Some Questions For Wellington Anarchists-Especially Asher and Sam

This is Oblong Inernet Cafe, Cuba Street Wellington, run by and for Wellington’s anarchist community. It is often used as a meeting place by the activists running anarchist newsite, Indymedia.

Inside is the Freedom Bookshop where one can buy anarchist books,’zines and posters.

Geoff Karena, who claims to be friend and relative of “Urewera 17” arrestee, and who advocates suicide bombings and war on pakeha recommends Indymedia and the Freedom Bookshop.

He says;

come along to a hui at your local freedom shop or go to indymedia, www.tinorangatiratanga.yahoogroups or googlise fro the “poor mans James bond” book, buy the book set up a cell and select some suicide bombers go to it. there are detailed video’s on how to make suicide vests in it oye oye for the cause.

go to the one in wgtn at the oblong left bank cuba street that’s where you can find out about the fake us, canada, america and english pernicious resource stripping war mongering industrialists nations and how to overthrow them.

I’d like to ask the Wellington anarchists who occasionally comment on this Blog, such as Sam Buchanan and Asher Goldman if they endorse Mr Karena’s statements?

Are you proud to have someone who seems to recommend suicide bombing and civil war associated with your news site and bookshop?

Considering that several of your friends and colleagues were recently accused of involvement in terrorist related activities, surely you would want to distance yourself from Mr Karena’s writings?

You are both involved in the peace movement-surely you must strongly oppose Mr Karena’s apparently pro-violence views?

I am happy to post your replies unedited-defamation excluded of course.


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3 thoughts on “Some Questions For Wellington Anarchists-Especially Asher and Sam

  1. Stretching it a bit here aren’t you, Trev? If you have issues with Mr Karena shouldn’t he be the one you approach for comment? Or is this you’re socialist streak coming through again – your deep tendency to group people together and hold them collectively responsible for each others views? I wouldn’t expect you to take responsibility for what other people say, so why do you (and your grammatically-challenged, anonymous and pseudonomous friends above) expect me to?

    By the way, you still haven’t replied to my offer to correct the errors in your piece about me, and the mis-lablelled photos you still have up, for a reasonable price. This seems a bit irresponsible of you.

    If you want my thoughts on political violence, you are welcome to fund me to write and publish a small book on the subject. Please let me know your terms.

    However, here’s something for free – it’s already in the public domain anyway. A short piece I wrote for a newsheet at the time of the public transport bombings in London a few years back. It also refers to the idiots who grafittied an Auckland mosque in response. it’s somewhat terse, and the language is a bit untypical of me, but I was pretty angry at the time.


    – Sam Buchanan


    The bunch of fuckwits who put bombs on public transport in London and the politicians who ordered the bombing Baghdad are on the same moral level.

    The glib liberal slogan “one man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter” is claptrap. Terrorism is terrorism – it doesn’t matter how worthy your cause is or what means you use to deliver it. Whether a bomb is in a suitcase, or dropped from a B-52 makes fuck all difference to the victim.

    Terrorism is trying to gain a political aim by frightening a population into submission. The term was first used to describe government’s who terrorised their own populations in order to stay in power, still the most common form of terrorism.

    Meanwhile the press trumpets the ‘defiance’ of ordinary Londoners who go to their jobs as if nothing has happened. Do they have any choice? Are they choosing to show their courage by taking the bus and leaving their armour-plated limousines in the garage? Unlike their bosses and leaders they don’t have country houses to flee to, or an army of police and soldiers to stand between them and their attackers. They can’t stay home until the threat has receded – if it ever does.

    Do Blair and Bush really think they can fight wars overseas and not have their own cities attacked? Could they care less? Behind the smiles and rhetoric another dead Londoner, Spaniard, Iraqi or Sudanese is a detail of history, or worse, a handy PR opportunity, for these great colonial statesmen.

    Meanwhile, some opportunist losers in Auckland take the opportunity to slide their own sick little agenda forward on the blood of the victims of the London bombing. Blaming Auckland muslims for the attacks is like blaming the local branch of Youth for Christ for an IRA attack on the grounds that all Christians are the same.

  2. I won’t hold my breath Trev. These types of people have never yet given any straight answers on this blog or in the media yet.

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