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“Regime” And “CCP”: Propaganda Tools For Dissociating A Targeted Nation From Its Government

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 13:21:30 +1200 | Caitlin Johnstone

by Caitlin Johnstone Have you ever seen a mainstream news report containing the phrase "the French regime"? How about "the British regime" or "the Australian regime"? If these phrases look a bit odd, it's because ...More >>

Trading Military Equipment With Israel Is A Human Rights Outrage

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 13:08:10 +1200 | Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

Revelations that foreign affairs officials have approved the sale of military equipment to a host of human-rights-abusing countries, including Israel, is an outrage. In recent years foreign affairs has been dominated by trade priorities with concerns ...More >>

Public Statement By The Governor-General – For HRH Prince Philip

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 05:52:45 +1200 | Government House

It was with great sadness that I received notification from Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness Prince Philip has died at Windsor Castle. The death of His Royal Highness is a great loss to Her Majesty the Queen, the members of the Royal Family ...More >>

RCS Statement On The Passing Of HRH The Duke Of Edinburgh

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 05:43:09 +1200 | Royal Commonwealth Society

The Royal Commonwealth Society expresses its deepest condolences on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  The Royal Commonwealth Society expresses its deepest sympathy and condolences to our Patron, Her Majesty ...More >>

MNZ Expresses Sadness At Passing Of Prince Philip

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 05:34:43 +1200 | Monarchy NZ

9 April 2021 Monarchy New Zealand today expresses its sadness at the passing of Queen of New Zealand’s consort, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Prince Philip died aged 99. Prince Philip is the longest-serving consort in New Zealand’s history.More >>

Seymour Statement On Prince Philip

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 05:32:10 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

"On behalf of ACT, I would like to express sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family. "Prince Philip will be remembered for his long dedication to public service. He has selflessly contributed to a long period of stability ...More >>

The Duke Of Edinburgh

Sat, 10 Apr 2021 05:29:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

9 April 2021 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today expressed New Zealand’s sorrow at the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. “Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen at this profoundly sad time. On behalf of the New ...More >>

Increasing Nukes And Trimming The Military: Global Britain’s Skewed Vision

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:12:03 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Campaigners for the abolition of nuclear weapons had every reason to clink glasses with the coming into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in January. Nuclear weapon states and their allies still persisted in calling the document ...More >>

Human Rights Council Strengthens Rights Office Probe Into Sri Lanka’s Long Civil War

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 16:40:27 +1300 | UN News

The United Nations Human Rights Council has been given a mandate to collect and preserve information and evidence of crimes related to Sri Lanka's 37-year long civil war that ended in 2009. The 47-member council on Tuesday adopted a resolution on ...More >>

Tasmania The Latest To Progress Human Rights

Wed, 24 Mar 2021 11:12:35 +1300 | ACT New Zealand

“I’m so pleased to welcome another Australian state passing voluntary assisted dying legislation, with last night’s victory for the new law in the Tasmanian Parliament,” says ACT Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. “Voluntary assisted dying is now ...More >>

Support For PNG Following Surge In COVID Cases

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 14:59:59 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minister of Foreign Affairs New Zealand is providing support to Papua New Guinea following a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced. “New Zealand is very concerned by the worsening COVID-19 ...More >>

RMTU Calls For End Of "blood Phosphate" Imports After High Court Judgement

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 11:43:56 +1300 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union has repeated its call to end imports of “blood phosphate” from Western Sahara following a High Court judgement. On 15 March 2021, the High Court of New Zealand released its judgment in Kamel Mohamed & Barton ...More >>

Why It’s Necessary To End NATO

Wed, 10 Mar 2021 17:18:34 +1300 | Eric Zuesse

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture. On February 24th, Medea Benjamin and Nicolas S.J. Davies headlined “What Planet Is NATO Living On?” , and documented that the U.S. Government and NATO are preparing to invade and conquer both Russia ...More >>

Permanent State Of Emergency Cannot Be Used As A Justification Or Ground For Unilateral Sanctions

Fri, 5 Mar 2021 06:52:13 +1300 | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (4 March 2021) - Emergency declarations by the U.S. Government that authorise unilateral sanctions are resulting in severe human rights violations and must be brought in line with International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), ...More >>

Secretly, Biden’s Foreign Policies Are Trump’s Foreign Policies

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:19:24 +1300 | Eric Zuesse

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at Strategic Culture Though U.S. President Joe Biden is publicly critical of Donald Trump’s foreign policies, he’s continuing almost all of them and is changing only minor ones. The changes are almost entirely in rhetoric, ...More >>

Iran’s State Terrorism Must Be Met With Maximum Pressure And Not Maximum Diplomacy

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 16:36:34 +1300 | British Committee for Iran Freedom

The International Committee of Parliamentarians for a Democratic Iran deplores the inaction of the UK and EU following the conviction of an Iranian diplomat and his collaborators in Belgium on charges of terrorism and for planning to bomb the Free ...More >>

New Zealand To Conclude Its Deployment To Afghanistan In 2021

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 10:41:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare have announced that New Zealand will conclude its deployment of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to Afghanistan by May 2021.More >>

Prime Minister’s Statement On The Arrest Of Former Dual Citizen In Turkey

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:13:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government is in contact with relevant authorities in Turkey following the arrest of a former Australian and New Zealand dual citizen there, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.More >>

Missions To Mars: Mapping, Probing And Plundering The Red Planet

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 16:33:57 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

In the first month of 2020, Forbes was all excitement about fresh opportunities for plunder and conquest. Titled “2020: The Year We Will Conquer Mars”, the contribution by astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter was less interested in the physics than the conquest. ...More >>

Independent UN Rights Expert Calls For Unilateral Sanctions To Be Dropped Against Venezuela

Sat, 13 Feb 2021 16:18:11 +1300 | UN News

At the end of a two-week visit to Venezuela, an independent UN human rights expert noted on Friday that unilateral sanctions imposed on the country have exacerbated pre-existing crises, calling for them to be dropped. “The devastating effect of ...More >>


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