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Submitted by Don Franks (not verified)
 on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 - 12:39pm
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)
 on Monday, 15 October 2012 - 4:10pm

Update: Apparently a tent has been erected in the Octagon. Remember the Alamo. Free the Urewera 4!

Submitted by Hamish Bond (not verified)
 on Sunday, 14 October 2012 - 8:55pm

Hey Eds, anyone who has experienced life at 128 will notice there seems to be words missing in this sentence:

"We particularly welcome [some] people with a [certain] radical analysis of gender, colonisation, feminism, power and and oppression to apply."

Submitted by smush
 on Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 12:17pm

Nice flyer! I hope 128 finds new caretakers.

Submitted by k. (not verified)
 on Saturday, 13 October 2012 - 9:58am

People have been banging pots for over 40 years now..

Submitted by Strypey (not verified)
 on Friday, 12 October 2012 - 2:35pm

The strategy here is the same as in the education system. First you shut down lots of community-based providers (schools or health clinics), and cram all the people who need them into increasingly crowded and overloaded central providers (merged super-schools and major hospitals). Then you cut the funding to those centralised providers, forcing them to do more with less. Then, when educational or health outcomes start to become catastrophic, you blame the public provision of these services,...

Submitted by Liz (not verified)
 on Friday, 12 October 2012 - 11:32am

I think we should plan some kind of creative action that gains media attention around this stuff, especially after welfare cuts gaining a lot of media attention. How about Food not Bombs outside, with entertainment... I'm sure a lot of people from Mana and Asset Sales would be keen... If anyone is keen to plan something this year feel free to email me at lizw850 at gmail dot com. 

Me rongo, Liz

Submitted by Ano (not verified)
 on Friday, 12 October 2012 - 7:43am

what are you talking about boo? Val, nor anyone else, burnt any flags at the NZDIA protest at Te Papa in 2006. And as for advertising the protest: there was a small team of about 6 people organising the protest (one of which was a corporate spy by the way). There were posters around town, articles in the Wellingtonian leading up to the protest, events leading up to the protest, flyers handed out around town etc - we certainly tried. What is needed is more people who help out in organising!...

Submitted by boo (not verified)
 on Thursday, 11 October 2012 - 2:09pm

Hi I went to the protest at te papa in 2006 but have been overseas since then.

If you are planning something, try to advertise it widely. In 2006 there was very little advertising of the protest and it was only really "the usual suspects" that turned up. I think you could get better support, attendance and coverage this way.

And please, someone tell Valerie not to burn any flags. It's offensive and discredits us all. And if you end up face to face with the police, remember they...

Submitted by squeek (not verified)
 on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 - 9:00pm

We need to bury the Amora Hotel in concrete in the same way The Center for Political Beauty is going to bury the Heckler & Koch weapons factory in Germany!