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Gordon Campbell: the Greenwald/Snowden revelations aftermath

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4:18 pm | Gordon Campbell

1 The email. This has to do with whether Key knowingly agreed to use our immigration rules as a tool to ensnare and ultimately extradite Kim Dotcom, and do so largely at the behest of Hollywood’s leading corporates and their best friend in the White ... More >>

Mass surveillance and sexual violence: Assange and Snowden

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:01 pm | Fightback

Mass surveillance and sexual violence: The difference between Snowden and Assange by Fightback Admin 16 September 2014 More >>

32 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre..tensions rising

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:58 pm | Franklin Lamb

32 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre Tension mounts in Lebanon’s teeming camps…. By Franklin Lamb 16 September 2014 More >>

Tackling the race ruckus

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:51 pm | John Bevan-Smith

In a speech entitled ‘Race has no place in the law’ given at ACT’s Waikato Conference on July 26, 2014, the ACT Party Leader, Dr Jamie Whyte, a philosopher, advanced the proposition that ‘Maori are legally privileged in New Zealand today, ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Moment of Truth

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:21 pm | Martin Doyle

It's hard to dispute the existence of mass surveillance when one of the actual exponents of it chooses to speak the truth. More >>

Australian Aid for Australian Trade

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:50 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

The recently released Australian foreign aid policy claims to be heralding a new paradigm of aid delivery. This new paradigm will see the 'Aid-for-Trade' component increase from 12.5% to at least 20% of the aid budget by 2020 in an effort to encourage ... More >>

Wordcloud: Dirty Politics replaced by The Moment of Truth

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:48 am | NZ Election Data Consortium

The “Moment of Truth” took over from “Dirty Politics” on twitter with much heavier traffic than usual. The data insight organisation Qrious collected all tweets that used the hashtag #nzpol since midday on Monday to produce this wordcloud. More >>

Snowden, Greenwald, Dotcom, Key - Mass Surveillance In NZ

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 9:11 am | Scoop Full Coverage

Full Scoop coverage and reaction to surveillance of NZ buy the GCSB and NSA through Five Eyes network, revealed by Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden at Kim Dotcom's 'Moment of Truth' event. More >>

The Art And Guile Of Vote Splitting

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:53 pm | Ian Llewellyn

National appears to have trained its supporters well in the tactical issues around splitting their votes. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Long-suffraging prisoners

Monday, 15 September 2014, 5:29 pm | Martin Doyle

The removal of the 'right to vote' from New Zealand prisoners four years ago raises an interesting question: why have a Bill of Rights law if you are not even going to abide by it? More >>

Protestors March, Call for an End to Domestic Violence

Monday, 15 September 2014, 5:09 pm | Elizabeth Beattie

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament today calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand. More >>

Nation of Cowards

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:53 pm | John Chuckman

What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences and machine-gun towers, a population with nowhere to run? No, that is not put strongly enough. Not just attack, but use ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Police stop laying egg [charge]

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:17 pm | Martin Doyle

The Boys in Blue do have compassion. And with the election only days away, they demonstrate extraordinary political astuteness as well. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Mass surveillance

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:45 pm | Martin Doyle

In absolutely NO NATION on the planet would the activities of the National Party [and the PM's department, no less] be tolerated. And on another level again, if the accusation of mass surveillance is even partially proved, then it is treasonous. ... More >>

Christchurch and second-class citizenship

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:20 am | Anthony Ravlich

I demand the right to inform Chch post-quake victims of the human rights truth and ethical plan By Anthony Ravlich 14 September 2014 More >>

Meeting in a Tunnel

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:14 am | Uri Avnery

THERE WAS this village in England which took great pride in its archery. In every yard there stood a large target board showing the skills of its owner. On one of these boards every single arrow had hit a bull's eye. More >>

Metro Gaza

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:06 am | Uri Avnery

TEL AVIV has no metro. It has been discussed for decades. Successive mayors have promised it. Alas, still no metro. More >>

Son of Death

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:01 am | Uri Avnery

THE WAR was over. Families returned to their kibbutzim near Gaza. Kindergartens opened up again. A ceasefire was in force and extended again and again. Obviously, both sides were exhausted. More >>

The War for Nothing

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:57 am | Uri Avnery

On the Palestinian side: 2,143 dead, 577 of them children, 263 women, 102 elderly. 11,230 injured. 10,800 buildings destroyed. 8,000 partially destroyed. About 40,000 damaged homes. Among the damaged buildings: 277 schools, 10 hospitals, 70 mosques, ... More >>

God Wills It!

