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Sir Edmund Thomas to chair Stop the GCSB Bill meeting

Published: Wed 24 Jul 2013 09:55 AM
Stop the GCSB Coalition
24 July 2013
Media Release:
Sir Edmund Thomas to chair Stop the GCSB Bill meeting
The Stop the GCSB Bill coalition is pleased to announce that retired Supreme Court Judge Sir Edmund Thomas will chair the “Stop the GCSB Bill” public meeting to be held in Auckland tomorrow night (Thursday 25th July) at 7pm at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall.
The speakers at the meeting are –
·         Dame Anne Salmond – anthropologist, author and New Zealander of the Year
·         Dr Rodney Harrison QC – presented the Law Society submission on GCSB Bill
·         Kim Dotcom – the most high profile victim of illegal GCSB spying
·         Thomas Beagle – from Tech Liberty – concerned with civil liberties online
There is widespread concern about this bill and that concern is unabated by the “deal” done by Peter Dunne with the National government to secure support for the bill.
The bill which legalises mass surveillance of New Zealanders remains fundamentally unchanged.
Such has been the level of interest in the public meeting from people around the country that the public meeting will be streamed live on the internet across New Zealand and around the world.
The Stop the GCSB Coalition will also be organising a rally and march to oppose the bill this Saturday (27th July) gathering at Aotea Square at 2pm.
Mike Treen
Interim Spokesperson
ENDS

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