Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river.

“Despite an explicit assurance from Minister Smith that the new water standards would provide for human and ecosystem health, he has failed to deliver on either of these things,” says Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:


Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news