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