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Protestors -- or Protectors, as they prefer to put it -- are still fighting the fight against construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop sacred Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

What might usually be filed away as an Indigenous issue has gotten a lot of attention from celebrities and their followers on social media thanks to a campaign started by actor Jason Momoa back in April. Momoa, Native Hawaiian, is one of today's fastest rising stars, on the strength of his work in Game of Thrones and The Red Road, and his selection to be Aquaman in multiple future films.

Momoa started a campaign on his Instagram account, "We Are Mauna Kea," and immediately set about attaching Hollywood faces to it. It's easy to see how he wove his web of activism -- if you were a co-star or Hawaiian friend of Momoa's, you were gonna get the call. And many answered it by posting their own We Are Mauna Kea pictures. From there, the activism spread to other celebrities -- Hollywood acquaintances and famous friends of famous friends.

In addition to showing support in pictorial form, Momoa asked celebrities and followers to sign and publicize the Stop TMT Construction and Arrests of Mauna Kea Protectors petition at Change.org.
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  1. Iberostar says:

    Wonderful! Protect sacred lands.

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