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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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>>