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:54 am | Uri Avnery

FOR SIX decades my friends and I have warned our people: if we don't make peace with the nationalist Arab forces, we shall be faced with Islamic Arab forces. More >>

Hannibal ad Portas

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:47 am | Uri Avnery

THE LAST war has come to an end, the next war has not yet started, so let's use the time to speak of many things. More >>

Physical and mental tunnels

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:41 am | Adam Keller

On Wednesday afternoon I went into our neighborhood pizzeria and noticed that their TV was no longer tuned to the non¬stop 24¬hour war channel. Rather, there was a non¬Israeli music channel featuring a Spanish guitar player. That evening came the ... More >>

How dare they

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:34 am | Adam Keller

Last night was very restless. Once every hour or two we got up to listen to the radio and look up Israeli and Palestinian and international news websites. There were many rumors and speculations and few pieces of hard news, but past midnight it had become ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:28 am | Gordon Campbell

All that hanging out with the All Blacks clearly hasn’t taught Prime Minister John Key a thing about the ethics of playing the ball, and not the man. Still, in slagging off Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald as “Dotcom’s ... More >>

The Emperor is naked

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:24 am | Adam Keller

At 10.30 pm the website of the Palestinian news agency Ma’an bore an ominous headline: “Ceasefire falls apart in final hours, with no renewal in sight; Palestinian negotiators charge Israel has refused to accede to Palestinian requests”. So, the opposing ... More >>

Children want to live

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:17 am | Adam Keller

Fifty days. Seven weeks and a day. No doubt, many wars in history had lasted longer than that, and there had been worse horrors than what happened in Gaza. "We did it in the least terrible way possible" says today the IDF Chief of Staff ... More >>

Tsunami management

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:09 am | 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 >>

APC Tasks New Police Commissioner over Murder

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 5:09 pm | Nwaorgu Faustinus

Rivers APC Tasks New Police Commissioner over Murder of Amaechi’s Cousin The Rivers State Chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC has described as sad the news of the callous murder of Mr. Sabinus Ordu, cousin of Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. ... More >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 3:22 pm | Digitl

Samsung has something to prove. The company sells more smartphones than anyone else. It is the only Android hardware maker that matters. But it doesn’t have Apple’s brand power. Samsung isn’t cool. That’s why Samsung took pains getting its latest ... More >>

NZ broadband beats Australia again

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 3:12 pm | Digitl

More evidence that New Zealand's broadband is accelerating past Australia's network. Local web performance measuring company TrueNet compared the speed of downloading Australian and New Zealand websites from PCs in Australia and New Zealand . More >>

See you at ITx conference

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 3:07 pm | Digitl

Last year's IITP conference was a eye-opener  with many great speakers. This year the conference has expanded to become ITx , it won't be New Zealand's biggest technology conference, Microsoft's Tech Ed is larger, but it is the most wide ranging vendor ... More >>

A challenge of smartphones, a desperation of smart watches

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 2:58 pm | Digitl

Everyone has heard of a school of fish . Most people know there's also  murder of crows . More >>

Microsoft's cloud first, mobile first challenge

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 2:43 pm | Digitl

Microsoft shows a refreshing ability to reinvent itself. On his first day in the job incoming CEO Satya Nadella told employees: “Our job is to ensure that Microsoft thrives in a mobile and cloud-first world.” Those words, slightly rearranged as ... More >>

Apple's modest New Zealand iPhone 6 mark-up

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 2:34 pm | Digitl

From September 26 New Zealanders will able to buy a 16 GB Apple iPhone 6 for $999. That's what it costs to buy the phone outright. The US headline prices quoted in Apple's launch presentation were for people buying phones on mobile plans. The US ... More >>

Apple Watch: All fun and games until someone loses an eye

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 2:33 pm | Digitl

Seen from afar Apple's Watch looks better than any other attempt at creating a smart watch. It has a sharp design and a solid feature set. More >>

Another cable won't lower NZ internet costs

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 2:15 pm | Digitl

There is a good reason to build another submarine cable linking New Zealand to the world. Cheaper internet is not that reason. More >>

Big iPhone 6 good for business users

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 2:07 pm | Digitl

Not everyone loves having a large phone in their pocket. One of the beauties of older iPhones is most people can use them one-handed. On the other hand, there are plenty of compensations from moving to a 4.7 inch or 5.5 inch screen with the iPhone 6 models. ... More >>

New Zealand's affordable broadband

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 2:02 pm | Digitl

A short report from Jon Brewer at Telco2 provides some much-needed perspective on New Zealand broadband prices. More >>

Key Drives Worm High And Low

Friday, 12 September 2014, 4:02 pm | NZ Election Reactor

Prime Minister John Key explaining the resignation of Justice Minister Judith Collins received wide agreement from those taking part in last week’s Roy Morgan Reactor. However they did not agree with Key saying voters did not care about the implications ... More >>

Will Advance Voting Stimulate Non-Voters Into Action?

