Scoop: Why Thursdays’ anti-terrorism bill is bad
That the bill is “bad” or not may depend on what is one’s religious belief about what “terrorism” is.
It makes little sense to include civil protest in the same legal compartment as terrorism, a justification for war. Recent arrests by police of about 17 suspects in New Zealand – charged with gun possession crimes has met with a general outcry at the heavy handed arrest of activist and “known Maori Sovereignty campaigner” Tame Iti who embodies the public ideal of a freedom fighter.
Not that a Maori sovereignty is not a right. No less than the continued accepted international face of the rather successful New Zealand Government. Any approach with AK-47s would not result in any safe form of Government.