"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts

Until we have legislation adopted into law to ensure fiduciary accountability and transparency in public affairs we will continue to have human rights breached because the existing crown immunity and lack of any independent oversight invites corruption to flourish.

"Question authority, and think for yourself" - Timothy Leary

"We have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity" - Neil Roberts

"Information is the currency of democracy" - Thomas Jefferson

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"The truth is like a lion, you don't have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself."

"I = m c 2 [squared] where "I" am information" - Timothy Leary

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

GCSB Act - Penny Bright speaks to the parliamentary committee regarding her submission:

This is a fascinating insight into our political leaders, and the way they interact with their constituents - Key and his ministers display a contempt and arrogance which is unmistakable, as ever more evidence of the government spying on ordinary New Zealanders is revealed.

The government is currently 'hearing' oral submissions in support of the written submissions received regarding the proposed amendments to legalise the illegal actions of the government.

Auckland activist Penny Bright travelled from her home in Auckland to speak in support of her written submission regarding the Government Communications Security Bureau Amendment Bill, this short video clip shows that Key had no intention of listening to Ms Bright, and can barely disguise his arrogance and contempt at being forced to listen to the people he serves - a fascinating insight into how the government of the people REALLY works. 

Note how Key attempts to close the meeting with undue haste in order to prevent Ms Bright from being heard, after she popped out for a no doubt much needed breath of fresh air, luckily she beat Key to the door, after fellow political commentator Maria Van Der Meel saved the day.  John Banks and Tony Ryall reveal their true colours:

Other submissions have been made by TechLiberty, The NZ Law Society, and many others.

Illegal and unwarranted spying on citizens for political purposes is now widespread, and this matter is of great concern to a growing number of New Zealanders.

Instead of being held accountable for the widespread illegal spying on the citizens who elect our representatives, Key's National government is now trying to change the law, and make their illegal actions legal - this is NOT democracy, and as the video above clearly demonstrates, Key had no intention of listening to submitters, and apparently lacks basic good manners and other vital qualities of a Prime Minister.  The video speaks for itself, and is a testament to the value of diligent independent journalists, such as the one who filmed this clip yesterday afternoon. 

Watch this space for the next clip, Kim Dotcom is due to appear today.  The link to Mr Dotcom's full address is at this link.

This particular link here shows how Russel Norman and David Shearer asked for extra time to question Mr Dotcom - given that he was the whole reason we were there, however Key demonstrated his usual arrogance and contempt for the democratic process, Mr Dotcom says he was sent an email saying he and Mr Van Der Kolk would be given twenty five minutes instead of the fifteen minutes John Dot Con suddenly decided to impose (that's me in the background in the green jacket filming).  Journalist Gordon Campbell summarises at this link.  Thomas Beagle also rated a mention on The Civilian.
Among the submitters heard on Friday were representatives from OASIS.


Anonymous said...

John Key has commited MANY offences covered under the Crimes Act 1961 (ironically the same year John was born oddly enough, they must have seen him coming!)
Seriously though he has clearly commited crimes & in particular the current one in front of the entire nation is against section 116 of the Crimes act 1961 - Conspiracy to defeat justice (in relation to his conspiracy to avoid justice for his breaches of the GCSB Act 2003 section 14 which prohibits interceptions of domestic correspondence the obvious case in point being DOTCOM). Everyone knows hes guilty of breaching the GCSB Act but John is deluded in denial probably affected by cognitive dissonance. He cant see the repercussions of his actions even though they are heading for him like a train!
John is right now clearly in the act of this crime of conspiring to defeat justice by lieing about his actions against Dotcom and attempting to get the new GCSB bill passed to cover his tracks. The penalty is a maximum of 7 years in prison for this offence alone.
So who else is keen to lay a formal complaint about his crime with the Police?
I intend to do so.
Once the complaint is made then a Citizens Arrest can be made because Citizens Arrests apply to offences covered in the Crimes Act 1961
SO... Who else is prepared to take the time to lay a complaint against him? If you are seriously concerned about the state if affairs then what do you have to lose? The police may laugh at me/you but this IS A CRIME bring commited by the nations leader... Serious stuff, no laughing matter.
If enough of us visit the police to lay the complaint then they will have to listen or expect civil unrest...

Transparency in New Zealand, Kiwileaks. said...

I'm keen Kieran - let's get on with it - my email's kateraue@gmail.com and Court action against these dangerous clowns is long overdue.