Sunday, December 14, 2014

Action to Stop Police Brutality at Ala Moana

On Saturday December 13th, about 30 people joined a protest against police brutality at Ala Moana Shopping Center.  The action was in solidarity with actions in more than 70 cities - including some numbering many thousands. 

As soon as the first to people held up signs at the entrance to Ala Moana Park passers-by began stopping to share their own stories.  A Puerto Rican man talked about moving from NYC to escape police brutality only to face it on the streets of Honolulu.   A Hawaiian woman told about her brother, who was "beaten up" by HPD. 
As more people arrived, drivers passing by began honking and giving the thumbs-up - showing how even a small number of people can make a big difference.

 At a short rally an attorney described the asphyxiation of  of Aaron Torres, a Nanakuli truck driver who called 911 for help because of a mental health problem.  When HPD arrived he was thrown to the ground by four cops who then sat on him, pressing his head down and asphyxiating him as he cried out:   "I can't breathe."   The coroner classified his death as a homicide, the city settled the case for 1.4 million, but the four officers who murdered him are still employed by HPD.   Others who came out related their own experiences with police brutality. 

After holding signs for about half an hour a group of protesters left for a march around Ala Moana Shopping Center, chanting loudly as people watched from double-decked tour buses, passing cars, and holiday shoppers.   As the protesters crossed Atkinson to the front of the Convention Center where people were registering for the Marathon a whistle blew and protesters fell into the intersection for a 4.5 minute die-in (to symbolize the 4-1/2 hrs Michael Brown was left lying in the streets after being murdered.   Marchers then proceeded to hold signs at the entrances to Ala Moana Shopping Center, and then finished with another 4.5 minute die-in on Ala Moana Blvd. as they headed back to those still holding signs on the corner,

Hawai`i represents!   Stop Police Brutality & Murder everywhere!    For coverage of December 13th elsewhere, including some great images, go to:


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ferguson is Everywhere!!
Justice for Michael Brown and Eric Garner!!
Police Murder and Brutality Must Stop!!

Action Saturday, Dec 13th
@ Ala Moana Shopping Center
10am:  gather at the corner of Atkinson/Ala Moana
(at the entrance to Ala Moana Park)

Signholding - March - Die-in

On Saturday, December 13, thousands of people will come to march in Washington, DC against police violence, called by National Action Network. People will be coming from the entire eastern seaboard, from Florida to New England and as far away as Detroit. It has been announced that families of those lost to police murder will be there, including relatives of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.

This is the first major national mobilization against police brutality since the non-indictments of the police killers of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. 

The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has called for a week of actions, beginning December 8.  Many have already been held. 

During the past few days, demonstrations against police brutality and murder have been spreading everywhere.  100 government staff persons walked out today and held a "Hands Up!  Don't Shoot" action on the front steps.  City Counsel members in NYC held a protest in front of City Hall and then walked out into the streets.  Students have walked out in high schools and colleges.  Die-ins have been held by medical students.  Clergymen have held marches in the streets, and will deliver sermons again police brutality this Sunday.   For some dramatic photos of pictures from across the U.S. and around the world go to:

On Saturday we will be part of this.   We'll begin by holding signs at the corner of Atkinson & Ala Moana Blvd. for a half hour.   After 10:30 we'll cross Ala Moana for a march around Ala Moana Shopping Center.  At a central area there will be a die-in.  Those who don't want to march or participate in the die-in can continue to hold signs at the corner of Atkinson/Ala Moana until the return of the demonstrators.  Thousands will see us on this busy shopping day - wherever we are!

Bring signs, water, and sunscreen.   Remember that there's very limited parking in Ala Moana Shopping Center, and you will probably want to try for parking within Ala Moana Park.

I Can't Breathe!
Black Lives Matter!

Sunday, December 7, 2014


When the call went out for a demonstration at Honolulu City Lights, organizers knew it was going to be controversial.  This is a family event that thousands of families attend - with rides and food and a festive atmosphere.   So why demonstrate here?   Because for thousands of victims of police brutality across the US and in Hawai`i, there will be no Christmas.   Because for tens of thousands more there will be little holiday joy in the absence of loved ones.  Because there's an epidemic of police murder and brutality - primarily against Black and Brown people!   And because we, and millions of people like us, are the only ones who can bring this epidemic to an end!

Soon after 5pm people began standing in front of the City Municipal with their signs as people streamed into the park.  Many stopped to thank the protesters. 

