Moana Jackson

 

Moana Jackson

  1. Taking land at the point of a gun or a pen is exactly the same thing. (MaoriTV Waitangi Day 2017)
  2. The costs and consequences of the Crown decision to wage war against iwi and hapū have been a living history for generations. Facing the truth about the wars, Moana Jackson, 18 September 2016
  3. It is the love of home which also gives meaning to the defense as both the expression and protection of tino rangatiratanga. Facing the truth about the wars, Moana Jackson, 18 September 2016.
  4. The term “land wars” then became popular, which unwittingly recognised that the taking of land was fundamental to the taking of power. However, it simplified the conflicts into the colonisers struggle to become “settlers” without acknowledging that in settling the land they were unsettling the people to whom it belonged. Facing the truth about the wars, Moana Jackson, 18 September 2016
  5. Renaming the past is best done when no one is around who lived the truth and most suffered its consequences. Facing the truth about the wars, Moana Jackson, 18 September 2016
  6. The willingness of many politicians to also characterise the raids as “anti-terrorist” is a regrettable act of fear-mongering and many Maori sympathise with the comedian Mike King’s comment that low poll ratings prompted the need to “bash some more Maori”. Back in the mists of fear. A primer on the allegations of terrorism made during the week 15 – 19 October 2007
  7. The arrests raise fundamental human rights issues because they seem to equate activism with terrorism and thus have the potential to inhibit a basic democratic right. Back in the mists of fear. A primer on the allegations of terrorism made during the week 15 – 19 October 2007
  8. Maori see symmetries between the Terrorism Suppression Act and the 1863 Suppression of Rebellion Act. A primer on the allegations of terrorism made during the week 15 – 19 October 2007
  9. Tuhoe see particular parallels with the fatal Police raid on Maungapohatu in 1916. The unthinking or deliberately provocative setting up of the latest Police roadblock on the confiscation line simply added to the grievance and the sense of colonising déjà vu. A primer on the allegations of terrorism made during the week 15 – 19 October 2007
  10. Vigilance and genuine security should never be at the expense of human rights, and concerns about any Maori activity should never be used to justify the overt use of colonising power. A primer on the allegations of terrorism made during the week 15 – 19 October 2007
  11. Te Ori Beach was New Zealand’s first concentration camp. Moana Jackson. Ara. April 01 2017
  12. Iwi were always a treaty making people. Ara. April 01 2017
  13. Nazisim is the ultimate extension of colonialisim. Ara. April 01 2017
  14. Colonialisim dehumanises those it tries to colonise. Ara. April 01 2017
  15. The treaty did not stop the colonisers doing what colonisers do. Ara. April 01 2017
  16. Māori are not born criminals. Ara. April 01 2017
  17. The prison system is a colonial tool used to control Māori. Ara. April 01 2017
  18. Treaties do not get honored, they get settled. Ara. April 01 2017
  19. Dare to imagine something new. Ara. April 01 2017
  20. Māori are not born genetically poor, not born socio-economically deprived. April 17 2017 Q+A program.
  21. New Zealand’s justice system is ‘inherently racist’ April 17 2017 Q+A program.
  22. It always requires a certain courage to speak the unspeakable. April 30 2017 e-tangata.co.nz
  23. Petty politics too often prevails over the need to remedy injustice.