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The GCSB And The Lives of Others

Press release
May 21, 2013.

The GCSB And The Lives of Others

Under the title "The GCSB and the lives of others", Nicky Hager, Keith Locke and Michael Bott will discuss the implications of the GCSB´s illegal spying on 88 New Zealanders at a public meeting on Monday, May 27 at 6pm at the Wellington Library.

The meeting is organised by the Wellington group OASIS ("Organising Against State Intelligence And Surveillance").

The government´s response to the "Kitterridge Report", which found that the GCSB had been spying illegally on 88 NZ citizens and residents, has been to rush through legislation to make this practice legal. This raises the question of what the role of the GCSB is or should be and whether we actually need an agency like that. Should Nzers be worried about increasing powers of the state to spy on them?

The speakers:

In his 1996 book Secret Power, Nicky Hager exposed the workings of the GCSB and its role within the Echelon network. His findings are as current today as they were 17 years ago.
Former Green Party MP Keith Locke has been the subject of state surveillance since he was a child. In 2009, he was finally given his SIS files.
Michael Bott is a human rights lawyer and member of the Civil Liberties Council of NZ who often speaks out and debates against injustices.

The GCSB and the lives of others
When: Monday, May 27, 2013, 6pm
Where: Mezzanine Room, Wellington Central Library
Who: Nicky Hager, Keith Locke and Michael Bott
Organised by OASIS - "Organising Against State Intelligence And Surveillance", a group formed when the NZ SIS Amendment Bill was introduced in 2010. The group aims to raise awareness around the issues of state surveillance.

ENDS

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