B G - what's he doing these days?

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PissedOnceMore
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May 3 2006 14:12
B G - what's he doing these days?

Some of you guys in Kiwiland will know of BG. He's been mentioned by full name in a previous post on this forum. In association with CW (NZ style). Is he still active? If you know him, you'll know the scam he did with the stamps belonging to a fictitious country. Would you have a link to any of that? I remember helping him shift his press to a shop in Mangere. I love the guy because he almost single-handedly kept the idea of anarchism in NZ alive. For a long his press was the only anarchist publisher in the country. Unfortunately, he degenerated a bit to the end of me knowing him. The last time I saw him was at a Chinese vegetarian restaurant in Pitt St - there was an attempt to setup some cross-anarchist/libertarian thing. We met every month for about three months. And then some sort of allegation was made - [Admin - harmful baseless rumour removed]. Pity really. Anyway, if you know anything about what's he doing these days...

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May 3 2006 16:10

If you don't know whether this allegation is true then why have you posted it on a public internet forum?

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May 3 2006 17:38
magnifico wrote:
If you don't know whether this allegation is true then why have you posted it on a public internet forum?

This was the last I heard of BG. And I tended (whilst in NZ) to be receptive to the movements - or not - of various individuals. It just seemed that he disappeared - it was as if he was shamed into a life of passivism due to the allegations. Sorry, 'allegations'.

p.s I'm all for [Admin - reference to rumour removed]

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May 4 2006 00:56

A few links to the stamp thing:

http://www.takver.com/history/nz/grenville.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oecussi-Ambeno

http://change.to/oa

And Bruce even has his own Wikipedia entry at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Grenville

Not 100% sure on the accusations that have been referred to, so won't comment any further.

Bruce is still involved, he prints stuff for various radical & anarchist groups/campaigns around the country, and he came to the Anarchist Tea Party (kind of an Aoteaora anarchist conference) in November last year.

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May 4 2006 01:02

Ha that's pretty crazy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Grenville:

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Bruce Grenville (Born 1950 in New Zealand), is a New Zealand anarchist , film buff and producer of artistamps.

In the 1970s and 1980s he rose to notoriety for a hoax involving the fabrication of the Utopian Sultanate State of Occussi-Ambeno, located as an exclave on the Island of East Timor, with himself as the self-proclaimed Sultan.

He has been producing artistamps for the state of Occussi-Ambeno since 1968.

In January 1999, he was noted for the discovery of a long missing 1967 original episode of the BBC television series Doctor Who, discovered in a garage sale in Napier and has since been verified by BBC historians as genuine.

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May 4 2006 06:36
Asher wrote:

Bruce is still involved, he prints stuff for various radical & anarchist groups/campaigns around the country, and he came to the Anarchist Tea Party (kind of an Aoteaora anarchist conference) in November last year.

Thanks Asher - good to know that smile

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May 9 2006 15:47

I met BG when I was in NZ and I was quite surprised to see him in the news in the UK after his Dr Who discovery. It made the front page in some papers!