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Absolutely crucial statement by Foreign Minister Lavrov

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:25:19 +1300 | The Vineyard of the Saker

Finally the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs found the time, energy and personnel to translate this most important statement. They even posted it (thanks to Jonathan Jarvis for the pointer!). And if you detect irritation on my part you are correct ...More >>

Retired RNZAF Air Vice-Marshal to Head Lockheed Martin NZ

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:39:48 +1300 | Lockheed Martin

CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 26, 2014 - Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) announced today that retired Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Air Vice-Marshal Graham Lintott was selected to serve as Managing Director of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin’s ...More >>

Air Line Pilots’ Association on proposed rules for Drones

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:14:59 +1300 | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association is welcoming calls by the Civil Aviation Authority to have industry and the public have their say on proposed rules for unmanned aircraft operations.More >>

Maryam Rajavi: Iran Nuclear Negotiations a Serious Threat

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:31:11 +1300 | National Council of Resistance of Iran

Failure of the year-long negotiations, seven months extension of endless negotiations, ignoring Security Council resolutions, leave the way open for mullahs to acquire nuclear bomb, entailing serious threat to world peace and security More >>

"Hunger Games" Protest Against Bangkok's Coup

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:29:32 +1300 | Richard S. Ehrlich

Six months after the military seized power in a coup, about 20 media-savvy protesters allowed themselves to be detained for illegally waving three-finger salutes, inspired by "The Hunger Games" film series which portrays repressed civilians challenging ...More >>

Talks with US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:09:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee and US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel held bilateral talks in Washington today. More >>

The nightmare we called the “Arab Spring”

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:04:57 +1300 | Nureddin Sabir

The so-called “Arab Spring” has turned into a deep winter and a recurring nightmare from which there appears to be no escape. With the exception of Tunisia – the cradle of the “Arab Spring” – which has settled into a precarious stability after ...More >>

Prosecute Israel – or let the people decide

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:41:22 +1300 | Jamal Kanj

Following the historical recognition of Palestine as a state by the Swedish government, British legislators voted overwhelmingly on a non-binding resolution urging their government also to recognise the state of Palestine.More >>

Orion to remain in Gulf to support ongoing operations

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:08:36 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft will remain in the Gulf region for another 12 months to provide ongoing support to regional maritime operations. “New Zealand has had a P3 Orion supporting international ...More >>

Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:51:41 +1300 | Kathy Kelly

On November 7, 2014, while visiting Kabul, The Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, noted that NATO will soon launch a new chapter, a new non-combat mission in Afghanistan. But it’s difficult to spot new methods as NATO commits itself to sustaining combat ...More >>

The Anti-Empire Report #134

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:43:29 +1300 | William Blum

“Russia reinforced what Western and Ukrainian officials described as a stealth invasion on Wednesday [August 27], sending armored troops across the border as it expanded the conflict to a new section of Ukrainian territory.More >>

US Prepares to Sell Saudi Arabia Warships to Take Down Iran

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:17:05 +1300 | War Is A Crime

The American revolution was supposed to have happened because of the revulsion our 'founding fathers' had with the institution of 'divine right of kings' or monarchy. Supposedly the new American nation went to war with England because a revolutionary ...More >>

Al Jazeera interview with Mowaffak al-Rubaie

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:38:13 +1300 | Al Jazeera

Will ISIL put an end to Iraq? – Head to Head interview with Mowaffak al-Rubaie More >>

Interview With Milliyet

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:49:24 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Interview John Allen Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL U.S. Embassy Ankara, Turkey November 19, 2014 More >>

Massey historians ensure Anzacs in US war books

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:42:36 +1300 | Massey University

Massey military historians have ensured the story of New Zealand and Australiain soldiers is well-represented in an American publisher’s five-volume set of encyclopedias on World War I.More >>

Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:53:56 +1300 | Ramzy Baroud

When a journalist tries to do a historian’s job, the outcome can be quite interesting. Using history as a side note in a brief news report or political analysis oftentimes does more harm than good.More >>

RIP Tomas Young - His Letter to Unindicted War Criminals

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:04:19 +1300 | Gary G. Kohls

Tomas Young, an Iraq War veteran and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War died last week, on November 10, 2014, the day before Veterans Day. He was 34 years old. He died of complications of his incurable war wounds (and of complications related ...More >>

U.S. Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Iraq

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:31:55 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Press Statement Jeff Rathke Director, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Press Relations Washington, DC November 19, 2014 More >>

Anzac Day funding music to Makara’s ears

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:56:29 +1300 | Meridian Energy

A bugler and bagpiper will play The Last Post at next year’s Makara Anzac Day service to commemorate 100 years since New Zealand and Australian troops landed at Gallipoli. More >>

New President Plans Quiet Revolution for RSA

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:32:46 +1300 | Returned Services Association

New President Plans Quiet Revolution for RSA November 20, 2014 The newly elected National President of the Royal New Zealand RSA is planning a quiet revolution of the iconic RSA movement. B.J. Clark from Christchurch wants RSAs to become even more ...More >>


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