Another light introduction to 9/11 truth

By Dr. Crockett Grabbe and Lenny Charles 09/08/07 “ICH” — – The majority of us accept as fact that the current administration manipulates science for political ends. Few were surprised to hear experts from industry challenge overwhelming evidence of man-made climate change. Frustration within the scientific community had grown so much that by Dec. 2006 […]

The End of Privacy

 By Elliot Cohen Amid the controversy brewing in the Senate over Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) reform, the Bush administration appears to have changed its strategy and is devising a bold new plan that would strip away FISA protections in favor of a system of wholesale government monitoring of every American’s Internet activities. Now the […]

A light introduction to the events on 9-11-2001 in New York

I know that for many Kiwi’s the terror attacks of 9/11 are long in the past. They are accepted by most as perpetrated by 19 young extremist Arabs send to their death by a madman in a cave. But how could these 19 young man evade the CIA and the FBI for years and than hijack […]

US says it has right to kidnap British citizens

AMERICA has told Britain that it can “kidnap” British citizens if they are wanted for crimes in the United States. A senior lawyer for the American government has told the Court of Appeal in London that kidnapping foreign citizens is permissible under American law because the US Supreme Court has sanctioned it. The admission will […]

More spying in the future, drones over te Urewera?

Heather Brooke Two weekends ago at the V Festival, revellers were surprised to see a remote-controlled surveillance drone flying and filming overhead. Little to nothing was known beforehand about the drone’s use, and news reports after the fact shed little light on why or how its use was approved. I put in a Freedom of […]

Terrorism bill passed into law

A Black day For Aotearoa! (Travellerev) LATEST: Parliament today voted 108-13 to strengthen terrorism suppression laws, but was told the bill had no relevance to last month’s police raids and the Solicitor-General’s ruling against charges under the Terrorism Suppression Act. We may need new domestic terrorism laws – Nats The Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill was […]

Wider phone tapping considered

The trial run for the anti-terror law showed up deficient, next time just saying something that might indicate that maybe your thinking about doing something will get you arrested and convicted. What’s next?(travellerev)  Prime Minister Helen Clark says allowing intercepted telephone conversations to be used as evidence in a wider range of crimes is one possibility to […]

Last ‘terror raid’ accused freed as hikoi starts

The last four people held in custody after police anti-terror raids last month were released on bail today. Jamie Beattie Lockett, 46, of Takanini, in south Auckland; Tuhoe Francis Lambert, 58, of Manurewa, in south Auckland; Rawiri Kiyomi Iti, 29, of Hamilton; and Watene Paul McClutchie, 33, of Poroporo, near Whakatane, all face firearm charges. […]

Nicky Hager: How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist?

Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 3:52 pm Opinion: Nicky Hager How To Decide Who Is A Terrorist? The Solicitor-General will shortly make a decision whether to approve terrorism charges against the Maori, peace and environmental activists arrested last month. Nicky Hager describes how the decision will be made and the factors the Solicitor-General needs to take […]

Police “Terror” Boss Has History Of Activist Harassment – Nicky Hager

By Joseph BarrattThe anti-terrorism unit commanded by Assistant Police Commissioner Jon White which led last week’s so-called “terror raids” around the country – arresting 17 political activists – has a history of harassing and imprisoning protestors engaged in legitimate political protest, according to noted author and investigator Nicky Hager. Hager is author of the acclaimed […]

Civil rights concerns over DNA

There are civil rights concerns over National’s plans to extend the use of DNA to catch criminals. The party has proposed DNA samples could be taken from anyone arrested for any crime which carries a prison sentence. Leader John Key says the samples and records would be destroyed in cases where charges are dropped or […]

Mass raid stuns veteran unionist

More intimidation and stifling of dissent. A 72-year-old socialist worker who has been protesting against the “anti-terror” raids had his own home searched by police yesterday over an alleged kidnapping. Jimmy O’Dea, a veteran trade unionist who has prostate cancer, said he had no idea why eight carloads of police arrived in the afternoon at […]

Terror raids suspect beaten in jail

A man arrested in the terror raids has been badly beaten in prison but is refusing to name his attacker. The Corrections Department confirmed that a prisoner – understood to be Jamie Lockett, who faces three Firearms Act charges – was taken to hospital after an assault but was now back in prison. He had […]

NZ signs up to US terrorist database

And what does America get out of this deal? And what do they mean when they say;”There are bound to be some human rights concerns but the public good comes first.”  Our human rights are the public good. Ask the people arrested under the anti-terror law this week how they feel about the infringement on their […]

Police move may anger moderates.

Maori academics and politicians have warned that police raids on Maori activists could have the opposite effect and fuel the fire of extremism. Professor Taiarahia Black from Massey University said there was widespread disquiet within Maoridom at the “heavy-handed” police actions. “For people who already feel marginalised, this is going to add fuel to the […]