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UPDATE — FASCISM RISING IN NEW ZEALAND

Posted by te2ataria on June 7, 2019

On June 6 the Blog posted a comment and question sent by a reader in Europe:

75 years ago my family lost four of its sons, brothers… in D-Day landings “to defeat fascism”

Today, NZ media pander to fascism by way of self censorship!

A message to the editor and board of directors at NZ Herald:

WHY did you remove columnist Matt McCarten’s article (linked below) from NZ Herald archive?

“Forget terrorists – it’s the secret police the public needs to fear”  [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10471106&pnum=0]

The blog Moderators searched the NZ Herald archive, which included numerous entries by  McCarten, looking for the missing article. No trace found among the 703 articles listed on 71 pages that were written by, attributed or made a reference to the columnist! [https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nzh-search/NZH/Matt+McCarten/71/]

Using various search terms, the blog Moderators searched for the missing article on six different search engines. Several references to the article were found, but non showed up on NZ Herald website.

On June 7, we repeated the same searches. Lo and behold, the article, or a variation thereof, which clearly wasn’t there a day earlier, showed on google search engine with the following, slightly modified URL:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10471106

A copy was also found at  Wayback Machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20131207001214/http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10471106

However, additional searches showed that the article was still missing from NZ Herald archive as of June 7, 2019.

[https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nzh-search/NZH/Matt+McCarten/59/]

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The article [as seen on Herald’s website on June 7, 2019] is posted below for our readers’ reference:

Matt McCarten: Forget terrorists – it’s the secret police the public needs to fear

20 Oct, 2007 6:01pm

Matt McCarten, NZ Herald columnist: “Forget terrorists – it’s the secret police the public needs to fear” [Image may be subject to copyright.]

Key Points:

Our Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) and our nation’s senior police officers breathlessly informed us this week that a terrorist cell and their secret training camp in the Ureweras had been smashed.

Hundreds of police synchronised the storming of homes of Maori sovereignty supporters, anarchist revolutionaries and environmental activists, arresting 17 so-called terrorists. Apparently, police have been hiding out in the bushes photographing these individuals, some of whom were dressed up in military gear, shooting guns and even burning napalm.

Our secret police and political establishment must be wetting themselves with excitement at finally capturing “real terrorists”. The only problem is that New Zealand is such a small country, everybody knows everybody else. Do people really think Tame Iti is a New Zealand Osama Bin Laden? What a joke. Instead of using scores of Darth Vader stormtroopers, couldn’t they have just sent the local community constable to arrest Iti? It’s not like he’s ever resisted arrest before.

Iti is one of those characters whose sense of humour and mischief has entertained us for years. He has always been a colourful orator and at worst makes us face some unpalatable truths. At best he is a great entertainer.

Iti winds up the establishment to draw attention to political issues or, as some of his detractors would claim, to himself. His latest political stunts have included running around half naked in front of the Waitangi Tribunal and shooting a British flag on the ground. The local police know him so well that they didn’t even bother to tell him off.

It wasn’t until this incident was broadcast on TV that our political masters insisted that he be charged. The subsequent court case just turned into another case of political mischief and self-promotion which would have had him chuckling at the furore.

The young idealists arrested with him were traipsing around his bush camp. No doubt they were firing guns and if the police say they set off napalm, I’m inclined to believe them. But does this mean that an eclectic group of Maori, political and environmental activists were being turned into a terrorist army?

Some of the young people I know who were arrested are actually vegans who don’t even believe in killing animals, let alone human beings. When you get the police searching homes of environmental activists trying to save snails on the West Coast, you know that things have got really silly.

There’s been a lot of talk this week about politicians overreacting about the police actions, but I suggest that the overreaction has been on the side of the police.

I never thought that there was a need for the Terrorism Suppression Act and believe that it was motivated by our establishment’s need to be seen by our international allies to be doing our bit for George Bush’s “war on terror”.

