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Protest against GCSB stations: deflated dome at Waihopai (2 o 2)

Protest against GCSB stations: deflated dome at Waihopai

On 30 April 2008 three peace activists broke into the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) listening station at Waihopai, near Blenheim. The three activists, farmer Samuel Land, Dominican friar Peter Murnane and teacher Adrian Leason, were part of the Christian pacifist movement Ploughshares Aotearoa. They used sickles to deflate a dome covering one of the satellite dishes. Their action was a protest against the role of Waihopai in collaborating with the military and intelligence services of the USA and UK. In the subsequent jury trial the three men were found not guilty of burglary and wilful damage on the grounds that they believed they were saving lives by their actions.

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New Zealand Herald
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Peter Clayworth, 'Intelligence services - New Zealand goes it alone, 1984 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34079/protest-against-gcsb-stations-deflated-dome-at-waihopai (accessed 9 August 2022)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012