Saturday, March 05, 2011

Wanna-be suicide bomber uncovers terrorist cell made up entirely of government agent provocateurs

Just so the NZ blogosphere, the CIA, the GCSB, NZSIS, Julian Assange and interested others are all on the same page, I've been doing a bit of reading on Non Violent Direct Action (NVDA) lately. It's no secret really. Arts & Letters Daily featured a bit about it the other day, pointing to Foreign Policy's Revolution U. The Beeb covered Gene Sharp and his pragmatic manifesto on peaceful revolution. For the more attention deficit political activists, there's even a 198 Methods of Nonviolent Action menu to choose from.

I also tripped over this intriguing documentary on civilian assaults, kettling and police overkill during last year's G20 meeting in Toronto. Here's a still taken during a student overnight sit-in:

Spot the guy who spent too much time playing Doom as a teenager

Guns are tapu in my house and buggered if any sod, government or otherwise, says otherwise. I hope the NZ Police learned their lesson in the Springbok Tour of '81. Because if they ever pulled this shit in this country, there'd be hell to pay.

Then again, last time I checked the local police were paying off aggravated robbers to testify against flower sellers, confiscating the land and homes of home growers, and imprisoning gardeners, so there's more than one way to subvert the will of the people if you're wearing black and blue.