This week, New Zealand proudly signed up to become part of the US database of suspected terrorists. I would have thought that after the Ahmed Zaoui debacle, our secret police would hesitate to take the word of overseas agencies.

Let’s not even mention the bogus intelligence from these same guys to justify the invasion of Iraq for their oil.

Sinisterly, the Suppression of Terrorism Act is currently under review and there’s a proposal to include as terrorists people who damage economic infrastructure.

That is so broad it could include anything. For example, during the Springbok tour, people destroyed television aerials which were transmitting the rugby game. Under these new recommendations, they would be charged as terrorists.

The current young activists held without bail can stay in jail for up to two years without being convicted. The information that I have received is that the police have transcripts of all their phone calls and texts as well as all their personal emails. That can only mean that our citizens are being widely electronically monitored.

Considering it was the SIS who briefed the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition, one can only assume now that our secret police routinely spy on our citizens.

What is disturbing is that many of these people’s friends, work colleagues and family are having their homes raided and their property confiscated. I suspect this is more to do with spreading the net as wide and far as possible to see what comes up.

My opponents may accuse me of being pro-terrorist or at least an apologist for them: I am not. What I don’t like, however, is the sinister way in which the Suppression of Terrorism Act is being used against people engaged in domestic political activity.

People have always talked about overthrowing the government, smashing capitalism, wrecking animal-testing laboratories and other such things. But have we had such acts carried out in New Zealand? Very rarely and very minor.

And even when people damage property or even hurt individuals in political activity the police have always been able to arrest them using the Crimes Act. The Suppression of Terrorism Act – even its name is provocative – is a political weapon against dissent.

Those of us opposed to this act are now seeing it abused in the way we feared it might. We shouldn’t be worrying about the antics of Tame Iti. We should be instead very worried about the creeping powers of our secret police.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10471106

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FASCISM RISING IN NEW ZEALAND

Posted by te2ataria on June 6, 2019

Sent by a reader in Europe

75 years ago my family lost four of its sons, brothers… in D-Day landings “to defeat fascism”

Today, NZ media pander to fascism by way of self censorship!

A message to the editor and board of directors at NZ Herald:

WHY did you remove columnist Matt McCarten’s article (linked below) from NZ Herald archive?

Forget terrorists – it’s the secret police the public needs to fear  [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10471106&pnum=0]

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FASCISM RISING IN AUSTRALIA

Posted by te2ataria on June 6, 2019

Australian Gestapo raid News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst’s home over alleged national security leak

Then…

They raid ABC’s Sydney headquarters…

Police have raided the Canberra home of a News Corp journalist after she reported that the Federal Government was considering spying on Australians, a report said.


Annika Smethurst reported earlier this year that government agencies were considering spying on Australians.
Related Story: Security leak about spy agency referred to AFP

According to The Daily Telegraph, the raid related to a story published in April last year in which Annika Smethurst reported that the Home Affairs and Defence departments were considering giving spy agencies greater surveillance powers.

“This raid demonstrates a dangerous act of intimidation towards those committed to telling uncomfortable truths,” a News Corp spokesperson said.

“The raid was outrageous and heavy-handed.”

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) confirmed the raid took place earlier on Tuesday amid an investigation into leaked information.

“The matter relates to an investigation into the alleged unauthorised disclosure of national security information that was referred to the AFP,” the AFP said in a statement.

“This warrant relates to the alleged publishing of information classified as an official secret, which is an extremely serious matter that has the potential to undermine Australia’s national security.

“No arrests are expected today as a result of this activity.”  Read more…

‘The AFP is the instrument of the [fascist] state’: PM questioned over raids on journalists

“My government is absolutely committed to freedom of the press,” Mr Morrison, talking through his backside, told journalists.

The AFP mounted an eight-hour raid yesterday on the ABC’s Sydney headquarters over the Afghan Files — a series of investigative stories published in 2017 that revealed allegations of unlawful killings and misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan based on secret documents leaked to the ABC.

