Why Are Hawaiians Protesting Atop the World’s Tallest Mountain?
Do you support the Mauna Kea protest? Vote and leave comments.
Native Hawaiians and their supporters are protesting the construction of a new 30 meter telescope atop Mauna Kea, a large mountain on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Hundreds of protesters are camped out at the base of the mountain, blocking the access road to the planned project.
Mauna Kea is sacred ground in native Hawaiian culture. The dormant volcano is the highest point in Hawaii and, when measured from the ocean floor, Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world.
Elder leaders have made it clear that they are not anti-science, but object to the location of the planned telescope for religious and environmental reasons. Previous telescopes in the region have leaked oil and other chemicals into the local ecosystem.
Do you support the Mauna Kea protests? Let us know.
One Big Thing: World Press Freedom DayJournalists play a major role in the promotion and protection of democracy and our unalienable rights, and they must be able to Short Video
Local News Source Guide - Western RegionArizona - AZ AZCentral New Mexico - NM Albuquerque Journal Oregon - OR The Oregonian Nevada - NV Las Vegas Review Journal
Ask the Expert - Episode 6: When can you expect to know the election result?As a part of the We Hold These Truths 2020 Election Center , the Ask the Expert Series with Trevor Potter will provide you with Short Video
People of Hong Kong Receive Leadership AwardThe second annual John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service has been awarded to the people of Hong Kong in recognition News
How do you plan on practicing Maverick voting?Almost two years ago, we made the call for Mavericks – people who challenge the status quo; people who defend the dignity of