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Some Justice in the Urewera raids

Press release: Some Justice in the Urewera raids
From: Rebel Press Date: 7 December 2011

Some Justice, a book of political poems and lyrics by local Wellington punk poet and songwriter Ken Vicious, will be launched by Rebel Press on Saturday 17 December at 7pm at Thistle Hall on Cuba Street.

The book features Urewary: An Act of Conspiracy a poem written in the immediate aftermath of the 2007 ‘terror raids’ in Te Urewera and around the country. It lyrically sums up the whole of the police’s Operation 8 and the wider political context of the war on terrorism.

The more than 50 poems and song lyrics traverse a range of issues, ideas and events that have shaped the political landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand for the past 10 years.

A portion of the funds from the sale of each book will go towards the solidarity fund for the four people still facing charges in the Urewera case. The trial is set down for February next year in Auckland.

The launch is a free event featuring a live set from punk band Dead Vicious along with DJs Frittermix and Snowpony for a dance set.

The event is also an opportunity for Rebel Press to celebrate the end of the year and mark our four-year anniversary.

Rebel Press is a small anarchist publisher based in Wellington. We are non-profit, we sell our books at cost, and we make the contents of our books freely available online.


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