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Introducing: Freedom of Speech Furniture

Just posting my video introducing "Freedom of Speech Furniture" here at my blog for easy reference. In short, take furniture appropriate for a public forum to (De)Occupy Honolulu. The stuff will probably get stickered with a Bill 54 tag at which time you can repossess the property with the tag, a valuable token of your support for freedom of speech.

Thinking of an art installation featuring collections of Bill 54 tags, but more about that later...

H. Doug Matsuoka
Makiki, Honolulu

P.S. Those who want a reminder on why there is still a need for Freedom Furniture might want to check my email to Mayor Carlisle regarding the raid of 2/15/2012.


  1. I think this is a fantastic idea! Plenty of bulky items trash out on the curb in my neighborhood (Ala Moana/Sheridan) that can be repurposed for this. Will you be at the Makiki Neighborhood board mtg in mid-March?

  2. To protest that the raids are unfair,
    as officials break laws but don't care,
    ...they take tents out of reach,
    ...disrupt freedom of speech,
    Occupy gets a new tent and chair.

    I've donated two chairs and two tents,
    and I'm willing to bear this expense,
    ...but the houseless may curse their hardships get worse,
    since Bill 54 makes no sense.

    Feel free to cut and paste this anywhere, especially the Occupy Honolulu Facebook page. Please continue to publish video records of the raids, to let supporters like me know when to go shopping. I would also like to thank you for your excellent essays with their tough, pointed questions to the city officials.


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