Jubilant protester Stephen Sherie boards the USS Haddo in Auckland Harbour (1979)
Greenpeace protesters in the water, harrassing oil exploration ship (2011).
From 1840 to the present, this critical analysis covers Maori land marches, Manapori Dam protest, logging protests, anti-nuclear activism (including the Rainbow Warrior), pesticide and herbicide (Agent Orange) protests, State asset sale protests, GMO protests, and the reality and future probablility of State repression and State terrorism. We point to the Ruatoki "Antiterrorism" raids as a thing of the future. We celebrate and salute the "troublemakers" of New Zealand who have thus far prevented the complete ruination of this land and the expropriation of its "resources through a collusive relationship between government and international capitalism. It makes the point that we are approaching or have already passed the limits of our ability to dramatic and cataclysmic environmental, political, economic and social change. There is no alternative left other than direct uncompromising activism in the face of a recalcitrant government and the theft of our heritage.
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