Our mission is to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day.
Our mission is to provide authentic hospitality by making a difference in the lives of the people we touch every day.
Stop harassment of Kiaʻi of Wailuanuiahoano now!
Lineal descendants of Wailuanuiahoano have returned to their ancestral lands, which are just mauka of the old Coco Palms Hotel that was destroyed by Hurricane Iniki. Under their care, the lands and waters are healing, and fragile native species are thriving. They have removed tons of hotel trash, cleaned the auwai (waterway), and protected ancient burials and native birds such as koloa, aeʻo, ʻalae and others. They have stood against the raging drug epidemic on Kauaʻi, and revitalized Wailua. This is part of a new era of peaceful, assertive, pono native reclamation and caretakership of ancestral lands, which has true potential for healing of lands, water and serious community issues, many of which originate with "legal" theft of lands to begin with. It has the potential to help overcome the despair that is at the root of the drug epidemic amongst young kanaka. It has the potential to begin the healing of the harm done by 125 years of brutal occupation of the rightful Hawaiian Kingdom, to begin the restoration process, and thereby to help to establish peace in the Pacific region and the world. Unfortunately, since their return, they have been harassed nearly constantly. They have been accused of trespass on their own ancestral lands, as well as physically intimidated and harassed. Death threats, extrajudicial police and courtroom abuses (including the detainment of an elderly mother of a Kiaʻi, wrenching her arm and then physically dropping her from a height of about 4 feet on a wooden bench in a courtroom, without disciplinary action to the bailiff or judge), community members bought out by CPH, false news and constant intimidation have plagued their efforts. This needs to stop.This harassment and persecution of the lineal descendants of the area originates from efforts to re-develop Coco Palms by Coco Palms Hui, LLC, which is led by Tyler Greene of GreeneWaters, Inc., and is backed by Hyatt Corporation, who have planned to bring 172 wealthy immigrant "investors" to Kauaʻi for about $500,000 each, in exchange for green cards. As this EB-5 process is known to bring in drug cartel (who can afford this), and certainly contribute heavily to kanaka displacement, there is serious concern. Greene has said his development "mantra" for the Coco Palms project is to "honor the past and celebrate the future". Which he apparently believes means as forcible removal of ancient peoples and real cultural practices, unprecedented traffic, destruction of native waterfowl habitat, and displacement of the local population, possibly with foreign drug-associated investors. Coco Palms Hui needs to understand: these are sacred ancestral lands, and the Protectors of these lands will never go away. Attempts to remove them by force would never be forgotten on a small island like Kauaʻi, and would only severely blemish the history of Coco Palms. Any tourist who cares about authentic culture whatsoever would BOYCOTT such an audacity. THE PEOPLE OF KAUAʻI AND THE CONSCIOUS PEOPLE OF AMERICA WILL MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO. Anyone claiming true cultural expertise would OPPOSE such wrongs against Kauaʻi's Original People for all time. In light of the worldwide media fiasco created by Mark Zuckerberg's Quiet Title attempts, Coco Palms Hui needs to learn that the Kanaka o Hawaiʻi have had enough of being bullied. WE CALL ON COCO PALMS HUI, HYATT AND KNHCC TO PROTECT REAL CULTURE, AND THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND. DROP ALL CHARGES, STOP ALL HARASSMENT, REVERSE EJECTMENT ORDERS, AND TAKE A VISIBLE STAND FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE LINEAL PROTECTORS OF WAILUANUIAHOANO. "HONOR THE PAST AND CELEBRATE THE FUTURE" IN A REAL WAY! We call on the transitional governments of the State of Hawaiʻi and the County of Kauaʻi to act in accordance with Hawaii Revised Statutes, section 5-7.5, the "Aloha Spirit Law", and disallow any government interference with kanaka return to these and other ancestral lands. We urge the Governor of the State of Hawaiʻi and the Mayor of the County of Kauaʻi to acknowledge the ILLEGALITY of their own governments, as part of the forcible occupation of Ka Pae ʻAina o Hawaiʻi for 125 years, and to begin the process of healing and restoration that will result in our freedom and demilitarization. We call on the Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Issues and the Human Rights Committee of the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights at the United Nation to investigate this matter, to inform all relevant international bodies, and to advise us and the United States on the most peaceful means to end the US Occupation of our land and restore Independence to Hawaiʻi. We call on the PEOPLE of Hawaiʻi and the world to stand strongly against the wrongs that are being done. KAUAʻI AND THE WORLD WILL NEVER FORGET THE ABUSE OF KANAKA IN WAILUANUIAHOANO, and as such, THIS HOTEL WOULD BE A FAILURE. Coco Palms Hui knows this, but would still collect the investment monies as long as the hotel is built. The 172 EB-5 applicants need to know that they are being ripped off!! But they do not, so we need to make our voice LOUD AND CLEAR. COCO PALMS HUI, STOP THE ABUSE OF KANAKA NOW!!! All Hawaiʻi is standing together in the protection of Aloha ʻĀina, for the well-being of future generations, and we invite you to stand with us, not against us. Aloha!!!