A cop from the "Civil Affairs Unit" approached the organizers with a map and proposed that they lead us to Punchbowl Street - along the back away, and away from the crowds!   Soon afterwards, as more people began showing up, one cop was heard saying to another:  "How many of these can we identify?"

By 5:30 the small group had swelled toalmost 100 people who began marching through the festivities, past the food booths and people waiting for the parade to pass by, and toward the giant Christmas tree and the mayor's stage. 

As the march wound through the crowd, some people clapped and some cheered.  Some joined the chants.  Some raised their hands in the air as we chanted "Hands Up!  Don't Shoot!"  Others appeared surprised, and a few said "You shouldn't be here."

As the demonstrators approached the tree the crowds got thicker but the group was able to find space close to the tree and the city officialdom onstage.   Demonstrators continued chanting:  "No Justice, No Peace!"  "We can't Breathe!"

The chants were so loud that the mayor was finally forced to acknowledge us by saying that we had a right to protest, but then went on to disavow the same problems in Hawai`i.  This in spite of the fact that the City has just had to pay 1.4 million dollars to a family for the death of Aaron Torres by a police chokehold and asphyxiation, and are still facing a lawsuit for the murder of Stephen Dinnan, who was also asphyxiated by the police.  Despite the fact that Hawai`i is one of the few states that has not made these chokeholds illegal!    In spite of the fact that the police murdered two  civilians, Richard Nelson and James Pickard, Jr. in August 2014. 

The disruption to the mayor's ceremony was also controversial among the crowd.  A few families joined us.  Some nodded knowingly.  Some voiced their disapproval or frowned.  A woman holding her child approached us saying that their family agreed with us, but that the demonstration was too loud.   When possible, protesters attempted to engage people around the necessity to act and passed them a short leaflet on why the protest was happening.

One particularly vocal woman approached a demonstrator with a water bottle and began pouring it over her head.   The protester initially continued as though nothing had happened, but when the attack continued she got into a heated conversation with her attacker as her friends stepped up to stand with her.  The woman left. 

It had been announced that the mayor would throw the switches to light the tree at 6:00 pm, but evidently the ceremony was on Hawai`i time.  The chanting went on.  Students showed up with more bullhorns and began leading chants - many of the made up at the moment; others that they had heard on social media reports on demonstrations in other cities. 

At the moment the Christmas tree lights finally went on, demonstrators dropped to the ground and staged a dramatic "die-in" to remember the victims of murders by the police.   In the three minutes of silence that followed, many in the crowd and members of the media snapped photos. 

Then, as the ceremony ended, the demonstrators made their way through a pressing crowd to return to the front of the Municipal Building, all the time shouting "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" while many who were watching raised their arms.

When they reached the large paved area near the building they stopped, formed a circle, and chalked the area with their messages.  Adrenaline was high and no one seemed to want the evening to end and continued chanting.   As some people left, others who saw the group picked up their signs and joined.  A small child began beating on a pan; an even smaller toddler danced to the chanting.   People stopped to snap pictures.  A group of teenagers from McKinley HS jumped in shouting "Hands Up, Don't Shoot." 

Nothing written in this can begin to capture the mixture of emotions at this demonstration.  The righteous anger, the courage, the defiance, the determination, as well as the hopefulness and the joy at being part of the approximately 150 people who participated.   Approximately 150 people - students, families, and older people of every race and ethnicity had come together to demand an end to police murder and brutality.  Tens of thousands of people had heard our voices and many were showing their solidarity.   Older women who had been part of the 60's talked about feeling an energy they hadn't felt for decades! 

As the demonstration ended with "Ain't No Power Like the Power of the People" people broke down into small groups and made connections.  E-mails were exchanged.  UH students exchanged e-mails with students from other departments and faculty members were heard exclaiming:  "Where did these students come from?"  Suggestions for the next demonstration were being shared.

While controversial, this action was one that must provoke continuing discussions among people as they talk about what they experienced, or what they see on TV and the social media.  What is it going to take to end police brutality?  What kinds of actions are necessary?   Are new laws, new commissions, and police re-training going to bring about the kind of change that's needed?  Is the system itself really racist?  Why is the slogan "Black People Matter" necessary? Is the whole system the problem - or is the hole system illegitimate?  What would change look like?  This is the kind of discussion that must go on - among friends and family, in  clubs, classrooms and churches.   But conversation alone isn't going to be enough!   The righteous struggle for justice needs to spread and intensify in many forms - and it can't stop until this horror is ended once and for all!

