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Did you hear about the NZ businessman who challenged the privatization of New Zealand’s electricity infrastructure & is now in exile?

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

I found this initially on a blog called lawisanass-wingate.blogspot.co.nz  Unfortunately that blog is no longer online. It cited Kiwis First’s article below.

Not too long ago I posted here an article on the privatization ‘two step’ you could call it because it really is smoke and mirrors. The sale of your assets  by your govt/corporation Kiwis (same modus operandi in other countries) has to look like a good thing so as usual these characters pulling the strings, ‘sell’ it to you as such. On power we were told power would be cheaper. “Yeah right” as the Tui saying goes.  Throughout our recent history, there have been those who have challenged this new status quo and Simon Kaiwai’s been one of them. That  removal of your sovereignty is the real aim, is clearly demonstrated in the response Simon got from the powers that be, leading him finally to be deemed ‘mentally…

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In Aotearoa (New Zealand) Māori children were forbidden by the colonial education system to speak their mother tongue at school

“This recently-written song, He Kakano Ahau uses an old proverb to remind us of the rich ancestry of the Maori language. (You can read the whole article at the link below).”


In New Zealand (Aotearoa) as in most places colonized around the planet, the Māori language was banned at school. The goal for the colonizer was assimilation. Genocide achieved by blending the race into non existence.  Children were severely punished for speaking their mother tongue at school. You can read interviews with traumatized survivors of this regime in Rachel Selby’s book, Still Being Punished. Little ones were forced to empty latrines (buckets of human waste), or had their heads slammed under the opening desk lids among other punishments. One survivor says he didn’t speak for many months … at all.  English or Māori. When he did eventually speak he never spoke his mother tongue again.  They were not successful fortunately in wiping out Te Reo, it is still alive and well today.  This song reflects on that. In the words of the song writer Hohepa Tamehana: “In the renaissance of the language in the time of our fathers, anger was the drive to revive the language; it is now the language and culture that gives strength and identity to our children.”


 

From the article: Hohepa Tamehana (Tūhoe) who wrote this song said “his personal philosophy is ‘Culture is the essence of our being, it is the voice of our ancestors, the cries of our grandfathers, the anger of our fathers and the strength of our children.’

“In the time of our ancestors, culture was the daily voice used,” he explained. “In the time of our grandfathers, when culture and the language was banned by the colonial education system, it became the cries of our grandfathers.”

“In the renaissance of the language in the time of our fathers, anger was the drive to revive the language; it is now the language and culture that gives strength and identity to our children.” ”

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http://folksong.org.nz/he_kakano_ahau/index.html#notes

 

Tauranga: the racism friendly city

“Māori are not partners, a related party, or fellow residents. Māori present a range of problems that require resolution.

For example, in land development, Māori are consulted because that is a required legal step. The appropriate resources and pressure are applied to move from that step to the next one. Māori are a problem to be resolved in land development. In council events, Māori are invited to open with a karakia and do kapa haka. This ensures the problem of how to appropriately acknowledge iwi is resolved. Māori are included to avoid problems.”

First We Take Manhattan

In the last week, my friend and local notable Pat Spellman has kicked off a campaign with Moana FM to make Tauranga a te reo Māori friendly city. As Pat, notes there are three simple goals in Tauranga Te Reo: embracing diversity; improving knowledge of basic te reo Māori; and bringing the city together. The Bay of Plenty Times has given Pat plenty of column centimetres and have been, if not supportive, at least interested in debating the idea.

Cue hate fest.

It was, of course predictable there would be a hate fest. The leading contender for hater of the year wrote into the Sunlive all the way from Wanganui (I have it on good authority that this a place that is somewhere near Whanganui). It’s worth reading in full:

I read Pat Spellman from Tauranga wants Tauranga City to be the first to have signs in public places both…

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Check out the ‘Wanganui Savage Club’ formed when colonial racism was unashamedly brazen

“The Savage Club was founded in 1857 in London “to provide rational entertainment and good fellowship”. The name is a joke, named after a poet of poor reputation, Richard Savage… The Wanganui Savage Club is in a hall that is done as a crudely presented marae. Visiting another club is called a raid. And the members are, almost to a person, Pākehā.

The Wanganui Savage Club is our very own Tikitiki Bar, an Orientalist fantasy that provided a testosterone filled chance for men (and latterly women) to dress up as savages, to play act with their projection of the freedom of Māori society. In one sense it feels like a harmless chance to play. On the other hand, it is a crude appropriation of an entire people.

I was overwhelmed, amused and offended. And I really believe it is something that we shouldn’t let fade into nothingness. It is another strand in the development of our relationships as Māori and Pākehā.”

