Call To Action: Write New Zealand Politicians And Demand They #FreeBrendon O’Connell

Campaign to free Australian videographer sentenced to 3 years in Australia for posting a verbal altercation with pro-Zionist detractors on-line. Currently being held indefinitely in New Zealand (where he sought asylum) for “character problems.” Watch the video he posted. There is something terribly wrong here. The last time I checked the NZ bill of rights guaranteed freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

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Joseph Davis | Freedom Advocate in Memphis, TN

Below is the letter I’ve emailed New Zealand politicians regarding Australian activist, Brendon O’Connell, who is currently in a New Zealand prison on “character grounds”. I encourage everyone to do the same. Contact links are below.

Subject line: Please free Brendon O’Connell

Dear Prime Minister and Members of the New Zealand Parliament,

I’m writing you all in regards to Brendon O’Connell, who is currently being detained in a New Zealand prison on “character grounds”. Those of us following Brendon’s situation are hearing that his living conditions are tortuous and unbearable. If you aren’t familiar with Brendon’s case, he was sentenced to three years prison in Australia for a verbal altercation that Brendon posted online. Below is the video of that altercation. Does this really justify a three year sentence in Australia, and being held indefinitely in a New Zealand prison?

Those of us who value free speech and human rights are…

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4 thoughts on “Call To Action: Write New Zealand Politicians And Demand They #FreeBrendon O’Connell

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  3. Dr. Bramhall, with all due respect, I would rather advocate for the freeing of all Maoris who are held in prisons in conditions that are “torturous and unbearable” because after all, that is their homeland and they are the last people who should be mass incarcerated in New Zealand, not to mention, homeless as well.

    Now, whatever this guy featured here did or did not do of any consequence pales in comparison to what New Zealand’s native people are being put through. And so with having stated that, I will save my outrage for those indigenous to New Zealand.

  4. Yes, for sure Shelby. The best way to advocate for Maori is to get behind the grassroots movement led by Moana Jackson and others to (eventually) abolish prisons in New Zealand. Their website is https://papa.org.nz/

    At present my main work locally is with the elders of my local iwi in strengthening the restorative justice system that keeps Maori youth out of lockup.

    However I also think it’s important for white people to support the solidarity movement with Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation – which is the issue that got O’Connell locked up. White people are severely punished by the state for advocating for oppressed minorities and colonized peoples. If they know other white activists will support them when they’re imprisoned, they’re far more likely to put their neck on the line.

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