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.
|By: CTuttle Sunday September 1, 2013 7:00 am|
Let’s be clear here… Chemical Hypocrisy: Lies and Disinformation on the Road to War!
|By: CTuttle 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…!
|By: CTuttle 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.
|By: CTuttle Sunday October 28, 2012 6:24 pm|
I personally was carrying the P & L in this FB clip… Bus arrives in Hilo for the Hawaii Democrat Rally 10/26/12…
|By: CTuttle 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.
|By: CTuttle 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.
|By: CTuttle 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.
|By: kerri 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.
|By: CTuttle Thursday December 15, 2011 4:32 pm|
As an active participant in my small, local Occupy, I would like to opine on some of the trials and tribulations experienced in trying to get an actual Occupy off the ground, and, also highlight the amazing efforts being exerted by even such a small entity, both on the national level and at the local level.