Just like 1916?
Now the Act is being used for the first time, and there is the real possibility that Tame Iti and the other people arrested today could experience the same injustices as the earlier generation of Tuhoe whose peaceful community in the Ureweras was raided by Crown forces in 1916. At least Rua Kenana, the leader of the community at Maungapohatu, was given a more or less open trial before being jailed under an unjust law. Under the Terrorism Suppression Act, Tame and the others arrested today could be held indefinitely, in an undisclosed location, without even being tried.
As luck would have it, Skyler and I are heading to the Bay of Plenty this week. I was going to apologise in advance for not blogging for a few days, because the place we're staying is remote, but I think that idea will have to go out the window.
Update: a social centre in Auckland run by anarchists has been raided. The left has to mobilise to oppose what looks like a very worrying situation. Keep an eye on indymedia.