The PM’s response to the revelations of the damning inquiry by SIS Inspector-General Cheryl Gwyn, (which confirms much of what was in Dirty Politics) comes as no surprise. But while the battle is raging at parliament over the Prime Ministers lack of apology for this latest abuse of power, both sides of the house are busy supporting another spy bill.
A bill expanding the powers of security and intelligence services last night passed its first reading in Parliament just hours after an urgent debate was conducted on the former activities of the Security Intelligence Service (SIS). The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill was introduced under urgency, and will allow the SIS to conduct surveillance on private properties without a warrant for up to 48 hours.
This Bill is yet another example of the type of legislation that the NZ Law Commissioner warned us against in 1991 (ten years before 9/11) when he said that, “The danger is that States will over-react… [I]t is possible to imagine government officials doing more to destroy democracy in the name of counter-terrorism than is presently likely to be achieved by terrorists themselves.” [NZLC R22 Wellington 1991].
Why Was Phil Goff Silenced And Why Did Netanyahu Phone John Key Four Times On The Day Of The Chch Earthquake
Much is made about the fact that Cameron Slater was able to obtain SIS documents via an OIA request. Today the report from the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) Ms Gwyn confirmed that it was the office of John Key who pushed for Cameron Slater to make an OIA request in order to be used against the then opposition leader Phil Goff on Slater’s Whaleoil blog.
This is in and of itself already proof of the use of an organisation which should be above politics in a very political way and should carry serious repercussions for both the director of the SIS and John Key for using the SIS to damage political opponents.The fact that this happened in the run up to the 2011 elections should worry everybody including National voters.
READ MORE: https://aotearoaawiderperspective.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/why-was-phil-…
I have been inspired to write by the recent open letter to British PM Mr Cameron by AE911 truth activist Peter Drew. Thank you Peter for your inspiration and words.
Dear Mr Key
I write this open letter to you in response to your recent comments regarding changing our security laws because of the risk of a terror attack being “possible but not expected.” In particular I must address your comments pertaining to those who have raised their doubts regarding the legitimacy of any terrorist threat to NZ when you say “with the greatest respect to those individuals, they don’t see the same information I see”.
Getting the true facts about 9/11 runs right to the heart of all the issues we currently see in the Middle East and the so called ‘war on terror’. As you know, on several occasions over the past five years, I have sent to your parliamentary office extremely important information that has highlighted an urgent need to re-investigate the legitimacy of the ‘war on terror’ due to the demonstrably false narrative of the official 9/11 conspiracy. There are now over 2,000 architects and engineers, members of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth (AE911Truth.org) who are calling for a new investigation into the collapse of the three towers (WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7) that fell in New York City on September 11 2001.
You did indeed acknowledge this explosive evidence in your comment to Paul Henry during an interview on 10/08/09 on TVNZ where you stated :
“if we look at actually what drove 9/11, those people that put together all those explosive devices and the whole plan were based in camps out of Afghanistan”
While your reference to the use of explosives is true, the last part of your comment is factually incorrect. Afghanistan did not attack the United States. Indeed, the nineteen men charged with the crime were not Afghans but Saudi nationals. Further, the US war in Afghanistan was not authorized by the UN Security Council in 2001 or at any time since, so this war began as an illegal war and remains an illegal war today.
There is a growing international outrage over the inaction by our leaders to address this issue. The facts and evidence about 9/11 are now widely available and there is a huge swell of current growing public awareness and support for a new 9/11 investigation as demonstrated by what is currently happening in New York City. More than 100,000 New York residents have recently signed a petition calling for a new investigation into the collapse of World Trade Centre Building 7 through a campaign called the ‘High Rise Safety Initiative.’ And there is currently a massive digital screen in the centre of Times Square showing rolling video footage of the controlled demolition of World Trade Centre Building 7 to three million New Yorkers. This is footage of a collapse of a massive 47-story building (not hit by a plane) that most people have not even been aware of or seen before now.
