Nate Smith, executive director of the Texas Nationalist Movement, looked uncertain as a man identifying himself as an east Ukrainian resistance fighter pledged solidarity to Smith’s struggle for an independent Texas. Standing in a conference room in the Ritz Hotel in central Moscow on Sunday, Smith nodded noncommittally and handed over his business card.
It wasn’t the only incongruous encounter taking place at the Ritz at what has been dubbed Moscow’s international conference of separatists, an eclectic Kremlin-funded gathering of organizations and sometimes wacky individuals pressing for self-rule for often unlikely territories.
Amidst the heavy glitz of the hotel, Catalonian separatists and dissident Irish republicans listened politely to presentations from east Ukrainian rebels, Azerbaijani minorities and the thoughts of the self-proclaimed “King of Hawaii,” who called in via video link.
And among the few dozen activists comparing ideas for how to achieve self-determination, were two Americans campaigning for Texan and Californian secession from the United States.
The conference, now in its second year, is funded largely by the Kremlin and organized by the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia, a group that closely follows government positions. The movement says it is unconnected to the Kremlin, but the hotel conference was almost entirely paid for by a charitable fund founded by President Vladimir Putin, which provided close to $546,000 for the project, according to public records. The attendees, including the Texan delegate, had been offered free flights and accommodation.
The conference’s organizers present it as a platform for marginalized groups, but its agenda overlaps with Kremlin efforts to promote Russia as an alternative guardian for global order, at the head of democratic movement opposed to alleged American imperialism.
Hawaii Five-0 7×14 “Ka laina ma ke one” Season 7 Episode 14 Promo – Five-0 must go up against an aggressive U.S. marshall, Lincoln (Lou Diamond Phillips), when a man wanted for murder escapes capture and seeks asylum in the sovereign land belonging to the Nation of Hawaii, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, January 20 on CBS.
FIVE-0 GOES UP AGAINST AN AGGRESSIVE U.S. MARSHALL WHEN A MAN WANTED FOR MURDER SEEKS ASYLUM IN THE SOVEREIGN LAND BELONGING TO THE NATION OF HAWAII, ON “HAWAII FIVE-0,” FRIDAY, JAN. 20
Lou Diamond Phillips Guest Stars as U.S. Marshall Lincoln
“Ka laina ma ke one” – Five-0 must go up against an aggressive U.S. marshall, Lincoln (Lou Diamond Phillips), when a man wanted for murder escapes capture and seeks asylum in the sovereign land belonging to the Nation of Hawaii, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Jan. 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
(“Ka laina ma ke one” is Hawaiian for “Line in the Sand”)
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Cast includes Bumpy Kanahele (Himself) and Brandon Maka’awa’awa (Brandon).
In this episode we talk about the Nation of Hawaii and the program’s we plan to introduce next month beginning with the citizen drive of the Nation of Hawaii to build up our base of support for restoring our National Sovereignty as Hawaiians.
The key to all of this is the education of our people. If we’re not educated to our rights we risk duplicating what has already been setup and done. Another thing that happens in our movement is that sometimes we are lead by other leaders down a dead end, in 2017 that all stops, in 2017 we take the next steps towards restoring our National Sovereignty, for the Nation of Hawaii that means economic independence through the Aloha Coin.
Come learn more about the Nation of Hawaii and our “legal foundation” at Hawaii-nation.org