Free Nelson Mandela Free - Hone Harawira, MANA Leader
MANA Leader and MP for Te Tai
Free Nelson Mandela
Friday 6 December,
Nelson Mandela was an icon to all who have
struggled against oppression, whose light banished forever
the darkness of apartheid, whose warmth overcame the
bitterness of his enemies, and whose majesty touched the
hearts of all people of colour.
Thank you uncle for your
love and your inspirational leadership. Now you are truly
Haere ra. Hone
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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>>