The stories, by ABC investigative journalists Dan Oakes and Sam Clark, revealed allegations of unlawful killings and misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan and were based off hundreds of pages of secret Defence documents leaked to the ABC.

The Afghan Files

The Afghan Files
The ABC’s Afghan Files stories in 2017 gave an unprecedented insight into the operations of Australia’s [murderous] special forces, detailing incidents of troops killing unarmed men and children and concerns about a “warrior culture” among soldiers.

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Anti-fascism protest in Wellington

Posted by te2ataria on May 18, 2019

STOP RACISM – OPPOSE FASCISM – OUCH!
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You can’t fool all the people all the time!

Fascist New Zealand: Deadly racist, white supremacist, mercenary nation…

Screen dump of hastily redacted page from RNZ website

Caption: ” Tahir Nawaz said racism was stopping people from getting jobs they are qualified for. Photo: RNZ / Michael Cropp”

“The protest, in Wellington’s Civic Square, comes just over two months after the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch.”

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Freedom of speech in NZ assassinated by Microsoft

Posted by te2ataria on June 20, 2016

Alerted by a reader in the United States

Microsoft’s Bing has removed “Zombie Democracy – Apartheid Fort NZ” blog from its search index

We have been alerted by a reader in the US that Bing.com, owned by the software Goliath Microsoft,  has removed our blog from their search index. We are unaware of any legal reason for this egregious attack on our freedom of speech.

Microsoft Bing has not provided any explanation.

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Our colleagues in 8 countries have tried their local Bing search for any information or links to this blog, without success.

Having followed the link Some results have been removed … we found the following:

How Bing delivers search results

Microsoft respects freedom of expression. If Microsoft receives requests to remove content from individuals, businesses, and governments, in limited cases, where quality, safety, user demand, relevant laws, and/or public policy concerns exist, Bing might remove results, inform users of certain risks, or provide users with options for tailoring their content. Bing limits removal of search results to a narrow set of circumstances and conditions to avoid restricting Bing users’ access to relevant information.

Legal requests from governments, individuals, or otherwise

Certain countries maintain laws or regulations that apply to search service providers and require removal of access to certain indexed pages. Some of these laws allow specific individuals or entities to demand removal of results (such as for copyright infringement, libel, defamation, personally identifiable information, hate speech, or other personal rights), while others are administered and enforced by the government.

When Microsoft receives a request or demand, Bing balances its support for freedom of expression and for free access to relevant content with compliance with local law. We review and assess the request or demand, including the reason and basis for the request or demand, the authority or rights of the requesting party, our applicable policies and our commitments to our users with regard to freedom of expression, and determine whether and to what extent we should remove access to the content.

Examples of legal request areas with global approaches

Child sexual abuse materials

The production and distribution of, and access to, child sexual abuse materials is universally condemned and generally illegal. Sadly, the abuse of children is not new, but the web affords new opportunities to those who would commit crimes against children. Bing works with others in technology and industry groups, law enforcement, and governmental and non-governmental organizations to help stop the spread of this horrific content online. One way we do this is by removing pages that have been reviewed by credible agencies (or identified via Microsoft PhotoDNA) and found to contain or relate to the sexual exploitation or abuse of children.

In particular, we remove pages from our index that have been identified by the Internet Watch Foundation (UK), NCMEC (US), and FSM (Germany) as, in their good faith judgment, hosting or providers of access to child sexual abuse material. Removing these links from displayed search results doesn’t block the materials from being accessed on the web or discovered through means other than Bing, but it does reduce the ability of those who would seek it out or profit from it.

More at How Bing delivers search results

Needles to say, none of the above apply to this blog. The only charge we are “guilty” of, is speaking out our minds.

We are rapidly reaching a point where only major catastrophes could save us from total tyranny manufactured by multinational corporations.

 

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