Category Archives: Chalking quotes

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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Bradley Manning for Nobel Peace Prize

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We were well photographed and talked with guards, I was acting like an idiot and striking a pose for them – its weird to think they’re investigating who you are and you’ve got a file.  We’re really open about our protests being peaceful, tell them there is nothing to be scared of.  The embassy is like a military compound with pretty extreme security fencing and other stuff.

More quotes to chalk, Martin Luther King, George Orwell, Dante

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter

Martin Luther King

 

The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it

George Orwell

 

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth

Albert Einstein

 

The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.

Dante

 

People Must protest loudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly

 

We’re not gunna take it

No we’re not gunna take it

We’re not gunna take it ANYMORE

Twisted Sister

 

Get up stand up, stand up for your rights

Get up stand up, don’t give up the fight

Bob Marley

 

I do not look either very like a soldier or  very like a criminal and yet I am both

1913 Emmerline Pankhurst, English suffragette – JR Murphy polticial activist and poet 2012

 

I’m covered in ticks

These are the Oxford dictionary definitions of a few words I have come to understand very well, sadly the NZ government and many others do not.  As a result of using these words I am often threatened, discriminated against, degraded and discredited.  If you identify with some of them then contact me – there are things we can do legally and the more people the better.

  • Authoritarian  –  favouring or enforcing strict obedience to authority at the expense of personal freedom (tick)
  • Bully  –  a person who deliberately intimidiates or persecutes those who are weaker (tick)
  • Cruelty  –  cruel behaviour or attitudes (tick) law – behaviour which causes physical or mental harm to another, whether intentional or not (tick)
  • Degrade  –  1. Cause to suffer a severe loss of dignity or respect (tick) demean (tick) lower the character or quality of (tick)
  • Degrading  –  causing a loss of self-respect (tick) humiliating (tick)
  • Discriminate  –  2. Make an unjust distinction in the treatment of different categories of people (tick), especially on the grounds of culture (tick), disability (tick), or age (tick)
  • Ill-treatment  –  act cruelly towards (tick)
  • Intimidate  –  frighten or overawe (tick)
  • Oppress  –  1. Keep in subjection and hardship (tick) 2. Cause to feel distressed or anxious (tick)
  • Oppressive  –  1. Harsh and authoritarian (tick) 2. Weighing heavilty on the mind or spirits (tick)
  • Retribution  –  punishment inflicted in the spirit of moral outrage or personal vengeance (tick)
  • Persecute  –  1. Subject to prolonged hostility and ill-treatment (tick) 2. Persistently harass or annoy (tick)
  • Subjection  –  1. Cause or force to undergo (tick) 2. Bring under one’s control or jurisdiction, typically by force (tick)
  • Torment  –  severe physical or mental suffering (tick) – a cause of torment (tick) 1. Subject to torment (tick) 2. Annoy or tease unkindly (tick)
  • Torture  –  1. The action or practice of inflicting severe pain as a punishment or a forcible means of persuasion (tick) 2. Great suffering or anxiety (tick) – subject to torture (tick)
  • Torturous  –  characterized by pain or suffering (tick)

Oh God I’m covered in blood sucking ticks, thank you ACC, mental health, NZ government, NZ justice system and many many others supposed to be protecting people from these injustices.