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Thursday, December 28, 2006

PRISON BLOG 44


Boycott Israel NOW

The day the Attorney-General, Dr. Cullen (not a lawyer), stops the arrest warrant for an Israeli war crimes suspect we have the Prime Minister claiming that the Fiji Prime Minister cannot just stop a prosecution [for sedition] because it would be unconstitutional! Oh please. Of all days she wants to tut-tut errant Pacific banana republics it has to be the day her government just stops a prosecution for a man of a terrorist state accused of murdering scores of civilians. It makes me angry. It makes me angry that the pair of Israeli spies who illegally got themselves a NZ passport for the usual purposes of espionage, kidnapping and assassination (i.e. terrorism) were not prosecuted for anything else (because the govt. didn’t want to) and got only six months in prison. I illegally get myself a NZ passport for the usual purposes of drinking, debauchery and treating the Crown with the contempt it continuously proves it deserves and I get 15 months! Did I mention that makes me angry?

Will we see Nazi war criminals being freed in NZ? Rwandan war criminals? Bosnian war criminals? Rainbow Warrior saboteurs? Or do only US allies get a free pass? The UK arrested Pinochet for heaven’s sake - on a Spanishish warrant - but our govt. lets an Israeli go!? That makes us as bad as bloody Israel. That makes me angry because I don’t want to live in fucking Israel. NZ’s land confiscation policy is similar enough without also establishing a war criminal safe zone.

Usually I would now turn up my RATM CD – but Green Day and Pennywise on The Rock are doing the trick. Did I indicate my anger?

What’s the penalty for assisting a war crimes suspect escape prosecution? Is there a penalty for an administrative conspiracy to defeat the course of justice? Is that a crime? And they send out former Governer-General(who couldn’t even be arsed reading the petitions begging her not to assent to a law critisised by the UN and acknowledged by the Attorney-General no less as bring racist confiscation) to sit on the bench of war crimes tribunal in Cambodia. What a fucking load of shit. Have I previously intimated my heightened level of displeasure?

Boycott Israel now. If it says “Made in Israel” perhaps it should be immediately “inspected” by stomping on it to ensure it doesn’t contain traces of massacred Palestinians or Israeli war criminals. Stomp it real hard. See how far you can kick it across the supermarket.

DON’T FORGET Tim’s Book and magazine collection for the Prison Library, please send your books and magazines to:
Tim Selwyn
Librarian/Unit 7
Hawkes Bay Prison
Private Bag 1600
Napier, NZ


Tim Selwyn (Editor of Tumeke!)
PRN 60477981
Hawkes Bay Prison
Currently appealing sedition conviction

5 Comments:

At 28/12/06 3:05 pm, Blogger SamClemenz said...

Those ragheads sure do need some lead for their pencil's! Maybe they could make a deal with GWB's Daddy on some surplus ICBM's left over from the cold war that never got officially de-commissioned. How bout forgiving Israel for their land grabs if they all promised to stand in one pre-determined spot for an hour. Just call it vaporization training! Couldn't happen to a nicer, more compassionate people. Maybe Cullen would agree to stand with them he seems eager to accomodate the zionist cause!

 
At 28/12/06 7:11 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed Tim. I think there needs to be a massive effort on all individuals of conscience in this country to start boycotting Israeli products, and companies that support Israeli state terrorism (Starbucks, Coca cola etc. This year, a few university students and lecturers discussed an academic boycott as well in response to over 100 Palestinian unions who've called for it. University of Auckland has a fucken exchange programme with these bastards thereby sending out the message "Hey we know you like to piss on international law- the law of civilised nations- we just want to let you that's OK by us".

If our own fucken government can't stand up for the victims of this colonial state/military base of Empire- then it is up to us to take on this responsibility.

-Anti-Flag.

 
At 29/12/06 6:09 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet coke and starbucks will be smarting when a bunch of hippies who don't spend any money on their products anyway start boycotting them. Right on sister, that'll fuck Israel right where it hurts.

 
At 29/12/06 6:47 pm, Blogger Msth8d said...

we have the Prime Minister claiming that the Fiji Prime Minister cannot just stop a prosecution [for sedition] because it would be unconstitutional! Oh please.

says it all for me, OH PLEASE

 
At 30/12/06 12:54 am, Blogger bomber said...

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we have the Prime Minister claiming that the Fiji Prime Minister cannot just stop a prosecution [for sedition] because it would be unconstitutional! Oh please.
Grin - well spotted msth8d, I'm glad someone else saw that.

I bet coke and starbucks will be smarting when a bunch of hippies who don't spend any money on their products anyway start boycotting them. Right on sister, that'll fuck Israel right where it hurts.
Well, those two examples aren't directly aimed at Israel, but it is part of the wider issue of Citzens using consumer rights to promote an ethos. The reality for me is that I just don't want to support companies who are unethical and if we all did that - think of how amazing the world could really be - maybe there should be fly buys on ethical products - buy a certain amount, get points that can be traded in for Free trade goods, OR build towards goods that can be given to the needy (like the goat idea oxfam use) and build up enough fly buy points and you could earn a flight to go and see the villages you've helped.

 

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