All Hawaii Stand Together! We Are Mauna Kea!

Stop the 2015 Hawaii

“Committee of Safety”

     In 1893 the Hawaii Committee of Safety, a 13-member group, acted in a treasonous manner on behalf of big money sugar interests, with the assistance of the U.S. Marines, to illegally overthrow the independent Kingdom of Hawaii led by Queen Lili’uokalani. Today in 2015, another Hawaii Committee of Safety, made up of Hawaii Governor David Ige, Attorney General Douglass Chin, The State Dept. of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Office of Mauna Kea Management (OMKM) under the University of Hawaii, acting on behalf of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) corporation are preparing “Emergency” Rules against Native Hawaiians and others acting to protect Hawaii’s most sacred temple –Mauna a Wakea or Mauna Kea from further desecration by the $1.5 billion, 18 story TMT.

     The 2015 Hawaii Committee of Safety (HCS), like the 1893 Hawaii Committee of Safety, is using the phony claim of “Public safety” and the “threat of imminent harm” to rationalize its unjust, and blatantly, illegal actions. The HCS already blocked summit road access, shut off water and closed restroom to residents and visitors at the Mauna Kea Visitors Center in an attempt to force an end to protectors of Mauna Kea from continuing their 100 plus day vigil near the visitor center. The HCS also removed portable restrooms brought in by Mauna Kea protectors for sanitary use by visitors and protectors after the Visitor’s center restrooms were locked. Now, the HCS wants to create further civil and human rights violations and restrictions in the phony interest of “an imminent peril to the public health, safety,…” Such proposed rules would further restrict public access to Mauna Kea and impose penalties for violations. The proposed area for restricting constitutional rights to free speech and assembly, Hawaiian traditional and customary rights, as well as public access and recreation amounts to 28 square miles, or 18,000 acres. The area covered by this emergency rule is described as any lands within one mile of the Mauna Kea Observatory Access Road.

     Please don’t let this happen. Act to affirm rights to free speech and assembly, rights of native Hawaiian cultural and traditional practices, including spiritual practices on Mauna Kea. For more information see Submit testimony by email opposing the proposed “Emergency” rules Item C.2 on the BLNR agenda Email testimony to Call or email Governor Ige’s office 1-808-586-0034 Mahalo for your solidarity and aloha.

We Are Mauna Kea!

Sacred Over Money! NO TMT

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    5. Seek peace through justice in Hawai`i and around the world. Contact:
    Malu `Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action P.O. Box 489 Kurtistown, Hawai`i 96760.
    (808) 966-7622.

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