I recently posted on the extensive links between the Green Party, the “Urewera 17” and the Save Happy Valley Coalition.
The Greens will be decimated in the polls if these terror ties become public knowlege.
One prominent Green and longterm SHVC activist, 2005 Waimakiriri Green candidate, Alan Liefting has taken me to task over my claims;
Trevor, your analysis is way off the mark. You are trying to discredit individuals and organisations because of indirect links or links because they believe in the objective. The Green Party support the aims of SHVC because both organisations want to work to improve the environment. The Green Party support the aims of SHVC but that does not mean that they agree with all of the methods used.
Your completely wrong to state that “the backbone of the organisation is anarchist.” Yes, there are anarchists who support the campaign but that does not mean the campaign is run by anarchists. SHVC is an extremely democratic and open organisation with no hierarchy which makes it difficult for a cabal to wrest power from the group as a whole. Support for SHVC comes from a wide demographic including Forest and Bird members, students, miners, academics, foreign tourists and “ordinary” people.
Now Alan is understandably trying to distance the Greens from the SHVC radicals and especially from the five arrested for their armed frolics in the Ureweras.
However Alan’s claim that SHVC is not run by anarchists does not wash.
All five SHVCers arrested on October 15th are anarchists, four of them closely associated with the Wildcat Anarchist Collective based at 128 Abel Smith Street Wellington.
The Wellington SHVC is completely dominated by Wildcat supporters. The Auckland branch is mainly anarchist, while the Christchurch branch is largely a mixture of anarchists and Greens.
Anarchist play the leading role in training other activists.
Alan should really know all this as he’s had a bit to do with anarchists himself.
According to his Green Party bio Alan spent some of 2002 doing volunteer work for Christchurch’s Molten Media Trust.
Here’s a bit about Molten Media from The State Adversary 25, Summer 1996
ANARCHIST ACTIVITY is increasing in Christchurch again after a period of not a lot happening… A new Anarcha-Feminist group is meeting regularly and a feminist street theatre group is being formed. For details phone Gaye on (03) 3749171…Molten Media, a community printing collective, is soon to be involved in training unemployed people in desktop publishing and printing skills, at the same time hoping to be providing cheap publishing to community groups.
In 2005 Molten Media worked with Wellington’s Wildcat Anarchist Collective to produce the anarchist ‘zine SNAP.
So, if Alan volunteered for an anarchist run organisation, does that mean he might have some anarchist tendencies himself?
SHVC breaks the law on a regular basis and has cost Solid Energy an estimated $20 million dollars.
They are at least Eco-terrorists and if the police are correct, several of them were training to become real gun toting terrorists.
So come on Alan-do the right thing.
Have a wee word to Mr Plod. I’m sure you could tell them one or two interesting things.
Who knows, you might even save a life or two.