On August 25, 2013, Anonymous New Zealand, released this video.
Greetings citizens of New Zealand,
Over the past several months leaders of countries all over the world have been discussing inexcusable spy networks & communication interception laws. Eight months ago New Zealand was rated number one in the world for its freedom. Freedom which was fought for by Prime Minister David Lange in 1984 when the US was pressuring New Zealand into allowing nuclear-powered ships to enter New Zealand waters. As a result of your countries bravery to refuse United States demands, the US government suspended the ANZUS treaty which froze United States and New Zealand economic relations. It was this brave stand that has given your country true independence and moral high-ground.
Why should your government give in to such a power like the united states now, what has changed?
The Leaders of your country are being manipulated and corrupted. Do you really want your leaders to take after a country which is carrying out illegal and immoral practices, a government which tortures and orders drone strikes upon innocent civilians? A country which is carrying out mass surveillance on every single person in the world, including their allies.
We as Anonymous are disappointed with the actions of your government. The passing of the controversial GCSB Amendment Act was a clear indication to us that we needed to intervene.
On Thursday 22nd, Operation Fuck GCSB was initiated and on Friday we disabled the GCSB’s website for most of the day. This was downplayed by the media due to more deception from a GCSB employee. Following the pass of the GCSB Amendment Act, it was made public, the US Military had an interest to build a new undersea cable from New Zealand to the United States that would allow greater amounts of data to be transferred between the NSA & GCSB as well as other paramilitary regimes. To what end remains secret.
In the wake of recent privacy violations, one can only assume it is to continue such operations more efficiently and more effectively. Police affidavits related to the raid on Kim Dotcom’s mansion appear to show that New Zealand police and spy agencies are able to tap directly in to United States surveillance systems such as PRISM to capture email and other traffic. PRISM, a tool used by the NSA to collect private electronic data of users from services like Gmail, Facebook, Outlook, and others, gained international significance this year after classified presentation slides detailing aspects of the program were leaked by a former NSA contractor. The US government has insisted that the NSA is only permitted to collect intelligence on non-US citizens overseas, but critics of the program say that the government’s broad classified collection efforts capture too much incidental data belonging to innocent Americans. At the top of every page in the top secret XKeyscore documents, 5 countries are listed; USA, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and New Zealand.
The scope of the data mining operations is far reaching and ever growing and it is clear that New Zealand is more involved with mass surveillance than anyone thought.
To the government of New Zealand: you have our full attention and we are watching your every move. Consider yourself warned.
To the citizens of New Zealand: Due to the inevitable corruption of your government we have decided to broaden the scope of our NZ operations. During the next week operation kiwi freedom will come in to full affect. Your right to freedom and privacy shall not be suppressed because of pressure from the United States government. You live in a democratic country and we as Anonymous will do everything in our power to remind your government that they do not control their citizens. That they are not in charge of our rights to freedom as human beings. That the people should not be afraid of their government; the government should be afraid of its people. We must stand together and unite against these violations.
This struggle is not yours alone, but for the whole of mankind. It is time for the citizens of the world to unite in one voice. Stand up to the oppressors and defend your rights any way you can. As long as there is one of us standing, we are legion. Do not give up your rights. Do not turn away from the fight. They will try to vilify us in our quest for justice.
Do not believe the propaganda. Research for yourself. Seek the truth.
WE ARE ANONYMOUS.
WE ARE LEGION.
We DO NOT FORGIVE.
WE DO NOT FORGET.
NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT.
YOU SHOULD HAVE EXPECTED US.
Anonymous DDOS’ed the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) website and 100’s of others, including the websites of politicians who supported the law changes, substituting their content with a video attacking the GCSB Bill. Anonymous New Zealand continued to carry out attacks against National Party-linked websites. Anonymous marched in protest against the bill, and for human rights.