The Waihopai satellite spy station near Blenheim, New Zealand.

On April 30, 2008, three Ploughshares activists gained access to the base and slashed one of the rubber protective domes with a sickle.

The giant balloon deflated slowly and draped over the satellite dish.

The rubber has since been removed and the dish is is now exposed, directed at an Intelsat satellite and intercepting international communications.

(Above right: The Waihopai satellite spy station near Blenheim, New Zealand.)

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Anti-Bases Campaign General Meeting
Saturday August 4th; 1 p.m*. WEA Hall
59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

The purpose of this meeting is threefold:

1/ To strategise with ABC members and supporters for the next Waihopai spy base protest (January 2019).

2/ The suggestion arose out of the most recent (2018) Waihopai protest that the next one should serve as the venue for a get together of activists from around the country. So, we need our members and supporters to strategise about this. To do such a gathering justice is beyond the resources of the ABC Committee. Meaning that we need help, in terms of people, money, organisation, publicity and logistics.

3/ To strategise with our members and supporters about what we have been recently doing and what we should be doing in future.

* The venue will be open from 12. You're welcome to bring your own lunch; tea and coffee, etc, will be provided.

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