What Happened to Tulsi Gabbard? Maui’s former congress member, who once embraced aloha, has careened to the extremist side of American politics, boosting Trump & the GOP’s lawless insurrection

Posted by - October 25, 2022

About five years ago, as managing editor of  The Maui Independent, I wrote four articles praising Hawai‘i’s former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, defending her from attacks that she had veered from Democratic Party orthodoxy, especially as it concerned war and peace. In 2017, I wrote: “Fueled by the aloha spirit, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard spoke on

Read More

Opposition Grows to Massive Telescope on Hawai’i’s Sacred Mountain Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Slams TMT As Latest in History of Desecration and Disrespect of Hawaiians

Posted by - July 20, 2019

In his exquisite song, “The Beauty of Mauna Kea,” revered Hawaiian musician Keola Beamer extols the majesty of this sacred mountain. “The moon moves around her when she sleeps,” he sings. “The clouds stand beside her when she weeps, And I could be forgotten and a thousand miles away, And still I would recall the

Read More

Tulsi Gabbard Becomes First Presidential Candidate to Call for Ban on Monsanto’s Roundup "Victims Shouldn't Have to Go to Trial to Get the Truth"

Posted by - March 22, 2019

Presidential candidate, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, has renewed her criticism of the agro-chemical industry’s use of toxic pesticides, calling for Monsanto’s Roundup to be banned. “I’ve said it before, I’ll keep saying it: ban roundup!” Gabbard said in a tweet on Friday. “It’s long past time we stopped relying on corrupt corporations with a profit

Read More

Gabbard Leads Congress By Defying Trump Sellout and Standing Up to Saudi Arabia Tulsi Slams America’s Most Repressive, Terrorist Supporting “Ally”

Posted by - June 8, 2017

In response to President Trump sucking up to Saudi Arabia’s repressive, fundamentalist regime, one lone U.S. Congressperson, Hawaii’s Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, again demonstrated integrity and independence by speaking out against a proposed arms deal with America’s most dubious ally. In a press release on May 20, 2017, Gabbard pointed out that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Read More

Tulsi Gabbard Emerges as Nation’s Leading Combat Vet for Peace in Inspirational Maui Speech Tells Overflowing Town Hall Audience She Opposes Wars “Based on False Intelligence and Lies.”

Posted by - April 22, 2017

A foremost voice for peace in our nation, fueled by the aloha spirit, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard spoke on Maui last night condemning America’s fixation with regime change. The inspirational speech before around 1,000 Maui residents frequently drew applause. The event completed Gabbard’s statewide tour, drawing twice as many people to the Maui Arts &

Read More

From Standing Rock to Maui: Resistance to A&B’s Massive Water Theft Grows Residents pay 1,000 times more per gallon than a $2 billion company that consumes 80% of the public water on Maui 

Posted by - April 11, 2017

For generations, the myth that what was good for the Alexander & Baldwin corporation was good for the residents of Maui allowed Hawaii’s largest plantation and land development corporation to justify its legally questionable, ecologically destructive diversion of most of the fertile island’s largest streams.  During the late 19th century, after a handful of powerful

Read More

Hawai’i Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Urges Federal Decriminalization of Marijuana

Posted by - March 24, 2017

Hawaii’s Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has co-sponsored a bipartisan act to remove marijuana from the federal controlled substances list. She joined a fellow Army veteran and former Virginia prosecutor, Republican Rep. Tom Garrett, in introducing the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act (HR. 1227). “FBI reports have shown that in 2011 alone, an individual in the United

Read More