Monthly Archives: June 2013

Latest Guerrilla protest mission and court

Didn’t even make it into court, had an argument with some NAZI on security about bringing in my signs.  Was in no mood after days of not being well and little sleep to take what this guy said when I knew my rights under the Bill of Rights and that I was allowed the signs into the court.  He barred me from the building, I protested loudly but he was bigger than me and started getting violent.

I made sure everybody going in the building knew what was going on and I chalked outside.  Friend Ricky went off and found my lawyer who I talked to outside.  I couldn’t stop laughing about it, how ironic.

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Got a defended hearing on 14 August, intend to get arrested and go on a hunger strike way before that.  Police refused to drop the charges – so I will make another complaint about them to the IPCA regarding harassment.

Heaps of support from people going to court, one girl said she had been trying to get mental health care for her mum since she was 16 – she was now 21 (had tears in her eyes telling us) - she was 100% in support of our protests.  The lawyers looked ashamed of themselves and security kept an eye on us.  I heckled the security guard from outside the building for a while.  I’m making a formal complaint so I will deal with him that way.

Developing lots of plans for action in the coming weeks, hopefully that will get some media publicity.  With my story coming out in Fishhead magazine hopefully I will gain some support.

Rock on the Revolution.

Just had another $100 donation towards my protests – the universe stepping in.

Videoed a friend of mine last week performing a few of his songs and posted them on utube.  Really inspired to get the People’s Embassy Utube channel etc going and get all the songs, poetry, art, theatre and dance concerning social issues we can gather by local musicians.  Check out Daniel Peck.

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Latest email to ACC Complaints, case manager mentally impaired

To: complaints@acc.co.nz Subject: Yet another complaint, when will this torture stop? Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2013 07:07:25 +1200

I was phoned by ACC on Friday, firstly when I was about to go into a very traumatic meeting with WINZ, where I had to again beg for a food grant and enough money to live without having to rely on a boarder I had that was becoming abusive.  All ACCs fault of course due to years of refusal to provide me my entitlements – you sickos.  Why have you left me rotting on welfare, what possible reason could there be to treat someone so badly?
I told the woman I couldn’t talk and why, she said she would phone me back after lunch – instead she waited until late in the day, like she has done before.  She phoned me and told me there was no way my care would be reinstated, that a staff member had been the one to stop my care and continues to stop me from having the care reinstated (which was required under formal review).  Who is this person that has never met me?  What sort of sick demented neo-liberal callous cruel and corrupt person would do this?  This is not professional behaviour?
There is no mention of my rights under Human Rights and Bill of Rights laws?  This person does not understand the Whare Tapa Wha health model or what professional rehabilitation is.
ACC told me there is no way I would get treatment or rehabilitation, when I told the women I refused to accept what ACC were offering, which was one assessment by a health professional they employed  – most likely the same person who approve the illegal removal of my extensive rehab plan in 2009.
This ACC woman phoned me about three months ago and said almost the same things she said on Friday – why?  Does she think I will change my mind and agree to significantly less services (that I know won’t work and would be a waste of money) than what I was receiving previously?  I know my rights, I know what I am entitled to under ACC, health, disability, human and bill of rights laws – obviously the ACC case manager doesn’t.
This woman had a distinct slur to her voice which I believe is associated with either being on psych medication or having an intellectual impairment of some sort.  This of course is the type of person ACC employ, they are also people who are extremely obedient to authority and of a certain personality type, with a distinct lack of empathy for other people.  You couldn’t do what those rich and powerful neo-liberals in authority wanted if you were a normal person.
I want this psychological warfare to stop and I want it investigated at the very highest levels.  This is deeply disturbing behaviour by ACC when they know how severe my disability is.   Do they expect if they phone every three months I will eventually be so desperate and broken through neglect and ongoing discrimination and poverty stress in my life that I will beg for anything they offer.  I will not, I would kill myself first and I make sure everybody knew it was ACC that drove me to it.
You people are supposed to protect abused men women and children like me, you get paid to do that, what sort of people are you to allow the most vulnerable and deserving people in our community to be tortured, manipulated, neglected and abused like this.
I look forward to your investigation and contact, please phone me, I can’t open my mail or emails from you revolting people.  Please make sure you are recording ANY conversations we have as – I need proof as to just how bad your services are and the CRIME you are allowing to be perpetrated.
I will be applying for a judicial review of ACCs decision to refuse me the treatment care rehabilitation justice and rights I am entitled to under law and demanding reparation for the torture, neglect/abuse you have subjected me to over all these years.  You will pay for what you are doing to me and thousands of other abused men women and children, you will be publicly humiliated and if I have my way prosecuted under criminal law!  Your service and ACC!
A copy of this complaint will be posted on the internet, where you can also view everything else I do to make my country a better place for our people and expose corporate greed, ignorance, corruption, injustice and bigotry in our government!
Sincerely
JR
PERSECUTED WHISTLEBLOWER
HUMAN SEWAGE LIVING IN THE DARKLANDS OF NZ

