The Superferry Chronicles Book Launch Celebrations

The Superferry Chronicles – Book Launch Celebrations
with authors Koohan Paik and Jerry Mander

Monday, Jan 12, 2009 – Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i Island
6:30 p.m. – Kona Outdoor Circle, 76-6280 Kuakini Highway
with Mayumi Oda, Dr. Lee Tepley, and Jeff Sacher. Contact Chelsea Haworth, 808-443-9984.

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009 – Hilo, Hawai’i Island
6:00 p.m. – Kahuina Gallery, 128 Kilauea Ave. (at Mamo)
with Jim Albertini and Dr. Lee Tepley. Contact Kahuina Gallery, 808-935-4420.

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2009 – Hilo, Hawai’i Island
1:00 p.m. – University of Hawai’i – Hilo, Campus Center 301
with Jim Albertini and Dr. Lee Tepley. Contact Justin Avery, 808-990-1421.

Friday, Jan 16, 2009 – Hana, Maui
7:00 p.m. – Ala Kukui, 4224 Hana Highway
Contact Ala Kukui, 808-248-7841.

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 – Honolulu, O’ahu
3:00 p.m. – Revolution Books, 2017 South King Street (at University)
with Kyle Kajihiro and Ikaika Hussey. Contact Revolution Books, 808-944-3106.

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 – Honolulu, O’ahu
7:00 p.m. – Native Books, Ward Warehouse, 1050 Ala Moana Boulevard
with Kyle Kajihiro and Ikaika Hussey. Contact Native Books, 808-596-8885.

An interisland ferry at safe speeds with thoughtful safeguards could be a blessing for the islands. The Hawaii Superferry has not even tried to meet these criteria. Never approved by the people of Hawai’i, without an environmental impact statement, amidst corporate-government collusion and a hidden military agenda, the Superferry rode in on a wave of deception. In their just-released book, The Superferry Chronicles, Koohan Paik and Jerry Mander engagingly expose the untold story behind this behemoth. Koohan Paik is a Kauai filmmaker, writer, and media-literacy educator. Jerry Mander, founder of the Public Media Center and International Forum on Globalization, has been called “the patriarch of the antiglobalization movement” by the New York TImes. He is author of several bestselling books, including Four Arguments for the Eliminartion of Television and In the Absence of the Sacred.

“Koohan Paik and Jerry Mander offer the world a wide interpretation of indigenous sensibility. We in Hawai’i are grateful and stand ready for more effective collaboration. It’s time to save this planet! I mua ka lahui o Hawaii-nui-akua. (Let us all move forward, all people of the world.)” –Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, Hawaiian practitioner and educator

“I applaud the authors for bringing the voices of the grassroots to the foreground. The people make history, and the people of Kauai have made us proud. Kauli’i makou, nui ke aloha no ka ‘aina. (We are small in numbers, but our love for the land is great.)” -Ikaika Hussey, Publisher, The Hawaii Independent

“The idea of boats to connect the Hawaiian Islands is so natural and lovely that it makes one doubly mad to read how in this case it’s been perverted into yet one more sad scheme for our paranoid future. Good for the people of Hawai’i who have raised the alarm, and to these authors for pulling back the curtain.” –Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy
The Superferry Chronicles
Published by Koa Books, Maui
A downloadable poster describing these events is available at
$20 Trade Paperback Original – ISBN 978-0-9773338-8-2
Available at Basically Books, Native Books, Revolution Books, selected Borders stores (Maui, Kauai, Ala Moana, Hilo), and directly from the publisher.
For more information, contact Koa Books, 808-875-7995,

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