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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  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.

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  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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