First We Take Manhattan

For my wife’s birthday, we were gifted tickets to Trinity Roots, who were playing at the Wanganui Savage Club in Whanganui. Suffice to say, they were outstanding, and the atmosphere was suitably eclectic and friendly, alcohol flowed freely and clouds of marijuana smoke wafted outside, across the front of the hall.

But it was the venue that really caught my attention. Essentially a large tin shed, it is a remarkable record of New Zealand Pākehā history that is calling out to be shared with a wider audience. If a picture paints a thousand words, then here’s five thousand to start us off:

A faux representation of Māori carvings bordering the stage A faux representation of Māori carvings bordering the stage

The opening ode sung by members

Club presidents, all Pākehā, are called rangatiras

Visiting clubs were subjected to a welcome from the local club’s haka party

Poorly done kowhaiwhai & murals borders the walls of the hall

The Savage Club was…

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In bed with the world’s biggest polluters the WWF is also accused of committing violent crimes against indigenous peoples, contributing to 20 million ‘conservation’ refugees

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch

Not new, as is from 2014. Stories like this deserve to be shared over & over lest the revelations be forgotten. I stopped donating to this cause long ago after I learned some of the ugly truth.

From Natural News

World Wildlife Fund’s hidden role in spreading harmful corporate practices is revealed in new book

Monsanto, Coca-Cola, Shell, HSBC, Cargill, BP, Alcoa and Maine Harvest have reportedly all benefited from the WWF’s green label while continuing business as usual … Wilfried Huismann

NaturalNews) Overcoming adversity by piercing through the corporate fabric in which the world’s corporations are banded together, PandaLeaks – The Dark Side of the WWF exposes the ugly underbelly of the planet’s largest conservation group.

Written by award-winning German journalist and filmmaker Wilfried Huismann, the book almost didn’t make it to print after the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) fought tooth and nail to stop its sale. The group’s…

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6-7 million Bengalis starved to death under Great Britain’s Churchill – largely whitewashed from British history

During the Bengali famine of World War 2 when 6-7 million Bengali people starved to death under Winston Churchill’s watch (largely whitewashed from British history).  Reportedly, when Churchill first received a telegram from the British colonial authorities in New Delhi about the rising toll of famine deaths in Bengal, his reaction was simply that he regretted that nationalist leader Mahatma Gandhi was not one of the victims. He’s been quoted as saying:

“I hate Indians. They are a beastly people  with a beastly religion …  they [Bengalis] breed like rabbits” Sir Winston Churchill

 

This article is from Countercurrents.org

WW2 Bengali Holocaust: “Churchill’s Secret War” By Madhusree Mukerjee

By Dr Gideon Polya

13 June, 2011
Countercurrents.org

The important book “Churchill’s Secret War. The British Empire and the ravaging of India during World War II” by Madhusree Mukerjee  (Basic Books, New York, 2010) is an account of the forgotten World War 2  Bengali Holocaust, the man-made, 1942-1945  Bengal Famine  in which 6-7 million Indians were deliberately starved to death by the British under Churchill for strategic reasons in what was one of the greatest atrocities in human history but which has been largely white washed from British history.

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https://www.countercurrents.org/polya130611.htm

 

Photo: Winston Churchill, Wikipedia

Tribal ways versus global corporate psychosis – an example from New Zealand

Published on Sep 12, 2011

Originating as a privately owned company registered in New South Wales, the New Zealand company was financed by 100,000 pound loan from the Rothschild dynasty. Immigrants were brought in, initially under guise of the Treaty of Waitangi, but now are being used to support the introduction of a totalitarian fascist regime. Previous sentiment was that this was an attempted genocide on tangata whenua (Maori) yet it is fast becoming evident that this systems exploitation of families and the land is really an abomination against nature and therefore all of us. This video evidences some of the lengths the New Zealand Crown will go to maintain their system of exploitation, silence those that are aware of its legitimacy while also showing the lawful remedy every community has against this system of law. This video uses footage from the case against Simon Kaiwai who took a stand against unlawful privatisation of the public’s electricity infrastructure. For more information go to www dot getthepowerback dot info
See this article for more information on Simon’s efforts in challenging privatisation:

Did you hear about the NZ businessman who challenged the privatization of New Zealand’s electricity infrastructure who ended up in exile?

Barbaric British Cruelties Unleashed on Australian Aboriginal People

Excerpt from John Pilger … shocking description of the cruelties the British settlers unleashed on the first peoples of Australian. These shameful histories have been hidden away from public view. Thanks to people like John Pilger they are being exposed.