We want the municipality of Haifa to create feeding spots for cats in Arab neighborhoods
A Public center for feeding cats can create a warm place for street cats in Haifa, a thing that doesn't exist in Arab Neighborhoods in Haifa, help the cats and the ones voluntarily feeding them.
Stop wiping! Start washing #InstallShattaf in bathrooms around the world in 2019
Arabic / English You might want to take a seat while reading this. There’s an issue that has been in headlines all over the world this year and needs to be addressed immediately - Do you #WashVsWipe? Join our campaign that demands that major hotel chains, airports, restaurants, gas stations and retail outlets across the world to #InstallShattaf Pronounced, Shat-taf, it is a hose with a nozzle that sprays water for post-toilet usage. Think of it as a shower head, but upside down. You wash your hands with water, you wash your feet with water, and you wash your food with water - why would you not wash “that” area with water?! Using water to wash up after using the restroom is common culture habit in Eastern countries from the Middle East to parts of the greater Asian nations including India, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. The usage of toilet paper alone is inefficient and simply not enough to sanitize yourself. Populations that collectively make up almost 1/3 of the world use a form of water to clean up, whether it be a sprayer connected to a toilet seat, a jug of water, a hose or more commonly a separate bidet basin. The production of toilet paper is killing the environment as it takes 37 gallons of water to manufacture a single roll. We need to change that! But we need your help. Watch the video and sign this petition. We need to get major hotel chains and airlines to acknowledge this as a huge hygienic problem and #installshattaf before the end of the year! We need your votes to activate this petition.
Plastic Nightmare at Sheraton Hotels
Shocked and bewildered at Sheraton Hotel’s decision to move all room service to these environmental nightmare plastic trays! Thousand and thousands a day! Please write to them with me. How is it possible they’ve just switched from plates and knives and forks to this??
Disallow Socialism Conference at Hyatt in Chicago
There is a conference scheduled at your Hyatt Regency McCormick Place property in Chicago from July 6-9 of this year. It is being sponsored by a group called S17. It is titled Socialism Conference 2017. This is a hate group. They go against all that makes the USA what it is which is a capitalist society. If they had their way your company would no longer be in business, so it is in your best interest to disallow this group from having this venue at your place of business. Because they don't believe in your right to exist as a business nor your right to own said property. They call themselves radicals and that is supported by their actions. The negative exposure that Hyatt will receive for allowing this event is too much of a business liability to be acceptable. We respectfully ask that you cancel this event and allow no further activity at any other Hyatt location for this event.
