ALCP: Three Candidates Selected in Wellington
ALCP: Three Candidates Selected in
Three candidates have just been
announced to stand for the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party
Alistair Gregory was chosen as the ALCP
candidate for the Wellington Central electorate.
Richard Goode was chosen as the ALCP candidate for the Mana
David Kent was chosen as the ALCP candidate
for the Rongotai electorate.
Alistair works as a chef
based in Wellington, Richard works as an IT expert and David
is a trained radio announcer.
They were elected by the
Wellington Branch and confirmed by the ALCP
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Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.
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