“The Urewera Four”

by Patrick O'Brien

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State Terrorism

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On 15 October 2007 — following an 18-month undercover police operation — the New Zealand Government carried out a series of dawn raids on the homes of its citizens using armed police wearing masks.

Put simply, this was a terrorist attack by the Crown against its citizens and these events have been well canvassed in the full length documentary film, Operation 8, plus Vince Siemer’s in-depth article, The Operation-8 Saga, at Kiwis First, to list just two sources.

Today, four remaining defendants — Urewera Four — begin their trial in the High Court at Auckland . . .

Free the Urewera Four / Facebook

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UPDATES:

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‘October 15th Solidarity’ ~ Legal Updates

Time-line of court proceedings since 2007 . . .

http://www.october15thsolidarity.info/legal

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‘Protests as Urewera trial begins’ ~ New Zealand Herald

February 13, 2012 ― “The trial has begun more than four years after armed police descended on the East Coast township of Ruatoki.”

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10785179

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‘Urewera four plead not guilty’ ~ Stuff | Fairfax Media

February 13, 2012 ― “The ‘Urewera four’ have pleaded not guilty to all charges against them in the High Court at Auckland this morning. The charges laid against the four – Tame Iti, Emily Bailey, Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara and Urs Signer – were read to the court before each one responded.”

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/6406982/Urewera-four-plead-not-guilty

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‘Urewera trial start, Crown propaganda begins’ ~ Press Release | Scoop

February 13, 2012 ― “We hope people in this country will see through the crown propaganda of the next few weeks and see this case for what it is: the state stifling political dissent and repressing the aspirations of Maori for control over their lives, the lands and their resources.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1202/S00114/urewera-trial-start-crown-propaganda-begins.htm

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Ongoing . . .

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Photo / New Zealand Herald
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