Trouble in Paradise Part 4: Dealing in Stolen Goods

In my last post “Trouble in Paradise Part 3: An Agreement to Steal a Nation” (https://glennspagnuolo.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/trouble-in-paradise-part-3-an-agreement-to-steal-a-nation/) in a series of posts concerning the colonization of the Hawaiian Nation and the argument for the restoration of independence, I covered the time period and the legal aspects leading up to, and during, the illegal coup d’état carried… More Trouble in Paradise Part 4: Dealing in Stolen Goods

Trouble In Paradise Part 3: An Agreement to Steal a Nation

In my previous post, in a series of post, detailing my understanding and analysis of the illegal colonization and occupation of the Nation of Hawai’i, I addressed the first charge brought by the Kanaka Maoli in an International Tribunal against the United States: Na Kaomi Ku’oko’a: The impermissible interference in the internal affairs of a… More Trouble In Paradise Part 3: An Agreement to Steal a Nation

Trouble in Paradise Part 2: Sugar, Guns, and Providence

Following the introduction given in Part1 (https://glennspagnuolo.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/trouble-in-paradise-the-hawaiian-nations-struggle-for-independence-part-1/) in a series of posts concerning the colonization of the Hawaiian Nation and the argument for the restoration of independence, I covered the period prior to European contact and the establishment of Hawai’i as an independent nation under the auspices of a Euro-derived system of international law.  In part… More Trouble in Paradise Part 2: Sugar, Guns, and Providence

Trouble in Paradise: The Hawaiian Nation’s Struggle for Independence Part 1.

Hawai’i is known as the fiftieth state of the United States and a paradise or playground vacation destination for vacation getaways.  Few understand or are aware of the complex political history of the former Island nation that has led to the illegal possession of its territory by the United States.  Throughout the process of colonization… More Trouble in Paradise: The Hawaiian Nation’s Struggle for Independence Part 1.

Decolonization of the Sovereignty Doctrine

“Sovereignty is intimately connected to imperialism.  The deep and enduring inequalities that afflict this planet might be attributed, simply, to inequalities in power: the strong dictate and the weak must comply.  But power rarely presents itself simply as brute force, as shock and awe.  Rather, it presents its violence in terms of an overreaching narrative…”… More Decolonization of the Sovereignty Doctrine