Dog and hope returned

Better day today, have a good feeling about Inspector Register and his investigation into ACC and mental health and the dog came home.

Off to see a friend soon who is in the shit like me.  Both having our children leaving home and not enough income to continue living in our homes (even if they are rentals).  Houses full of furniture and frightened about what we are going to do, how yet again our lives will be turned upside down and it is completely outside our control.  The darklands of NZ suck!

Diary note 13 June 2013

Can’t find the dog, freaking out, let her out at 3am because she was barking, havn’t seen her since.  Couldn’t afford to register her this year after I moved, can’t afford the fine.

Phoned WINZ this morning because I am so broke, my car hasn’t been registered since March, it has something wrong with it as well but I can’t afford to have it fixed or pay the mechanic what I owe him.  Have been calling WINZ for a month because I needed help but they havn’t phoned me back.

Then I phoned Inspector Register from Masterton police to find out what had happened with ACC meeting.  He said he also talked to Louise my HDC advocate and WINZ, I told him I was really unwell and could everybody please make this urgent.  Also that I am responsible for two teenagers that need supervision and just what a threat mental health services were to me – if they carried out their threats of having me committed under the mental health act.

He said he was looking into why my care was cut in the first place, so that’s a positive – I think he is on my side and promised things would be sorted out quickly.  He was waiting to hear back from ACC and was going to see mental health – I made sure he knew how dodgy mental health staff were and not to trust them.

You never know something might just happen and I might get the services I am entitled to and some justice for what I have been put through.

Oh yeah and its my daughters 18th birthday and I can hardly stop from crying.  Made worse when I read what they are going to be talking about on The Vote regarding parenting and poverty.  It’s insulting when I am having to get the police to investigate ACC and mental health regarding me not receiving health services.

 

 

Photos from recent Occupation of the Cenotaph in Wellington

 

 

 

 

 

After the march against asset sales in May we set up camp at the Cenotaph and I couldn’t resist chalking this.  Had some amazing conversations with people, same challenges as Occupy Wellington last year.

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Stephen Browning Green MP came down to see what we were up to – most MPs were on a break.  This lady was from up north and dealing with Kauri dieback around Tane Mahuta – they swapped numbers etc and had a good talk.  Occupy site is great for that – can’t wait to start our people’s embassy.

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Occupy attracted heaps of political artists, including this group of making a silent movie about asset sales.  I also listened to an awesome rapper, several poets and musicians – also have musicians interested in performing.

 

 

A selection of protest photos from the past 12 months

Wellington waterfront promoting Hordur Torfason tour and empowering people to action

Wellington waterfront promoting Hordur Torfason tour and empowering people to action

 

Promoting the Hordur Torfason tour and lectures, empowering people to stand up for their rights against the government.  Wellington waterfront early 2013.

Our first protest at an embassy and we were shitting ourselves.  Made jokes about being followed by drones for weeks, had our photos taken etc, bit weird knowing the US is investigating you - oh well nothing to hide

Our first protest at an embassy and we were shitting ourselves. Made jokes about being followed by drones for weeks, had our photos taken etc, bit weird knowing the US is investigating you – oh well nothing to hide

 

We still laugh about this, how scared we were.

Billy gets us all organised with our protests - it makes people think.

Billy gets us all organised with our protests – it makes people think.

 

A series of weekly protests I supported early 2013, main focus was decriminalizing medical cannabis and empowering people ending up in court to act and protest.  We were supporting Michelle (a sexual abuse victim who used Cannabis for her stress disorder) during her court proceedings for growing.  She got off with having to write an essay about the drawbacks of cannabis use – she didn’t even apologise in it.

