Thursday, March 17, 2005



Protesting sedition

Further to the Tim Selwyn case: Ben Thomas of DogBitingMen has organised a protest against the use of sedition charges. From midday today, they will be outside the Auckland District Court handing out seditious material in an effort to show that the law is an ass. Technically, this is "exciting contempt for the administration of justice", and so seditious in itself - but then, this simply reinforces Dicey's point that if applied consistently, the law of sedition would criminalise most forms of political agitation.

I'd be there, but I don't live in Auckland...

4 comments:

any news on how the protest went? i've been away for a few days and am just catching up on all the goss.

Posted by span : 3/20/2005 10:51:00 AM

The date was postponed because the Police have not disclosed their full evidence so some of us handed out the seditious tract, conducted interviews etc. and then celebrated St Paddy's day as it should be celebrated. New court date is 31 March. See you there.

Posted by t selwyn : 3/21/2005 01:55:00 AM

Don't bend over in the prison showers to pick up the soap Timmy.

Posted by Anonymous : 4/01/2005 10:02:00 AM

Don't bend over in the prison showers to pick up the soap Timmy.

Posted by Anonymous : 4/01/2005 10:03:00 AM