Tag: Anti-Bases Campaign

John Key Says Yanks Not Spying on Him

Press Release – Anti Bases Campaign John Key says that hes allowed to wear big boys pants because New Zealand is a member of The Club (Five Eyes, formally known as the UKUSA Agreement), which he says means that the intelligence agencies of the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New …JOHN KEY SAYS YANKS NOT SPYING ON HIM He Should Lay A Complaint About Being Left Out John Key says that he’s allowed to wear big boy’s pants because New Zealand is a member of The Club (Five Eyes, formally known as the UKUSA Agreement), which he says means that the intelligence agencies of the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand don’t spy on each other’s countries. He reckons it specifically means that the US National Security Agency (NSA) does not spy on him. To which the Anti-Bases Campaign says – pull the other one, John, this one’s got a bug in it. Of course the NSA spies on its “allies and friends” in Five Eyes. Why wouldn’t they? They’re spying on all their other “friends”. ABC says its dollars to doughnuts that NSA has been, is, and will be spying on Key. So will the other Big Brothers in Five Eyes. Indeed it is highly likely that the NSA will have subcontracted the job to one of the allied agencies to spy on the smallest of the...

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Waihopai Spybase Protest Saturday January 19th

Press Release – Anti Bases Campaign People from all around New Zealand will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 19th.Chief Reporter WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST SATURDAY JANUARY 19th WAIHOPAI & GCSB ILLEGALLY SPY ON NEW ZEALANDERS People from all around New Zealand will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 19th. We will be at the Waihopai spy base’s main gate on Waihopai Valley Road from 11 a.m., with speeches from 1 p.m. Information will be provided on the function of the base and there will be a peaceful protest, involving a range of activities, calling for its closure. Speakers will be: Adrian Leason, one of the three Ploughshares peace activists acquitted of the 2008 deflation of one of Waihopai’s domes; Steffan Browning, Blenheim’s Green MP; John Minto, of Global Peace and Justice Auckland; and Murray Horton of Anti-Bases Campaign. One of the activities will be to hand deliver to the base commander a letter from the Anti-Bases Campaign (see below for letter’s text) The Kim Dotcom saga has certainly put the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and its Waihopai spy base smack bang into the glare of the spotlight. It has proved conclusively what the Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC) has been saying for all these long years – that Waihopai and the GCSB spy...

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A Dotcomedy Of Errors. GCSB Illegally Spies On NZers.

Press Release – Anti-Bases Campaign The endlessly entertaining saga of Kim Dotcom having been illegally spied upon by the hapless NZ Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) proves that we, the Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC), can justifiably say “we told you so”. For many years …This is the lead article in Peace Researcher 44, to be published this month. Murray Horton Co-Editor, Peace Researcher Anti-Bases Campaign www.converge.org.nz/abc — A DOTCOMEDY OF ERRORS GCSB Illegally Spies On New Zealanders. We Told You So. – Murray Horton The endlessly entertaining saga of Kim Dotcom having been illegally spied upon by the hapless NZ Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) proves that we, the Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC), can justifiably say “we told you so”. For many years now we have said that the claim by successive Governments, National and Labour, that the GCSB and its Waihopai spy base only spy on foreigners is complete bullshit. The official line has always been that Waihopai only intercepts international civilian telecommunications. But whenever ABC has asked the GCSB if it intercepts international communications where one end of the call or e-mail, etc, involves a New Zealander, the spies have always refused to comment, let alone deny it. Draw your own conclusions. In fact, no need to, as the Dotcom fiasco proves that the GCSB spies not only on New Zealanders’ international communications; it also spies on New Zealanders’...

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Waihopai Spybase Protest: End NZ Involvement in US Wars

Press Release – Anti-Bases Campaign People from all around New Zealand will be converging on Blenheim and the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 21st. Waihopai deals New Zealand into America’s wars in countries such as Afghanistan …11 January 2012 Waihopai Spybase Protest Saturday January 21st: End NZ Involvement in US Wars People from all around New Zealand will be converging on Blenheim and the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 21st. Waihopai deals New Zealand into America’s wars in countries such as Afghanistan and is an integral part of a global network of such facilities which exist to ensure American military and economic domination of international politics. The war in Afghanistan, in which the NZ military is directly involved (with the SAS being the most high profile component) has continued to get dramatically worse. Simultaneously, the US is pushing for a Free Trade Agreement, via the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (which the US wants to be concluded this year) as NZ’s “reward” for supplying our troops as cannon fodder and hosting the Waihopai spybase. The theme of the Anti-Bases Campaign’s activities, both at the spybase and in Blenheim, will be anti-war. The US says that intelligence is the key component of all the wars that it is fighting (such as Afghanistan), or planning to fight (such as Iran), throughout the...

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