May 20, 2010 @ 2:10 pm
Episode #18 "From One Politically Colonized People to Another: Guahan and Hawai'i Solidarity" airs Friday, May 21, 2010. This show is hosted by Dr. LisaLinda Natividad and will focus on the solidarity movements between Guahan and Hawai'i.
The first half of the show features Ms. Teri Keko'olani and Mr. Kyle Kanejiro from DMZ Hawai'i/Aloha Aina, a network of organizations and individuals working to counter the U.S. military's negative social, cultural, and environmental impacts in Hawai'i. Intrinsic to their work is support for the human rights of Kana Maoli (Native Hawaiians) and promotion of aloha aina (love for the land). The name of the network derives from the acronym "DMZ" for "demilitarized zone" to describe the spaces that have been reclaimed and liberated from militarization. The network has four goals: First, stopping military expansion in Hawai'i; Second, cleaning up, restoring and reclaiming military controlled land in Hawai'i; Third, promoting the development of environmental sustainablity, socially just and culturally appropriate economic alternatives for Hawai'i'; and Fourth, seeking just compensation for the military use of Hawaiian land and for damages to the environment and communities caused by decades of military occupation. The second half of the show features Ms. Keisha Kicho'cho and Ms. Anghet-Cruz, daughters of Guahan and founders of the Hawaii-based group, "Fight for Guahan'', who share their efforts from a distance to support their motherland in her struggle for peace and justice.