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“Smash the System”

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On Capitalism:
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“This economy condemns and enslaves men and women. It is the dung of the devil. Dear young people: shake things up and make a mess! Then organise to tidy it up.”

~ Pope Francis ~

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A message to the world’s youth from Pope Francis . . .

“Serve without Fear”
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Stop the GCSB !!!

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Tonight

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“4 – VICTORY”

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Image:  "Rabaa" - #R4BIA.

— R4BIA —

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#R4BIA — the raising of four fingers — symbol for the massacre of unarmed people in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square by Egypt’s US-backed military on August 14, 2013.

“Rabaa” means four, or the fourth in Arabic, and Raaba al-Adawiya Square has now become equally famous as Tahir Square in Cairo due to the resistance of hundreds of thousands of anti-coup protesters. Here’s a useful essay on events from Counterpunch:

Bloodbath on the Nile
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Stasi State of New Zealand

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Image: enslavement of New Zealanders.

An essay from columnist Gordon Brown which outlines how
John Key’s Government has systematically undermined the
sovereignty of Parliament, and freedom of the individual:

Big Government’s most devoted servant
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Something is rotten in the Beehive . . .

Democracy (sic) in New Zealand
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“Your country, your say . . .”

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Image: John Campbell, TV3 NewsJohn Campbell, TV3 News

The GCSB Bill
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“Your country,  your say . . . Over the next week, we’re aiming for the biggest opinion poll in New Zealand’s history and we’ll be heading south from Spirits Bay and heading north from Bluff, stopping in small towns throughout the country, giving you the chance to have your say and tell the politicians what you think. You can see us in person in your town or you can sign the petition on-line, here.”

Campbell Live – GCSB roadie poll
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A selection of references on the widespread opposition to the
GCSB legislation currently before New Zealand Parliament:

GCSB Legislation
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On dissent (5)

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Image: "Before a revolution can start in the streets, it first must happen in the mind." Image 2013 Patrick O’Brien
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Nationwide Protest — Stop the GCSB Bill !!!

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Image: POSTER ~ Nationwide protest to stop the GCSB BillCLICK TO ENLARGE

Today throughout New Zealand . . .

Nationwide Events
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The ‘GCSB’ Bill
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You are being Monitored . . .

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Image: The Government is watching you.

— New Zealand Intelligence Community —

There are cameras on our streets; in buildings and public places; buses, taxis and trains. Watching, recording, and storing. Our private communications are collected, assessed, and stored; and there’s data-sharing of our personal information between Government agencies — despite solemn promises they never would — and, lest we forget, the undercover agents, spooks, spies and other assorted agent-provocateurs who have infiltrated our communities; watching, recording, always watching . . .

Hard at work, the New Zealand Intelligence Community:

The New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) is defined as the NZSIS, the GCSB, together with the National Assessments Bureau (NAB) and the Intelligence Co-ordination Group (ICG).

In addition, there are nine other intelligence entities within the police. Organised Crime Intelligence Unit, Financial Intelligence Unit, Strategic Intelligence Unit, National Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, Identity Intelligence Unit, Threat Assessment Unit, Police Terrorism Investigation and Intelligence Group and the Special Investigation Group.

But, wait, there’s more . . . there are also four other intelligence entities: the Domestic and External Security Group (DESG) within DPMC; the NZ Directorate of Defence Intelligence and Security (DDIS) and the Joint Geospatial Support Facility (JGSF), both within Defence; and the National Maritime Co-ordination Centre (NMCC), within Customs.

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Worth noting — New Zealand has fewer people than a New York Borough.

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Nothing to Fear
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Public Meeting – Stop the GCSB Bill !!!

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Tonight in Auckland, New Zealand . . .
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Stop the GCSB Bill meeting
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A selection of references on the widespread opposition to the
GCSB legislation currently before New Zealand Parliament:

GCSB Legislation
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The ‘GCSB’ Bill

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— Kiwi Puppet —

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John Key pictured here — sycophantic puppet of the US Government — is pushing legislation through New Zealand Parliament which will “legalise” the collection of all our communications by the GCSB on behalf of American spy agencies, despite widespread and almost universal opposition from Kiwis.

