Written By: - Date published: 6:13 pm, April 15th, 2013 - 42 comments
Categories: accountability, class war, democracy under attack, International, john key, slippery, Spying - Tags: GCSB, police, sis
Key has announced major changes to the GCSB roles that will include assisting business, the SIS and the police in spying against Kiwis.
This is outrageous. There are good reasons why there has previously been a separation of the roles of the GCSB (spying on non-Kiwis), the SIS (surveillance of NZ residents and citizens), and the investigations into crime by the police. It is a check against consolidation of power, and against the NZ intelligence services assisting foreign governments in surveillance of NZ citizens, in their own interests.
Using the GCSB to assist the corporates will give further strength to the war on the poor.