Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Greens Internet Guide To Eco-Terrorism

Conservation Minister Nick Smith has lodged a formal complaint with Police over a guide for sabotage and eco-terrorism on the Greens' Internet site.

"It is an outrage that a political party seeking seats in Parliament links itself to material encouraging and inciting sabotage. This is not green, this is extreme. The 'Green' label has been hijacked by a few whacky radicals to get into Parliament. Sadly, they give the environmental cause a bad name."

The Ozymandias Sabotage Skills Handbook is available directly from the Green Party website and is endorsed by Wild Green leader and number five ranked Nandor Tanczos under the subheading "For anyone who wants to know how to put logging trucks or bulldozers out of action", and "A comprehensive guide to sabotage" and includes guidance on reconnaissance, planning, alibis, tools etc.

The guide promotes the view that it is the duty of 'real' environmentalists to take direct action against those involved in afforestation, deforestation, pollution, subdivision and 'undesirable' research. It says "Eco-sabotage should be planned, calmly executed and the extent should reflect the damage that the evil-doer is inflicting on the planet."

The manual provides specific advice on how to blow up a car, sink a ship (including tables on determining sinking times), forge documents, impersonate police officers, create an effective alibi, wreck brake systems of heavy machinery, destroy electronic data, disable computers, add chemicals to fuel systems to do irreparable engine damage, tap phones and bug private conversations, co-ordinate harassment campaigns, inflict power cuts and weaken concrete by adding salt.

"The people who promote this material are standing for Parliament. Nandor Tanczos has done a tour of universities promoting this sort of direct action to create his 'Eco-nation Aotearoa'. New Zealand is fortunate to have been free of domestic terrorism. The last thing we need in Parliament is people like Nandor Tanczos who want to bring to New Zealand some of the worst radicalism of Europe."

Dr Smith lodged the formal complaint with the Police Commissioner today saying the material was an incitement for violence. He also urged the Green Party to immediately renounce the material and to sack its Justice spokesperson, Mr Nandor Tanczos.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium
Medium is defined as a terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur. The new level remains higher than it was before the 15 March terrorist attack when the threat level was low. More>>


Environment Aotearoa 2019: Report Warns Environment In Serious Trouble

The report is jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, and is a follow on from the last report in 2015.

The report says the way New Zealanders live and make a living is having a serious impact on the environment, and the benefits New Zealanders get from being in nature, though not measured or quantified, could be lost. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>


City Rail Link: Billion Dollar Cost Rise (And Preferred Bidder)

The revised cost envelope for completing the entire Auckland City Rail Link project now totals $4.419 billion. The revised cost has yet to be endorsed by the project’s sponsors (the Crown and Auckland Council). More>>


Meth Scare: Debt Write-Off For HNZ Meth Testing Evictions

People living in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties who were wrongly evicted because of flawed methamphetamine contamination policies will have their related debts with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) written off. More>>


RNZ Report: Fears Grow For NZ Nurse Kidnapped In Syria

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. More>>


Streets Blocked In London: Climate 'Extinction Rebellion' Reaches Aotearoa

Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More>>





InfoPages News Channels