up our country for the world to see, focusing the spotlight on our hula of aloha and goodwill and rallying support to mount a huge, global “Free Hawaii”campaign… and cause the U.S. to relinquish the stage.

Sounds simplistic? Yes, but that’s basically it. The legal and political matters are fairly cut and dry…  if it was just that, we win! The real challenge we have is “marketing“. People have to “see” us! They have to know who we are and what happened and… where we are going.

We have a very compelling story to tell. A story of courage, beauty, kindness, grace… of Aloha in the face of adversity. To correct the grave injustice done to our beloved people and country, we must get our story out — first to our own people, then to the world community — of how we, under our own management, can set things right and move toward a brighter future.

Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The sovereignty ( life) of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

In Quick Facts installment #6 we’ll discuss what we have to do here at home to cause people to see us.

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Malama pono,

Leon Siu

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KE AUPUNI UPDATE


Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. 
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National
• The Bolomet Effect…
Routh Bolomet’s fight to save her land has not only exposed rampant corruption in the „real estate“ industry in collusion with the „State of Hawaii“ courts, but it’s raised issues of international law. The memorandum issued by UN Independent Expert, Dr. Alfred deZayas confirmed what we have been saying for years: that the United States‘ presumption of sovereignty over the Hawaiian Islands is unlawful, and that Hawaii is, as Dr. deZayas put it, under a „strange form of occupation.“
Dr. deZayas‘ memorandum  has precipitated several actions, like Councilwoman Jen Ruggles‘ query to the Hawaii County Council whether her service on the council constitutes a war crime for which she could be held criminally liable. The answer from the Hawaii County corporate counsel (attorney) was in essence, „just ignore it like we usually do“! This is not only inadequate, it is terribly irresponsible legal advice. Incredibly he’s admitting that the county’s standing policy is to just ignore international law!
Not only is Ms Ruggles‘ question still unanswered, the same question has now been asked by the Waianae Neighborhood Board of the Corporate Council of the City and County of Honolulu… and other neighborhood boards are contemplating asking too. It will be very interesting to watch the U.S. claim to the Hawaiian Islands unravel as the question wends its way up the ladder to the State Attorney General, then to the US Department of Justice, then the Department of State and…. ??
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2018 Foreign Affairs Status Report
• The Mission & Basic Strategy
THE MISSION –
The mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom is to promote the cause for the reinstatement of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the world community as a sovereign, independent country, to engage in friendly relations with other countries, and to restore and develop treaties for continued friendship and trade relations.
BASIC STRATEGY –
The basic strategy includes: 1) gaining access to interact with organizations such as the United Nations; 2) opening dialogue with the United States for a peaceful resolution; 3) developing rapport with other sovereign nation-states; 4) raising international media and press awareness of our situation; 5) working with other peoples and nations seeking liberation; 6) gaining support of international non-governing organizations; 7) creating actions and opportunities to raise awareness in the international community.
Specific tasks include: 1) accessing and utilizing the United Nations mechanisms to expose the U.S.’ illegal presence and operations in the Hawaiian Islands and to call for an end to those illegal activities; 2) finding UN Member States to support our efforts at the UN; 3) reactivation of membership in the Universal Postal Union and other treaty bodies; 4) engage in gaining support from regional inter-governmental organizations such as Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), African Union (AU), Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Non-Alogned Movement (NAM), etc. 5) establishing diplomatic relations with other sovereign states and other nations; 6) reactivating relations with states that have treaties (since the 19th Century) with the Hawaiian Kingdom; and so forth.
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Malama pono,
Leon Siu
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Ke Aupuni Update


Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National

• Celebrating La Ku’oko’a – Independence Day

On November 28, 1843 (175 years ago) France and Great Britain  formally recognized the Sandwich Islands ( the Hawaiian Kingdom)  as a sovereign, independent nation-state. King Kamehameha III declared the date a national holiday and La Ku’oko’a became the most celebrated holiday in the Kingdom for over 50 years! 
 
That is, until 1895 when  the Republic of Hawaii,  the insurgency  that displaced the Queen and the Hawaiian Kingdom, ordered the American Thanksgiving Day  holiday  to be celebrated instead of La Lu’oko’a. It so happened that year, the American Thanksgiving Day fell on November 28. 
 
During the period of American domination, the Hawaiian Kingdom high holiday of  La Ku’oko’a  was overshadowed and lost to memory … until about 25 years ago when Kekuni Blaisdell and other patriots revived the observance of  La Kuʻokoʻa  and La Hoʻihoʻi Ea. Ever since,  these holidays have been increasingly   celebrated  with events in several communities throughout our nation.
But let’s see if we can turn this 175th anniversary into an opportunity to spread awareness of the significance of La Ku’oko’a where it really counts… our friends and families.. 
 
