2019-07-22 12:12:48

Native Hawaiians Fight Construction of Telescope on Mauna Kea

A historic indigenous resistance is unfolding on the Big Island of Hawaii, where thousands have descended on Mauna Kea, a sacred Native site, to defend it from the construction of a $1.4 billion telescope.

Scientists say the Thirty Meter Telescope will help them peer into the deepest corners of space, but indigenous resisters say the construction was approved without their consent and will desecrate their sacred lands.

Last week, police arrested 33 people—most of them Hawaiian elders—as they blocked a road to prevent work crews from reaching the site of the telescope being planned atop Mauna Kea. And on Sunday, demonstrators reported that more than 2,000 people had gathered at the access road to stop construction.

Democracy Now! speaks with Pua Case, an indigenous organizer and activist defending Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.

Amy Goodman Democracy Now! Demonstration Free Speech TV Hawaii Mauna Kea Pua Case Resistance Telescope United States

Environment

The Thom Hartmann Program

Climate is on a "Catastrophic Path"

Climate is on a "Catastrophic Path"

Democracy Now!

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Rising Up With Sonali

Will the Senate Pass an Infrastructure Bill?

Will the Senate Pass an Infrastructure Bill?

Just Solutions

Location of families in correlation to climate change

Location of families in correlation to climate change

Democracy Now!

Anti-BDS Jewish Orgs Back Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sales Ban in Settlements Despite Israeli Pressure

Anti-BDS Jewish Orgs Back Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sales Ban in Settlements Despite Israeli Pressure

Democracy Now!

Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of Apparent War Crimes in Gaza Assault; Urges ICC Probe

Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of Apparent War Crimes in Gaza Assault; Urges ICC Probe

Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

The National Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly

The National Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Assembly

Democracy Now!

NAACP Head Derrick Johnson Remembers Bob Moses as Key “Strategist” of Civil Rights Movement

NAACP Head Derrick Johnson Remembers Bob Moses as Key “Strategist” of Civil Rights Movement

The Thom Hartmann Program

We're Still in Danger of Trump & His Extremist Followers

We're Still in Danger of Trump & His Extremist Followers

Democracy Now!

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Democracy Now!

“People Are Outraged”: General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic

“People Are Outraged”: General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic

The David Pakman Show

Republicans Throw Anti-Mask Tantrums on House Floor

Republicans Throw Anti-Mask Tantrums on House Floor

Related

Democracy Now!

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

This Is Not a Climate Bill: Leah Stokes on Why Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Doesn’t Go Far Enough

Democracy Now!

“People Are Outraged”: General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic

“People Are Outraged”: General Strike in Guatemala Denounces Corruption & Mishandling of Pandemic

Democracy Now!

Anti-BDS Jewish Orgs Back Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sales Ban in Settlements Despite Israeli Pressure

Anti-BDS Jewish Orgs Back Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Sales Ban in Settlements Despite Israeli Pressure

Democracy Now!

Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of Apparent War Crimes in Gaza Assault; Urges ICC Probe

Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of Apparent War Crimes in Gaza Assault; Urges ICC Probe

Proud Partners