 

Find some old paint or buy some new stuff, get hold of cardboard or old real estate signs, sit around and talk about why you are protesting and how to get your message across using just a few words.  Brain tingling stuff, you really feel alive and more powerful.

Find some old paint or buy some new stuff, get hold of cardboard or old real estate signs, sit around and talk about why you are protesting and how to get your message across using just a few words. Brain tingling stuff, you really feel alive and more powerful.

 

Sign making and getting organised for guerrilla protest missions, marches or other protests is the best fun!

 

The lady was a wholehearted supporter of what we were doing and very interesting, as are most people that stop to talk to us.  She was disgusted with what the politicians were doing to the country and people.

The lady was a wholehearted supporter of what we were doing and very interesting, as are most people that stop to talk to us. She was disgusted with what the politicians were doing to the country and people.

 

This is Ricky’s chalking work, it applies to my case of course and being unable to get a lawyer to force ACC and mental health to provide the services I am entitled to and police to stop harassing me.  I like to chalk historical quotes, it shows people this type of injustice has been going on for centuries.  Also this is outside the Supreme Court where those who are supposed to be upholding the fundamental principles of law have offices that look down on this footpath.

 

Poems to politicians

 

 

Felt like writing in a moment of frustration, wrote out poems and sent them to Paula Bennett, John Key and a few others – about how bad rotting on welfare was, etc.

 

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Another activist friend of mine, heavily involved with the Mana party, we have known each other for years, live in the same Wairarapa town.

 

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My favourite place for chalking is outside the Supreme court and across from Bowen House (where all the opposition MPs have offices) and across from Parliament.  The footpath is wide, not extremely busy and writing can be seen from the buildings (so the Green MPs tell me).

 

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Photos of police during my protests

 

I chalked we don't want no GMO, this was an Occupy protester in Wellington, borrowed chalk and put the badge number of the four police that assaulted protesters at the Occupy camp last year.  The courts have just ruled the Council action to evict protesters as illegal under the Bill of Rights.

I chalked we don’t want no GMO, this was an Occupy protester in Wellington, borrowed chalk and put the badge number of the four police that assaulted protesters at the Occupy camp last year. The courts have just ruled the Council action to evict protesters as illegal under the Bill of Rights.

This was at the end of the GMO Monsanto protest march in May, there was a clear area in front of the police that needed chalking :-) . I always find it so empowering – one of the cops has arrested me before, he was OK.  Their body language changed when the guy by the Z557 there – must be shit being a cop when you have to rely on the integrity of other people to uphold the law.

 

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Me being trespassed from outside the Ministry of Health in Molesworth Street, May – night I slept over at the Occupy camp at the Cenotaph.  Was really pissed off with mental health and John Crawshaw refusing to talk to me – got abusive with people going in and out of the buiding – I admit I lost my temper – but I never physically threatened anybody or swore at them.  The samoan cop was a dick but the other guy was really nice – couldn’t help me, but nice and listened (cute too).  There was also another cop that had come from bullshit castle probably heard me yelling – he was a naïve idiot.

Could have chosen not to leave and been arrested but I was having a good time at Occupy and didn’t want to be locked up that day.

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On steps outside Wellington police station after being released from custody following occupation of the Law Society and charge of wilful trespass.  Was really pissed off – I had been there five hours – three of them waiting for mental health.  Had been insulted and degraded by police, threatened with having my clothes removed and traumatised by mental health.  When I left I was told by the senior sargent I had not got on with I was to leave town on the first train the next morning – I nicknamed him the sheriff.  Made a formal complaint about The Sheriff’s behaviour but was ignored.

Violated my bail conditions the following morning – just for fun and got a ride with friends out of town about lunchtime.

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Before I got arrested at the Law Society I was outside Bowen House (Lambton Quay entrance to parliament) giving them shit – more shit than usual I was really pissed off.  The police were called but Katrina Shanks MP managed to get them to back off and I was not arrested – though I probably should have been cause I know I swore a few times I couldn’t help it.  She knows I can’t get care and had just been turned down by mental health yet again.

It was on my way to buy some paper to write a sign that I saw Geoffry Palmer and asked him who was responsible for ensuring I got a lawyer – he said the Law Society and you know the rest.

A couple of days later I phoned Mathew Palmer at the University and told him what happened, gave him shit as well when he turned out to be a greedy gravy train fuckwit lawyer.  Told him to pass on to his dad what had happened to me as a result of his advice.