There are also many members of US Congress who are now demanding that President Obama release the 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 Commission Report because there is information in those pages that will shock the citizens of the US, (according to the two members of Congress who have been authorised to view the pages). As I have also pointed out in my previous letters to you, many other government officials worldwide are also calling for a new investigation into 9/11. These include Michael Meacher, former UK Minister of the Environment and Andreas von Bülow, former German Minister of Defence and Japanese democratic politician Yukihisa Fuijita as well as our own Jeanette Fitzsimons who has stated (political leaders for 9/11 truth) that:
“There is so much that does not make sense about the official version of 9/11. It is time we knew the truth one way or another, and an independent enquiry is the way to achieve this. If we do not know the truth of our history, it will compromise our future”.
I find it difficult to believe that you in your office of Prime Minister of New Zealand would be unaware of what I have stated in this letter and continue to ignore these facts. My question to you Sir is, if we have been deceived and manipulated on a grand scale regarding the true facts about 9/11, why should you or anyone else believe one word what the United States is saying about the threat of ISIL/ISIS?
9/11 is the event that launched the so-called global ‘war on terror’ and military action in the Middle East. It is now incontrovertible that we have been deceived and manipulated on a large scale about the true facts of 9/11. For anyone in office who continues to support the attempted suppression of this information will simply result in them being positioned on the wrong side of history.
Viewers scrutinise the exhibition on display at the Boat Cafe.
THIRTEEN years have passed but most people still remember where they were and what they were doing when news broke of the 9/11 terror attacks.
NZ for 9/11 Truth rejects the official explanation for the disaster which saw four American airliners hijacked and flown into landmarks in Washington DC and New York.
The tragedy resulted in 2996 deaths.
The ‘9/11 See the Evidence’ exhibition was staged in Wellington at the weekend and attracted hundreds of people.
Our fourth “911–See the Evidence” Exhibition took place in Wellington this weekend on Saturday 13—Sunday, September 14. Hundreds of people came through the exhibition to see the evidence and learn the facts about 9/11. The exhibition was focused on Peter Woods’ visually compelling work from the graphic booklet, “911–See the Evidence”. The exhibition included the image of the Rethink 911 banner in Times Square New York City which we placed at the entrance to the photographic exhibit. This was an eye catching and powerful statement as to where the growing international 911 truth movement is at thirteen years on and it was also wonderful to also let visitors know about the of the collapse of WTC 7 as part of the Rethink911 campaign.
We were also delighted to display the updated banner announcing “Thousands” of architects and engineers who support a real investigation. Video footage featuring the collapses of Building 7 and the twin towers and a compilation film of the (the first four minutes summarising the new laws such as the NDAA) plus Solving the Mystery of Building 7 was also again on display.
We were pleased to have a new addition to our model collection (below). Mike Woods made a scale model of the WTC complex alongside a situational map of the building 7 in relation to the Twin Towers, which was a perfect accompaniment to Chris Ashley’s detailed scale model of WTC 7. We also displayed Jade Tuckwell’s impressive models of the Twin Towers which this year we placed at the end of the exhibition panels.
The literature display this year featured a pdf of the newly released children’s book – The Three Tall Buildings by Dee McLachlan. Unfortunately we couldn’t get a hard copy in time so we had a pdf version of this story running on the laptop which both children and adults alike looked at. We also gave away copies of the latest documentary from ae911truth, . The ae911truth flyer and a Recommended Reading List were also available for people to take away.
This year we were also pleased to feature the work of 911 truth artist Roger Morris who displayed one of his thought provoking works of art and who travelled down to help us staff the exhibition on both days despite having injured himself the week preceding.
Saturday was a slow and steady day with many people who were given flyers returning on Sunday. Like last year, as word got out in Wellington, Sunday afternoon was the busiest time at the exhibition. It was wonderful to see a diverse range of people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds who viewed the exhibition, along with more families than in previous years.