What if we each took a few minutes at our Thanksgiving dinners to share with our families and friends about the significance of Hawaii’s Independence Day and to say how thankful we are that our country was recognized as a sovereign nation; a nation that is reawakening!). In one day we would effectively  reach  thousands more of our ‚ohana in the intimacy of our homes with the story of Hawaii’s Independence Day…more than we would have at a big public rally. When we tell our country’s story, we affirm the narrative; it  becomes more personal; it becomes our story… and the awakening spreads.
 
Attached is a pdf of a flyer about La Ku’oko’a that you can print out and use to share with your ‚ohana. 
 
Let’s bring back our holiday, La Ku’oko’a, by giving thanks for Ke Aupuni o Ko Hawai’i Pae ʻĀina.
 
Malama pono,
Leon
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Malama pono,
Leon Siu

 

Ke Aupuni Update


Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National
Mauna Kea – It’s time to play the jurisdiction card.
On October 30, the Hawaii State Supreme Court ruled to allow the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to proceed. The decision is a disappointment to the Native Hawaiian cultural practitioners and protectors who asserted Mauna Kea is sacred and that it is being desecrated. The matter is not pau yet.
First, this recent decision can be challenged all the way up to the US Supreme Court. Second, the permitting process could take another two years. Third, the protectors are committed and prepared to continue blocking construction, to precipitate further court challenges.
The builders said two years ago that if there were any more delays they would have to cut their losses and move on. Well, that was two years ago and they are still here. Yet even with their win in the court last week, two more years are looming before they can start construction. You would think they would just pick up and leave… unless the fix is in to fast-track the permitting process… again.
The decision was not surprising. Hawaiians trying to win the case on the basis that the TMT proponents were insensitive to „native rights“ under U.S. law was a weak argument; too many subjective factors. What should have been argued by the protectors was: jurisdiction.The issue is not whether or not the state is in compliance with it policies and procedural requirements, but whether the state has any authority at all in the Hawaiian Islands, especially over lands.
The mistake is, trying to make the state comply to its own laws, when the real issue is that their American laws are invalid in the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands. Compliance is not the issue; jurisdiction is. By arguing over compliance to American laws, rules and regulations, one accepts American jurisdiction. Instead of Hawaiians arguing over compliance to American law, we should be insisting on compliance to Hawaiian Kingdom law.
How about in the next round with TMT, we challenge the State to prove lawful jurisdiction in the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands.
Election   
The fake election just completed in the fake State of Hawaii was another overwhelming victory for the chief oppressor: the Democratic Party of Hawaii. This is the party that swept into power in 1956, ushered in “statehood” in 1959 and has literally been the local muscle doing the bidding of the U.S. in Hawaii from day one of statehood… The Democratic Party controls the government, the laws, the lands, the commerce and the people of the Hawaiian Islands.
Their dominance is so complete that the fake-state is synonymous with the Democratic Party. So when we talk about boondoggles like TMT, the Rail, Kaka’ako, Ho’opili… When we talk about the Akaka Bill, Fed Wreck, DOI hearings… malfeasance in OHA, DLNR and DHHL… runaway development and exploitation… homelessness, foreclosures, evictions… the crushing cost of living… etc. it is all at the feet of the dictator in charge… the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Impact of the  Bolomet  foreclosure case   
As mentioned in the last Ke Aupuni Update, Judge Castagnetti reversed her previous ruling and put the foreclosure actions against Routh on hold for now. As to the bigger question of jurisdiction, the judge appears to have put it off until the next court date in February 2019.
This new development has caused a lot of excitement throughout the lahui. This could have a huge impact on pending cases of Hawaiian patriots standing their ground against the unlawful system.
Community meetings are being held throughout the islands to discuss the implications. Strategies are being developed to assert Hawaiian nationality. At least two neighborhood boards on Oahu have inquired of the State Attorney General whether serving on neighborhood board under an illegal governing body of a foreign state constitute criminal violations under international law. It will be interesting to see how the AG responds.
Foreign Affairs 
The momentum is building. Having a consistent, friendly presence at the UN over the years as a non-member petitioner is beginning to produce results. Dr. deZayasʻ memorandum is one of them. Several other initiatives are in the works and will begin to surface soon.
During September, I attended back-to-back, the session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and the opening week of the UN General Assembly in New York. Several valuable new connections were made. In October, I was invited to participate in an international economic conference in Taiwan, hosted by the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
I am headed to Geneva and New York in December to pick up the momentum in advancing our initiatives in those two places, and to brief our friends in the international community on the progress being made here in the islands.
Celebrating La Kuʻokoʻa
Besides the numerous celebrations all over our country (the Hawaiian Islands), places like California and New York are also set to celebrate this important  Kingdom  holiday. Make it a point either attend an event near you … or organize one yourself! Whatever you do, video it and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. We want the world to know the Hawaiian Kingdom is alive and celebrating!   
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Malama pono,
Leon Siu