Following are a few more photos.


Friday, December 5, 2014

Justice for Eric Garner!


The decision of the grand jury in Staten Island not to indict any of the cops who murdered Eric Garner is INTOLERABLE. This grand jury has allowed another murdering cop to walk free! POLICE MURDER MUST END NOW!

We all saw the cops approach and harass Eric Garner because they claim he was selling loose cigarettes. We all saw them choking the life out of him as he struggled to get out the words, “I can’t breathe,” again and again. We saw them standing over his lifeless body for minutes, offering him no CPR or other emergency assistance. And we saw the cop who had administered the chokehold, a procedure banned by the NYPD, wave to the video camera as he left the scene.

THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW! If you're at work or at school, post a sign in your lunch room or office. Send out tweets and e-mails. On campus? In an office downtown? Even two people with a small sign can be effective! Get together a group of friends and stage a die-in on the spot. Read what's happening across the U.S. and spread it. Everyone needs to speak out! Read  and spread this breaking news. Be sure to read all of the tweets from prominent people on the sidebar!

THEN ON SATURDAY EVENING, JOIN A PROTEST AT HONOLULU CITY LIGHTS! This is the opening night, with tree lighting and a parade. The entire event will be televised. Thousands will see us at the event itself as we chant "We can't breathe!" and "Black Lives Matter."

MEET IN FRONT OF THE CITY MUNICIPAL BUILDING BEFORE 5:30pm. That's at the corner of King & Alapai. Just look for our signs on the corner. We'll be there by 5pm. Take the bus or allow plenty of time to find parking! We'll have some signs but bring your own signs and noisemakers if you can.  At 5:30pm we'll be walking together to the corner of Punchbowl & King (near the tree-lighting ceremony).  We'll see you there!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Lives Matter!

Almost 100 people joined a loud and spirited march through Waikiki (Honolulu’s main tourist district) in response to the outrageous decision in Ferguson on Tuesday evening.  

As protesters arrived, a university professor who arrived early remarked:  “I thought there might only be 5 of us, but I was ready to march anyway because I just had to.”  

As protesters gathered there was an emotional speak-out.  A 76 year-old woman who had been the first Black girl to integrate an all-white Baltimore high school in 1954 choked as she said she didn’t expect that 50 years later she’d still be fighting for those rights.  A Vietnam Vet condemned the murdering police:  “This is not what we fought for!   No one should fight for this country!”  A Black youth denounced the racism he’s experienced in Hawai`i, where he’s been "called nigger more often than anywhere else” but then said how heartened he was to see such a diverse group standing up against the outrageous Ferguson decision. 
When the march left the park chanting “No Justice!  No Peace!” a Black man across the street tried to join up but was restrained by police.  The march crossed over and he joined.  As the march approached the police substation the shout went up:  “Hands Up!  Don’t Shoot! and protesters made chalk outlines of unarmed victims at the door of the station.

All along the march tourists lifted their cameras, go-pros and cellphones to snap pictures.    A protester remarked:  “I never come to Waikiki – but this is really the place to demonstrate!   Pictures are going to spread around the world!"    Others talked together about the gut-level anger they felt over the decision and the need they felt to be out on the streets to stand with people across the U.S. who are protesting the decision.    A woman said she was so sickened by the Ferguson decision that she couldn't sleep, but then was heartened when she received an e-mail at 2am announcing a protest.  

Many people along the route clapped or chanted along with the protesters and some joined the march.  Others appeared not to understand what it was all about and stood with mouths open.   A few yelled “fuck off”, made racist remarks, or fearfully shielded their children, but no one could miss that people in Hawai`i – of all races, ages and ethnicities, are outraged over the racist Ferguson decision.  

As the protest ended there was a sense of pride and comradery as people shared experiences and e-mails and talked about the need for strong movement of resistance against the epidemic of police brutality and murder.  
Following are photos from the protest:

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Ferguson Decision Expected at 4pm today Hawai`i time!


    Build for a big protest on Tuesday evening!  Contact all of your friends and get your crew together.  Make announcements in class.  Get the word out on facebook.   Tweet everyone you know. 

Tuesday, November 25, 6pm
Gather in front of Honolulu Zoo at 6pm for a speak-out and march through Waikiki. 

