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Heritage Festival commemorates WW1

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:02:30 +1200 | Auckland Council

This year Auckland Heritage Festival commemorates the centenary of the First World War with the theme ‘courage has many resting places’. More >>

Another Drone Protester Found Not-Guilty

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:31:56 +1200 | David Swanson

Eve Tetaz, 83, found NOT GUILTY last night in De Witt town court for opposing Reaper Drone War Crime at 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY More >>

GCSB's 'Cortex' sought tie-up with ISP

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:26:47 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The Government Communications Security Bureau may expand its 'Project Cortex' to sharing malware-disrupting technology with local internet service providers, according to Cabinet papers declassified by Prime Minister John ...More >>

NZ government, opposition support US war in Middle East

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:25:53 +1200 | World Socialist Web Site

New Zealand government, opposition support US war in Middle East By Tom Peters 16 September 2014 More >>

Ahead of election, Snowden reveals mass spying in NZ

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:22:47 +1200 | World Socialist Web Site

Ahead of election, Snowden reveals mass spying on New Zealanders By Tom Peters 16 September 2014 More >>

Nuclear Programmes of DPR Korea, Iran Remain Serious Concern

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:00:01 +1200 | UN News

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano (left) delivers his introductory statement at the Board of Governors Meeting in Vienna, Austria. Photo: IAEA/Dean Calma More >>

Deployed Personnel Will Be Dipping into a Kiwi Christmas

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:49:41 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force personnel who will be deployed overseas on Christmas Day can expect a bit of Kiwi cheer thanks to RSA Christmas parcels being packed today. Volunteers from local RSAs and children from Mount Cook School in Wellington joined ...More >>

Six Medals in the Bag for NZDF Team at Invictus Games

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:47:43 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

After four days of competition in nine competitive sports disciplines, the Invictus Games in London have finished with the New Zealand Defence Force team taking home medals from track and field, road cycling and powerlifting events.More >>

Tsunami management

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09:28 +1200 | Adam Keller

A few days after the ceasefire several dozen people gathered at Sderot, near the Gaza border - Israelis who have not lost the hope for peace and the determination to struggle for it. There were members of “The Other Voice” who live in the Gaza ...More >>

New Zealand Greens: A party of big business and militarism

Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:19:51 +1200 | World Socialist Web Site

New Zealand Greens: A party of big business and militarism By Tom Peters 11 September 2014 More >>

Highwic commemorates WWI for Heritage Festival

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:44:16 +1200 | Heritage New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s most loved radio veterans will read from a book that made history in more ways than one as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. More >>

UN Call for Global Commitment to Ending Nuclear Tests

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:34 +1200 | UN News

Atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States on 18 April 1953 at the Nevada Test Site. Photo: US Government More >>

UN Expert Urges Win-Win Proposition for States And Peoples

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:27:12 +1200 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

GENEVA (10 September 2014) – Governments should be transparent and upfront in publishing details of their military expenditures so the public can participate in deciding budget priorities, United Nations Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Obama’s major foreign policy speech today

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:25:01 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

For the Syrian people, the next ten years offers them two really unpleasant choices. They can be slaughtered by the forces of the Islamic State, or take their chances with another decade of the murderous stalemate into which the Syrian civil war has ...More >>

Disarmament for Development is a 'Win-Win' for States

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:24:29 +1200 | UN News

Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order Alfred De Zayas. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard More >>

NZ govt celebrates centenary of seizure of German Samoa

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:41:33 +1200 | World Socialist Web Site

New Zealand government celebrates centenary of seizure of German Samoa By Tom Peters - World Socialist Web Site 5 September 2014 More >>

Remember the Peacemakers: Call for presentations

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:44:53 +1200 | Thistle Hall

Do you want to present an alternative point of view to the mainstream WW100 Centenary Programme? We invite expressions of interest from groups and individuals who would like to use Thistle Hall, in April 2015, to share their work and encourage wider ...More >>

96% of Syria’s Declared Chemical Weapons Destroyed

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:05:00 +1200 | UN News

Special Coordinator for the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the UN (OPCW-UN) Sigrid Kaag briefs the press. UN Photo/Loey Felipe More >>

Defence Force run down, undervalued

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:28:05 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand Defence Force personnel numbers have been slashed by around 1200 and have been given just one general pay rise over a six year period, says Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff.More >>

National will strengthen defence & keep bases open

Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:54:17 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

National will continue to strengthen and modernise the New Zealand Defence Force and keep all NZDF camps and bases open if re-elected, says Defence Spokesman Jonathan Coleman.More >>


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