Ke Aupuni Update


Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National
Quick Update on the  foreclosure case against  Routh Bolomet 
On Tuesday, October 23, outside the building of the State of Hawaii 1st Circuit Court in Honolulu, Routh announced that Judge Castagnetti in essence, put the foreclosure actions against her (Routh) on hold. While not a conclusive victory, this is still a victory and an encouraging sign. It means the court is in a quandary and is stalling to figure out what to do. This could have huge implications for numerous pending cases of Hawaiian patriots standing their ground.
The court’s delay gives Routh (and us) more time to develop and strengthen our position here at home and to confidently move forward on the international front as well… On Wednesday, the day after the court date, a town hall meeting was held in Waiʻanae. It was a very lively, informative and invigorating discussion and the mood was: it’s time to move forward as one lahui…  Eō!
The Quick Facts Series…
THE SITUATION OF 
THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
QUICK FACT #4
Will the U.S. Agree to Free Hawaii?

The U.S. won’t want to relinquish control, but it would very difficult for the U.S. to say “no” to a peaceful settlement of such an obvious and long-standing offense.  

So… will the U.S. agree to free Hawaii?

•    Yes! It will if Hawaiians and our friends in the international community can persuade the U.S. that it has a legal and a moral obligation to restore the Hawaiian Islands to its original independent status. 

•    Yes! It will if  the U.S. realizes it is in its best interest and the best interest of all concerned, for the U.S, to withdraw from Hawaii in a peaceful, orderly, expeditious and friendly way, and to normalize foreign relations with the Hawaiian Kingdom according to its treaty obligations. 

•    Yes! It will if other countries help pave the way by entering into diplomatic and trade relations with the Hawaiian Kingdom. 

•    Yes! It will if international organizations like the United Nations become involved as facilitators and participants to this special peace-making process — an opportunity to promote justice, compassion and healing for such a long-standing offense. 

Next Quick Fact coming soon…
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Malama pono,
Leon Siu

Ke Aupuni Update


Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National
The  Routh Bolomet  foreclosure case   
On September 18 Routh Bolomet was able to present the courtroom of Judge Jeanette A. Castagnetti, evidence of apparent misconduct, collusion and fraud by lending institutions and state courts in the denial of her (Routhʻs) civil and property rights. In essence, Routh has put the courts of the “State of Hawaii” on notice regarding criminal conspiracy (with the lending institutions) and breach of jurisdictional authority. It will be very interesting to see the court try to squirm out of this. The evidence Routh presented leaves no wiggle room.
If the court rules in Routhʻs favor and owns up to its crooked actions (like, conspiracy to commit fraud) the “State of Hawaii” will implode. The more likely scenario is that the court will do what it usually does when confronted with a challenge of its authority… completely ignore the rule of law and confiscate the property. However, this time and from now on, State judges will have to do it in the glaring spotlight that Routh put on the court … If you want to witness first hand what the state court does, be there Tuesday, October 23, at 9:30 AM, 777 Punchbowl Street, State Circuit Court Building, 4th Floor, the courtroom of Judge Jeanette A. Castagnetti.
Implications of the deZayas Memo 
The memorandum from the UN independent Expert, Dr. Alfred deZayas, continues to be cited and talked about in many circles working to Free Hawaii.
On October 24, the Waiʻanae Coast Neighborhood Board is sponsoring a town-hall event to provide awareness, education and clarification regarding the UN Memorandum. Speakers are, Mme Routh Bolomet, Council woman Jen Ruggles, Dr. Keanu Sai and me, Foreign Minister Leon Siu. [flash: Keanu Sai and Jen Ruggles have dropped out from this event. Poka Laenui and his wife Puanani Burgess will be appearing instead. New event flyer to be posted soon.] 
The organizers of this and other similar events are intent on getting more people engaged in discussing the implications of the memo and the immediate and following steps to take to prepare ourselves and our communities in assuming our kuleana as Hawaiian subjects and nationals. That is, what can we, individually and collectively do, starting now, to rebuild our national identity and set a pono course for our country? These town hall meetings are intended to not only stimulate discussion, but to develop a plan of action to reassert our country from the grassroots. Get involved!
Foreign Affairs 
Maintaining a consistent, friendly presence at the UN (as a non-member petitioner) over the past 10 years is beginning to produce results. Dr. deZayasʻ memorandum is one of them. There are other initiatives that will begin to surface soon.
We have not only established friendly relations with diplomats and UN officials, but are working closely with other petitioners representing the national interests of their peoples and nations: Alaska, West Papua, Maluku, Kashmir, Rapa Nui, Western Sahara, Uyghur, Rohingya, Lakota, Cree, etc.) As a result, much of my time is spent to kokua these friends and their independence efforts (thus, the Nobel nomination for my work with West Papua) as well as raising awareness of this lingering problem in the UN system.
During September, I attended back-to-back, the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and the opening of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The objectives were: to maintain our presence and our voice in those two important venues and to touch bases with various diplomats, dignitaries and officials posted at those two venues. Several ambassadors have said that its time we “talk to their capitals”… to speak directly with their leaders who can make the decision on how they can engage in supporting our efforts. This means visiting those capitals in the near future to speak with leaders. Iʻll keep you posted.
Celebrating La Kuʻokoʻa
This November 28 is the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Franco Proclamation in London, England.  On Nov. 28, 1843 Great Britain and France jointly recognized the Sandwich Islands (the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands) as a sovereign state — an equal among the major powers of the world. This recognition as an equal sovereign elevated the Hawaiian Islandsʻ status to the highest level in the international order of the time… a  position  which we continue to have.
 