Here’s a selection of references about this opposition which I’ve posted to my NOTES:

GCSB Legislation
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On freedom (3)

Image: "It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." ~ VoltaireImage 2013 Patrick O’Brien
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— The Espionage Act 1917 —

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Image: Revolution poster (cropped) © Jeevay 2012Image 2012 © Jeevay (click to enlarge)

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“The best Jihad is to speak a word of truth to a tyrant ruler.”

~  Prophet Muhammad  ~

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Under the Espionage Act 1917  it is an offence . . .

To convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies — punishable by death or by imprisonment for not more than 30 years or both.

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To convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies when the United States is at war, to cause or attempt to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or to wilfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States — punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or both.

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I have come to hold the view that the US Government is the enemy of all humanity and so, henceforth, I feel duty bound . . .

To convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies.

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To interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies when the United States is at war, to cause or attempt to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or to wilfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States.

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So help me, God.

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Terrorist State
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On peace (3)

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Image: Che Guevara poster ~ 4800 x 7200 resolution .

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“We must not let these harsh times destroy the warmth in our hearts.”

~  Che Guevara  ~

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Smash the Government !!!

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Image: Seal of the New Zealand Government New Zealand Government

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“Politeness is wasted on the dishonest, who will always

take advantage of any well-intended concession . . . ”

~  Barrett Brown  ~

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Government is our enemy — it does not serve the people — and, all around the world, people have woken. There is Hope; some related articles that I’ve posted to my NOTES:

Our Risen Youth
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Sticky (2)

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Julian Assagne

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Image: Julian Assagne ~ Time Magazine CoverImage 2010 © TIME

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One year ago today . . . Julian Assagne walked into the
Ecuadorian embassy in London, and asked for asylum.
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Profile of Courage:

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Image: Edward Snowden ~ UK Guardian photoImage 2013 © UK Guardian

Edward Snowden

“I understand that I will be made to suffer for my actions, but I will be satisfied if the federation of secret law, unequal pardon and irresistible executive powers that rule the world that I love are revealed even for an instant.” ~ Edward Snowden

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This is Edward Snowden, a brave young man who blew the whistle on PRISM — the US Government’s top secret NSA programme which monitors all of our electronic communications.

Like Bradley Manning before him . . . Edward Snowden is a modern day hero and I’m collating a selection of related articles in my NOTES:

Edward Snowden
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‘Blame it on Twitter’

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Image: "Twittering Taksim" ~ LatoffImage 2013 © Latuff

Turkey Rising . . .

Using hash tags such as #occupyturkey and #occupygezi, the uprising in Turkey is organising itself — drawing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to describe Twitter as a menace to society. Erdogan’s comments are summarised in this report from Fairfax Media, and I’m posting a watching brief on the unfolding events to my NOTES.
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‘Turkey Rising’

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Image: The day the people of Turkey rose upImage 2013 Roar Magazine

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The day the people of Turkey rose up . . . a selection of reports, articles, images and commentaries on the unfolding events in Turkey which I’m posting to my NOTES:

Turkey Rising

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‘The Daktory’

Image: Auckland Daktory, 2012Image 2012 © The Daktory
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“Live like it’s Legal”

Following years of police harassment, and imprisonment of its founder, Dakta Green, New Zealand’s first Daktory was shut down in December 2012.

Proof we can’t stop an idea whose time has come:  today’s announcement the Daktory will reopen this year in newer, bigger, brighter premises — and, right in the middle of heartland New Zealand.

Watch this space . . .

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On dissent (4)

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“If I were to remain silent — I’d be guilty of complicity.”

Albert Einstein  ~
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‘Sedition’

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New Zealand’s incumbent Government led by one John Key is a criminal enterprise that needs be dismantled and destroyed. Police and intelligence agencies are out of control, illegally spying on citizens — and the Government’s response, rather than bring these criminals to justice, has been to sanction their unlawful activity by changing our laws to protect the criminals.

Example?

In 2011, New Zealand police were caught illegally filming our citizens in the privacy of their homes. And the Government’s solution? — Simple: change the law retrospectively to make it all o-kay.

More recently?

