State surveillance & the Five Eyes

Posted: September 15, 2014 by daphna in Surveillance state

Journalist Glen Greenwald visiting New Zealand has been exposing the role of this country’s spy agencies in the network of powers. The involvement in Five Eyes shows New Zealand is a significant player in the imperialist alliance. Here are some articles we have posted in the past year on state surveillance:

by Andy Warren

Amongst growing public outrage in the US and international scandal surfacing around previously secret National Security Agency (NSA) activities, let’s take a quick look into the current shenanigans around the NSA, PRISM, Edward Snowden and, in New Zealand, the GCSB amendment. Firstly, what does it mean when we’re told the government is

by Daphna Whitmore

It is no secret that the GCSB (Government Communications Security Bureau) has been spying on New Zealanders. As is often the way, the spying came to light through a series of blunders. In this case Kim Dotcom, a German national with New Zealand residency, had been spied on at the behest of […]

by Yassamine Mather

Edward Snowden’s revelations about internet and phone surveillance by the Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK and National Security Agency (NSA) in the US did not come as a surprise to anyone with knowledge of the current state of communication technology and the extensive use of the ‘terrorist’ threat as an

The only government department . . .

Posted: August 20, 2013 by Admin in Capitalist ideologyDemocracy movementsSurveillance state


The conviction of Bradley Manning: predictable and repugnant

Posted: August 12, 2013 by Admin in Capitalist ideologyCover upsDemocracy movements,Imperialism and anti-imperialismInternationalismIraqMiddle EastState repressionState terrorismSurveillance stateUnited StatesUS history

by Paul Demarty

To almost nobody’s surprise, corporal Bradley Manning – the soldier who was the source of the most sensational Wikileaks disclosures – has been convicted of the vast majority of charges against him. Sentencing is the subject of a whole new bout of judicial wrangling, taking place now, but he faces up to […]


Edward Snowden and the American state: David v Goliath in the world of hi-tech

Posted: July 12, 2013 by Admin in ‘Counter-insurgency’AfghanistanCapitalist ideologyCover ups,Democracy movementsImperialism and anti-imperialismInformation technology,InternationalismIraqMiddle EastState repressionState terrorismSurveillance state,United States

by Jim Creegan

National chauvinism – more charitably called patriotism – is the strongest ideological cement binding subaltern classes to their rulers. But American patriotism – like that of Britain and other empires past – has long functioned not only as an ordinary bond between government and governed, but as a super-adhesive, endowing its believers […]


The trial of Private Bradley Manning is underway – although no one would know it, it’s been kept so much under wraps. Manning, a 25-year old, is accused of having sent 700,000 classified documents to Wikileaks. Prosecuted for making public intelligence that could supposedly aid the enemy, this soldier could spend the rest of his […]


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