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Urewera 4 appeal must bring justice

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 8:22 am | October 15th Solidarity

Justice must be done in the Urewera 4 case being appealed on Wednesday and Thursday in the Court of Appeal. The convictions and sentences of Tame Iti, Rangi Kemara, Urs Signer and Emily Bailey must all be overturned, said Valerie Morse, member of ... More >>

Operation 8 sentencing for Urs and Em

Thursday, 21 June 2012, 11:46 am | October 15th Solidarity

'On Thursday 21 June at 9am at the Auckland High Court, Urs Signer and Emily Bailey will be sentenced by Justice Rodney Hansen for firearms convictions relating to Operation 8. These convictions, as with the entirety of Operation 8 is a travesty of justice,' ... More >>

Urewera 4: State Nil

Wednesday, 9 May 2012, 10:05 am | October 15th Solidarity

"We are relieved," said Ana Cocker from the October 15th Solidarity Group in response to the announcement that the Urewera 4 will not be re-tried on Section 98a, 'Participation in an Organised Criminal Group.' More >>

Reality Check On Operation 8

Tuesday, 8 May 2012, 2:00 pm | October 15th Solidarity

High Court for a call-over date. It is on this day the crown will announce if they will seek a retrial on the failed ‘gang’ charge. More >>

Police Commissioner Bungles Urewera Case Again

Monday, 23 April 2012, 12:36 pm | October 15th Solidarity

Media Release: Police Commissioner bungles Urewera case again From: October 15th Solidarity Date: 23 April 2012 More >>

Urewera police job a disgrace

Friday, 23 March 2012, 10:08 am | October 15th Solidarity

“It is revealing and disturbing that Inspector Bruce Good, head of the Urewera raids investigation said his police officers acted ‘professionally,’ and that if he were to do the case over, he wouldn’t do anything differently” said Annette ... More >>

Urewera charges don’t stack up

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 6:47 pm | October 15th Solidarity

‘We consider the inability of the jury to make a decision on Count 1 in the Urewera case a victory. The inability of the jury to make a decision on Count 1 in the Urewera case is evidence that the crown’s story doesn’t stack up. We have always said ... More >>

October 15th Solidarity: On the start of the defence case

Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 12:13 pm | October 15th Solidarity

On the day of the start of the defence case in the Urewera 4 trial, the October 15th Solidarity group extends our unconditional solidarity to Urs Signer, Emily Bailey, Rangi Kemara, and Taame Iti in their struggle against the crown and police in this ... More >>

Urewera Raids Public Meeting

Monday, 30 January 2012, 10:53 am | October 15th Solidarity

The October 15th Solidarity group is hosting a public meeting about one of the most important political court cases to happen in this country, the “terror raids” - on Friday, 3 February, at 6pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room of the Central Library, ... More >>

Urewera: Four year anniversary celebration of struggle

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 12:07 pm | October 15th Solidarity

‘An amazing line-up of musicians including Riki Gooch, ImonStarr, Mara TK, and Benny Tones will play a free gig at the Southern Cross on Friday, October 14th to celebrate the solidarity and support given to the many people involved in the Urewera ... More >>

Unlawful police conduct no surprise

Monday, 19 September 2011, 5:30 pm | October 15th Solidarity

'The unanimous decision by the Supreme Court that all of the police video evidence in the Urewera case was illegal should come as no surprise to anyone, least of all the police. It is blatantly obvious that the police never had this power and what ... More >>

Urewera charges are rubbish

Friday, 16 September 2011, 10:32 am | October 15th Solidarity

"The new indictment presented by the Crown in the Urewera case is utterly unsubstantiated by any credible evidence. The Crown did not bring the 'criminal group' charges until more than a year after the original arrests on 15 October 2007, and after the preliminary ... More >>

October15th Solidarity.info Newsletter 8 September 2011

Thursday, 8 September 2011, 11:18 am | October 15th Solidarity

13 down, 4 to go! As you may have heard already, the prosecution has dropped the charges against 13 of the 17 defendants who were arrested in the state terror raids on 15 October 2007 in Aotearoa/NZ. This is an enormous victory for the defendants, ... More >>

Operation 8: The State’s Attempt to Save Face

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 1:33 pm | October 15th Solidarity

The dropping of all charges against 13 accused in the Police Operation 8 case is an enormous victory for the defendants, their whanau and supporters across the country and across the world. There are four people who continue to face charges and the ... More >>

Operation 8 - Defendants lives on hold for another year

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 3:06 pm | October 15th Solidarity

"The lives of the 18 political activists facing charges from the nation-wide state terror of 15 October 2007 are on hold for yet another year" says October 15th Solidarity spokesperson Peter Steiner. In a call-over in the Auckland High Court this morning, ... More >>

Jury denied to Urewera raids accused

Wednesday, 30 March 2011, 11:31 am | October 15th Solidarity

‘The Court of Appeal are refusing to grant a jury trial for the 15 people accused in the so-called ‘terror raids’. In essence the Crown prosecutor has convinced the Court that the case will be too long and complex for a jury to handle. The Crown ... More >>

Jury trial another injustice - it's time to drop the charges

Wednesday, 2 March 2011, 10:05 am | October 15th Solidarity

There will be a protest outside the Court of Appeal on Thursday morning at 8am in support of the Urewera 18 defendants who have lodged an appeal to get a jury trial. More >>

Media Alert: Terror Raids Defendants Being Railroaded

Monday, 13 December 2010, 1:41 pm | October 15th Solidarity

The 18 defendants in the so-called "Terror Raids" trial are being railroaded * . "We are being railroaded by the crown and judiciary and there is no way that we can get a fair trial. This is an egregious miscarriage of justice," says Valerie Morse, ... More >>

Documentary a reminder to drop the charges

Thursday, 5 August 2010, 12:57 pm | October 15th Solidarity

"The screening of a documentary about the state-terror raids of 15th October 2007 this Saturday is a good reminder that it is time to drop the charges against the 18 people still facing a trial" says Peter Steiner, a spokesperson for Wellington ... More >>

Solidarity with Auckland Animal Rights Activists

Monday, 2 August 2010, 10:04 am | October 15th Solidarity

?The October 15th Solidarity group expresses our solidarity with the Auckland Animal Rights activists who recently discovered a tracking device in one of their cars. The corporate spying by Thompson and Clark Private Investigators on activists concerned ... More >>