Adnan Syed is Released from Prison

Back in October of 2019 I discovered the podcast ‘SERIAL,’ which is a three-season true crime podcast that follows different cases in each seasonal installment.…

Don’t Call Them Hate Crimes

At the beginning and height of the pandemic, Asian people were violently targeted by white men (primarily) due to anti-China rhetoric from politicians on both…

51 Years Since the Attica Prison Rebellion

Last month I wrote a brief post about the meaning of Black August for Black liberation (specifically led by and for incarcerated people) and its…

Fred Hampton Would Have Been 74 Today

As I’ve learned to decolonize what I once thought was true and reeducate myself on the actual histories of different groups throughout time, I’ve discovered…

We Do Not Celebrate Fake Statehood Day

In 1959, Hawaiʻi was illegally recognized as a (fake) state of the US. The fake statehood day is celebrated annually on the third Friday of…

Justice for Iremamber Sykap is the Abolition of HPD

One year ago in April, 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap was shot and killed by three HPD officers. In August, Honolulu District Court Judge William Domingo found…

Building Hope During Climate Despair and Collapse

And no, I don’t mean the work capitalism requires of you to survive everyday. I mean now—in this outrageously scary and demoralizing moment—is the best…

Uplifting Incarcerated Loved Ones In Black August

This year seems like the most suitable time to celebrate Black August in recent years. Black August is the month where Black resistance, revolution, and…

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea: Our Sovereignty Restoration Day

Hauʻoli Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea e nā hoaloha! Today we celebrate Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea: the day our sovereignty was restored in 1843. Before American colonizers reached…