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Protesting the GCSB + TICS Bills Nationwide

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2013 01:02 PM
Protesting the GCSB + TICS Bills on the 27th July Nationwide
On the 27th of July, 2013 there will be a nation wide protest taking place in regards to the GCSB and TICS bills. All those taking part feel these bills are a huge injustice and violation of our basic human rights. Groups in at least 7 centers are gearing up to march in protest of this scandalous erosion of privacy granted us in the NZ Bill of Rights Act. The protest is being organised by the Stop The GCSB Bill community and its over 12'500 supporters and counting and the vast majority of kiwis that understand the bill goes too far and we need to seriously re-examine the role, power and scope of our espionage agencies.
This government refuses to accept the advice of the NZ Law Society, the Human Rights Commission and such notable figures such as Dame Anne Salmond. On Saturday, July 27th, the New Zealand Public add their voices to those experts in telling this government that this legislation does not represent the New Zealand Spirit.
In 1984, a pertinent year to this legislation, the New Zealand government stood up against Nuclear proliferation and opposed irrational fear. Today we need to do the same and let cooler heads rule, and hold on to our privacy against the irrational fear of terrorism that this government keeps citing. We are busy in our lives, looking after the kids, getting the groceries in and earning a living. We shouldn't have to put anything on hold to say no, because the people we elect should be acting in our interests to begin with. This is a spontaneous movement for every New Zealander and all are encouraged and welcome to make a stand.
We will represent the nation, but the public can also represent themselves. Bring your banners, your placards, yourselves and your friends and family. This is a family friendly, peaceful protest.
Auckland - Aotea Square - 2pm-4pm
Hamilton - Garden Place - 2pm-4pm
Napier - Memorial Square - 2pm-4pm
Wellington - Cuba St Bucket Fountain (2pm) then march to The Beehive (3pm) for speakers - 2pm-4pm
Nelson - iSite, Halifax St - 2pm-4pm
Christchurch - Bridge of Remembrance - 2pm-4pm
Dunedin - The Octagon - 2pm-4pm
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