Justice for Michael Brown!
Justice for All Victims of Police Brutality!

   Join a signholding on Tuesday afternoon from 4-6 at Thomas Square. 


Thursday, November 20, 2014



The grand jury investigating the police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson will announce its decision soon. All indications are that it will let the killer cop, Darren Wilson, walk free.  If Darren Wilson is not indicted, people across the U.S. will be taking to the streets in protest -- and to shut the country down!   They will be blocking streets, staging sit-ins and performances. 


Prepare now!   Make signs.  Call friends.  Announce plans in classes.  Get the Call up on Facebook and out on Twitter.   Build for a mass protest on the day after the announcement.   But also make plans for what you'll do the minute the announcement is made. 

The minute the announcement is made stop everything you're doing.  Stand up in classes to make announcements.  Get on social media to express your outrage - and to connect people in Hawai`i with what's happening across the country.   Gather with your friends to stand a street corner with your signs.  Hang a banner.  


Governor Nixon of Missouri has declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard. The emergency we must act to stop is the murder of our youth by police.  Nixon’s “State of Emergency” is an outrage on top of outrages—it violates this system’s own Constitution, and is completely illegitimate suppression of righteous protest. And it must be OPPOSED by anyone with any sense of justice!   Nixon's actions underscore the need for us to step up and step out to say NO MORE to police murdering our youth. 

For more go to:
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network:
Revolution Newspaper:
World Can't Wait:

For a list of protests that have already been called: 
National Ferguson Response Network:
October 22nd network:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

What happened on O22 - the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality?

Actions against police brutality were scheduled in at least 68 cities in the U.S. and around the world and news of what happened is just beginning to come in.  Highways were closed in Atlanta; downtown LA traffic was stopped for hours.  Students walked out of high schools.  College student groups marched.  There were die-ins, speeches, performances, poetry and more.  For the latest stay in touch with:

Stop Mass Incarceration Network:
Revolution Newspaper:

There's also a lot of mainstream coverage of events.  Just google "Stop Police Brutality protests" and variations of that. 

Here's a photo report of what happened in Honolulu.

At UH-Manoa:  Two banners created by a young artist and friends were hanging from the 2nd floor of the Art Department building facing McCarthy Mall, where 1000's of students pass by.
Displays of photos of victims of police brutality were put up on the mall.  This one was at Hamilton Library.  As soon as the displays were up Campus Security showed up saying there was a complaint from the library.  It turned out to be bogus, and the real complaint was from a bureaucrat from Buildings/Facilities.  We stood our ground but had to take this one down, and one had to be moved.  The others stayed because faculty and students jumped into the argument and spoke up for "free speech."  Security even tried to say we couldn't pass out leaflets calling on students to join the march in Waikiki that night, but when we referred to the recent 9th Circuit Court Decision and picked up the phone to call a lawyer they backed down and we continued to leaflet.

This is one of the photo displays on McCarthy Mall.  Lots of students and faculty stopped to talk about police brutality - many relating their own stories.

 A Black student:  “I’m from South Carolina and I get stopped all the time for ‘driving while Black’.   Yeah, it happened in South Carolina too, but way more over here.”

 A white student:  “I was sitting in front of a church at 6:30am waiting for a bus when this cop says I can’t be there.  I talked back cuz a church is a sanctuary and there wasn’t a sign saying you couldn’t be there.  The cop knocked me down and kicked me.   I had a couple of broken ribs.    One guy saw it so I thought I could charge the cop with police brutality.  When I went to court the judge said he had to take the word of the cop.   I lost a year of my life because of what that cop did.”

A Hawaiian man working on campus:  “I see they’re hassling you cuz they’re pissed [referring to UH security] – but when cops are pissed off with us in Waianae we get it way worse.”

Photo display on a construction wall on King Street.  

As the march began in the front of the Honolulu Zoo a crowd from Hula's Bar began clapping and cheering.  A driver passing by pulled out a conch and began to blow, and the homeless in front of Starbucks stood up and raised their fists.  One said “I was at McDonalds when they shot Kollin Elderts.  Cops can do anything they want in this town and they can get away with it.  Us – we can’t do nothing - hardly breathe -  and we get brutaled.”

About 35 people marched through Waikiki, chanting loudly.  "No Justice, No Peace!"  "Stop Police Brutality has Got to Go!"  "Hey HPD what do you say, how many women did you beat today?!"....

