The Big Isle Greets The TPP Negotiators

By: Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00 pm

For the past week, the Big Isle has been the host for the latest round of the TPP Trade Negotiations. Many local grassroots activists and Union members have been busy sponsoring and supporting gatherings and lectures, island-wide, on the evils that lurk within the TPP! In Hilo, on Wednesday… In Kailua-Kona on Thursday… Here’s the [...]


Hawaii’s Historic 2014 Primary Election

By: Sunday August 10, 2014 7:10 pm

With an unprecented two hurricanes taking aim at the Isles, yesterday’s Primary election was threatened, but, after the Big Isle shredded Iselle, the election happened with minimal impact. Two precincts in the Puna district, here on the windward side of the Big Isle, were forced to close due to the destruction from Iselle. And, their absentee votes will ultimately decide the Schatz-Hanabusa feud.

Syria: Chemical Hypocrisy, InterOccupy, and Zogby

By: Sunday September 1, 2013 7:00 am

Let’s be clear here… Chemical Hypocrisy: Lies and Disinformation on the Road to War!

Global March Against Monsanto(#MAM) – Big Island Style

By: Sunday May 26, 2013 7:00 pm

Yesterday, in Kailua-Kona, over 500 people came together to support the Global March against Monsanto…! We had members of; Idle No More, GMO~Free Big Island, Occupy Hilo and Kona, Veterans For Peace, and, various other local community groups, all coming together…! We all enjoyed the live entertainment, free food(all organic and vegan), the excellent lecturers, the Seed Bank swaps(w/many starters), the Poi pounders, and, the Kava…!

Occupy Hilo Rains on the Democratic Revolution’s Grand Rally

By: Wednesday November 7, 2012 4:52 pm

After a year in existence, Occupy Hilo was finally afforded a golden opportunity to shine here in sleepy Hilo town…! First off, it was the Fifth of November, Remember the 5th of November, then, it was the traditional ‘Democratic Revolution‘ election eve rally, which has occurred every two years ever since ’54, when the Dems first swept into power, supplanting the Sugar Plantation GOP stranglehold on the Territory’s Legislature.

Occupy Lei Day

By: Thursday May 3, 2012 6:35 pm

On May Day, which is known as Lei Day here in the Isles, Occupy Hilo hosted a potluck picnic/signwaving event in solidarity with OWS’s May Day effort. At the height of our festivities, we had fielded about 20 enthusiastic sign wavers.

Occupy Hilo Occupies Helco

By: Sunday March 4, 2012 9:45 am

I would like to think that if we hadn’t had such a deluge on Wednesday, we would’ve had an even larger turnout.

Occupy Hilo’s ‘Kill the Bill’ Action

By: Saturday February 4, 2012 1:07 pm

I attended this event for the first two hours, but, had to leave before all the fireworks, since I had numerous errands to run before I had to head up to Mauna Kea for my night shift. This YouTube clip shows when the cops first arrived. I should add that R.J. Hampton is the first individual featured in that clip.

Occupy Hilo so far…

By: Thursday December 22, 2011 8:00 am

In Hilo, we are not camping (yet) but we have been holding sign wavings, rallies and other protests for well over 2 months now to raise awareness on a lot of issues. We have been meeting formally and holding General Assemblies for 7 weeks to pool our ideas and energies into direct actions. We are a small but determined and passionate bunch.

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