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Hashtag Heard ‘Round the World: Social Media Fuels TMT Protests Anita Hofschneider/Civil Beat

Hashtag Heard ‘Round the World: Social Media Fuels TMT Protests

Supporters of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the Big Island were caught unaware by a frenzy of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts.
The Protectors of Mauna Kea: I Accuse Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp

The Protectors of Mauna Kea: I Accuse

The issues over Mauna Kea have been ongoing for more than a decade and it is not about science.
As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs Cory Lum/Civil Beat

As Mauna Kea Protests Grow, Some Hawaii Island Residents Worry About Jobs

Activists are calling for the removal of 13 observatories that support a $90 million industry on the Big Island that would grow appreciably with the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Kim Coco: Chances for Redemption on Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Kim Coco: Chances for Redemption on Mauna Kea

Gov. Ige's moratorium on the TMT project gives the UH Board of Regents, OHA and Mayor Billy Kenoi opportunities to revisit past choices.
News Media Misses Real Story in Reporting on TMT Protest Cory Lum/Civil Beat

News Media Misses Real Story in Reporting on TMT Protest

The evidence debunking the fairy tale of Hawaii as the 50th State is conclusive but the news media ignores this.
Mauna Kea Is a Special Place in Humanity’s Quest for Knowledge Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Is a Special Place in Humanity’s Quest for Knowledge

As a scientist, I cannot stay silent about my disappointment with the widespread opposition to the TMT, especially among students who should be knowledge seekers.
UH Student Protests Against TMT Continue Cory Lum/Civil Beat

UH Student Protests Against TMT Continue

Students rallied on the UH Manoa campus Monday, calling for a permanent halt to TMT construction and the removal of existing telescopes on Mauna Kea.
TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope Cory Lum/Civil Beat

TMT Launches Online Campaign in Support of Mauna Kea Telescope

Social media has helped fuel opposition to the observatory; now proponents are hoping to turn the tide around.
Peter Apo: ‘We Are Hawaii and We Will Find a Way’ Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Peter Apo: ‘We Are Hawaii and We Will Find a Way’

Rather than consider the telescope as an injury to Mauna Kea, perhaps we can view this instrument as an extension of the spirituality directly connecting us to the stars.
The Science-Based Faith of the Hawaiian People www.govisithawaii.com.

The Science-Based Faith of the Hawaiian People

Describing traditional Hawaiian faith beliefs as 'superstition' involving 'irrational fears of pagan deities' is a misrepresentation of those religious ideas.