Citizen journalists are emerging everywhere. This is my attempt!
This blog will be different in that it will not be fair and balanced. It will take no advertising. It will be strictly Progressive in its views. So pardon our bias, but there are many stories to be told here from the far left wing.
One question I hope to answer shortly is: What happened to the Green Party, once so successful in local politics? Where are they now? Next week I will be interviewing Bob and Julie Jacobson, both former Hawaii County Council members and Green Party activists, at their home in Hawaiian Acres.
In the coming weeks, I hope to add interviews with the many Progressives who live here and to talk with them about the ways in which they continue to support core movements. For example, a group of peace activists meet every Friday in front of the Federal Building in downtown Hilo. They organize, get speakers, march. It's a small group of very dedicated people, most prominently Rosalind Smith and Noelle Rodriguez.
And new groups are evolving, such as Occupy, which meets for sign waving in front of Merrill Lynch.
In this seemingly out of the way place, a lot is happening. Change is in the air. Or, as we might be more apt to say here, it's time to catch the wave.