Letter: Defend Oahu Coalition to lead protest against ‘corporate greed’

Letter to the Editor

The following is a message from Defend Oahu Coalition calling for participation in a protest on October 28 at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Turtle Bay Resort on Kamehameha Highway.

The Occupy Wall Street movement has grown into a global hot button issue as more and more concerned world citizens have recognized that institutional corporate greed is largely responsible for the current economic crisis.

This movement, which appears to include folks from all walks of life, has arrived at Hawaii’s idyllic shores with full force.

Groups like “Occupy Oahu,” “Occupy Honolulu,” and “Occupy Magic Island” have formed to voice their common opposition to corporate greed.

Defend Oahu Coalition has been battling corporate greed for the past five-and-a-half years out on the North Shore of Oahu and has been somewhat successful in keeping over-development at bay. Case in point—the Turtle Bay expansion, which is currently owned by the banks and Wall Street hedgefund managers.

However, the banks and hedgefund managers who now own the 880-acre Turtle Bay property have come for their due and are currently pushing plans to develop a large swath of pristine oceanfront real estate that is home to multiple endangered species.

Defend Oahu Coalition has partnered with Unite Here to voice our opposition to their plan to pave over a large chunk of the North Shore.

If you want to send the banks and hedgefund managers a clear message, join us from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on October 28 in front of Turtle Bay Resort to protest both the project and corporate greed.

Defend Oahu Coalition
North Shore, Oahu

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