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New Zealand resumes defence ties with Fiji

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:15:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand Defence Force co-operation with Fiji’s military forces will formally resume this weekend, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today. More >>

New sculptures to have permanent home in Rotorua

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:31:23 +1300 | Rotorua Lakes Council

Four sculptures from the city’s recent sculpture symposium have been added to Rotorua Lakes Council’s (RLC) permanent public art collection for locals and visitors to enjoy.More >>

Canada leaps into the empire of chaos

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:16:26 +1300 | Jim Miles

Canada has always been a part of U.S. imperial ambitions, in spite of our pretensions otherwise. Locked in as we are to the U.S. economy and our dollar only relevant in comparison to the US$, up until the Harper regime Canada was able to maintain that ...More >>

Drones and the new ethics of war

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:52:41 +1300 | Neve Gordon

This Christmas small drones were among the most popular gift under the tree in the U.S. with manufacturers stating that they sold 200,000 new unmanned aerial vehicles during the holiday season.More >>

Egypt: UN rights chief urges end to excessive use of force

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:46:41 +1300 | UN News

As police, protesters clash in Egypt, UN rights chief urges end to excessive use of force More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 27 January 2015

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:56:40 +1300 | The Scoop Team

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • Social housing, the Auckland housing market, and his upcoming speech on housing • The prospect of joining international forces to combat ISIS • David Bain’s compensation • The lowering of the flag ...More >>

No part of a warmongers club

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:07:17 +1300 | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington condemns the prime minister’s commitment of military support for the US war in Iraq. Peace Action also condemns the casual and cavalier way in which the prime minister discusses joining the US-UK led war as being the ‘price ...More >>

Camp Gallipoli and RSA Commemorative ANZAC Day Event

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:54:25 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The Camp Gallipoli Foundation is delighted to have formed a partnership with the Returned and Services' Association (RSA) as part of the Anzac Day centenary commemorations. More >>

About Buried Phosphorus And Thuggish Diplomacy - Adam Keller

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:12:06 +1300 | Adam Keller

In 1974, as a young soldier just inducted into the ranks of the Israel Defense Forces, I was among a group of soldiers whom the platoon sergeant took on a tour of the munitions dump, showing us the different types of ammunition used by the army. Among other ...More >>

Recruiting for Fox/US Army: American Sniper & Atrocity Porn

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:57:55 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

If ever the direction of a film and the shape of a particular narrative of US history, as written by, say, the fiction set on Fox News, could come together, then American Sniper is it. Not that you will have director Clint Eastwood, screenwriter Jason ...More >>

Camp Gallipoli Forms Partnership With RSA For ANZAC Day

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:33:42 +1300 | Camp Gallipoli Foundation

The Camp Gallipoli Foundation is delighted to have formed a partnership with the Returned and Services' Association (RSA) as part of the Anzac Day centenary commemorations. More >>

Militarism in the Air We Breathe - David Swanson

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:22:44 +1300 | David Swanson

If there is a group of Americans to whom Iraqis struggling with the health effects of depleted uranium, cluster bombs, white phosphorous, and all the various poisons of war can relate, it might be the mostly black and largely poor residents of Gibsland, ...More >>

Cubic NZ Ranked #1 Defence SME by Australian Magazine

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:03:12 +1300 | Cubic Corporation

Cubic Defence New Zealand Ranks Number One for Defence Small and Medium-sized Enterprises by Australian Defence Magazine More >>

Inside John Key's club

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:41:25 +1300 | Don Franks

Expensive, exclusive, comfortable and discrete - what a haven for some is the gentlemen's club. Nowadays the smoking rooms have become gyms, the chefs can do gourmet vegetarian and rich ladies are slowly being admitted membership. More >>

Fisheries Debacle Has Ministers Hiding Behind Sailors

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:37:39 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First believes the government is trying to spin itself out of the embarrassment of being fooled by three rusty trawlers flying false flags. More >>

Russia supports Indonesia`s possible move to buy Sukhoi 35

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:55:49 +1300 | Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Russian government supports Indonesias wish to buy the multipurpose fighter jet Sukhoi 35 to enhance the countrys air force. More >>

Foss to visit Turkey, China

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:44:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Craig Foss will visit Turkey this week to meet key officials and review plans for this year’s Anzac Day commemorations. More >>

Eyes Shut : West Papuans in Exile - A Photographic Project

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:55:05 +1300 | Rohan Radheya

Dutch Surinamese photographer Rohan Radheya has spent two years photographing West Papuans in exile...More >>

New tranche of Gallipoli passes issued

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:43:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Craig Foss Minister of Veterans’ Affairs 21 January 2015 Media Statement New tranche of Gallipoli passes issued More >>

The ICC Decision to Open a Preliminary Examination

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 09:34:11 +1300 | INSS Insight

On January 16, 2015, Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced her decision to open a preliminary examination of the situation in “Palestine.” The significance of this decision should not be underestimated, ...More >>


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