Operation 8: Terror Down Under
New Zealand government repression against Maori people and their supporters
Ka whawhai tonu matou. Ake! Ake! Ake!--“We will fight forever and ever and ever.”
-- Rewi Maniapoto, leader of the armed resistance against colonial settlement in New Zealand, at the Battle of Orakau, 1864
It is hard to imagine the reach of the United States if you have never lived outside of it. In New Zealand, it is pervasive and simultaneously invisible: ideas, culture, and laws are imported and imposed. Following 9/11, New Zealand (NZ) jumped to ratify its own version of the US Patriot Act.
Apr 21, 2013