Hawaii, the stolen paradise

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In the blog piece “Hawaii The Stolen Paradise” from the WordPress site https://hawaiithestolenparadise.wordpress.com/ , it is explained that “Hawaii was a recognised independent nation prior to January 17, 1893.” That day, Hawaii’s indigenous government “was illegally overthrown by the United States” and since then, the US “has illegally assumed control over Hawaii,” turning entire chunks of its islands into military bases that project US power to much of Asia-Pacific.

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Towards a People’s Alternative to ‘Intellectual Property Rights’

This paper by Pio Verzola Jr. was first presented as a lecture during a symposium on science and technology sponsored by Agham-Youth, 23-24 September 1999, at the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) auditorium in UP Diliman, Quezon City. It was subsequently published serially in the IBON Perspectives magazine Vol. 1 (1999) Nos.18-20 (Sept. 27, Oct. 11, and Oct. 25). This version, which includes only minor sentence revisions and additions from the original, was reposted in 2001 among the documents of the UN World Summit on the Information Society (http://www.oalit.net/www.wsis-pct.org/IPR-alternative.html). Continue reading “Towards a People’s Alternative to ‘Intellectual Property Rights’”