Friday, 12 September 2014, 1:45 pm | Ian Llewellyn

One of the great fears of all political parties is their supporters not turning out to vote with the left in particular needing to motivate younger apathetic supporters with some hoping advance voting might help achieve this. More >>

No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

Friday, 12 September 2014, 12:19 pm | Walter Brasch

He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure that Mr. Obama was a one-term president. More >>

Engaging Young People on Democracy

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:45 am | Yossef Ben-Meir

UN International Day of Democracy -September 15th 2014 Engaging Young People on Democracy By Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir 12 September 2014 More >>

My Prayer for Peace

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:40 am | Sahil Khan

I clearly remember the day—13 years ago…September 11, 2001. I was with my colleague Sam in the office where we worked and were winding up the files. More >>

Chevron Racism Toward Ecuador Highlighted by BP Case

Friday, 12 September 2014, 11:33 am | The Chevron Pit

Chevron Racism Toward Ecuador Highlighted by Court Decision In BP Case By The Chevron Pit 10 September 2014 More >>

Ikimi, Ribadu and Politics of defection

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:59 am | Theophilus Ilevbare

In recent weeks the All Progressive Congress(APC) has been rocked with a tidal wave of defection of a founding member in Chief Tom Ikimi and the party’s 2011 presidential candidate, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to the party Nigerians loathe but can’t vote out ... More >>

Warning to War Supporters

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:53 am | David Swanson

I know you mean well. I know you think you've found a bargain that nobody else noticed hidden in a back corner of the used car lot. Let me warn you: it's a clunker. Here, I'll list the defects. You can have your own mechanic check them out: More >>

Losing the Plot: Israel's Premier to Face New Gaza Reality

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:47 am | Ramzy Baroud

Losing the Plot: Israel's Premier to Face New Gaza Reality By Ramzy Baroud 11 September 2014 More >>

Defeating the Violence of Psychiatry

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:39 am | Robert J. Burrowes

As the movement to abolish psychiatry continues to gather momentum – see 'On Antipsychiatry' http://bizomadness.blogspot.ca/2014/07/on-antipsychiatry.html – it is worth reviewing its delusional foundation, the history of its violence and its function as a weapon ... More >>

New Zealand Greens: A party of big business and militarism

Friday, 12 September 2014, 9:19 am | World Socialist Web Site

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

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Crims to work in community

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:28 pm | Martin Doyle

Just when the legal magnifying glass is beginning to examine the activities of the actual government, it is a little rich for PM John Key and Minister Tolley to do a wee tour of the prison cells sanctimoniously prescribing new requirements for the ... More >>

Adrian Maidment Cartoon: Something Special

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:23 pm | Adrian Maidment

John Key believes New Zealand is on the cusp of something special More >>

On the Ashburton shooting

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 11:36 am | World Socialist Web Site

Two New Zealand Work and Income (WINZ) workers were killed and one seriously wounded when a homeless welfare recipient allegedly fired at them with a shotgun on September 2. The workers were all long-standing employees of the WINZ office in the South Island ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Obama’s major foreign policy speech today

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:25 am | 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 >>

Is the Ukrainian Crisis Really Over?

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 9:38 am | INSS Insight

On September 5, 2014, a ceasefire agreement to end the fighting in Ukraine was signed in Minsk. Notwithstanding doubts from various directions, the arrangement went into effect, and thus far is holding. Yet what is emerging is that Russia’s achievement ... More >>

Genocide against Iraq Killed 3.3 Million

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 9:28 am | Sherwood Ross

U.S.-U.K. Genocide against Iraq 1990-2012 Killed 3.3 Million, Including 750,000 Children By Sherwood Ross 11 September 2014 More >>

ISIS and Israel allies against a Palestinian state

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 9:17 am | Jonathan Cook

An image speaks a thousand words – and that is presumably what Israel’s supporters hoped for with their latest advertisement in the New York Times . More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Pure as the driven snow

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 5:31 pm | Martin Doyle

The corrupt practices of the Key government that have been revealed in recent times should mark the end of any such a government. Instead, an image of 'clean politics' is being fed to the captive electorate. More >>

Feed the kids, end the hunger system

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 3:19 pm | Fightback

Internet MANA recently released its policy platform for eliminating poverty . Feed The Kids is a key plank. This article by Grant Brookes, originally published by Fightback in March 2013, offers a socialist perspective on feeding the kids and ending the ... More >>

Protesters Demand: “No More Dirty Politics”

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:56 pm | Elizabeth Beattie

The Kiwis for Clean Politics protest got off to a slightly rocky start as protestors and Parliament security staff clashed over protestor’s rights to hand out leaflets. Parliamentary Security affirmed that the Speaker of the House must give permission ... More >>

NZ govt celebrates centenary of seizure of German Samoa

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 2:41 pm | 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 >>

 

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