KAHUKU, Hawaii - The ability of protesters to block construction of a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest mountain is inspiring efforts to stop other contentious projects across the state. Since July, protesters have stalled construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. Organizers of the movements say they are rooted in a philosophy of peace and nonviolence known in Hawaiian as kapu aloha. Like on the Big Island mountain, there are protest camps on Oahu featuring a large tent with food and supplies. They even have so-called universities offering lessons and workshops on subjects ranging from civil disobedience to pounding taro, a popular root vegetable in Hawaii.
Source: thestar November 16, 2019 15:45 UTC