Hawaii

The Hilo massacre, 1938

One of the victims of the massacre

Detailed history of the Hilo massacre, Hawaii's Bloody Monday, when police opened fire at a crowd of unarmed striking longshoremen, injuring 50, written by William J. Puette in 1988.

1946: The Great Hawai'i' Sugar Strike

In 1946 sugar plantation workers across the islands of Hawaii from all ethnic backgrounds shutdown the entire plantation system in the states first multi-ethnic industrial strike.

1949: Hawaii Longshoreman Strike

Longshoremen in Hawaii were paid less than other longshoreman in the United States. They struck to get an equal pay rate, and were out for 177 days.

The US annexation of Hawaii, 1893

Troops from U.S.S. Boston occupying Arlington Hotel grounds

An account of the overthrowing of the Kingdom of Hawaii and its annexation orchestrated by an American diplomat, written by Stephen Kinzer.

Hawaii: class militancy or cultural patriotism?

ILWU Hawaii mural

An examination of the reactionary aspects of some of the cultural politics in Hawaii.

Corporate school reformers on "ethics in education" at the University of Hawaii

Neoliberals Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee

On August 7th, 2012, the University of Hawaii hosted a wildly misnomered "Ethics in Education" event with Michelle Rhee and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson who both push charter schools, privatization, and attacks on teacher tenure and unions.

Dividing and conquering the working class with drug testing: Hawaii teachers, coercion and a failure of working class solidarity

The school at which a Hawaiin teacher allegedly negotiated drug deals during school hours

This is a piece written by an anonymous teacher in Hawaii in response to the teachers' union accepting a contract with mandatory drug testing in exchange for a raise.

Worker sabotage in a Honolulu pineapple factory

Everyday sabotage and work-reduction in a Hawaii pineapple plant, by Lance, a pineapple packer.