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Notice of Motion: The Loss of the soldier killed in Ottawa

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:44:10 +1300 | The Maori Party

I stand today on behalf of the Māori Party to express our heartfelt sympathies to the Canadian Parliament, the Canadian people, and most of all to the family and loved ones of the soldiers whose lives have been tragically stolen.More >>

Te Atatu Man Returns from Hunting Pirates

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:17:47 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

Te Atatu man and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Sergeant (SGT) Jack Xiong has returned home from hunting pirates in the Middle East. SGT Xiong has spent the last three months as a crew member of an RNZAF P-3K2 Orion aircraft, which has been part ...More >>

March in Solidarity with Kurdistan Against ISIS Attacks

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:14:03 +1300 | NZ Solidarity with Kurdistan

The New Zealand Kurdish Community will march in solidarity with Kurdistan in light of the heinous genocidal attacks in Kobanê by ISIS. We will begin with silent demonstrations then commence marching. We will start from Britomart, Queen Street (outside Dick ...More >>

Understanding and Defeating Resurgent Fascism

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:26:25 +1300 | Robert J. Burrowes

As fascism is being intruded more widely and deeply into key areas of world politics, it is important to identify this trend, to explain the psychology of fascism and to nominate key elements of any strategy to defeat it.More >>

Israel, the US Congress and treason

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:47:15 +1300 | Alan Hart

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said he is open to the idea that UK citizens who are jihadists and travel to Iraq or Syria to fight with ISIS [“Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” – now calling itself “Islamic State”] could be tried ...More >>

Avoidable Humanitarian Crisis at Lebanon Border Crossing

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:41:20 +1300 | Franklin Lamb

Chest high metal crowd control barriers manned by armed guards—since late September they have stood outside the Arrivals Hall on the Lebanon side of the Masnaa border crossing with Syria. For Syrian and Palestinian refugees fleeing the continuing violence ...More >>

DR Congo: UN Mission Comes under Attack, Steps up Security

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:48:02 +1300 | UN News

Head of MONUSCO, Martin Kobler, comforting a Beni, North Kivu, resident who had several family members killed during recent attacks attributed to ADF rebels, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: MONUSCO More >>

Somalia Piracy Requires Effective State Governance

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:45:02 +1300 | UN News

22 October 2014 – While noting the progress made to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations political chief today said that a sustained long-term solution must include the presence of effective Government and State institutions ...More >>

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy in the 21st Century

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:05:46 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Rose Gottemoeller Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Dixie State University St. George, Utah October 21, 2014 More >>

69th UNGA First Committee Discussion on Conventional Weapons

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:50:11 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Ambassador Robert A. Wood, Alternate Representative, Delegation of the United States of America New York City October 22, 2014 More >>

Labour’s thoughts with Canadians

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:51:22 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has offered its sympathies to the family and friends of the Canadian soldier who died in what appears to be a premeditated and unprovoked attack while standing at guard at the Ottawa National War Memorial.More >>

Green Party expresses sympathy for Canadian shooting victims

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:43:23 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party expressed its solidarity with Canadians and the Canadian Parliament today, offering its sympathy for family and friends of the soldier killed in the attack.More >>

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:40:26 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Was John Key born lucky or what? Political performance tends to be judged on three things – the unemployment rate, the petrol price at the pump, and the market value of your house. This year, Key was lucky enough to hit a peak in the business cycle ...More >>

Nepal: Benefits of Blocking Parliamentary Business

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:56:38 +1300 | Siddhi B. Ranjitkar

Blocking Parliamentary business has resulted into the five-point agreement among the political parties. The parliament had been inert for about two months. The budget for the fiscal year 2014/15 has been sitting in the parliament, too for two months.More >>

U.S.-Australia Political-Military Talks

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:58:51 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

On October 21, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Todd C. Chapman met with senior civilian and military officials in Canberra, Australia for the U.S.-Australia Political-Military Talks.More >>

UNGA First Committee Thematic Discussion on Nuclear Weapons

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:46:33 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Ambassador Robert A. Wood, Alternate Representative, Delegation of the United States of America New York City October 20, 2014 More >>

Sergeant Awarded NZDIA/Defence Relationship Award

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:49:07 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Industry Association

The NZDIA/Defence Relationship Award was won today by Sergeant Mike Wear of the Royal New Zealand Air Force base in Whenuapai. The award ceremony was held on the first day of the NZ Defence Industry Association’s two-day international forum at the ...More >>

Gallipoli 2015 deadline approaches

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:22:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Successful applicants of the Gallipoli 2015 ballot have just four days left to accept their place at next year’s Anzac Day commemorations, Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss says.More >>

Key misled New Zealand on Iraq deployment

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:47:15 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key was misleading New Zealanders prior to the election when he ruled out New Zealand special forces being deployed to Iraq, says Labour Defence Spokesperson Phil Goff.More >>

New song aims to prod the conscience of Palestinian traitors

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:35:25 +1300 | Redress Information

“Tell me, are you satisfied with yourself” is the title of a new song and video which aims to prod the conscience of Palestinians – Bedouins, Druze and now some Christians – who have chosen the path of treason by joining the Israeli army to ...More >>


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