Plans are being made all over the islands, and in places like California and New York to celebrate this significant  Kingdom  holiday. So make it a point either attend an event near you … or organize one yourself! Whatever you do, video it and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. We want the world to know the Hawaiian Kingdom is here!  
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Malama pono,
Leon Siu

 

Ke Aupuni Update


September 28, 2018
Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National
Quick Update on the  foreclosure case against  Routh Bolomet 
The courtroom was packed with people in support of Routh at the September 18 court proceedings in Honolulu. Judge Castagnetti allowed Routh to present her position as a Kingdom subject. Reminding the judge of the memo from Dr. Alfred deZayas of the UN, Routh questioned the jurisdiction of the court and provided evidence of apparent collusion and conspiracy to commit fraud among the lenders and state courts. Routh has put the courts, the “State of Hawaii” and the lending institutions on notice with some very serious assertions. Instead of responding, Judge Castagnetti has scheduled another court session for this case for October 23… probably to figure out what to do about their predicament…
Councilwoman(?) Jen Ruggles 
Dr. deZayasʻ memo also plays a key part in Puna councilwoman, Jen Ruggles, recusing herself from her Hawaii County Council position. Letʻs remember that without Dr. deZayasʻ memo, which is really about Routh Bolometʻs foreclosure case, Jen would still be a voting council member. However, now she is still waiting for a satisfactory answer to her question of whether her participation in the County Council would make her liable for war crimes and other violations of international law. Meanwhile, she has conducted town meetings on the United Statesʻ international obligation to administer Hawaiian Kingdom laws in compliance to the Laws of Occupation. She also recently challenged the Queenʻs Medical Center for illegally altering its original mandate, in order to diminish (and even deny) access to services by its intended clients, native Hawaiians.
At the UN in New York 
The 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly opened this week and many dignitaries and heads of state were in New York. I’ve been here in New York to meet with several delegations to follow up on the advice by their ambassadors to “talk to their capitols.” We are setting up visits to those capitols in the near future to speak with leaders about getting their assistance to advance some resolutions at the UN that would help greatly to change the notion that the Hawaiian Islands is part of the United States… or that the “State of Hawaii” is located in the Hawaiian Islands. Things are about to ʻhuliʻ at the international level…

The Quick Facts Series…

THE SITUATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

QUICK FACT #3

Can  Hawaii  Function as a Free Country?

  • Yes! Like many other small countries, Hawaii can function very nicely as an independent country. As an existing sovereign country, the Hawaiian Kingdom’s framework for self-governance is still intact with its constitution, treaties, session laws, civil codes, etc.
  • Most of the systems, structures, mechanisms — and the people — necessary to run a modern, fully functioning country are already in place, right now…currently operating as the “State of Hawaii” and the United States of America.
  • Think of it as a change of management — transitioning from being American-operated to being Hawaiian-operated. We would not have to re-build the entire operating system from scratch or even put it through major overhaul. The transition can be done with minor tweaks as a smooth and orderly change of management… with a friendly management style.
  • Management Hawaiian-style would be people-friendly, infusing values like Aloha Aina into the operations of governance, economics, education, food production, land policies, security and other vital national functions.

