Greenpeace Comment on Police Raids
Auckland Monday 15 October –
Greenpeace New Zealand
said today it has no involvement with, nor knowledge of the
alleged activities which have sparked police raids around
"These raids have nothing to do with
Greenpeace and we have not been contacted by police in
relation to them," Campaign Director Carmen
"Greenpeace is an organisation with a long and
proud history of non-violence. This is still the most
important premise underlying the work we
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On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.
This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.
What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>