When the march approached the front of the Waikiki Police Substation a new chant went up:  "Hands up!  Don't Shoot!"  and an agitator read the Pledge from the Mass Incarceration Network on her bullhorn.

While relatively small, the march was greatly strengthened by a contingent of "law warriors" from the Richardson School of Law who not only joined up, but were energetic and loud and came carrying their own creative signs  (photo of their contingent to the right),  We were also joined from a man who flew over from Maui to join us because there wasn't an event there.
All along the route tourists and shop-owners alike raised their cell phones to take pictures.  One guy with a go-pro joined for a few blocks, and several for the whole route.  There were lots of cheers, and few jeers.   Some joined the chants; some clapped.  This is remarkably different than in the past, when many people looked puzzled, there were more jeers, some asked "what happened?" and others were bummed out because we were interrupting their get-away vacation in paradise with a reminder of the horrors of police brutality and mass incarceration...  This time they all seemed to know what the march was about, and the majority were happy to see us there.

What's changed?   That people rose up to protest the murders of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and most of all Michael Brown.  That people in Honolulu have consistently demanded justice for Kollin Elderts. That people are daring to raise their cellphones and record police crimes and are demanding justice!

A checker player along the route said:  “Yeah, it happens every day, but people only hear about it when someone raises hell.”  His friend continued: “That’s what’s happening in Ferguson – revolution.  Just like the shirt says – revolution!   That’s what we need!” 

So what does this beginning spirit of resistance mean?   It means that we have to be ready to speak out and act on every incident of police brutality and repression.  It means that people have to be ready to act when the grand jury delivers indictments in the cases of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.  It means continuing to demand justice for Kollin Elderts and all victims of police brutality in order to make it impossible for the police to continue to act with impunity.

As Carl Dix, the co-founder of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network said in his speech at the NYC march at Times Square: " means continuing to build resistance to the horrors of the criminal “injustice” system until mass incarceration and police terror are really no more."

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Forum on Mass Incarceration & Police Terror

On Friday evening, October 10th, a diverse group of people showed up for a powerful and moving forum on Mass Incarceration & Police Terror at the halau at the Center for Hawaiian Studies   Eight people spoke and each, in their own way, spoke with passion and substance to the epidemic of mass incarceration, police brutality, and the (in)justice system.  Statistics were made human and a spirit of both compassion and resistance came alive.  

Carolyn Hadfield, the manager of Revolution Books and moderator of the event,, framed the forum by calling for unity in building a powerful movement of the people against the epidemic of mass incarceration and police terror, while at the same time respecting each other’s differences and engaging in lively and principled debate over solutions.   This framework characterized the forum and the discussion.

Kat Brady, an activist with the Hawai`i Community Alliance on Prisons and a well-known advocate for prisoners, began with an impassioned call to treat prisoners as human beings and denounced the recent cancellation of family visits at Hawai`i’s prisons, the re-institution of prison-striped uniforms, and the denial of physical contact between prisoners and their families and friends.  A “numbers nerd,” she broke down stats that exposed Hawai`i’s prison system as one of the most punitive in the U.S.   Rafael Kennedy, the new Executive Director of The Drug Policy Forum, followed up with exposure on how the so-called “War on Drugs” is actually a war on the people. 

Palikapu Dedman, the Executive Director of Ho`opakele, powerfully exposed the racism of Hawai`i’s prisons, where of the 6,000 prisoners, 4,000 are Native Hawaiians (while Native Hawaiians make up only 24% of the population.  He denounced colonialism and characterized Hawai`i’s treatment of its indigenous people as “genocidal” and put forward a call for  programs that would heal both the victim and the victimizer based on ho`oponopono and decentralized Pu`uhonua.   Nonohe Botelho, a member of “Parents of Murdered Children,” then told of her experience at the hands of the (in)justice system, which denied her to even touch her murdered son because he was “evidence” in a homicide, and then offered no healing or choices in the “justice” process..  She denounced the violence being done by the Court to the Elderts family, who have been forced to re-live Kollin’s murder over and over again, even as the U.S. Agent who murdered him, is back on his job and joined Palikapu’s call for changes in the legal system, victim’s rights, and alternatives to prisons.

