On October 15th 2007, activists round New Zealand woke to weapons of their faces. Black-clad police smashed down doorways, dragging households out onto roads and detaining some with out meals or water. Within the village of Ruatoki, helicopters hovered whereas locals have been stopped at roadblocks. Operation eight concerned 18 months of invasive surveillance of Maori sovereignty and peace activists accused of attending terrorist coaching camps within the Urewera ranges — homeland of the Tuhoe individuals. Operation eight asks why and the way the raids happened. How did the Conflict on Terror grow to be a worldwide witch-hunt of political dissenters reaching even to the South Pacific?

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