Dotcom case shows the cost of spying is spooky

Oped published in the New Zealand Herald on 18 December 2012 By Keith Locke The Dotcom case is focusing more attention on the Government Communications Security Bureau and its association with the Five Eyes electronic spying network. Chief High Court Judge Helen Winkelmann has asked the GCSB to name the entities (including foreign intelligence agencies)Continue reading Dotcom case shows the cost of spying is spooky

Trying to Make New Zealand Intelligence Services More Accountable: My Efforts in Parliament

By Keith Locke (The following article was published in the May 2012 issue of Peace Researcher, the journal of the Anti-Bases Campaign. To see the other interesting articles in Peace Researcher go to http://www.converge.org.nz/abc.) [Peace Researcher editor’s introductory comment: Keith Locke was a Green MP from 1999 to 2011. He has been credited with beingContinue reading Trying to Make New Zealand Intelligence Services More Accountable: My Efforts in Parliament

Amnesty International Human Rights Defender Award 2012

On Saturday 12 May I was most humbled to receive from Amnesty International the 2012 Human Rights Defender Award. There were many other strong nominees (see below). I thank the many people who have sent messages of congratulations since I was given the award. Amnesty International Honours Unique New Zealander Sunday, 13 May 2012, 10:25 amContinue reading Amnesty International Human Rights Defender Award 2012

My recent political commentary appearances on TV

I have been doing some political commentary since leaving Parliament. On three occasions I have been a panel member on Bomber Bradbury’s “Citizen A” show on Auckland’s Triangle Television. Here are the three shows: 12 April:  On consultants and need for a lobbying register, the Greens high polling and the need for an investigation intoContinue reading My recent political commentary appearances on TV