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Submitted by strypes
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 7:32pm


As I said in the comment you are replying to, I did send email to that address (and others) at the time. No response. That's why I bring it up here. Also, you asked "what are you talking about", so I was answering your question.


>> I've not yet seen any false positives <<

I just reported one.

>> there has always been an editorial policy and comments and posts have been hidden or deleted based on this policy <<

Submitted by strypes
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 7:01pm

The excuses dished out by both National and Labour governments is that the GCSB and SIS chew through millions of dollars of public money every year to protect "national security". Even if I accepted that non-commercial sharing of popular culture is wrong (which I don't), and even I accepted that the core business of MegaUpload was hosting culture-sharing* (which I don't), I struggle to see how people making illicit copies of Hollywood movies or Top40 pop music undermines "national security...

Submitted by Alliance (not verified)
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 6:19pm

We stand for open government by the people for the people.

We stand.

We stand in spirit.

We stand in flesh.

We stand in armoured pride.

Prisons - and the Police, the Army, the Judiciary, are the sole preserve of our elected Parliament.  No Parliament - not even after a landslide referendum - is ever entitled to sell the sovereign nation to private interests.


Submitted by Alliance (not verified)
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 4:46pm

All nation states need a security apparatus - military, intelligence, police - and the Rule of Law to govern them.

You know, its hard to be Prime Minister of a sovereign nation and serving the interests of the nation when opposing forces routinely assassinate serving heads of state.  Its just as difficult to serve the vested interests of undemocratic trans-national power as John Key seems to do while bound by the Rule of Law.

"Who Killed John...

Submitted by Torrance
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 4:06pm


BTW What is going on with moderating anonymous comments before they appear? This is totally against Indymedia practice of unmoderated posting, with any editorial clerking done after the fact.

There's only one possibility where comments aren't immediately appearing: that's when they have been flagged as spam and are posted as 'unpublished'. It's up to one of th eds to come by and mark it as 'published' if not. (Though I've not yet seen any...

Submitted by Alliance (not verified)
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 3:50pm

We believe that the sooner we grasp the nettle on the issue of sovereignty, ownership, public rights and government through secure participatory democracy - as soon as we begin to take firm real-life strategic actions to resist foreign rape of our resources the sooner this will all blow over and we can get back to being a proud and independent little nation of many different peoples who do things our own way in our own time ...

We are a united people of many...

Submitted by Alliance (not verified)
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 3:41pm

There must be oil reserves in Tuhoe land that the Texan oil companies know about.  That's why they pressured Helen Clarke to stamp the boot.

The "agreement" is an Indian treaty.  We all know how the Texans deal with treaties.

Submitted by Anonymous55 (not verified)
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 11:30am

Simon Murdoch was the acting director until September 2011.

The new GCSB director is Ian Fletcher.


Submitted by kerry
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 9:50am

Seeing as you know so much about indy policy, you will know that this isn't the appropriate place to be announcing bug reports or complaining about hidden articles.


"We strive to make decisions in the most democratic, transparent and accountable manner. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our policy or our practice, please contact us at In keeping with this, the...

Submitted by fanny (not verified)
 on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 - 8:26am

Oh dear ! so hard to read this tripe ! when one cannot even arrange ones rants into correct paragraphs dear.