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Special Session of Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 2:38 pm | Lois Griffiths

The original Russell Tribunal, established in 1966 by Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre, was created to expose to the public the war crimes being committed in Vietnam. It was a 'people's tribunal' of distinguished international legal experts, writers, ... More >>

3rd Quarter Wrap Up - October 2nd

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 12:05 pm | Solari Action Network

The US dollar index moved above 85 last week while the US stock market continued to levitate. This caused hundreds of pundits to scratch their heads looking for fashionable ways of explaining why managed markets slow burn forward and G-7 leadership behave ... More >>

What if ‘Islamic State’ Didn’t Exist?

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:44 am | Ramzy Baroud

In order to answer this question, one has to liberate the argument from its geopolitical and ideological confines. More >>

Creating a World Culture that is Nonviolent

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 10:09 am | Robert J. Burrowes

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's birthday on 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence, we have the chance to reflect on our progress in creating a nonviolent world. Obviously, creating a nonviolent world has many facets and is a long-term ... More >>

Adra is Liberated: Update from Syria

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 9:58 am | Franklin Lamb

291 Days of ‘Islamic Justice’ Shell-Shocked Syrian Town Freed After Savage Massacre By Franklin Lamb 2 October 2014 More >>

The Threats to David Cameron’s Tories

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:43 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Sleaze and Defection: The Threats to David Cameron’s Tories By Binoy Kampmark 1 October 2014 More >>

One Good Reason to Overturn the 2010 Citizens United Ruling

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:08 pm | Gary G. Kohls

The Corporation as Psychopath: One Good Reason to Overturn the 2010 Citizens United Ruling By Gary G. Kohls, MD 1 October 2014 More >>

Why do Good People Become Silent About Facts

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 2:02 pm | 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 THREE By Gary G. Kohls, MD 1 October 2014 More >>

Scoop Satire: The Source of Denial

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:57 pm | Lyndon Hood

Confession time. All those anonymous sources you see quoted in the media: me. I am every anonymous source. I am also every anonymous twitter account, but you know me best as every anonymous source. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the last rites for the TPP

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:52 am | Gordon Campbell

The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality. To date, the Greens have opposed (a) a wide range of the leaked ... More >>

The West's Ignorance of Ukraine Atrocities is an Outrage

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:30 am | The Vineyard of the Saker

The West's Ignorance of Ukraine Atrocities is an Outrage By The Saker 1 October 2014 More >>

Imagine There're No Countries

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 9:34 am | David Swanson

A serious case has been made repeatedly by unknown scholars and globally celebrated geniuses for well over a century that a likely step toward abolishing war would be instituting some form of global government. Yet the peace movement barely mentions ... More >>

Medical malpractices: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 9:27 am | Citizen News Service

Medical malpractices: Is there light at the end of the tunnel? By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, 1 October 2014 More >>

Commission Opening Of Parliament For October 20

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 5:31 pm | ParliamentToday.co.nz

The Commission Opening of Parliament has been confirmed for October 20 with the State Opening to take place the next day. More >>

Asus pushes upmarket with Zenbook UX301

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:48 pm | Digitl

Asus is best known for mid-price PCs and tablets in New Zealand. It aims to change that with the upmarket Zenbook UX301. More >>

On TV3 talking Muse brainwave sensing headband

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:34 pm | Digitl

Muse is a brain wave sensing headband from Thought-Wired . It comes with software for computers and smartphones to help you manage stress, increase focus and enhance cognitive awareness. More >>

Five must have free business apps for any device

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:27 pm | Digitl

Whether you use a smartphone, tablet, PC or all three here are five apps to give your business an immediate productivity boost. All are available for Windows, OS X, iOS and Android: More >>

Working with iPhone 6 Plus

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 3:13 pm | Digitl

Apple's demonstrator laid an iPhone 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus side-by-side on the coffee table. He asked "which do you prefer?" My instinctive first answer was to pick the smaller iPhone 6. More >>

How We Win on Climate Change

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:58 pm | Harvey Wasserman

Now that the dust has settled a bit, we can see that it will change things for a long time to come. More >>