YES! We can do this! Our kupuna criss-crossed the vast ocean with waʻa made of wood and leaves! They operated a productive, fully sustainable agricultural system that would be the envy of the world today…  While the rest of the original peoples and nations were falling to colonialism and imperialism the Hawaiian Kingdom gained recognition as an sovereign, independent state. So, YES! We can do this!

Next Quick Fact coming soon…

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Malama pono,

Leon Siu

Ke Aupuni Update


Ke Aupuni Update
September 17, 2018
Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.
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From Leon Siu, Hawaiian National
Aloha kakou,
Aloha from Geneva
I am currently at the  Palais des Nations, headquarters for the United Nations in Geneva… (this is my fourth time this year)… Where I’m continuing to pursue support for the Hawaiian Kingdom from foreign diplomats, UN officials, the press and others that congregate here at the UN . From here I’ll go to New York where the heads of states and other dignitaries will be gathered for the opening of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.
Some very positive signs are developing. Despite the crisis and chaos going on in parts of the world, states (countries) are becoming more and more interested in the Hawaii situation. Some of the diplomats who used to politely nod and say “thatʻs interesting” or “I wish you all the best” or “you’ve got a big task ahead of you” have recently started to say, “How do you think we can help?” or “have you tried this…?” or “maybe you should talk to…”
Another recent development is on the day I arrived on my previous visit to Geneva in June to attend the UN Human Rights Council, the United States announced they were immediately pulling out of the Human Rights Council.
Several people jokingly said, “See, you arrive and the US retreats!” or something to that effect. But itʻs partially true. Weʻre not the only ones putting on the pressure, but we (Hawaii and Alaska), have been making the U.S. uncomfortable by continually raising the question of how the U.S. came to be in control and how we came to be integrated as “states” into the United States; and the numerous human rights violations resulting from the prolonged occupation of Hawaii. And when other countries started to ask those questions, it made the U.S. representatives visibly nervous.
The US has left the Human Rights Council, leaving us, Hawaii and Alaska, to press our concerns at this important forum without opposition.
Speaking of the UN  Dr. Alfred deZayas, the UN Independent Expert (Emeritus)  for the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, sends his regards to all, and is pleased that his memorandum has been helpful to us. As he says, “Facts are facts, you canʻt argue with the facts.” He’s on holiday with his wife who just retired after 30 years as a UN official. Theyʻre on their way from Switzerland to Holland… riding bicycles.
And speaking of the memo  the deZayas memorandum has given quite a boost to our advocacy for a Free Hawaii. Already itʻs being used by some in the following ways –
Councilwoman Jen Ruggles asked the Hawaii County Council whether she is committing a war crime by serving on the council, a governing body that appears to be functioning  in violation of the Laws of Occupation. She requested an opinion from County Corporate Counsel  Joe Kamelamela who basically said: No you wonʻt incur any criminal liability. That was a highly flippant answer with no facts or arguments to back his “legal“ opinion.  It doesn’t appear that Kamelamela has any expertise or background in international law, therefore, he is incompetent to render an opinion. The best and most honest answer he could have given was: “I donʻt know” and then call in someone who is competent in international humanitarian law. So thereʻs an impasse. Jen Ruggles wants an answer and wonʻt serve until she gets an answer. And the county/state is scared to death of finding that answer.
Routh Bolometʻs fight for her lands is what triggered the memo from Dr. deZayas. The whole thing is too complex to get into right now, but you should hear Routh’s story  when you can by watching it here –  A Visit With Routh Bolomet
In a nutshell, several years ago Routh went to the county/state to ask to see  the title for the property she „owned.” In getting the runaround, but being very persistent, she uncovered not just a can of worms, but the whole nest of vipers that comprise the great Hawaii land scam. To shut her up from asking uncomfortable questions, the lending institution, bank, insurance company  and the courts conspired (colluded?) and initiated foreclosure proceedings on her property, committing all kinds of fraud and other criminal acts in the process.
On Tuesday September 18 Routh will be appearing before (confronting?) one of the two state judges to whom deZayas addressed his memorandum. It should be very interesting, to say the least. Routh is asking everyone who can to show your support by being at the courtroom tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18, 9:30 AM, 777 Punchbowl Street, State Circuit Court Building, 4th Floor, courtroom of Judge Jeanette A. Castagnetti.
Aloha Aina,
Leon Siu
Watch: 
Who Owns This Land? – A Visit With Routh Bolomet
Voices of Truth – One On One With Hawaiiʻs Future