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Peaceful hippie freedom fighters, or dangerous far-right extremists? A collection of screenshots of reports of violence, abuse and threats from the Wellington protest.

TW: verbal abuse, homophobia, death threats, antisemitism

#Wellington #Convoy2022NZ #Clownvoynz #GoHome ImageImage
First of all, I want to draw attention to this quote. Not everyone at the protest is the same or for the same reason, sure.

But then, there is also this quote: Image
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@francaisfache: The Charente Maritime strongly mobilized for the #ConvoidelaLiberte

Many vehicles from Rochefort, reinforced by a convoy from #Saintes, will join another gathering in #LaRochelle
#FreedomConvoy #France
#Canada #TrucersConvoy
#Wellington #Aotearoa
#NewZealand police crackdown on protesters camping outside the NZ Parliament in solidarity with Canadian truckers, arresting more than 50 people after forcibly dispersing the demonstration against Covid-19 restrictions
#Canada #TruckersConvoy #PasseSanitaire
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There are a lot of different regeneration projects on the go in #Somerset at the moment (as I pointed out in last week's #LDReporter newsletter). And with updates for a couple of schemes on the horizon this week, here's a handy thread to help you keep track of what's going on :)
Here's a handy map - I'll zoom in on the relevant settlements as we go through each part, and I'll be going by parliamentary constituency from west to east. #LDReporter #Somerset #Watchet #Wellington #Taunton #Bridgwater #Chard #Yeovil #Glastonbury #Wincanton #Frome
Let's start in #Bridgwater and West #Somerset - we've got two settlements which have been targeted so far, one by private investment (#Watchet) and one by the @mhclg #townsfund (Bridgwater). #LDReporter
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165 years ago #OnThisDay, William Ferguson Massey (1856 - 1925), the 13th prime minister of #NewZealand was born in #Ireland to a small farming Protestant family

2) In 1862, Massey’s parents emigrated to #NewZealand leaving their 6 year old child behind to complete his education He was raised by his grandmother and uncle and at age 14 followed his parents in 1870 to #Auckland
3) By 1876 Massey settled in Mangere on the outskirts of #Auckland where he leased a 100 acre farm and bought a threshing machine to provide supplemental income.
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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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#Iran #India #NewZealand #Teheran #NewDehli #Wellington #embassy #Spying #LegalActions

Iran is threatening legal action against New Zealand after finding that, in a joint operation with the CIA,
the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) broke into its Wellington embassy in the late 1980s and early 1990s to plant bugs. India also hit back at a SIS activity that took place during the same period,
requiring the foreign ministry of New Zealand to investigate a SIS break-in where code books were photographed and passed on to the MI6 of Britain. In a mission called Operation Horoscope, which was directed by the CIA, the SIS raided the Iranian embassy in Wellington.
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A #rugby thread.

1/x I'm living in #Aoteoroa New Zealand, but am a native of the sports-addled USA city of #Boston. I am not as fanatical for the home teams as most of my bruthiznsistiz in that place, but I do enjoy live, in-person stadium sports events very much indeed.
2/x #NZ is one of the only places on the face of the Earth right now where you can attend live, in-person stadium sports events. Specifically, rugby. Specifically, the national team—the world-famous @AllBlacks.
3/x I've been to precisely one rugby game, at @skystadium here in #Wellington, NZ's capital city. I enjoyed it immensely. Yes, it's true, I had little clue what was going on down on the field (pitch?), but it sure seemed exciting, and the other fans seemed thrilled. So, all good.
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#NewZealand #Wellington #Coronavirus #ECONOMY

Statistics NZ announced on Thursday that the Gross Domestic Product ( GDP) of New Zealand had fallen by 12.2 percent during the June 2020 quarter.
It was a record drop for the GDP of New Zealand, an indication of the performance of the economy, and plunged the nation into recession. September 's government books showed that COVID-19 cost the nation $58.1 billion.
In the next two years, the Treasury expects unemployment to hit 7.8 percent, reflecting more than 100,000 Kiwis losing their jobs.
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New Zealand experienced a record drop in its gross domestic product in the wake of the corona pandemic. Between April and June, economic output shrank by 12.2 percent compared to the previous quarter.
There has never been such a high quarterly decline since comparable records began in 1987, said the national statistical office of the Pacific state. Compared to the same period of the previous year, the decrease was two percent.
The government imposed a strict lockdown at the beginning of the pandemic, which ended on June 8. However, the country's borders are still closed to most foreign visitors.
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#COVID19 has opened a window for transformative change in #foodystems:
"COVID has provided an opportunity for socio-economic transition. We should not be looking to 'go back to normal' but taking this opportunity to restart-to decide on and put into place ways we can improve...
...the #sustainability of our lifestyle, including but not limited to, reducing #greenhouse #emissions, ways to adapt to the inevitability of #climatechange and ways to transform our #economy from #growth, #consumerism and reliance on overseas products to an economy...
...with increased domestic manufacturing of essential products, and #sustainableagriculture, to support a #healthy #egalitarian, not polarised, society. Why not pursue the dream? #Marketgardening used to be a part of our society and often when I was a child in #Sydney we would...
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#OTD vor 79 Jahren, am 20. Mai 1941, begann Unternehmen Merkur: Die deutsche Landung auf #Kreta. Hier ein Foto meines Großvaters im Transportflieger. Sein bester Freund und Mann seiner späteren Frau wird an diesem Tag fallen. Image
Zur Einleitung ein kurzer Blick zurück in das Jahr 1938. Mein Großvater Wilhelm tritt dem #Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 100 in Berchtesgaden bei, wird später Unteroffizier. Die „schönste Kaserne des Reiches“ beherbergt heute das Gebirgsjägerbataillon 232. ImageImageImage
Dort lernt er seinen zukünftigen besten Freud Franz kennen. Dieser ist verheiratet mit Karoline, hier beide auf dem 🛷 vorne (Die Dame neben Opa kenne ich nicht 😗). Nun, das wird später relevant. ImageImage
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Big money and Welly elections: Given the mayoral result, it’s worth re-upping this piece on the 2016 WCC race and the tidal wave of big money that election... 1/11
#nzpol #Wellington #wcc2019…
2016 was dominated by property developers. 2019 saw a moderate surge from NIMBY’s. The common theme is the increasingly crucial role of big donations in city politics. 2/11
To be clear, that $ doesn’t determine our elections. In 2016, @nickoleggett received and spent >$125k from property developers. He still lost to @justin_lester . 3/11
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Seemingly in response to the #NewZealandTerroristAttack, neo-Nazi groupuscule the 'New Zealand National Front' has issued a statement claiming 'nothing to do with us guv, honest' & -- sadly -- their website has been closed. (Still on @facebook, natch.)
2) Another WN groupsucule to have gone into hiding is the 'Dominion Movement'. Both its website & its social media accts (instagram et al) have disappeared -- which again, is very sad, but may serve them in good stead when pol come knocking ... ?…
3) DM presented itself as an 'Identitarian' grp; the US equivalent, #IdentityEvropa, sprang a massive leak recently (by way of @UR_Ninja), & you can follow the ensuing drama by way of #IdentifyEvropa.
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Less than 4 weeks to go until our #christmas #charity #motorbike rides supporting @CHSW - in #bristol #devon and #plymouth -Sat 2nd December
There's no charge to attend and all bikes, trikes and scooters are welcome to join us - all donations are welcome and 100% donated to @CHSW
Decorate yourself and your bike and help raise some smiles while supporting your local children's hospice.
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