Time to debate proportional representation

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:46 pm | Sridhar Ekambaram

With the elections over, it is time to reflect on the electoral process governing New Zealand. MMP has allowed for a better representation in this country’s Parliament. The system allows minor parties who represent the needs of certain sectors of the ... More >>

When We're All Musteites

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:41 pm | David Swanson

http://warisacrime.org/content/when-were-all-musteites We won't necessarily know what a Musteite is, but I'm inclined to think it would help if we did. I'm using the word to mean "having a certain affinity for the politics of A.J. Muste." More >>

The Current State of Nigeria

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 11:08 am | Nwaorgu Faustinus

The wise King Solomon rightly posits that, “When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan” (Proverb 29:2). It goes without saying that Nigerians are groaning day and night under the wicked rule they are being ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the farcical elevation of David Seymour

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:20 am | Gordon Campbell

With the election won, it's time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be rewarded by the National Party, and not only with a seat in Parliament. This time around, a couple of parliamentary Undersecretary ... More >>

A Good End Date for the New War Is Today

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:38 am | David Swanson

A Good End Date for the New War Is Today By David Swanson 30 September 2014 More >>

So gay or Intolerable Tolerance

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:29 am | Alexander Lowe

According to the latest issue of NZ skateboarding magazine Manual, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova announced skateboarding as the official professional sport for this year’s observance of World Tolerance Day 16 November 2014. The article “Skate, ... More >>

Top 5 Scoop Press Releases Week To 27th Sep 2014

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:59 pm | Scoop Insights

The following five press releases were the top performing press releases (by NZ page view numbers) according to Google Analytics on Scoop for the seven days to 27th September 2014. More >>

Doing the Impossible: Holding FIFA Accountable

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:50 pm | Binoy Kampmark

There is a sense of frustration in bringing that unruly and labyrinthine football entity known as FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) into the world of squeaky clean finance. It resists two terms with an almost tribal enthusiasm: ... More >>

Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:43 pm | 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 >>

Dunne and Key Sign Agreement

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:35 pm | Elizabeth Beattie

United Future Leader Peter Dunne and Prime Minister John Key today signed an agreement outlining the nature of The National Party and United Future’s political relationship. The agreement also specified that Dunne will remain Minister of Internal Affairs, ... More >>

A Geopolitical Pawn Named ‘ISIS’

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:31 pm | 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 >>

Rhythm of the heart

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:22 pm | Dr Bobby John

A little fluttering in the chest or pounding of the heart is all too familiar and a common phenomenon that we often ignore; rightly so, when it is before a public speech or while we run to catch a bus or train that is leaving the platform. These ... More >>

Netanyahu's chutzpa...

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:17 pm | Jamal Kanj

I have followed the megalomaniac performance of Benjamin Netanyahu since he was Israel's representative at the UN in the mid-1980s. I watched with keen interest his debates, and must confess I was taken by his chutzpa. Netanyahu has special abilities to twist ... More >>

The Act Party and The National Party sign agreement

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:07 pm | Elizabeth Beattie

The Act Party and The National Party sign agreement By Elizabeth Beattie 29 September 2014 More >>

President Barack Obama does not speak for God

Monday, 29 September 2014, 10:02 am | 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 >>

Jihadi War in Sinai

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:47 am | INSS Insight

Terrorist activity by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has increased in recent weeks. Presumably the organization’s growing activity in Sinai, which is spilling over into Egyptian cities, is affected by the tightening of its relations with non-Egyptian terrorist ... More >>

MANA and resistance to the next National government

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:39 am | Fightback

Fightback is committed to the MANA Movement, however we are still in the process of assessing the 2014 electoral defeat. Grant Brookes (Fightback/MANA Poneke) offers one perspective. More >>

Employment Bill a provocation of organized labour

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:31 am | Fightback

Employment Relations Amendment Bill a provocation of organized labour By Fightback Admin 29 September 2014 More >>

Syria: Engaging the Opposition with More than Weapons

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 11:02 am | 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 >>

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 10:58 am | 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 >>

