He was a gifted musician and falsetto, but George Helm is best remembered for his martyrdom as a leader of the movement to stop military bombing of Kaho'olawe.
The Moloka'i native felt a special connection to the land — Helm coined the phrase aloha 'aina, which is Hawaiian for love of the land — and he joined the first group of activists to make an illegal landing on Kaho'olawe on Jan. 4, 1976.
The visit triggered an activist movement among Hawaiians and… read more
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