Response to City Councillor comment re: sterilisation
Letter from Co-leader of the Maori Party in response
to comment by a Palmerston North City Councillor regarding
sterilisation of Maori women who smoke
is a copy of the letter sent by Maori Party co-leader
Tariana Turia to the Mayor of the Palmerston North City
Council (PNCC) in relation to a comment by a PNCC councillor
regarding sterilisation of Maori women who smoke. For your
information pasted below is the story that appeared in the
Manawatu Standard this morning relating to the
Standard story: 'Sterilise
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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>>