WALTER RITTE

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Walter Ritte (Born April 12, 1945) has been a pillar of social activism in Hawaiʻi for over 40 years. Below are resources where you can find videos, articles and books on his leadership throughout the years.

VIDEOS

Reclaiming Kahoolawe - History of Bombing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGOPMpoJ_1c

February 27, 2009

Story of Kahoolawe by Those Who Were There

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_db6kAZdBW4

May 5, 2012

Walter Ritte - on Hawaiian Rights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNssmhmIsaU

July 3, 2020

ARTICLES

Kahoolawe 1976: Walter Ritte on trial

https://www.ilind.net/gallery_old/ritte1976/index.htm

April 1976

 

It’s the anniversary of the first protest landing on Kahoolawe on January 4, 1976

https://www.ilind.net/2015/01/04/its-the-anniversary-of-the-first-protest-landing-on-kahoolawe-on-january-4-1976/

January 4, 2015

Episode 49: The founding of the Protect Kaho‘olawe ʻOhana with Walter Ritte

https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/post/episode-49-founding-protect-kaho-olawe-ohana-walter-ritte#stream/0

February 5, 2016

Uncle Walter Ritte, on Reclaiming Kaho'olawe
https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37580583/listen-uncle-walter-ritte-on-reclaiming-kahoolawe/

February 23, 2018

BOOKS

VIDEOS

Walter Ritte on GMO issues - University of Hawaii 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjuPIJbPlPA

January 29, 2013

walter ritte GMO protest

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW4GGo70WbE

October 10, 2010

WALTER RITTE: GMO Eradication

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSgGmFf4Nc&feature=emb_title

December 14, 2013

Walter Ritte Jr. addressing GMO food

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEtRDqTjZsg

November 3, 2012

ARTICLES

Taro Research Protested on Kauai

http://www.islandbreath.org/2007Year/01-farming/0701-14KauaiGMOProtest.html

August 15, 2007

 

Maui Rally Against GMO Draws Strong Turnout

https://mauinow.com/2013/03/23/photos-maui-rally-against-gmo-draws-strong-turnout/

March 23, 2013

 

Hawai'i Anti-GMO Activists Rely On Mainland Millionaires For 'Grassroots' Campaign

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2013/10/02/hawaii-anti-gmo-activists-rely-on-mainland-millionaires-for-grassroots-campaign/#5e4e2e19bfe1

October 2, 2013

VIDEOS

Molokai Ranch sale

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk1Mu0vtd4o

February 1, 2019

ARTICLES

REPORT OF MOLOKAI WATER WORKING GROUP

https://www.mauicounty.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4516/MolWtrWorkingGrpMay08?bidId=

May 2008

With 55K acres up for sale, Molokai residents unite to send a message

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36709062/friendly-isle-community-sends-message-to-prospective-buyer-of-molokai-ranch/

October 28, 2017

 

Activists demand water diverted for Molokaʻi ranch be restored

https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/07/02/group-demands-state-restore-diverted-stream-flows-by-molokai-ranch/

July 1, 2019

 

Molokai group seeks to restore stream flows

https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2019/07/molokai-group-seeks-to-restore-stream-flows/

July 2, 2019

 

Molokai Ranch’s use of stream water is challenged

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/02/hawaii-news/molokai-ranchs-use-of-stream-water-is-challenged/

July 2, 2019
 

Moloka‘i Group Demands Stream Flow Restoration

https://mauinow.com/2019/07/02/molokai-group-demands-stream-flow-restoration/

July 2, 2019

With Moloka'i Ranch Up for Sale, Community Seeks To Reclaim Streams

https://www.hawaiipublicradio.org/post/molokai-ranch-sale-community-seeks-reclaim-streams#stream/0

July 4, 2019

A Call for Stream Restoration

https://themolokaidispatch.com/a-call-for-stream-restoration/

July 11, 2019

VIDEOS

OHA: Walter Ritte on Mauna Kea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSqw0mIV3U4

April 23, 2015

Walter Ritte Speaks about Mauna Kea in Hilo 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9q1rBwhDLI

June 23, 2015

Walter Ritte on Mauna Kea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd5fhjp1s5Q

November 27, 2015

Hawaiian activist Walter Ritte, on protests at Mauna Kea

https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiNewsNow/videos/922683021403137

July 15, 2019

Mauna Kea Protectors Chained to Cattle Guard to Stop TMT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHM45r9fIdA

July 16, 2019

ARTICLES

Molokai’s Walter Ritte recalls Kahoolawe amid Mauna Kea struggle

https://www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2019/07/molokais-walter-ritte-recalls-kahoolawe-amid-mauna-kea-struggle/

July 21, 2019


 

Why Native Hawaiians are fighting to protect Maunakea from a telescope

https://www.vox.com/identities/2019/7/24/20706930/mauna-kea-hawaii

July 24, 2019

 

Longtime Native Hawaiian Activist Announces Run For House Seat

https://www.civilbeat.org/beat/longtime-native-hawaiian-activist-announces-run-for-house-seat/

February 19, 2020

 

Protest against a billion-dollar telescope in Hawaii grows to 1,000 people, leading to brief arrests

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/07/17/why-an-story-billion-dollar-telescope-is-compelling-hundreds-protest-foot-mountain/

July 18, 2019