Nick Chagnon, one of the authors of a recent article on police brutality in Hawai`i (, reported that HPD shot and killed eleven people in a 50-month period, which is four times higher than the national average (even while, statistically, Honolulu has little violent crime).   He asked why, out of 148 complaints of police use of force, only six had been sustained – and none of the complaints of “unnecessary use of a firearm” was sustained. 

Doug Matsuoka, a member of the Guerrilla Video Hui spoke of his own experiences attempting to video police attacks on the homeless and activists, and how he had been transformed from someone who thought there were “two sides of the story” to someone who is outraged over the inhumanity of the courts and the law toward a homeless community.

Liz Rees, spokesperson for World Can’t Wait-Hawai`i, ended with a powerful call to resistance, tying the epidemic of mass incarceration and police brutality with the epidemic happening across the U.S.,   Upholding the way the people of Ferguson had stood up to demand justice for Michael Brown, she issued a call to stand with the defiant ones” and build a movement so powerful that it cannot be ignored.   She challenged people to be on the streets on October 22nd, and build a movement that could respond powerfully to every incident of police brutality.   “Imagine how different it would be if there was a huge movement demanding justice for Kollin Elderts at Agent Deedy’s third trial?   

Questions and comments following the forum were both probing and insightful.  An ex-prisoner who had served 26 years for stealing a car in his youth talked about his own years in prison, spoke out against racism and Hawai`i’s history of colonization, and underscored the demand for alternatives to prison that would provide support and healing.  “Uncle Joe” Tassill, a veteran advocate of alternatives to prison for youth, told of his own experiences in fighting alternatives to incarceration   There were different views on whether the problem was “the prison industrial complex” or the repressive nature of this whole system with racism at its core.   There was dialogue about the power of the CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) and its lobbyists.  At the core of the questions and comments was a real desire for a more humane system, where prisoners are treated as human beings, with compassion and with the capacity to heal and change.

About a month ago, a small group of supporters of World Can’t Wait-Hawai`i and Revolution Books met in the wake of the utterly outrageous acquittal of Agent Deedy for the murder of Kollin Elderts, and decided they had to join efforts to take up the Month of Resistance to Mass Incarceration, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation in Hawai`i.   This forum, co-sponsored by The Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, `Opio Haku Mo`olelo, Ohana Ho`opakele, Community Alliance on prisons, Ohana Ho`opakele,  and Malu`Aina Center for NonViolence Education and Action in Hilo was a beginning. 

On October 22nd, the National Day of Police Brutality, the Ad Hoc group will coordinate banner drops, displays, and leafleting on the UH-Manoa campus.   That evening there will be a Protest March Against Police Brutality in Waikiki beginning at 6pm at the Honolulu Zoo.   To get involved in organizing either contact    For news about the National Month of Resistance:



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Forum on

Mass Incarceration & Police Terror

Friday, Oct. 10, 5:30-8:30pm

Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies


5:30-6:30:   Light refreshments, information tables, social hour

6:30-8:30:   Forum with panelists

Nonohe Botelho, Parents of Murdered Children; Kat Brady, Community Alliance on Prisons;

Doug Matsuoka, Hawai`i Guerrilla Video Hui; Palikapu Dedman, Ohana Ho`opakele;

Liz Rees, World Can’t Wait-Hawai`I; Rafael Kennedy, Drug Policy Forum;

Nicholas Chagnon, UH-Manoa, Socialogy Dept.


Organized by World Can’t Wait-Hawai`i; co-sponsored by Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, `Opio Haku Mo`olelo, Ohana Ho`opakele, Revolution Books, Community Alliance on Prisons, Malu `Aina Center for Non-Violence Education & Action



Monday, September 22, 2014

Events in Solidarity with the October Month of Resistance Against Mass Incarceration, Police Terror, and the Criminalization of a Generation:

Sunday, October 5, 3pm
Revolution Books, 2626 South King Street
Film Screening:  "Fruitvale Station"
The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008 when he was murdered.

Friday, October 10:  5:30-9:00pm
Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Halau
Forum:  The Epidemic of Mass Incarceration & Police Terror

Social hour with light refreshments, information tables and displays

Confirmed speakers will be announced soon

Sponsored by World Can't Wait-Hawai`i, Revolution Books, Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, and others

October 22nd:  National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality

9am until noon:  Leafleting, banner drops and displays on McCarthy Mall, UH Manoa Campus
6pm:   March through Waikiki;  Meet at the front of Honolulu Zoo
            (corner of Kalakaua & Kapahulu)