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Riots in Baltimore – National Guard Sent in [graphic images]

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:05:24 +1200 | Francis Cook

Riots have broken out in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25 year old black man who died from injuries sustained while in police custody. More >>

Iran: 115 executions in two weeks

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:55:58 +1200 | National Council of Resistance of Iran

Following the wave of executions in different cities in Iran, the anti-human clerical regime sent another 30 prisoners to the gallows from April 22 to April 26. Nine prisoners were collectively hanged on April 22 in Vakil Abad prison in Shiraz. On April 23, ...More >>

Execution of 10 inmates will harm international relations

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:20:25 +1200 | Asian Human Rights Commission

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), a Hong Kong-based regional human rights organization, expresses its alarm against the plan of your government to execute ten death row inmates lodged in Nusakambangan Prison, Central Java Province, Indonesia.More >>

Transcript : John Key Speaks on His Hair Pulling Problems

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:13:09 +1200 | Pete George

John Key was interviewed on The Nation on Saturday and was asked by Patrick Gower about the hair pulling issue. More >>

David Swanson: Gradual Injustice

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:01:02 +1200 | David Swanson

Chris Woods' excellent new book is called Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars . The title comes from a claim that then-President George W. Bush made for drone wars. More >>

Strong Support for Clarification of GMO Council Jurisdiction

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:42:24 +1200 | GE Free NZ

On Friday, 24 April GE Free Northland and the Soil & Health Association of NZ with 19 other 274 parties sought clarification in the Environment Court on whether there is jurisdiction in the Resource Management Act for local control of outdoor ...More >>

What if more people could understand the law?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:25:39 +1200 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury law expert Associate Professor Chris Gallavin says there are two things that fascinate a lot of New Zealanders - real estate and criminal justice. More >>

Gloriavale Christian Community School: What does it teach?

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:24:00 +1200 | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

Registered by the state; inspected by the Education Review Office, and partially funded by taxpayers – but what is taught there? More >>

Indonesia: 72 hours to stop state-sanctioned killings

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:00:49 +1200 | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling for an immediate and urgent halt to plans to execute a group of prisoners in Indonesia, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, following confirmation of 72 hours notice until the state sanctioned killings take ...More >>

Regarding the 60th Anniversary of the Bandung Conference

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:57:27 +1200 | United Liberation Movement for West Papua

Sixty years ago, the Bandung conference of Asian and African governments opened. The conference issued a stirring denunciation of "colonialism in all its manifestations." More >>

QLDC : Special Housing Area considersation deferred

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:50:56 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

QLDC is deferring consideration of proposed Special Housing Areas until after the new Arrowtown ward Councillor has taken office at the end of May. More >>

Weekes Family Thanks John Key for Qatari Representations

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:48:12 +1200 | Jane And Martin Weekes

Jane and Martin Weekes, the parents of the two-year-old triplets, New Zealand citizens, who were killed in the Villaggio mall fire in Doha, Qatar, on 28 May 2012, have thanked New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for representations he made to HH the Emir of ...More >>

Families Support Review of Teen Abortion Law

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 12:16:44 +1200 | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ is supporting calls for a review of the parental notification laws for teen abortions and agrees that young pregnant teens should have the support of their parents, not have their parents alienated from the process.More >>

Digital power & Social control : Public Meeting 12th May, Wg

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:09:19 +1200 | OASIS

The State and corporations have ever increasing data about us, while we know less and less about what they are doing. Come and join the discussion about collection of personal data, how we can resist this shifting form of social control and understand ...More >>

Interest Groups Intervene in Seales “Right To Die” Case

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:30:02 +1200 | Lecretia Seales

The Human Rights Commission, the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of New Zealand and the Care Alliance have been granted leave to intervene on a limited basis in the upcoming case of terminally ill 42-year-old New Zealand lawyer Lecretia Seales, who ...More >>

Press release from the Voluntary Euthanasia Society of NZ

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:24:01 +1200 | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Reference Judge David Collins decision approving the VESNZ as intervenor in the case of Lecretia Seales v Attorney-General. More >>

Copy wrong? Copy right!

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:59:32 +1200 | Internet NZ

This is a blog post that has appeared on InternetNZ's website at: . If you would like to be removed from the list that receives blog posts, please email .More >>

Commerce Commission prosecutes Twenty Fifty Club

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:44:10 +1200 | Commerce Commission

Twenty Fifty Club Ltd and its sole director Gavin John Marsich have today appeared in the Manukau District Court facing 17 charges in relation to its pay-day loans business.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the hair-pulling finale and Gallipoli

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:24:43 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Don’t know about you, but when hi-jinks and horsing around are going on, my understanding is that everyone involved is supposed to be having a good time. Those terms don’t apply to a situation where one person with immense power is harassing someone with ...More >>

Saying “No Comment” Can Say a Lot

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:02:55 +1200 | The Perfect Angle

“If your business has the potential to attract media attention, you need to have a plan in place for handling any publicity you get, good or bad,” says Stephen Leslie, a marketing expert and owner of local marketing consultancy business, The ...More >>


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