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13 hours ago #repost@sustainablecoastlineshawaii stands with the Kiaʻi (Protectors) of Mauna Kea. The world needs to know what is happening right now in Hawaii as thousands join the indigenous people of Hawaii as they peacefully express their rights to protect what they hold most dear while at the same time our government mobilizes the largest armed law enforcement group in recent history to remove them.
This issue goes beyond a telescope. It’s about advance without consent from local people’s, without concern for the sacredness and beauty of untouched lands. It could just as easily be a coastline, a coral reef, or river that fell victim to the same rhetoric of using science to justify destruction. We are Mauna Kea because right now the mountain is both the metaphor and the physical manifestation for protecting all our lands and seas from the engine of industry.
We agree with Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Wilson in his DISSENTING opinion on the ruling that allowed this construction to advance - his opposition opinion to his peers described a precedent being set that said if we have already harmed the earth in an area, then we should not worry about harming it more. This is the cycle that the Hawaiian community is trying to break with this movement of protection because if this becomes precedent then all of us doing work to turn back the destructive forces from mauka to makai will be doomed to a fate that makes money for the few and leaves the rest without the resources that sustain us. “The science that reached for the moon as mankind began to lose the earth must be questioned. The tools that harnessed nature but destroyed her in the process must be recast.” - E. Schwartz
So we stand. We choose to protect and serve this ʻāina with Aloha. See you up on the Mauna. .
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14 hours ago Image Credit: Mikey Inouye “If Not Now, When Will We Stand?” Native Hawaiians Fight Construction of Telescope on Mauna Kea
A historic indigenous resistance is unfolding on the Big Island of Hawaii, where thousands have descended on Mauna Kea, a sacred Native site, to defend it from the construction of a $1.4 billion telescope. Scientists say the Thirty Meter Telescope will help them peer into the deepest corners of space, but indigenous resisters say the construction was approved without their consent and will desecrate their sacred lands. Last week, police arrested 33 people—most of them Hawaiian elders—as they blocked a road to prevent work crews from reaching the site of the telescope being planned atop Mauna Kea. And on Sunday, demonstrators reported that more than 2,000 people had gathered at the access road to stop construction. We speak with Pua Case, an indigenous organizer and activist defending Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.
Full article credit: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/7/22/mauna_kea_thirty_meter_telescope_resistance
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