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Hawaiian independence activists won't be silenced

Hawaiian independence activists won't be silenced

Updated 27 June 2014, 9:27 AEST

Supporters of independence for Hawaii say a series of hearing conducted by the US Department of the Interior this week are an attempt by the Obama Administration to try to silence the independence movement.

Campaigners claim as many as one thousand Hawaiians have taken the opportunity to speak at the hearings.

Jon Osorio, is a singer/songwriter and teaches in the Hawaiian Studies Centre at the University of Hawaii.

He's is also a supporter of the continuing push for what campaigners call the de-occupation of the islands by the US.

Presenter: Brian Abbott

Speaker: Professor Jon Orosio, University of Hawaii

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