Dear friends (Amigos, amis, Freunde,
Mark your diaries for the
12/12/12 to be at the Civic Square, Wellington City.
and celebrate with the Jewish Community and the Embassy of
Israel, our wonderful Jewish festival of lights.
will be live music, (by the Klezmer Rebs), Hora dance, food,
drinks, kids' activities and more.
event is free, and everyone is welcome! Please invite your
In case of bad weather than a rain day is planned
for the next day (13th Dec).
All proceeds go to the
Wellington Free Ambulance!
See you there.
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>