The Inside Story: How NZ Spies On The World
BIG BROTHER IS LISTENING
The Inside Story: How The US, UK, Canada, Australia And NZ Spy On The World
MIKE FROST CANADIAN EX-SPY
COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE, 281 MADRAS STREET, CHRISTCHURCH
TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 7.30 P.M.
Mike Frost spent 34 years working as a spy, with the final two decades being with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the Canadian equivalent of the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), which operates the Tangimoana and Waihopai spybases. CSE and GCSB are the Canadian and NZ agencies in the top secret global electronic intelligence gathering UKUSA Agreement. The other parties are the US, UK, and Australia. Their most notorious project is Echelon - a global system of spybases intercepting civilian telecommunications satellites for “keywords” of interest to Big Brother, the US National Security Agency.
Since retiring, Mike Frost has written and spoken about the blatant abuses of his former profession, and has become internationally well known. He wrote the bestselling book “Spyworld”. Very recently, he has been on TV in Canada, the US, Australia and NZ.
Frost will not speak about internal NZ issues (those will be covered by Bob Leonard, of the Anti-Bases Campaign). But he will give an insider’s perspective on subjects such as Echelon, and the abuses of international electronic spying.
His visit is extremely timely, what with the Government push to extend the powers of the GCSB, the Security Intelligence Service and the Police to spy on domestic e-mail and all other forms of electronic communication within NZ (the controversial Swain Bill and the GCSB Bill).
Mike Frost's New Zealand speaking tour (October 16-29 inclusive) is organised by the Anti-Bases Campaign, Box 2258, Christchurch; email@example.com www.converge.org.nz/abc Contact ABC for full national details.
CAFCA Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa Box 2258, Christchurch, New Zealand firstname.lastname@example.org www.cafca.org.nz