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Field Notes: Occupy Movement in Hawaii


The Scraggly Tents of Resistance: Field Notes explores Honolulu's vibrant and varied scenes and subcultures. This month: (de)Occupy Honolulu.

Oahu’s contribution to the Occupy movement, situated at a sidewalk tent camp beside Thomas Square. Despite persistent efforts by the city to drive off the (de)Occupiers, they have held their ground since November 5, 2011, making theirs the movement’s longest continuously running encampment. When city workers tag their tents with notices warning they will be impounded if not removed within 24 hours, the (de)Occupiers swap them out with backup tents of a different color. Origina...