National Education Association says Hawaii is Illegally Occupied

National Education Association says Hawaii is Illegally Occupied

 

The National Education Association (NEA) published two articles this year concerning the issue of the illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom by the United States. Headquartered in Washington D.C., the NEA is America’s largest labor union with about 3 million members. It represents America’s public school teachers, personnel, faculty, staff, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers. The Hawaii State Teachers Association, (HSTA), is Hawaii’s affiliate member of the NEA.  Authored by Chris Santomauro, The NEA’s first article published on April 2, 2018 is titled, “The Illegal Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government,” and concludes:

“Despite the unprecedented prolonged nature of the illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom by the United States, the Hawaiian State, as a subject of international law, is afforded all the protection that international law provides. “Belligerent occupation,” concludes Judge Crawford in his book The Creation of States in International Law (2nd ed., 2006), “does not affect the continuity of the State, even where there exists no government claiming to represent the occupied State (p. 34).” Without a treaty of peace, the laws of war and neutrality would continue to apply.”

The NEA’s second article was published on October 1, 2018 and is titled, “The U.S. Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom,” and explains the history of how Hawaii was never legally annexed into the United States via treaty. The author, Chris Santomauro concludes:

“A state of peace between the Hawaiian Kingdom and the United States was transformed to a state of war when United States troops invaded the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 16, 1893, and illegally overthrew the Hawaiian government the following day. Only by way of a treaty of peace can the state of affairs be transformed back to a state of peace. The 1907 Hague Convention, IV, and the 1949 Geneva Convention, IV, mentioned by the UN official regulate the occupying State during a state of war.”

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