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No GMO: The Ki‘i of Haloa rises on State Capitol grounds

Today Walter Ritte of Moloka‘i, Hanohano Naehu and crew erected a ki‘i of Haloa on the grounds of the Hawai‘i State Capitol. I live streamed it, then excerpted a bunch of interviews. I Youtubed them to keep those intrusive Ustream ads out and embed the interviews them all here for reference, documentation, and your viewing pleasure!

And I don't know why Walter Ritte's embedded Youtube is bigger than the others. Really. For real kine.

Walter Ritte:

Hanohano Naehu:

Dr. Trisha Kehaulani Watson and Joe:

Marti Townsend of Kahea:

Halau Lokahi dedication:

Rally here on February 21, 2012, at 12.30pm:

Come check this out in person on February 21, 2012, at 12.30pm. Just say no to GMO! GMO has got to GO! Label GMO or NO GMO!

See you on the 21st!

H. Doug Matsuoka
6 February 2012
Makiki, Honolulu

Related posts from the DougNote:
Let the lawmakers hear: The People speak out about GMO labeling
Competing GMO corporations sit at the same table in Hawaii


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