First they came for the Maori, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Maori. Then they came for the Anarchists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Anarchist. Then they came for the Ecologists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't an Ecologist. Then they came for me, and by there was no one left to speak up for me. - SW Auckland.
Over 100 people attended an emergency meeting called by GPJA over the arrests of political activists and the threatened use of the undemocratic terrorism laws against them. It was agreed to oppose the use of these laws, call for the release on bail of the defendants before any trial, help raise money to provide help assure legal support is available.
We also called on supporters of civil rights across the country to support a national day of action on Saturday October 27. The next GPJA forum will be focussed on the issues raised as well.
EMERGENCY PROTEST THIS SAT (OCT 20) 12 NOON AOTEA SQUARE
- DEFEND CIVIL RIGHTS
- NO USE OF TERROR LAWS
- RIGHT TO A FAIR TRIAL
- FREE THE DEFENDANTS – INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY
MAKE A DONATION TO A DEFENCE FUND ONLINE
38-9000-0099726-00 GLOBAL PEACE & JUSTICE AKLD
Indentify donation as being for the defence fund. Initial patrons of the fund are Jane Kelsey, John Minto, Simon Oosterman and Mike Treen
NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST - SAT OCTOBER 27 - 12 NOON AOTEA SQUARE
SPECIAL GPJA FORUM - MONDAY NOVEMBER 5, 7.30PM, METHODIST CHAPEL, QUEEN ST, OPPOSITE TOWN HALL - DEFENDING CIVIL RIGHTS - NO USE OF TERROR LAWS.
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