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SURVEILLANCE: Waihopai spybase protest

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People from all around New Zealand will be converging at the Waihopai satellite interception spy base, in Marlborough, on the weekend of January 24-26.

The Waihopai spy bases covers Pacific surveillance and relays the information to the UKUSA intelligence-collecting branch named Echelon. The base receives all e-mails, faxes, international phone calls and any other form of satellite communication.

The Anti-Bases Campaign points state the Waihopai spy base is New Zealand's most important contribution to the American war machine, and has been protesting regularly since the bases construction in 1989.

Two Members of the Australian Anti-bases Campaign Coalition will be attending this weekends protests along with many others from around the country.

"Waihopai does not operate in the national interests of New Zealand or our neighbours. Basically it is a foreign spybase on NZ soil, paid for with our tax dollars, and directly involves us in America's wars. Waihopai must be closed." - Murray Horton for ABC

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