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The many faces of parliamentary security, Dave the arrogant tosser and another guard.  Some of the guards are really nice and as supportive as they can be, but I have been assaulted by the plain clothes Intelligence Service security staff in the past.

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A ride to the railway station by police – to ensure I left town after being arrested for wilful trespass one of the four times.  They were nice to me from what I remember – unlike other times.  From conversations I have had with other people I am lucky I live in Wellington as Auckland and Christchurch police wouldn’t be so nice.

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This was parliamentary security discussing what to do about me as I had returned and had been trespassed and prosecuted the previous week.  You can just make out the ‘Bond Bitch’, police were called and I was violently arrested, had the bruises on my arms for weeks.  I was scared of the handcuffs after having them used by police to hurt me previously (outside ACC).  Was kept in the cells overnight – kids were left at home on there own, was really unwell (suicidal) asked for a minister was refused, asked for a doctor was refused, mental health refused to come, had to go in paddy wagon to court the next morning – freaked out about being put in a metal box, you have no choice with four big men coming at you.  I would have walked down the road to court if they had asked – or would have got in the back with the Black Power boys on there way to court for assault.

The things you go through when protesting for your rights to health care and justice.  The case against me ended up being dropped – just like the three others there have been.  I’ve made complaints to the IPCA about harassment but they ignore me.

 

Photos outside Bullshit Castle

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Me and Billy chalking outside Police HQ in Wellington, bullshit Castle – I was really pissed off about the refusal of government and police to implement all the recommendations of the inquiry following Louise Nicholas

 

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The nice officer telling me to take off the chalking around the building – me going NO WAY – arrest me, this is a public place, I am really pissed off and I have a right to do this under the Bill of Rights!  Then we started negotiating that I wouldn’t do anymore on the building and he would have it washed off by cleaners.  It’s fun standing up to the police – they are so not used to it – especially from a protester who knows their rights.

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Am currently trespassed from the IPCA and tired of being harassed by police for speaking out about suicide and appauling mental health/ACC services.

 

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Check out over 400 protest photos I have downloaded

Havn’t finished naming them all yet but mostly taken around Wellington and some in the Wairarapa and Hutt Valley.

Wouldn’t you think with the amount of protesting I do about the appauling state of mental health services, especially for abused people, that the media would report what I was doing?  Also the human rights abuses I am having to go through at the hands of the police, ACC, mental health and justice agencies.

3rd Degree are going to be talking about sexual abuse as it relates to that pedophile teacher up north – I’m scared, this is going to trigger me over and over again.

Great to see Obama is going to investigate the mess that mental health services are in the US.  They of course wrote the book on how not to care for people.

 

Wherefore Art Thou ACC – rap

Wherefore art thou ACC, wherefore art thou ACC

No matter how you phrase it
The law tells me the rules
It’s meant for my interpretation
You bureaucratic fools

The times I’ve used the law before
I havn’t needed help
But now I am incapable
Of fighting for myself

Don’t tell me I am wrong
I’ve read it in the Act
How ACC are there for us
So why do you ignore this fact

No matter how far down the cliff I’ve gone
I’m never far enough
Until I lose my sanity
Thing’s gunna be real rough

I want to scream it in your face
I tried with mental health
But I know you just won’t listen
Because I have no wealth

I am a body and a mind
No more important than the other
I don’t deserve this treatment
It just keeps me in the gutter

Cause I had no status in your eyes
As I was just a student
It’s a case of human rights abuse
To you it’s fiscally prudent

Wherefore art thou ACC, Wherefore art thou ACC

And as I write this rap
I feel better about myself
I’m not a wasted loser
Just a product of ignorance

I don’t have cuts and bruises
My leg’s not severed at the thigh
And I never got the help I needed
Keep on asking why

The blood pools all around me
Drips from every piece of art
What does a person do
With such a badly broken heart

Every time I ask for help
It gets increasingly harder
Rejection’s like a hunters knife
Giving deep wounds to my mana

I’m filled with toxic shame
A festering type of wound
But all you want to give me
Are drugs to change my mood

It’s so obvious to me
What needs to be done
Treat the mentally injured
The same as anyone

Ignore me at your peril
I’m not about to go away
I will demand that you obey the law
And stop – this – twisted – game you play

Wherefore art thou ACC, wherefore art thou ACC

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