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Mass Protests Sweep Burkina Faso Capital

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:45:45 +1300 | UN News

30 October 2014 – Greatly concerned by the deteriorating security situation in Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an end to the violence and announced that he is dispatching his special envoy for West Africa ...More >>

Global Rally against ISIS – for Kobanê – for Humanity, Nov 1

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:51:41 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The New Zealand Kurdish Community will march in solidarity with Kurdistan as part of the “GLOBAL RALLY AGAINST ISIS – FOR KOBANÊ – FOR HUMANITY” on 1 November 2014, 2pm. More >>

Wellington’s Gibson Group brings soldiers to life

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:19:38 +1300 | The Gibson Group

A Wellington multi-disciplinary media design company, Gibson Group, is using cutting edge audio-visual technology to bring Anzac stories to life at the new National Anzac Centre in Albany, Western Australia.More >>

WWI Event - Former UN Special Rapporteur in Auckland

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:11:15 +1300 | New Zealand Christian Network

Media Release 30 October 2014 Former UN Special Rapporteur speaks in Auckland World War I – How Shall We Remember Them?More >>

Air Force Welcomes Delivery of Last NH90 Helicopter

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:38:14 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has welcomed the delivery of its last NH90 helicopter at Base Ohakea. The arrival brings the total number of NH90 helicopters in the fleet to eight.More >>

Fighting for Survival in the Sinai: Egypt’s Convenient War

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:19:33 +1300 | Ramzy Baroud

Sinai is both heaven and hell. This triangular desert boasts an arid landscape of hopeless horizons often interrupted by leftover military hardware from previous wars. The land is comprised of breathtaking beaches, incredible history, and a fusion of ...More >>

UNGA:Other Disarmament Measures and International Security

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:02:10 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Remarks Christopher L. Buck, Alternate Representative, Delegation of the United States of America New York City October 28, 2014 More >>

NZDF Joins with Australia to Commemorate WWI Centenary

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:53:16 +1300 | New Zealand Defence Force

A contingent of New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel will join their Australian counterparts at Australia’s first major commemoration of the First World War centenary in Albany, Western Australia this weekend.More >>

Foss to attend Albany WWI commemorations

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:38 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will travel to Western Australia today to attend the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event (ACCE), marking 100 years since the first wave of Anzac troops set sail for the battlefields of World War One.More >>

Defence Minister heading to Australia

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:20:36 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Minister of Defence Gerry Brownlee leaves for Australia today for the annual Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting, and to participate in the Albany Convoy Commemorative Event.More >>

PM to attend WW1 commemorations in Australia

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will join Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Albany, Western Australia this weekend to mark the 100th anniversary of ANZAC troops departing for World War One.More >>

Canada’s Heart of Darkness

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:24:59 +1300 | Jim Miles

Once upon a time, Canada was able to create the illusion that it was the “peaceable kingdom”, an illusion accepted domestically and arguably by most of the rest of the world.More >>

How Israel is turning Gaza into a super-max prison

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:19:55 +1300 | Jonathan Cook

It is astonishing that the reconstruction of Gaza, bombed into the Stone Age according to the explicit goals of an Israeli military doctrine known as Dahiya, has tentatively only just begun two months after the end of the fighting.More >>

Jet Fighter Shoot Down of MH 17 Still on Table

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:15:45 +1300 | Michael Collins

A senior prosecutor investigating the MH17 shoot down for the Dutch Prosecutors office, Fred Westerbeke, offered up as many questions as he did answers in an interview with SpiegelOnline yesterday.More >>

U.S. Sends Planes Armed with Depleted Uranium to Middle East

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:59 +1300 | David Swanson

The U.S. Air Force says it is not halting its use of Depleted Uranium weapons, has recently sent them to the Middle East, and is prepared to use them. A type of airplane, the A-10, deployed this month to the Middle East by the U.S. Air National Guard's ...More >>

America’s special interest problem

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:36:50 +1300 | Lawrence Davidson

The problem of special interests or lobbies was one of the foremost concerns of the Founding Fathers of the United States. In their day they were called factions. James Madison, who is considered the architect of the US Constitution, devoted the entire ...More >>

Some Hard Facts about Terror

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:14:24 +1300 | John Chuckman

We are having an outbreak of reports in the Canadian press about “home grown” terrorists, “radicalized” young men of Muslim faith traveling out of the country to participate in extremist groups abroad, a relatively insignificant phenomenon ...More >>

Israeli Chooses "Honorable Life" Over Joining Military

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:59:05 +1300 | David Swanson

Danielle Yaor is 19, Israeli, and refusing to take part in the Israeli military. She is one of 150 who have committed themselves, thus far, to this position: We, citizens of the state of Israel, are designated for army service. We appeal to the ...More >>

Blackwater Spotlight Need for Treaty on Private Security

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:49:25 +1300 | UN News

27 October 2014 – The United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries today appealed for stronger global regulations of private security, saying last week’s conviction of Blackwater contractors shows the need for all private security personnel ...More >>

Egypt: Terrorist Attacks in Sinai

Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:45:24 +1300 | UN News

25 October 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have strongly condemned two terrorist attacks that targeted military checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula.More >>


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