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Regeneration Is What We All Need Now Joseph Mina

Regeneration Is What We All Need Now

The Hawaii Farmers Union United celebrates a decade of existence with a major conference and optimism for the future.

Let’s Call COVID-19 A Syndemic

Let’s Call COVID-19 A Syndemic

How we diagnose it determines how we treat it.

What If We Trained Hawaii’s Youth To Be The Caretakers Of Their Communities?

What If We Trained Hawaii’s Youth To Be The Caretakers Of Their Communities?

Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike illustrates that we already have everything we need for success.

Is Early Los Angeles A Model For Food And Agriculture In Hawaii?

Is Early Los Angeles A Model For Food And Agriculture In Hawaii?

Believe it or not, yes. In the first half of the 20th century, smart planners put land in the hands of farmers and transformed LA County into an agricultural powerhouse.

Hawaii Was Creating A Plan For Universal Health Care. It’s Time To Return To It KITV

Hawaii Was Creating A Plan For Universal Health Care. It’s Time To Return To It

Even before the pandemic arrived on our shores, our health care system was in crisis.

Life As A Farmer On Leased State Land? It’s Not Easy Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Life As A Farmer On Leased State Land? It’s Not Easy

The Anthony ohana’s farm in Kahana Valley offers a model from which to draw inspiration and empowerment.

OCCC Is A 21st-Century Poorhouse And Asylum. We Must Do Better Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OCCC Is A 21st-Century Poorhouse And Asylum. We Must Do Better

The misuse of our jail is rampant. It doesn’t have to be that way.

Harnessing The Power Of Mutual Aid Through Coronacare Hawaii

Harnessing The Power Of Mutual Aid Through Coronacare Hawaii

The idea is for people to take responsibility for caring for one another, thereby changing societal conditions.

We Need To Spend Half A Billion Dollars In 123 Days. Here’s How To Do It Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

We Need To Spend Half A Billion Dollars In 123 Days. Here’s How To Do It

We have significant resources and even greater needs. What we require is leadership that will connect the two.

Racism Is An Urgent Public Health Crisis In Hawaii. Here’s What We Can Do Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat/2020

Racism Is An Urgent Public Health Crisis In Hawaii. Here’s What We Can Do

A Honolulu physician weighs in on the overlapping threat of racism and prejudice that has been unmasked by the COVID-19 pandemic.