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No Bail for Taame and Rangi


The Court of Appeal has declined a bail application by our freedomfighters Taame Iti and Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara. The application was heard on 3rd July and this afternoon, Judge John Wild announced that the decision will be declined. This means that Taame and Rangi will remain in jail until the appeal on conviction and sentence is heard on 22 August and a decision released (which could take months).They are serving a 2.5 year jail sentence.

Please take a bit of time and write to our political prisoners:

Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara #80192504
Springhill Prison
Private bag 503
Huntly 3740

Taame Iti #84563
Waikeria Prison
Private Bag 2400
Te Awamutu 3840

The other two defendants, Emily and Urs, received 9 months home detention. Their appeal was filed last week which means that the sentence is automatically suspended while the appeal is pending.



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<i> our freedomfighters</i>

So at least indymedia admits what Urs and Emily - who don't look Maori so aren't in jail - carefully didn't say on <b>Radio Whitey Apartheid</b> this morning.

Te Hokowhitu-a-Tuhoe are freedom fighters - the provisional armed forces of the Tuhoe national. 

Next time the STG comes, they will not make the mistake of takng prisoners.

Next time the STG comes, Te Hokowhitu-a-Tuhoe will be prepared!



Don't fight the tarbaby

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

All a military response can do at this point is to give legitimacy to the corporate-state's "terrorists-under-the-bed" paranoia. Look at the horse and pony show the mass media were able to whip up with a couple of hunting rifles and a few bottles of spare fuel. Imagine the daily hate they could have whipped up if the anti-terrorist clowns had actually found something military (other than avocados and dirty laundry, which are common to guerilla fighters across Latin America ;)! Don't fight the tarbaby:

Governments must not have the power

Governments must not have the power to arbitrarily label a group as ‘terrorist’ and punish people for having a relationship with the group. This power endangers anyone that supports a cause the government might like to ban.

If the state suspects some group of terrorism, it should have to prove that in court before it can take any action against the group and its members. If people are to have legal rights, there must be no punishment without trial.