By Occupy APEC
As we all know 11-11 is a most significant day worldwide as a day to reflect on the tragic events of war and loss. Certain things converge on this day and the message of common ancestries speaks louder than political and economic might.
We are not to be merely saddened and resigned to a perpetual cycle of waste, exploitation, destruction and oppression done by one to another ~ nor do we live with self torment and pity ~ rather the message is that we must rise together in reconciliation and occupy our full intelligence, gifts and heart ~ perhaps in a newness unimagined, yet nevertheless, demanded of us.
Now, this morning in Hawaiʻi, as the rain lightly falls in Honolulu, 11-11-11 is profound.
As global corporate CEOs rail our supposed heads of state to the closed-door APEC table in Oahu some local people, having regard to truth and justice, will assemble in remembrance of a dearly beloved queen ~ Queen Liliʻuokalani. Please come and join with Kanaka Moli.
The queen died on November 11, 1917 having endured her own ouster and imprisonment by a conspiracy of white male businessmen and the illegal mockery of Annexation done by U.S.A. President McKinley in 1898. The overthrow was criminal; President Bill Clinton apologized for that in Public Law 103-150 in 1993. And Annexation is a flawed in every respect and Hawaii`s statehood, economy and ecology stand on this house of cards.
People will assemble at 5:00 pm at the Kahi Hali`a Aloha burial mound in Waikiki, corner of Kalakaua and Kapahulu Avenues (zoo entrance and Gandhi statue).
You might like to bring an umbrella.