Even though the overall numbers were less than last year, most of our visitors this year were not previously aware of the 911 evidence. While we always enjoy talking with people who are already aware of the evidence we display at our exhibitions, our target audience is the great number of people who have still not been exposed to accurate reporting on the events of September 11 2001. Many visitors were shocked at the revelations of information concerning Building 7 and their reactions were mixed. Some were confused and angry, but most were very thankful that we had revealed this information to them. Most amazing after all this time is that there are so many people who are still unaware of the third tower to collapse in free fall speed that tragic day.
Thanks to Helen, Jade, Chris and Phillip in Wellington for all their hard work this weekend and generosity in donating to this exhibition, and thanks particularly to Mike Woods who facilitated the planning and marketing of this exhibition. Special thanks to Martin in Auckland for his generous donation, to David Ruddlestone from Raumati who helped set up the exhibition on Friday afternoon and to Jeremy, who helped set up the lighting on Saturday morning, helped staff the exhibition all day Saturday and returned to help with the pack out. A special thanks to Jade for bringing the crew custom-blended juice to help keep our energy and nutrition levels up!
Sunday morning brought back the rain and wind from Saturday, but cleared up enough to generate more passers-by later in the day, and therefore more visitors during the second half of the day.
Those of us in the exhibition room and on the street had the usual mix of mostly polite people and a very small number of hostile, truth-averse people. The arguments against our work are always expressed with a great deal of heat and little or no light. That said, we managed to make some progress in penetrating the hard shell of firm belief with some of the official conspiracy theory adherents. We find that talking to people who are learning new information for the first time to be the most rewarding part of our job. We recognise our great responsibility in encouraging people to think for themselves and to look for facts first before forming any conclusions.
We wish Mike well as he travels with the exhibition to help Peter at the Rotorua Convention Centre next weekend. If anyone in other areas would like to exhibit the work in future, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Content from Phillip and Helen)
www.scoop.co.nz: Dirty Politics: Nicky Hager’s new book on the Key Government launched at Unity Bookshop, Wellington
The book is based upon a large number of internal communications between the National-aligned blogger Slater and a network of National Party figures.The documents are very revealing about Slater and his collaborators, including much that is shocking and distasteful. But, much more important, the documents also cover politicians and Beehive staff, showing the highly coordinated National Party attack politics used year after year throughout Key’s prime ministership.
During the 2011 election campaign Slater obtained a database of the Labour Party’s members, e-mails and donations, and gleefully attacked the party. What no one knew is that Key’s dirty tricks person, Ede, had helped throughout, including searching inside the Labour Party computers and helping Slater plan the subsequent attacks on Labour. Ede’s office was just two doors from John Key’s and presumably he was using his Ministerial Services computer (Chapter 2).
* In the same election campaign, the prime minister’s office used its knowledge of secret SIS documents to tip off Slater and arrange an attack on the Labour leader (Chapter 3).
READ MORE: http://wellington.scoop.co.nz/?p=69809
You are cordially invited to:
9/11 See The Evidence
A Photographic & Video Exhibition
Saturday 13 September – 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday 14 September 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
at the Boat Cafe,
Lower Deck, Oriental Parade, Wellington
There has never been a more appropriate time to re-visit the events of 911. Following the successful exhibitions in Wellington in September 2011, 2012, 2013 and in Rotorua in September 2013, NZ911truth is pleased to again announce the exhibition of “9/11: See The Evidence,” – a series of images that documents the events of 9/11 using dramatic photos, eyewitness testimony and concise, factual explanations. The exhibition will also screen a multimedia presentation.
The exhibition invites the viewer to take a second look at the events of 9/11 by giving an introduction into the main discrepancies of the official story and encourages the viewer to investigate further. All of the key events of 9/11 will be covered: the destruction of the three World Trade Centre Buildings, the attack on the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93.
This exhibition will be part of a global series of events, bringing the wealth of scientific evidence that contradicts the official conspiracy story to the attention of the public. The exhibition complements the numerous public lectures, books and videos that cover the 9/11 accounts over the past several years by providing a brief, graphical and factual account of the events of 9/11, pointing out the major inconsistencies in the official story.
