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Urge Hawai’i to Cancel Telescope on Sacred Mauna Kea or Face Tourism Boycott

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TAKE ACTION here for sacred Hawaiian mountain, native rights, and for water giving natural ecosystems : http://forests.org/shared/alerts/sendsm.aspx?id=hawaii_maunakea

A controversial telescope project on the top of the often snow-covered Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawai'i would further desecrate land that is sacred to native Hawaiians and is environmentally important. There are already 13 telescopes scarring the mountain; and the newest, called the Thirty-Meter Telescope, would destroy an additional five acres of land, and intensify human waste and toxics entering the sensitive ecosystems. Shockingly, this native land theft and continued ecocide is partially funded by the Moore Foundation (with Intel computer money) and the University of Hawai'i. For weeks protestors have camped out on the top of the mountain creating human blockades, there have been recent arrests, as well as numerous affinity protests nationally and across social media including on Twitter at #WeAreMaunaKea and #ProtectMaunaKea. In affinity with Hawai'i’s native peoples and in the spirit of Aloha`Aina (love of the land), please send protest emails (and optionally tweets) to Hawai'i’s Governor and state land managers, letting them know they must stop the University from further telescope development on Mauna Kea, or they face the threat of a boycott of Hawai'i’s lucrative tourism industry.

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