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"Urewera 16" Arrestee Launches Book In Chch

"Urewera 16" Arrestee Launches Book In Christchurch

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Anarchist, author and "Urewera 16" arrestee Valerie Morse will be in Christchurch on Friday 18th January to launch her book, Against Freedom: The war on terrorism in everyday NZ life, an in depth examination of the legislation and climate created by the Labour Government in the name of the "war on terrorism". The launch will take place at 7:30pm on Friday 18th at The Green Room, 16 Bedford Row.

Against Freedom, published by Rebel Press [1], was released in 2007, before Morse and 15 others arrest in supposed "anti-terror raids" and contains predictions that eerily parallel what has occurred since the raids of October 15th.

"It is clear that political dissent is now more perilous and more treacherous than before September 11th. Given the new counter-terrorism laws, the possibility of being not only labelled a terrorist in the media, but prosecuted as one, is a reality. By casting political dissent as terrorism, the government, its agencies, the media, and other vested interests assault our freedom of expression" [2]

The book launch is presented by Katipo Books [3], a Christchurch based workers co-operative online distributor and publisher of radical political books. Katipo is proud to be able to bring Morse to Christchurch, where people can hear about her book, and her experiences during the raids, court hearings and her month in prison directly from her mouth. Katipo Books will also have copies of Can't Hear Me Scream, a 14 page zine written by Morse while she was in prison, available for sale.

*Notes*

1: Rebel Press was set up in response to the dearth of local radical literature and the overabundence of, particularly, American literature. In an effort to begin talking about issues and conditions unique to Aotearoa and the wider South Pacific they have started encouraging the writing of local content, and publishing it as cheaply as possible. http://www.rebelpress.org.nz

2: Against Freedom: The war on terrorism in everyday NZ life, page 82

3: Katipo Books: http://www.katipo.net.nz

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