Pinellas County Passenger Rail (Florida Hurricane/Tsunami Relief)
Natural disasters are becoming stronger and more frequent. The only thing worse than a crisis situation is negative human behavior connected to it, which intensifies tragedy. Pinellas County has the highest population density in the sunshine State. It's a peninsula bordered by Tampa Bay on the east, gulf of Mexico on the west and the mouth on the south. It is better known by the name of it's two largest cities, St. Petersburg and Clearwater. I am one of 40,000 visually impaired residents here. The definition of legally blind means an individual cannot obtain a drivers license by law due to their poor ssight. My son has been hesitant to acquire his because of anxiety . On the other hand, my daughter's procrastination is from depression. Those who can actually operate motor vehicles with no problem will only be able to escape to the north it bridges are compromised from a major storm. Me and my kids had no choice but to hunker down during hurricane Maria. News stations reported things like water down fuel sold by unscrupulous gas station operators that crippled cars on already congested roadways. These same blocked thorough fairs would be useless to those who took Greyhound or chartered tour buses. Then, there were airlines that canceled flights after excepting payment from customers choosing to flee to safety via sky . Boats are virtually obsolete needing to navigate choppy waters. The one option currently not available is train service. This would provide a relatively traffic free exit during emergencies as well as a convenient transportation method during normal business or vacation days. Here is a polite but urgent nudge to politicians and big corporations possibly overlooking low income folks such as retired seniors, military veterans and disabled communities. The 2018 hurricane season is predicted to be extra dangerous. Able-bodied citizens that voted no on proposals like ObamaRail and greenlight Pinellas should simply picture the streets around this Resort market-metropolitan area during Super Bowl LV for added motivation. Snowbirds and other foreign visitors have a special invitation to participate.
Que los hoteles incluyan habitaciones adaptadas con cama de matrimonio
Las personas con discapacidad viajamos y, además, tenemos pareja con la que queremos poder dormir sin complicaciones a la vez que disfrutamos de nuestra estancia en una habitación con baño adaptado. En la actualidad, la mayoría de las cadenas hoteleras solo dan la opción de tener habitación con baño adaptado si duermes en dos camas individuales. Si quieres dormir en una cama de matrimonio, debes conformarte con no tener el baño adaptado con el consiguiente perjuicio cuando te duchas. Por eso, me gustaría que los hoteles contaran con habitaciones adaptadas con camas de matrimonio en sus instalaciones.
Hyatt, no space for Jewish Voice for Peace unless they remove convicted terrorist R. Odeh!
Hyatt intl, no conference space for Jewish Voice for Peace unless they remove Rasmea Odeh! Dear Hyatt Hotels Corp, Jewish Voice for Peace's 2017 Member Conference is taking place March 31st to April 2nd at the Hyatt Regency Mccormick Plaza, one of your fine properties.Rasmea Odeh is scheduled to speak at a panel event entitled "All in!" Organizations obviously are free to choose who they wish to have speak at their events. However, we believe that Rasmea Odeh is several bridges too far. Rasmea Odeh is not merely an activist. She is a convicted murderer who detonated a bomb at the Super Sol supermarket in Jerusalem, Israel in 1969. This bomb killed two Hebrew University students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner. While Rasmea Odeh is now speaking on conference panels Edward and Leon did not get to become whatever they might have become had Odeh not saw fit to murder them in cold blood. Odeh maintains that her confessions were coerced. That she was physically and sexually assaulted by Israeli guards. However all evidence contradicts these claims. Rasmea Odeh is only in this country (after being freed in a prison swap) under false pretenses, as she lied on an immigration form that asked whether she had ever been convicted or imprisoned. Odeh, who was tried, convicted and sentenced to imprisonment and deportation in 2014, is currently facing a superseding indictment regarding not this immigration fraud, but terrorism. Detailed background information on Odeh can be found at the following links http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/11/10/rasmieh-odeh-guilty-immigration-lying/18800339/ http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/11/rasmea-odeh-rightly-convicted-of-israeli-supermarket-bombing-and-u-s-immigration-fraud/ http://legalinsurrection.com/2016/12/new-video-surfaces-implicating-rasmea-odeh-in-deadly-supermarket-bombing/ Rasmea Odeh is guaranteed various constitutional protections that we Americans hold dear, but she is NOT guaranteed a platform in a private space. Hyatt, your name is synonymous with hospitality. However, if you extend hospitality to Rasmea Odeh, that may well change. Jewish people will certainly no longer make that association. We implore Hyatt Hotels and the Hyatt Regency Mccormick Place to give Jewish Voice for Peace an ultimatum: either remove Rasmea Odeh from your conference or be denied event and hotel space. We, the signees pledge that unless Hyatt acts in the manner suggested, Hyatt will not receive our business or conference bookings, and that we will implore others to act similarly. We hope and believe that you, Hyatt will make the right decision. Thank you.