Dirty filthy secret spying piggies
Spied on since she was 10
You are never too young to be regarded as a potential subversive, a Security Intelligence Service file shows.
Maire Leadbeater, now 63 and a long-time activist on peace issues, was an early target because of her Christchurch parents, Elsie and Jack Locke, who were prominent members of the New Zealand Communist Party and community activists. Elsie Locke left the Communist Party in 1956 when the Soviet Union invaded Hungary, but her husband stayed. One of Leadbeater's siblings is Green MP Keith Locke, a former Trotskyist and member of the Socialist Action League who has also received his SIS file. Leadbeater's file, which she received late last year, begins when she was 10, with a note that she delivered the Communist Party newspaper, the People's Voice, to the mother of twins in Bangor St, in central Christchurch. The next item refers to her membership of a junior drama group that the file says was connected with the William Morris (a Fabian socialist) Group, regarded by the SIS as a front for the Communist Party. Elsie Locke performed in the group. The file continues to track Leadbeater's life, although the SIS lost track of her when she married and took her husband's name. "They lost me for about 13 years," she said. Her file, like most of the others released, contains material from private meetings.
Dirty and filthy isn’t it, spying on children as young as 10 years of age in our own dear little NZ? One would hope that our security intelligence forces have become a lot more mature and less paranoid, but when you look at the Urewera 17 fiasco where an utter over kill by Police blew any credibility they had at identifying a possible threat posed by dungeons and dragons enthusiasts practicing with semi-automatics and the absolute disgraceful way Ahmed Zaoui was framed by the SIS when they knew he was innocent (can you believe we took the word of the French who instigated the coup against Zaoui that he was a terrorist when the French are the only country to have carried out a terrorist attack on NZ soil), and let's not forget the disgusting way Police have been handling their latest nark (payment in cash or drugs or both) to find out about the sex lives of activists, when boiled down one can only find a secret Police intelligence force devoid of any intelligence.