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Is this progress?

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, June 10th, 2015 - 259 comments

Richard Harman has broken a story about the formation of a Blairite third way think tank within the Labour Party.  Those involved include Stuart Nash, Phil Quin, Josie Pagani and Nick Legget.

NRT: Rubberstamping surveillance

Written By: - Date published: 3:11 pm, June 3rd, 2015 - 6 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the “poor job the courts are doing of overseeing surveillance”.

Voices of the people on emissions targets and climate change

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 1st, 2015 - 37 comments

A record of the Dunedin consultation meeting on NZ’s emission targets. It was an extraordinary evening. So many people spoke with concern, with intelligence, with anger, with compassion, with emotion. Some spoke with hope, some without.

Please – make a written submission before Wednesday.

White Man Behind a Desk

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, May 31st, 2015 - 13 comments

Quiet Sunday morning? Check out White Man Behind a Desk.

Make a submission – Generation Zero video

Written By: - Date published: 5:01 pm, May 29th, 2015 - 5 comments

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Stop TPPA – clever placement

Written By: - Date published: 2:31 pm, May 12th, 2015 - 11 comments

Full marks to these folk for clever protest placement.

Standfornz – when social media goes bad

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 11th, 2015 - 119 comments

The site www.standfor.co.nz is supposed to get us all excited about the flag distraction. It’s not turning out the way the Nats intended.

‘Forgot’ NSA spying

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, May 9th, 2015 - 15 comments

Well who among us hasn’t forgotten a massive illegal domestic spying programme?

NSA bulk collection ruled illegal

Written By: - Date published: 6:32 am, May 8th, 2015 - 15 comments

In the US a federal appeals court has just ruled the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records is illegal.

GCSB and fabricating the ‘truth’

Written By: - Date published: 11:53 am, May 6th, 2015 - 19 comments

Someone is trying to fabricate the ‘truth’, but it isn’t Snowden and the people reporting him.

Campbell Live – Day of Action

Written By: - Date published: 6:11 am, April 24th, 2015 - 12 comments

Protests in support of Campbell Live, today (Friday) in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Marvelous!

Spying on China

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, April 19th, 2015 - 100 comments

So great, now we’re trying to spy on China. What could possibly go wrong?

Spying for torturers

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, April 17th, 2015 - 19 comments

The most disturbing allegations yet in the Snowden leaks on the activities of the GCSB.

Attack on Unite

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, April 17th, 2015 - 48 comments

“Unite Union’s office robbed, trashed”. WTF?

Polity: Electoral roll data

Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, April 16th, 2015 - 4 comments

The electoral commission’s roll solution does two good things, and one regrettable thing. It would rule out misuse of the rolls for debt collection / product marketing purposes. Good – that isn’t what the electoral roll is for. It protects party/candidates access to electronic copies. But it continues to privilege them above other political advocates – bad!

Greenpeace activists on oil rig

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, April 7th, 2015 - 74 comments

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John Oliver and Edward Snowden on surveillance

Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, April 7th, 2015 - 15 comments

The brilliant John Oliver on the Patriot Act and surveillance. Includes a face to face interview with Edward Snowden, and extensive discussion of dick pics.

Media Take – on GCSB and spying

Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, April 2nd, 2015 - 9 comments

Check out the most recent Media Take (Tuesdays on Maori TV), on the GCSB and the consequences of our Pacific spying.

International reaction to our spying

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, March 28th, 2015 - 77 comments

How are other nations going to react to our spying on them? Key’s response when the question arose in Korea was very typical of him – bullshit and bluster. So far Brazil, Fiji, and Latin American countries have all proved him wrong.

IGIS to investigate GCSB Pacific spying

Written By: - Date published: 3:38 pm, March 26th, 2015 - 6 comments

Press Release from the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security on Scoop.

NRT: An unwarranted invasion of privacy

Written By: - Date published: 3:02 pm, March 25th, 2015 - 11 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on today’s further revelations on personal information.

Petition – Apology for spying

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, March 21st, 2015 - 13 comments

Keith Locke has created a “Not in our name” petition.

Surveillance newspeak

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, March 16th, 2015 - 18 comments

Key’s attempt to play cute with the semantics of surveillance is part of an international strategy. Here’s Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept.

Spying and the terrorism excuse

Written By: - Date published: 11:34 am, March 15th, 2015 - 25 comments

The next time that John Key says that we spy so as to keep NZ safe from terrorism, could some journalist please please ask him if the PM of the Solomon Islands is a terrorist?

A Bright Spark Burning…

Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, March 11th, 2015 - 40 comments

A further piece on the peoples’ revolution within Northern Syria.

Spying on penguins

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, March 11th, 2015 - 50 comments

The latest on the spying revelations as they emerge in The Herald. Apparently we’re spying on penguins now.

Key withdraws promise to resign

Written By: - Date published: 12:03 pm, March 10th, 2015 - 102 comments

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Hager: “The GCSB is not a New Zealand operation”

Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, March 10th, 2015 - 42 comments

Selwyn Manning’s new EveningReport site got off to a massive start last night with a long, interesting interview with Nicky Hager. Take home quote (courtesy Russell Brown): “The GCSB is not a New Zealand operation, in any practical sense”. Watch the video…

TPP protest reports

Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, March 7th, 2015 - 33 comments

For any accounts from the TPP protest marches today.

The Ferguson interview

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, March 6th, 2015 - 51 comments

An extraordinary interview with former director of the GCSB Sir Bruce Ferguson on RNZ this morning. He confirms that NZ is conducing mass surveillance. (Any help with transcription?)

Key fails the leadership test

Written By: - Date published: 10:53 am, March 5th, 2015 - 30 comments

Fine work form David Fisher at The Herald. Does Key get to lie and deny his way through yet another crisis?

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