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US plays decisive role in Israel’s attack on Gaza

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:12:59 +1200 | Jonathan Cook

Two reporters for major US TV channels were summarily “removed” last week from covering Israel’s attack on Gaza, moments before Israel launched a ground invasion. More >>

Gaza: Where Evacuation is No Game

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:07 +1200 | Save The Children

At the bottom of my apartment building in Gaza two girls about six years old sit on the ground, laughing as they hurriedly pack items into their backpacks. Intrigued, I ask them what game they are playing. They tell me it’s called ‘evacuation’.More >>

Slaughter: Israel’s new “self defence”

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:35:21 +1200 | Stuart Littlewood

Britain’s newly-minted foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has lost his shine already. A few days ago he warmly welcomed Egypt’s bogus ceasfire proposal which hadn’t even been shown to Hamas.More >>

Gaza’s Resistance Will Not be Crushed

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:21:05 +1200 | Ramzy Baroud

On the 13th day of Israel’s so-called Operation Protective Edge, stories of entire families collectively pulverized, women and children keenly targeted by Israeli soldiers saturate the media. Until now, 430 Palestinians have been killed, mostly women and ...More >>

Elite Insanity on Display in Ukraine

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:37:36 +1200 | Robert J. Burrowes

For those of us interested in understanding what is driving the conflict in Ukraine, now seriously complicated by the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet – which has raised the potential of the conflict to explode into a nuclear ...More >>

Kiwi star in wartime epic

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:24:11 +1200 | Glory Days

Kiwi actress Antonia Prebble says she considered it an honour to play nurse Hilda Steele in the upcoming Prime TV drama ANZAC Girls. In an exclusive interview with vintage lifestyle magazine Glory Days for its WWI centenary issue, she said she felt ...More >>

Captain Charles Upham's Portrait accepted into Army Museum

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:59:35 +1200 | SugarLumps Productions

Captain Charles Upham won the Victoria Cross & Bar for NZ in WW2. He is "famous for his bravery on the battlefields of Greece and Egpyt..he received the Victoria Cross: this medal is the highest award for bravery and is rarely awarded.Only three ...More >>

UNHRC decision is a travesty - Israel

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:15:02 +1200 | Israeli Embassy

The decision today by the UNHRC [UN Human Rights Council] is a travesty and should be rejected by decent people everywhere. Rather than investigate Hamas, which is committing a double war crime by firing rockets at Israeli civilians while hiding ...More >>

Solomon Whakahoro Te Whata

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:11:19 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters pays tribute to the life of Solomon Whakahoro Te Whata, who has passed away. Mr Te Whata was one of the last two surviving Northland members of the Māori Battalion, which suffered enormous losses of life ...More >>

Burning the Flag or Accepting the Evil

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:05:21 +1200 | Mana Party

Burning the Israeli flag in Auckland in protest over the murder of innocent civilians in Gaza is nothing to be ashamed of” said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. “Calling for both sides to stand down when one side is annihilating the ...More >>

NZ to assist with MH17 Disaster Victim Identification

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:12:25 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that a team of three New Zealand Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) experts are due to depart for the Netherlands as part of international efforts to identify all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:48:24 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts. This image is not entirely self-delusional.More >>

RSA thanks NZ for $1.7m collected during Poppy Appeal

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:11:10 +1200 | Returned Services Association

The RSA today announced that over $1.7 million was donated to the 2014 Poppy Appeal for the support of veterans, ex-service men and women and their families in need. More >>

Israel committing “deliberate massacre” in Gaza

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:18:55 +1200 | Redress Information

Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi has accused the Israeli Wehrmacht of committing “war crimes” and carrying out a “deliberate massacre” of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.More >>

Reports: Aotearoa stands in solidarity with Palestine

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:06:02 +1200 | Fightback

Fightback supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as a tactic to show solidarity with Palestinian resistance. The following reports are from demonstrations over the weekend from Fightback activists and supporters.More >>

News Updates from CLG: Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:59:54 +1200 | Citizens for Legitimate Government

The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza. Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, on 17 July, ...More >>

Cambodian Workshop successful, says Labour MP/PGA President

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:08:20 +1200 | Parliamentarians for Global Action

Labour’s Associate Disarmament Spokesperson and Parliamentians for Global Action (PGA) President Ross Robertson is pleased with the successful outcome of the Asia Pacific Regional Parliamentary Workshop held last week in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to ...More >>

EU Foreign Affairs Council Meeting: Ukraine

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:29:46 +1200 | Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand

The Council was shocked and deeply saddened by the downing of the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in Donetsk and the tragic loss of so many innocent lives. Ministers observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims.More >>

First World War Drama Premieres at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:22:10 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The Navy Museum will host the premiere season of Geoff Allen’s Sister Anzac from 23 July – 2 August (admission charges apply) as part of the Museum’s First World War centenary programme.More >>

Maori Party Negotiating Right to the Wire for Veterans

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:12:26 +1200 | The Maori Party

Maori Party Negotiating Right to the Wire for Veterans’ Support The Maori Party is pleased that its negotiations with National have enabled some immediate and increased support available for veterans. “First off, we welcomed the decision to enable ...More >>

 

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