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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