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.
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