ADB Watch Hawaii
Tue, 30 Jan 2001


Join the campaign against the Asian Development Bank
ADB Annual Meeting * Honolulu May 9-11
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Events May 5-11 2001

No Aloha for the ADB !
Join the Global Movement for Justice!
Expose the Destructive Policies and Projects of the ADB!

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a multilateral sister of the World Bank that funds projects which create poverty and undermine local control and cultural rights throughout Asia and the Pacific. The ADB is holding its Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawai'i from May 9-11.

Parallel NGO event opportunities May 5th to May 11th

ADBwatch Hawai'i invites you to join in and create non-violent activities and events challenging globalization and the ADB's record of imposing destructive and oppressive policies, projects and programs on communities throughout Asia and the Pacific.

ADBwatch is a broad coalition of people working for economic justice in Hawai'i, and includes youth, students, economic and environmental justice and human rights activists, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) cultural rights activists, clergy, academia, and unions.

The ADB Annual Meeting was originally scheduled for Seattle but after massive WTO protests in Nov/December of 1999, the venue changed to Honolulu with the expectation of avoiding resistance and scrutiny. At last year's ADB Annual Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand, 5,000 Thai villagers and farmers protested for 3 days against water usage fees being imposed by the ADB. Keep the pressure on! Help to expose ADB's destructive policies and show the world there is no Aloha for the ADB.

Show the World that There is NO ALOHA FOR THE ADB!!

ADBwatch challenges financial institutions that perpetuate economic terrorism. Our goals:

  1. Educate the public on specific ways that ADB (and globalization) increases the gulf between rich and poor
  2. Identify ways that globalization impacts people and resources in Hawai'i
  3. Identify the impacts of globalization on cultural and economic rights of indigenous peoples

Help to unravel the corporate myth of Hawai'i as paradise. Hawai'i is occupied by the US military, colonized politically and economically and we face serious pollution problems. The rights of the Kanaka Maoli are under serious increasing attack by the US and state governments and now by organized right and Campaign for a Colorblind America, a conservative racist, anti-affirmative action organization.


ADBwatch is small and very low budget. Any support would be greatly appreciated and tax-deductible through The Hawaii Institute for Human Rights. Your support is needed! Access to funding is severely limited in Hawai'i. Please help by sending donations. Funds will be used to help bring people here from Asia and the Pacific and for education about the role and history of the ADB.

For more information, contact us:
UH-Hawai'i Manoa
2465 Campus Road
RIO Box A-4
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822

The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance
P.O. Box 714
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96808
Cha Smith, Executive Director
tel/ fax (808) 841-2176

KAHEA is a network of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) cultural practitioners, environmental activists and others working to protect Native Hawaiian cultural rights and our fragile environment

ADB Hawaii | Actions 2001 |