The Politics of Animal Cruelty

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 10:56 am | Walter Brasch

Pennsylvanians can still butcher, braise, and broil their pet cats and dogs because a murky mixture of politics has left a critical bill on the table in the state senate. More >>

Cunliffe Triggers Party Wide Leadership Contest

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 2:49 pm | The Scoop Team

This will trigger a potentially bloody contest for the leadership. It is expected that former deputy leader Grant Robertson will seek to become Labour Leader, though others may throw their hat in the ring. If there is any contest the election will ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The Purr-fect Queen

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:54 pm | Martin Doyle

British Prime Minister David Cameron has [unwittingly] revealed that the Queen "purred" when he rang her with the news that Scotland would not be going Independent. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to work out that something wild and profound has been hidden ... More >>

Congress, the Law and the Strikes on Iraq and Syria

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:16 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Congress, the Law and the Strikes on Iraq and Syria By Binoy Kampmark 26 September 2014 More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: ISIS advises

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:19 pm | Martin Doyle

In the face of the medieval barbarity used by ISIS, the allied bombing raids in Syria and Iraq are a breath of fresh air. More >>

Shaolin Kungfu Monk Troupe Delight

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:10 pm | Elizabeth Beattie

Drawing gasps of awe from the crowd, the Shaolin Kungfu Monk Troupe preformed today outside the TSB Arena. Wowing crowds with their acrobatic movements and endurance feats, the Troupe have a global reputation for their impressive performance skills. More >>

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1:31 pm | 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

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:34 pm | 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 >>

Delivering the wrong message about Australian Muslims

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:27 pm | Syed Atiq ul Hassan

Delivering the wrong message about Australian Muslims By Syed Atiq ul Hassan 26 September 2014 More >>

The Conquest of Europe

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:21 pm | 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 >>

Gordon Campbell on the case for using air power against IS

Friday, 26 September 2014, 9:42 am | 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 >>

NZ and gay-o-politics

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 5:05 pm | Alexander Lowe

Gay rights have replaced religion and ideology as a new dividing point between East and West, developed and developing countries. Western democracies are moving towards equality, ensuring legal protection and full integration of its LGBT citizens into ... More >>

Street Scenes from a Damascus Neighborhood

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 3:55 pm | 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 >>

Translating Evidence-Based Healthcare into Health Gains

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 2:05 pm | Citizen News Service

Overcoming roadblocks in translating evidence-based healthcare into public health gains By Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, 25 September 2014 More >>

Why Labour wasn't worth the worker's ticks

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 11:25 am | Don Franks

In his September 24th post "the election that left one third of us behind", Bryan Gould put some basic questions: More >>

Nakhwa without Borders: Gaza and the End of ‘Arab Gallantry’

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 10:50 am | Ramzy Baroud

By Ramzy Baroud On its own the Arabic word al-Nakhwa, means “gallantry.” Combined with the word “al-Arabiya” - “Arab gallantry” - the term becomes loaded with meanings, cultural and even political implications and subtext. But what is one to ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Where did it all go wrong...

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 4:53 pm | Martin Doyle

The Labour Party is so riddled with problems at the moment that it's questionable whether they are sufficiently qualified to conduct an honest autopsy on themselves. More >>

Climate march and Flood Wall Street - from NYC

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 2:11 pm | Richard McLachlan

This oddly mild New York summer may have helped create the impression that predicted changes to the climate are no longer such a big deal – and the world seems to be burning in so many other alarming ways. This Sunday 21st September, day of the New ... More >>

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

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 1:47 pm | 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 >>

Coming to Sierra Leone

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 12:12 pm | Save The Children

The first sign is as you enter the terminal building. A crowd forms around a large bucket of water with a tap coming from it. Every passenger joins, and one by one washes their hands before going inside. As soon as you get close to the water you ... More >>

Key’s victory no mandate for dirty energy

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 10:34 am | Greenpeace Blog

“What matters most is not who is sitting in the White House, but "who is sitting in" -- and who is marching outside the White House, pushing for change.” – Howard Zinn. More >>

 

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