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Archive for May 24th, 2008

Veteran celebrates historic Maori protest

Posted by te2ataria on May 24, 2008

“We are landless in our own land.”

By JOSEPH LOSE – Sunday News | Sunday, 25 May 2008

A defining moment in Maori land claims will be celebrated today, with the 30th anniversary of the forced end to the occupation of Bastion Point.

On this day 30 years ago, New Zealanders were stunned when an 800-strong force of police and army moved on to the Auckland landmark and arrested 222 Ngati Whatua and Pakeha supporters who had camped out on the site for 507 days to try to force its return to the tangata whenua.

One of the occupation leaders, Joe Hawke, will have mixed emotions when he stands on the precious land today to join other “patriots” in remembering the historic moments.

“It will be a time to remember and a time to celebrate,” Hawke, 68, told Sunday News. “But it will also be a time of sadness because of what we had to do.

“It was the price we had to pay for the whenua (land). New Zealand cried that day.”

The former Labour MP, now the Bastion Point kaumatua, stirred supporters to action to reclaim the land in 1977.

“We are landless in our own land. The struggle for retention of this land is the most important struggle our people have faced in a number of years,” Hawke said at the time.

“To lose this last bit of ground would be a death blow to the mana, to the honour and to the dignity of the Ngati Whatua people. We are prepared to go all the way because legally we have the right to do it.”

Bastion Point, on Auckland’s waterfront, was owned by Ngati Whatua before the British colonisation.

In 1885, the NZ Government built a military outpost there because it commanded a good strategic position over Waitemata Harbour.

In 1941, when the Crown no longer needed the land for defence, it did not return it to Ngati Whatua but instead gifted it to the Auckland City Council for a reserve.

The last straw for the iwi was when, in 1976, the Crown announced it planned to develop Bastion Point by selling it to the highest corporate bidder for high-income housing.

Hawke led a group of 30 on to the land on January 4, 1977.

The occupation gained quick support and hundreds turned up to join. […]

Hawke said the stand they took at Bastion Point will be remembered for “awakening Maori”.

“It set the tone for the future,” he said. [More . . .]

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The Sinking of Rainbow Warrior

Posted by te2ataria on May 24, 2008

submitted by a reader

What was the role of NZ SIS in the Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior?

The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, codenamed Operation Satanic, was a special operation by the “action” branch of the French foreign intelligence services, the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE), carried out on July 10, 1985. It aimed to sink the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, the Rainbow Warrior, while she was docked in the port of Auckland, New Zealand, to prevent her from interfering in a nuclear test in Moruroa.

Fernando Pereira, a photographer, drowned on the sinking ship. Two of the French agents were subsequently arrested by the New Zealand Police on passport fraud and immigration charges. Following questioning, they were subsequently charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, willful damage, and murder. As part of a plea bargain, they eventually pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced to ten years, of which they served just over two.

The ensuing scandal resulted in the resignation of the French Defence Minister Charles Hernu, and the subject became so touchy that it was not until twenty years afterwards that the personal responsibility of French President François Mitterrand was officially admitted. (Source)


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SIS Skunkery

“. . . SIS failed to stop New Zealand’s only terrorist attack since the SIS began. This was the bombing of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior by the French Secret Service in Auckland harbour. One man – photographer Fernando Pereira – was killed. The SIS also failed to predict the Fiji coup of 1987.

It has however been involved in the harassment of activists. In 1981 during the Springbok tour of New Zealand the SIS released a list of “radicals and subversives” they claimed were influencing the anti-tour movement. Their attempt to smear the movement failed.

In 1996 an SIS agent was caught out as he was searching the house of Christchurch anti-globalisation activist Aziz Choudry. The matter was eventually settled out of court after the search was declared illegal.

In the last three years the SIS has issued a security risk certificate against the Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui. They have had to withdraw the certificate after being unable to substantiate their claims. The only evidence they produced was a printout from a right-wing conspiracy website based in the US.” — Civil Rights Defence Committee

  • Where were the SIS skunks when the Rainbow Warrior was bombed? Did they materially assist the French government’s terror agents, or just looked the other way?

  • Has a single SIS agent ever been prosecuted, dishonorably discharged, forced to retire, demoted, or otherwise disciplined for ‘failing’ to foil the the terrorist attack by the French government?

  • Since the SIS proven role is that of “protecting” the elite against ordinary people, can it continue as a government unit, or should it be incorporated as a private mercenary force like Blackwater Inc?

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Damage Control: Hiding the Putrid Iceberg!

Posted by te2ataria on May 24, 2008

Submitted by a reader

New Zealander caught up in KGB spy scandal

Note the righteous, we-had-a-bad-apple [black sheep?] but-got-rid-of-him tone!

A New Zealand diplomat was spirited out of Moscow after being caught in a KGB sting in the 1970s, it was reported today.

Papers obtained by The Dominion Post show former trade commissioner Ian Noel Clark and his family were secretly whisked out of Moscow after the Soviet Union’s spy service threatened to expose him over blackmarket currency dealings in 1978.


Striped skunk. Every New Zealander working for their rotten diplomatic core, NZ Trade and Industry Department, international organizations (UN, relief agencies, etc.) … is potentially an SIS agent serving the interests of New Zealand ‘elite.’

The KGB had threatened to publish damaging photographs and other details of the dealings in the Communist newspaper Pravda.

News Zealand officials believed that the KGB wanted to turn Mr Clark into a Soviet spy and access cipher equipment and codes used by New Zealand diplomats to share embassy and intelligence secrets with their allies.

The paper revealed that on his return home Mr Clark was cleared by the New Zealand SIS but senior staff at the Foreign Ministry questioned the decision with the SIS director at the time.

Mr Clark continued working for the then Trade and Industry Department for two years before joining the economic division of Agriculture and Fisheries as a senior manager.

Mr Clark, who now lives in Gladstone in the Wairarapa, declined to talk to The Dominion Post. (Source)

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