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From deOccupy Honolulu to Songs of Sovereignty

Today's "Heil Carlisle" raid on deOccupy Honolulu clears corner -- but for how long?

Day 277, deOccupy Honolulu. I swear, I was working on a pleasant, uplifting little article on the recent accomplishments, achievements, and precious moments at deOccupy Honolulu (at the art and political events in the park) when the third raid in three days cleared the whole corner. 

And since the mainstream media isnʻt covering it, a little interim report follows:

The City must be upset that yesterdayʻs raid was such a public humiliation for them. They had invited media to witness massive heavy equipment and armed force to close the encampment. But the deOccupiers had swapped out the tents making themselves exempt from seizure under the Bill 54 ordinance 11-029. The tents were swapped out again, but today they didnʻt bother following the law at all and just seized everything even though nothing was tagged and nothing was at all subject to seizure.

Tell me if Iʻm wrong. Iʻm thinking that under pressure from lagging poll numbers, Mayor Carlisle sent a couple of cabinet members (Westley…

The Life of the land... goes into the garbage

Day 272, deOccupy Honolulu. In a midnight raid, Honolulu police and City crews descended on the deOccupy Honolulu encampment on the corner of Ward and Beretania to seize artwork created for this past weekendʻs "Off Art After Dark" event and Sundayʻs "La Hoʻihoʻi Ea," the commemoration of the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian nation on July 31, 1843.

Hereʻs a livestream of the raid by iZombies:

The main installation, an art wall, was painted with the words, "E mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono," in solidarity with Sundayʻs La Hoʻihoʻi Ea commemoration of the return of sovereignty to the Hawaiian nation.