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Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:43:28 +1300 | Franklin Lamb

To my knowledge this observer has never been-nor likely ever will be-accused of being particularly astute and certainly not the least bit prescient. Yet, the more Syrians I meet in Damascus neighborhoods –seemingly from a fairly broad spectrum of political ...More >>

A Geopolitical Pawn Named ‘ISIS’

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:31:59 +1300 | Abukar Arman

The mere mention of the name ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Sham) frightens Muslims and no-Muslims senseless, and there are plenty of reasons for that. But, who are they, and where does their campaign of terror lead to? More >>

President Barack Obama does not speak for God

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:02:06 +1300 | John Stanton

President Barack Obama does not speak for God: A Lesson on Good and Evil for Western Civil-Military Leaders By John Stanton 29 September 2014 More >>

Alumni Luncheon To Celebrate 150 Years Of NZ Cadet Forces

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:17:44 +1200 | New Zealand Cadet Forces

ATC cadets and former cadets of all ages have been invited to a 150 year reunion luncheon at the Dargaville Aero Club next month. More >>

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:31:54 +1200 | Franklin Lamb

Changes are underway in Damascus’s suburban neighborhoods. In some of these neighborhoods there are few families’ left—only fighters. But in others, residents are trickling back in (or in some cases never even left) despite the danger. Here in these areas, ...More >>

Coup Leader's Propaganda Crumbles in Thailand

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:34:42 +1200 | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Stilted propaganda by coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha to muzzle critics and dazzle foreigners, crumbled after his "bikini in Thailand" response to the murder of two British tourists, vicious Photoshopped images mocked ...More >>

The Conquest of Europe

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:21:27 +1200 | John Chuckman

Russia’s President Putin is reported to have said in a conversation a while back that he could be in Kiev in two weeks. In our press, this was reported as yet more evidence of aggressive intentions, but, given even a moment’s thought, that is ...More >>

Open day for Arras Tunnel in Buckle Street

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:12:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Visitors and the public are invited tomorrow (Saturday 27 September) to walk through the newly constructed Arras Tunnel at the site of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park at Buckle Street in Wellington, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson ...More >>

City of Arras Representatives to Attend Tunnel Inauguration

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:01:48 +1200 | Embassy of France to New Zealand

Named after the French town where New Zealand soldiers dug tunnels during the First World War, the Arras tunnel will be inaugurated on September 27th. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the case for using air power against IS

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:42:36 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

There is an Alice Through the Looking Glass quality to the current response to the Islamic State. Everything about it seems inside out. Many people who would normally oppose US air strikes in other countries have reluctantly endorsed the bombing of ...More >>

Dunedin Commemorates the Departure of WW1 Troops

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:12:45 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin (Thursday, 25 September 2014) - Dunedin will turn back the clock 100 years on Sunday with a large parade to commemorate the departure of troops from Otago and Southland to the battlefields of the First World War. More >>

RNZRSA Send Soles to NZCF

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:24:20 +1200 | NZ Returned and Services Association

The Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) presented the New Zealand Cadet Forces (NZCF) with 250 pairs of high quality shoes in Wellington today in support of youth development.More >>

U.S. Landmine Policy

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:47:54 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

Today, the United States underscored its commitment to the spirit and humanitarian aims of the Ottawa Convention, the treaty that prohibits the use, stockpiling, production, and transfer of anti-personnel landmines.More >>

Why do Americans and Media Outlets Remain Silent About 9/11

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:47:54 +1200 | Gary G. Kohls

Duty to Warn Why do Good People Become Silent About the Documentable Facts That Disprove the Official White House Conspiracy Theory About 9/11? – Part Two By Gary G. Kohls, MD 24 September 2014 More >>

Fresh Hopes That Bainimarama Will Ease Restrictions on Media

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:14:00 +1200 | Pacific Media Centre

Voreqe Bainimarama took power in Fiji through a coup d'etat in 2006 but is now the elected prime minister. Image: Republika More >>

“In the Shadow of War”: British-French-German Film Days

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:31:40 +1200 | Goethe-Institut

Audiences in the two main centres have a rare opportunity to view a series of European films which commemorate the Great War. More >>

U.S. Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:17:40 +1200 | John Stanton

U.S. Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence: Using Tax Exempt Groups to Sanction Russia and Iran, Distort U.S. Policy By John Stanton 23 September 2014 More >>

Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:40:08 +1200 | Libro International

Ahead of the Gallipoli centenary in April 2015, Libro International is proud to publish this redesigned edition of Gallipoli , fully revised by the author, and featuring a host of improved photographs, maps and drawings that really bring the campaign ...More >>

Devastating impact of the Waikato War revisited

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:39:53 +1200 | Bridget Williams Books

At a time of great focus on World War One, a new book by prominent historian Dr Vincent O’Malley draws startling comparisons with the Waikato War of 1863–64. Taking a new approach to analysing evidence on the war, O’Malley’s book challenges previous ...More >>

Dr. Ashrawi Condemns Extrajudicial Executions in Gaza

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:24:45 +1200 | PLO

PLO Executive committee member, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly condemned the unlawful executions of alleged “collaborators” carried out by Hamas in Gaza. She further called for a halt to all measures and practices that contravene the Basic Law, international ...More >>

 

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