Free information will be available including copies of the recently released documentary “9/11: Explosive Evidence Experts Speak Out”, where dozens of experts in architecture, building, engineering, chemistry, physics and other relevant technical fields explain the physical and scientific evidence that undermines the official account of what is behind the collapses of the three WTC Buildings on 9/11. (more info on this doco at: www.ae911truth.org).
For further information, please contact email@example.com
Stand with Palestine! Rally Against Israel’s Brutality in Gaza: JUL 18 WELLINGTON
Sat, 12/07/2014 – 18:44 — smashdracs
WHEN: Friday 18th July, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
WHERE: Embassy of Israel – Baileys Building, 36 Brandon Street (off Lambton Quay), Wellington
Rally against the ongoing assault on Palestine and the Palestinian people, including the killing of Palestinians (including 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir, murdered brutally by Israeli settlers), the bombing of Gaza, the mass arrests of over 600, and the raids, attacks, tear-gassing, invasions and closure that Palestinians are being subjected to.
Initiated by Students for Justice in Palestine: Victoria University of Wellington and the International Socialist Organisation, NZ
6:54 PM Wednesday May 14, 2014
New documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden show New Zealand’s GCSB closely enmeshed with some of the most controversial parts of the United States’ spying apparatus.
The documents were released with journalist Glenn Greenwald’s new book No Place To Hide, which tells the story of Snowden’s National Security Agency disclosures and what they mean.
Among the documents are a cluster relating to New Zealand which show:
* our GCSB spies were shown instructional slides on how to operate the X-Keyscore surveillance program which trawls mass harvested email addresses, phone numbers, online chat, web-based email and attachments sent;
* they were privy to diplomatic espionage by other Five Eyes partners, including spying which was Canadian spies capturing the emails, text messages and phone calls between the Brazilian president and her aides;
* they were briefed on the NSA’s efforts to deliberately put backdoors into private companies’ computer networks;
* and the were given access to a program called “Homing Pigeon” which allowed in-air communications on passenger jets to be monitored.
One NSA document tells New Zealand and its other “Five Eyes” intelligence partners the ambition is to “know it all”, “collect it all”, “exploit it all” and “partner it all”.
The details were in a slide presented at a Five Eyes conference in 2011, released with journalist Glenn Greenwald’s new book No Place To Hide.
He also released another NSA slide detailing new invasive techniques, in which it stated the spy agency was “one step closer to ‘collecting it all”‘.
The no-limits approach by the NSA is reflected locally in details released to the Herald through the Official Information Act.
Excerpts of a “GCSB Strategy” from 2008 stated “complete mastery of the internet (even if we take this to mean just the internet) is a Nirvana that everyone is working towards”.
The document stated it was “an almost impossible vision” but one which was “intended to stretch the organisation”.
At the time the GCSB had given itself the vision statement “Mastery of the Cyberspace for the Security of New Zealand”. In March last year, as it prepared to release details showing the GCSB had illegally spied on Kiwis, it changed the statement to the less confrontational “Guardianship of the Security of New Zealand”.
In his book, Mr Greenwald said “Five Eyes members share most of their surveillance activities and meet each year at a Signal Development conference where they boast of their expansion and the prior year’s successes”.
The description – and the NSA’s desire to “partner it all” – clash with previous comments by Mr Key, who had previously claimed there was limited sharing.
“We share information in isolated cases about New Zealanders with our partners, and we do that when there’s a really good reason to do that.”
A spokeswoman for Mr Key said “we do not comment on matters of intelligence or national security, but as the Prime Minister has stated in the past, we do not carry out wholesale collection of metadata”.
The spokeswoman said the GCSB acted within the law. “The PM does not comment on the GCSB’s capabilities or operational activity.”
Green co-leader Russel Norman said the Prime Minister’s refusal to talk about how spies worked meant the public could not judge the extent of the intrusion.
“You have to talk about the tools that are used to understand the sort of mass surveillance intelligence agencies are engaged in.
“The reason the Prime Minister doesn’t want to talk about it and says it operational is because everyone will realise what’s going on and then the game is up.”
– NZ Herald