Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Eco-Terrorism Graduates Show What They Learnt

PRESS RELEASE

LIBERTARIANZ

ENVIRONMENT/LAW AND ORDER

Eco-Terrorism Graduates Show What They Learnt at Camp

Following this month's Motueka Direct Action Training Camp organised by the People's Moratorium Enforcement Agency - in which training in vandalism and eco-terrorism was the declared aim - cases of vandalism and rights-violations by environmental activists have increased. Libertarianz Deputy Stephen Berry says, "This is unsurprising. It is the expected result of allowing people to gather together to train in terrorist tactics. The police should have stopped the camp occurring, but simply failed to do so."

Since the camp a number of acts of vandalism have taken place. On the 15th of January, Christchurch Community Action activists disrupted business in Moorhouse Ave Pak'n'Save. They labelled foods that they suspected contained GE organisms and constructed displays within the store, narrowly avoiding arrest. Group spokesman, Duncan Eddy, warns, "You can expect to see a lot more citizen-initiated direct action against GE food and crops."

Another Christchurch group, Christchurch Anti-GE Destroyers (CAGED), claimed responsibility for the vandalising of a Speights Breweries billboard. Following this act, a press release was issued claiming that the Speights characters endorsed the destruction of GE crops.

Stephen Berry says, "It is time for the police to crack down on these sorts of groups now! Having failed to violate our right to choose through a Select Committee inquiry, environmental activists now seek to vandalise and disrupt private property to advance their cause. The deliberate and co-ordinated violation of other people's rights should not be tolerated in a free society."

"Persons who disapprove of Genetic Engineering should simply stop buying GE products, and act to keep their own property free of GE organisms. They have no right to stop others doing, buying or growing what they wish - and no argument justifies the violence and vandalism they are undertaking. No ideas can justify the use of criminal actions against others."

Ends

Stephen Berry

Libertarianz Deputy

stephenberry@xtra.co.nz

0210375720

More Freedom - Less Government

www.libertarianz.org.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news