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Hawaii & US Regime Changes

Stephen Kinzer tells the story of how the US became an overseas empire.

Evil is now fine for Google

Company code of conduct has been modified. No longer "Don't be Evil". 

Little Google & the Drones

No, it is not a doo-wop group - it is evil incarnate. Designing killer robots.

Kauai Puna Moku Update

Niumalu and Huleia ahupuaa boundary change provides shoreline access.

Kilauea Volcano

USGS says earthquakes and lava fissures could last months on Big Island.

Climate Change "R" Us

Climate Change ignores borders and falls on Kauai and Middle East alike.

Primitive Technologies

Build the foundation of civilization by hand with Stone Age technology.

Kauai Northshore update

Pressure is on local news to say nothing negative about flooding impact. 
Hawaiian yearning for Polynesia

Polynesian use of Hawaiian resources may conflict with "independence". 

Climate Change is legal defense

Minnesota Appeals Court rules activists can use a "necessity defense".

Obscuring Nature

Cleanliness and energy efficiency are damaging our relation to nature.

The Empire's New Reality

From Skripal to Syria  our “New Realities” are at the end of the road.

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Island Breath is an online publication dedicated to people interested in the well being of the island of Kauai.  For us sustainability is crucial.

Kauai is often called the "Garden Island". It is lush and fruitful - yet threatened. If this island cannot be self-sustaining there is little hope for the rest of this world.

We define sustainability as:

• Using nonrenewable resources no faster than they are recycled.

• Using renewable resources no faster than they are regrown.

• Restoring the variety and balance of living species.

• Enhancing the art and knowledge of human cultures.

Sustainability is not, however, a means for the continuing the status quo.

We have named our website “Island Breath” or “Breath of the Island” because in Hawaiian that phrase would be...

“Ea O Ka `Aina”

"The Spirit, Life and Sovereignty of the Land”

In fact, for many years the motto of Hawaii has been...

"Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono"

"Sovereinty of the Land
is Perpetuated in Righteousness"

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Peace •
Environment • Justice • Regionalism • Activism • Culture

In the relation to...

Industrialism • Militarism • Corporatism • Collapse • Peak Oil • Climate Change

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