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Archive for March 10th, 2010

Where have all the REAL heroes gone?

Posted by te2ataria on March 10, 2010

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Right here, in Wellington, being “crucified!

“We disarm you in the name of Jesus Christ”

Don’t know much about the Jesus bit, but whatever their spiritual abstraction, these three are the REAL heroes!

Peter Murnane and Sam Land, two of the defenders who appeared in the court today are seen at the shrine put up outside the US embassy in Wellington.  Credit: KENT BLECHYNDEN/The Dominion Post. Image may be subject to copyright.

Adrian Leason, who together with Peter Murnane and Sam Land, is accused of destroying government spy apparatus, told Wellington District Court how and why they carried out their mission.

The three heroes cut fences around the Marlborough spy-base operated by the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), and slashed the condom-like dome covering the satellite dishes.

“Leason told how images from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the effects of protest actions by the Christian pacifist Ploughshares group influenced his decision to attack the base,” a report said.

Having cut their way through the fence with ease, the men reached one of the domes, placed their hands on the rubber sheath and said “we disarm you in the name of Jesus Christ.”

They then slashed the cover using sickles.

“We weren’t there to smash it up,” Leason said.

The deflated dome is on the left. The condom-like domes cover the spy satellite dishes at the Waihopai base. Photo Credit: DEREK FLYNN/Marlborough Express. (Image may be subject to copyright). See Fair Use Notice!

The trial may last up to two weeks. You can support these heroes by demonstrating outside the Wellington District Court.

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