Peace Researcher

NZís Leading Anti-War Publication

Historic Peace Researchers, spanning the years 1983-2000 inclusive, are available to download at


Issues of Peace Researcher published since 2001 are available to download on our Previous Issues page.

Current issue

Issue 53 - (June 2017) (PDF 5.3MB)

It Really Is At The End Of The Day: My Name’s John And I’m Gone, by Murray Horton; Waihopai Spy Base Protest 2017 by Murray Horton; Waihopai Spy Base Protest 2017: International Solidarity Messages; Answers To Some Common Myths: NZ Intelligence Services, Five Eyes & The Waihopai Spy Base, by Keith Locke; On The Campaign Trail: Weapons Expo 2017, by Valerie Morse; Spooky Bits by Warren Thomson; We Must Strike First! Pre-Empting Warfare Strategy And Technology From Spinning Out Of Control, by Dennis Small; Reviews by Jeremy Agar: “Hit & Run” by Nicky Hager & Jon Stephenson, “The Post-Snowden Era: Mass Surveillance And Privacy In New Zealand” by Kathleen M Kuehn, “Today We Drop Bombs. Tomorrow We Build Bridges” by Peter Gill, “Indefensible” by Paul Holden et al; Obituaries by Murray Horton, Bob Leonard & Jim Consedine; Mike Frost, John Miller; What Does “Mother Of All Bombs”, Dropped On Afghanistan, Have To Do With Christchurch Airport? by Murray Horton; Peace Activists Win Court Case: From 2015 Wellington Weapons Conference Protests, by Emma Cullen.

About Peace Researcher

Peace Researcher is the journal of the Anti-Bases Campaign and has been regularly published since 1983. The editor is Murray Horton; the layout artist is Becky Horton. Our journal covers a range of peace issues with emphasis on foreign military bases and intelligence topics. Contributed articles will be considered for publication based on subject matter and space requirements. We are particularly interested in reports of original research on peace topics in Aotearoa and the wider region of Australasia and the Pacific.

Peace Researcher is the journal of record on:

  • Foreign bases – the US Air Force military base at Christchurch Airport; and the "New Zealand" spybases at Waihopai and Tangimoana (which are, effectively, American Intelligence bases). Our work is even more vital now that New Zealand is part of the global "War On Terror", the war in Afghanistan and the illegal American-led occupation of Iraq, wars in which these bases are actively involved.
  • Intelligence agencies (such as the Security Intelligence Service and Government Communications Security Bureau) and Intelligence issues, both nationally and globally. For example, we’ve campaigned on the whole raft of laws that give NZ Intelligence agencies greater powers and curtail basic civil liberties.
  • Cases such as that of Aziz Choudry and David Small, the two Christchurch men at the centre of the bungled break in at Choudry’s home by agents of the Security Intelligence Service. We followed that story for years, right through the various successful court cases that arose from it. More recently, we have been following the Zaoui case with its many revelations of the bungling machinations of the SIS and other agencies.
  • International stories. For instance, for more than seven years, we have followed the rampages of mercenaries from Africa to Papua New Guinea to today’s Iraq. We regularly report on NZ Big Brother’s much bigger brothers in several countries. We analyse the new geopolitical realities in vital regions of the world such as Australia, the Asia Pacific and Central Asia. We have specialised in reporting on anti-bases struggles in places as varied as Okinawa, Britain and Australia.

Nobody else is doing this work, nor are you likely to read about these subjects in other publications. So, if you want to stay informed on these military and Intelligence issues, Peace Researcher is the publication for you. We are recognised as experts in this field. Don’t just take our word for it – both the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade have been subscribing for years!

Every member of the Anti-Bases Campaign (ABC) receives a copy of each issue of Peace Researcher. We urge you to join ABC so that you can receive it regularly and help with the costs of its production and our campaigning.

Our address is:

Peace Researcher
Box 2258
Aotearoa/New Zealand

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