UH Professor Jon Osorio and protest leader Lanakila Mangauil address the media outside the Hawaii Convention Center.
Credit Molly Solomon
It has attracted thousands of astronomers from around the world. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, the International Astronomical Union hosted this year by Hawai‘i, is attracting some protesters as well.
The Board of Land and Natural Resources voted 5-2 to approve an emergency rule that would restrict access on Mauna Kea and forbid camping materials. State officials made the decision after more than 8 hours of public testimony. HPR’s Molly Solomon was there and has this report.
Nonviolent action has resulted in political change in recent history: in the American South, in Gandhi’s India, and in South Africa, just a few examples. Now the self-described “protectors” of Mauna Kea and Haleakalā are rallying around a call for “Kapu Aloha”, a nonviolent mode of conduct that organizers say guides their movement. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.
“Active resistance through love, the consistency of that has been proven in many world conflict. Here is another one.”
State officials are proposing emergency rules that would prohibit camping and restrict nighttime access on Mauna Kea. Hawai‘i’s Board of Land and Natural Resources plans to vote on the issue this Friday. But opponents say the new rules unfairly target TMT protesters and would violate the rights of cultural practitioners. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.