According to her bio on the film’s website Bailey is;
A Bachelor of Science graduate in ecology and geography, Emily has been working with several environmental and social civil society groups in Wellington, New Zealand providing research, writing and design as well as project and staff management. She also has skills and experience in photography, practical art, field botany, and in running a permaculture garden design business. She currently works on contract for the Dept of Conservation and co-manages the Wellington Peace & Environment Centre and the Harakeke Eco-collective (aka WRAG).
Bailey’s activism has brought her into close contact with Wellington’s anarchist set.
She has been active in several anarchist linked causes including anti GE and the anti-bypass campaign.
From a 2002 Indymedia press release
From : ‘Growing Community’ (in association with the Wellington Rainforest Action Group, Campaign for a Better City and Anti-Bypass Action.)
On Sunday the 1st of December the urban community garden group ‘Growing Community’ are organising the creation of yet another garden to stand boldly in the path of the proposed inner-city ‘Bypass’. This time in an empty lot on Buller Street near the Terrace Tunnel.
The brainchild of several Wellington 20-somethings, Growing Community was set up to transform unused urban land into vibrant living food gardens for local people to use as a gathering space, to restore native wildlife and as a symbolic barrier to the ‘Bypass’….
Contacts : Kane Fawcett (04) 5897-320,
fawcettino (at) hotmail.com or Emily
Bailey (04) 973-5355, wrag_ (at) hotmail.com
From a 2003 SCOOP press release
Organisers of a demonstration in Wellington this Saturday ( July 19th) say the government will face fierce opposition if it ends the moratorium on the release of Genetically Modified Organisms.
“There are too many unanswered questions regarding the threat posed by GMOs to New Zealand’s environment to end the moratorium now” says Emily Bailey, spokesperson for the Harakeke Eco Collective which is organising the march.
“ERMA’s approval system for GMOs remains a mess and safeguards for the environment have not been put in place. The government is recklessly dropping the moratorium regardless,” says Bailey…
March to Parliament Assembles Te Aro Park (Pigeon Park) 12 noon, Saturday July 19.
For more information contact Harakeke Eco Collective or
Emily Bailey: (04) 976-4663 or 385-6728 Jonah Marinovich: (04) 389-0472 Sam Buchanan: (04) 976- 4663 or 385-6728
Marinovich was a co-founder of the “Common Ground Community Garden” which also has links with 128 Abel Smith Street.
He later shifted shifted to the South Island’s West Coast to participate in the Save Happy Valley protest, which also has strong links to the anarchist and socialist causes.
In 2002 an Emily Bailey an Ana Brown and a Marty Brown, wrote a Pro-Palestine letter to To Victoria University’s student paper “Salient” (number 13).
It would be interesting to know if this was the same Emily Bailey. It would be also interesting to know if Ana Brown, is in fact Sina Ana Brown-Davis (she usually goes by the name Ana), the Melbourne based support activist of the “Urewera 17”.
It would also be interesting to know if Emily Bailey is in any way linked to “arrestee” Rongomai Bailey.
Emily Bailey’s colleague, Marama Mayrick studied art and design at Wellington Art School The Learning Connexion.
Rongomai Bailey claims he first met Tame Iti when he “lectured at a Wellington design school where he (Bailey)was a student.”
Perhaps there is a connection there, or am I stretching things a bit far?
No doubt some enterprising MSM media journalist will find out the answers.