Promoting the Hordur Torfason tour and lectures, empowering people to stand up for their rights against the government. Wellington waterfront early 2013.
We still laugh about this, how scared we were.
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.
Sign making and getting organised for guerrilla protest missions, marches or other protests is the best fun!
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.
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.
Another activist friend of mine, heavily involved with the Mana party, we have known each other for years, live in the same Wairarapa town.
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).