COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00am - 09:00am
Ed Sheeran

Spies targeted tangata whenua, not terrorism

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

Greens co-leader Marama Davidson says government and politicians need to wear some of the blame for the Christchurch mosque terror attack.

Speaking after a vigil for those killed, she linked the fight for Māori rights and the environment with the fight against racism in all its forms.

She says government has contributed both through its failure to deal with the structural racism of its systems and by the politicians who whip up fear and divisiveness.

That has come together in the systemic and racist bias in the surveillance systems that are supposed to keep all citizens safe.

"It's very clear we we're not looking in the right direction. We were terrorising school busses in Rūātoki. We were looking at environmental activists. We were looking at tangata whenua who have been pointing out their dissent for generations. We have been looking in the wrong direction and we ignored the white supremacist terrorists that hid in plain sight," Ms Davidson says.





Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

2018 FAST 300x140px tile
Radio-S1 2019 - 300x250-Masters

Meanwhile, the planet is melting
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation out this month makes for some grim reading.
Fighting the Police when you can't see the evidence
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm in the news this week. I have an ongoing case against the NZ Police in front of the Human Rights Review Tribunal regarding the Police breaching my privacy and my civil rights when Police gained access to my banking records minus a warrant.
A Mass surveillance response would be unacceptable
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are already murmurs being made that the GCSB, SIS and Police need mass surveillance powers to combat the extremism that erupted so violently towards Muslims in Christchurch last week.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00am - 09:00am