Laila Harré, leader of the Internet Party & candidate for Internet MANA sat down with Glenn Greenwald & Robert Amsterdam to discuss the upcoming event Moment of Truth on the 15th September at Auckland’s Town Hall – 7pm. The men discuss New Zealand’s mass surveillance of its own population, spying on other countries and John Key’s ad hominem attacks on respected journalists rather than addressing the issues they raise – eg. calling Greenwald “Dotcom’s little henchman“… Tweets about Greenwald and the spying scandal that has gripped New Zealand
@patrickgowernz If that were the only effect of my trip, it’d be a success. NZ citizens should have know that. But lots more to report.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 13, 2014
— Internet Party (@InternetPartyNZ) September 13, 2014
— Ira Rothken (@rothken) September 12, 2014
Glenn Edward Greenwald is an American lawyer, journalist and author. He was a columnist for Guardian US from August 2012 to October 2013. He was a columnist for Salon.com from 2007 to 2012, and an occasional contributor to The Guardian. He recently won the Pulitzer Prize for public service for reporting on the US’s National Security Agency (Wikipedia). Greenwald an editor of The Intercept, a news organisation created and funded by Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar. The magazine serves as a platform to report on the documents released by Edward Snowden in the short term, and to “produce fearless, adversarial journalism across a wide range of issues” in the long term (Wikipedia). Robert Amsterdam is a Canadian international lawyer and founding partner with Dean Peroff of the law firm Amsterdam & Peroff, with offices in Toronto, Washington and London. He is now part of the legal team representing Kim Dotcom, the Internet entrepreneur he describes as having had his business: “…unlawfully destroyed and assets seized by a crusading U.S. prosecutor. …in the Megaupload legal case (Wikipedia). Amsterdam’s TVNZ Q&A interview from the morning of 14 Sept 2014 may be viewed here This is New Zealand’s Watergate.