Shep & Kyle: thank you for your thoughtful answers.
It seems very self centred to me - an attempt to feel better about a local issue, and damn the global consequences.
seems more like they were protesting the use of new zealand soil in the killing of thousands in Iraq. An act of aggression in which Waihope has been implicated:
You can imagine that 911 came out of the blue. But the alleged protagonists will continue to argue it's a response to previous invasions and interference by the "Arsenal of Democracy" and allies. To distance rather than continue to implicate our country as part of this imperialism, would seem the wiser move.
It turns out that a belief in non-violence doesn't protect you from the 9/11, Madrid, London and Bali bombers
Australians, Spanish, British...involved in which war in recent years?