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Appeal to help complete the film of the action

June 4, 2015

A teacher, farmer and priest break into the Waihopai spy base deflating a giant radome in an act of disarmament, against New Zealand’s role in the US-led War on Terror. A millionaire internet mogul and alleged copyright pirate fights extradition to the US only to discover he was illegally spied on by the same shadowy agency that runs the base, on behalf of the American FBI. With the rise of the surveillance state in the digital age, new battle lines are drawn in new territories, and the enemy is sought out closer to home.

Features interviews with Nicky Hager, Paul Buchanan, Murray Horton, the Waihopai 3 and others.

Filmmakers: Independent documentary-makers Errol Wright and Abi King-Jones have produced three feature-length films together. More info: http://www.cutcutcut.com.

Project Status: Filming began in 2008, around the Waihopai Ploughshares action, and has continued since as local and international events reveal more to the story of the Five Eyes alliance. Editing began mid-2014 and will hopefully be completed in time for a release later this year.

Goal: We are aiming for $20,000 to help us finish the film. The funds will enable us to work full-time on the edit and cover key post-production costs, such as score composition and archive transfers.

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Targets of Waihopai spying exposed

January 25, 2010

Some links to recent findings by people who have been able to calculate which satellites the dishes at Waihopai is pointing at:

Plains FM interview with Murray Horton – 25 Jan 2010

Sunday Star Times – 24 Jan 2010

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Ways to Support

April 30, 2008

Ploughshares in New Zealand needs a range of support: prayer, advocacy and money are all important ways that supporters can participate in the witness of Ploughshares.

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PRAYER: Karakia for peace, revelation and discernment are all essential prayers that people of faith can join us in.

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MESSAGES OF SUPPORT: Post messages on this website.

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ADVOCACY: We need people to learn and share more about the business and politics of war – to expose the powers that support the domination system and perpetuate military and economic violence against innocent people around the world.

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JOIN MAILING LIST: Click here to be added to our mailing list for occasional updates from the Ploughshares activists.

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FINANCES:

Donations can be made either:

By bank transfer: WestPac, Account Name: TE WAIRUA MARANGA TRUST, Account Number: 03-1703-0036346-04 – donations are not tax-deductible.

By cheque: please send your cheque payable to ‘Peace Movement Aotearoa – Special Projects’, with a note saying it is for Ploughshares Aotearoa, and your name and address (if you’d like a receipt) to Peace Movement Aotearoa, PO Box 9314, Wellington 6141.

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WRITE TO THE PRIME MINISTER:

Ask Helen Clark some of the following questions:

In terms of the questions remaining about Waihopai these are some of them:
  • Which governments do we share electronic communication interceptions with?
  • How many governments do we send electronic communication interceptions to?
  • How do we decide which governments to share electronic communication interceptions with?
  • Which governments and countries do we not spy on?
  • How many governments and countries do we not spy on?
  • How do we decide which governments and countries not to spy on?
  • Which governments do we receive electronic communication interceptions from?
  • Can and do other members of the intelligence networks we are involved with monitor NZ citizens?
  • How much public money has been spent on Waihopai since the government agreed to build it?
  • What contributions have other countries made to the facilities and staffing at Waihopai?

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Let us know if you want to support in any other way so we can share it with others – click here if you can offer any kind of support.