APEC poses greater threats than traffic nightmares for Hawaiians

Behind closed doors a policy is being devised that could raise medicine prices, drive down our wages, ban job-creating Buy America policies, undermine financial regulations aimed at controlling the banks that wrecked our economy while exposing Hawaiian Ceded Lands and environmental policies to challenge. It is called the Trans-Pacific Free “Trade” Agreement. Negotiations include the […]

APEC – Oahu Residents Paid A High Price For a Bad Deal

By Eric Gill – Financial Secretary-Treasurer Oahu residents were groaning under the impact of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference.  Parks and beaches were inaccessible or closed, roads were blocked unexpectedly and even the freeway shut down. Waikiki was under martial law conditions, with concrete barricades, car searches, workers subject to background checks to determine if […]