Maui Island Protectors Advance a Brighter, Pono Future Doubters, haters, and whiners best pay attention: Last year, activist travel throughout Hawai‘i broke inter-island mileage records

Posted by - March 25, 2017

Some pessimists predict dark times ahead for Maui, a future of more hotels, pesticide-drenched agribusiness, urban sprawl, shopping malls, and the billowing dust of endless construction. But many Maui folks are standing up, like never before, for a brighter future through collective community action. We, working island residents sometimes forget to raise our heads from

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Activate Locally: Empowerment is the Answer to Despair We can’t just let unconscious people acting on behalf of oligarchs and polluting corporations crush our way of life, whether they work in Washington or Kahului

Posted by - March 26, 2017

Now that President Donald Trump and his Goebbels-like propaganda boss Steve Bannon have taken control of Washington, it feels as though fascism is back in fashion. But so is activism. As a fertile springtime begins, we are watching an exciting new form of activism evolve that is inclusive, robust, and growing more muscular by the

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Water Is Life

Massive A&B Corporate Water Theft Faces Public Comment In Maui The aqueduct system and corporate water giveaway are rooted in century-old plantation-era water contracts

Posted by - February 23, 2017

On February 22 and 23, 2017,  Maui citizens will have a chance to speak out against a 30-year extension of a rigged plantation-era water system that for more than a century has diverted the majority of all the water from vibrant streams on the island to benefit the Alexander & Baldwin Corporation for less than

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Maui Tomorrow

Will Environmentally Restorative Practices Transform Maui’s Toxic Agriculture? Maui stands at the crossroads between America’s farming past and its green future

Posted by - May 12, 2016

Marketed as an island paradise, Maui is not the first place one would think of as ground zero in the battle for the future of agriculture. The golden beaches of Lahaina were recently ranked as the second most popular honeymoon destination in the world (after Las Vegas), and its surfing is legendary. The billions of

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Maui Gets to Grow Industrial Hemp

Posted by - July 11, 2016

Hawaii’s governor has signed the Industrial Hemp Bill which establishes an industrial hemp pilot program through the Department of Agriculture allowing the cultivation of  hemp and distribution of hemp seed in Hawaii for purposes of agricultural or academic research. Alexander and Baldwin Inc. (which owns massive acres of land) is considering planting hemp under its

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