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Saturday, 24 April 2010
Protests against new powers for NZ Govt agencies

Radio NZ:

Protests against new powers for Government agencies:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/stories/2010/04/24/1247fea39477
- (3:21pm on 24 April 2010), has:

"More than 100 protesters [including you and me, Bera] have marched down
Queen Street in central Auckland, demonstrating against the government's
search and surveillance bill.

Two other rallies took place in Wellington and Christchurch earlier on
Saturday.

Protest organiser Cameron Walker says the protesters hope to raise
public awareness about the bill, which is going through the Justice and
Electoral Select Committee, and its implications.

Mr Walker says the bill takes away the right to silence and gives 70
other government agencies the same powers as police.

The Auckland Council for Civil Liberties says it gives vast powers to
search and detain individuals.

Council president Barry Wilson likens the powers it will give to the 70
state agencies, as similar to Stalin's Russia.

Copyright © 2010 Radio New Zealand

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Big Brother to get more rights,
- by Barry Wilson and Ian McIntosh: http://cli.gs/rVSTqq ; original:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10610353&pnum=0

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- also:

NZ Herald:
Nationwide protests against surveillance bill:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10640607
- with pic: http://snurl.com/vqiby

· Bera was holding up the right-hand pole (towards left of picture) of the banner: "Freedom to dissent is the difference between democracy and fascism".

· I was there too, though only at the beginning and the first quarter of the
march down Queen Street to the waterfront. (Bera & I travelled by bus.)

David.


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