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Issue # 35
December 2007

A Bad Case Of “Terrorism” Hysteria – by Murray Horton

At Long Bloody Last: A Happy Ending To Ahmed Zaoui’s Ordeal – by Murray Horton

The Privatisation Of Spying Part 2 – by Mark Eden

Who’s Watching You? – by Frances Mountier, Maddie Walker, Kieran Gallagher-Power & Hayley McLay

Many US Military Flights Now Bypassing New Zealand – by Bob Leonard

Why Does Iran Want Nuclear Weapons? The US Drops Some Hypocrisy Bombs – by Joe Hendren

“An Acceptable Presence”: The New US Basing Structure In the Philippines – by Herbert Docena

Reviews by Jeremy Agar & Bob Leonard

“Counter-Terrorism And Human Rights In New Zealand”, by Alex Conte

“The Plot To Subvert Wartime New Zealand” by Hugh Price

“Ghost Plane” by Stephen Grey

Owen Wilkes Christchurch Memorial (Finally) Opened – by Murray Horton

Obituary by Murray Horton

Graeme White

Death In The Family: Ann Rosenberg

The Case Of Professor Fred Hollows: Hounded Out Of NZ By SIS – by Hugh Price


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Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






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