Tomorrow, the New Zealand Government will push through new laws to protect their GCSB which has been illegally spying on us for many years and here’s a selection of commentaries on this development, plus the final draft legislation, that I’ve posted to my Wall at Google-Plus, here:

Criminal Enterprise
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NOTE TO GOVERNMENT:

“Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker,  it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means — to declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal — would bring terrible retribution.”

~ Justice Louis Brandeis  | Olmstead et al  v. United States (1928).

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‘Threat Assessment Unit’

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A personal message to the Threat Assessment Unit . . .

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PROTESTING  AMERICA’S  WAR-ON-DRUGS

Image: Cannabis Leaf ~ happy 4.20.

“. . . Happy 4.20 . . .”

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New Zealand joins in celebration of 4.20 at 4:20 on 4/20

Protesting America’s War on Drugs
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Question to the Prime Minister . . .

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‘Spooks’

Following news the Prime Minister’s department has been caught-out illegally spying on New Zealand citizens I wrote and asked — has the GCSB been spying on me?

My original, digitally signed letter with transcript is posted on-line here:

Letter to the Prime Minister
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Notes to myself (3)

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Has the GCSB been spying on me . . .
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Watching the Spooks:

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Image: Patrick O'Brien - self portraitSelf portrait ~ Copyright 2012 © Patrick O’Brien

‘Government Communications Security Bureau’

Last September, many Kiwis were shocked to learn their GCSB had been caught-out illegally spying on New Zealanders. This news should not have surprised for, other than their target being Kim Dotcom, there was nothing particularly unique about the case — the New Zealand Government has been spying illegally on its own citizens for many years. I know this because I was involved:

“And so it was, that, in the 1970s, when the New Zealand Police first established covert surveillance squads to spy on its citizens, I was a member of that first team. We worked in secrecy, and because bugging devices were illegal at that time, we simply smuggled their components into the country and had them built by our own technicians. There was no provision in law for their use — so we simply burgled the homes and premises of our targets to plant them.” ~ Patrick O’Brien

Caught red-handed, the Government promised us a review of their spooks’ activities. The Kitteridge Report — released yesterday — makes a sobering read. Since 2003, more than 80 New Zealanders have been spied on illegally and I’ve posted a selection of references, Links, editorials, and related commentaries, over on my Wall at Google-Plus:

Watching the Spooks
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On dissent (3)

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Image: Patrick O'Brien - 2008Image 2008 © Patrick O’Brien

“You have a voice,
a camera, and
the internet.
Use it.”

Unknown  ~
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Telling our stories . . .

The Citizen Journalist
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The whistleblowers

.Image: ACME "Thunderer" whistleImage 2013 © Patrick O’Brien


Isidor Feinstein got it in three — “all Governments lie” — and we are ever more reliant on our whistleblowers to reveal the truth about our Governments, and what they do in our name. Here’s a selection of articles and references on these modern day heroes that I’ve posted to my Wall at Google-Plus:

The Whistleblowers
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Revealing corruption in New Zealand Police . . .

The USED Group
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Letter to a US Senator:

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The following letter was written by Captain Terry Hestilow, US Military, regarding
the Department of Homeland Security arming itself against American citizens . . .
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Image: Captain Terry Michael Hestilow - US Military (retired)Image 2013 © Terry Michael Hestilow

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March 23, 2013

The Hon Senator John Cornyn,
State of Texas
United States Senate
517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.  20510

Dear Senator Cornyn,

Re:  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and that Agency’s
preparation for war against citizens of the United States of America.

It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America.  To date, DHS has been unwilling to provide to you, the elected representatives of the People, justification for recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems, when, in fact, the DHS has no war mission or war making authority within the limits of the United States of America.

Letter continues . . .

Stealing our seeds of Life . . .

.Image: Monsanto is stealing our seeds of life.

— Monsanto —

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How long are we going to let Monsanto bully farmers and politicians into controlling the very source of life on earth? How long will we tolerate the growing monopolization and genetic engineering of seeds by aggressive chemical and pesticide corporations who pose a deadly threat to our health, our environment and the future of our food? — And when does “how long” become too late?

A selection of related references and articles that I’ve posted to my Wall at Google-Plus:

The GM Genocide
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