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Belarusian Leaders And Defence Entities Targeted Under Latest Round Of Sanctions

Mon, 16 May 2022 18:08:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has today announced sanctions on Belarusian leaders and defence entities supporting Russia’s actions in Ukraine, as part of the Government’s ongoing response to the war. “The Belarusian government military is enabling the ...More >>

Statement By UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Michelle Bachelet On Events In The Occupied West Bank

Sun, 15 May 2022 05:08:23 +1200 | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

GENEVA (14 May 2022) - I am following with deep distress events in the occupied West Bank, including in East Jerusalem. Footage of Israeli police attacking mourners at the funeral procession of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in East Jerusalem on Friday ...More >>

Ending ‘West’s Neocolonial Oppression’: On The New Language And Superstructures

Sat, 14 May 2022 06:02:33 +1200 | Ramzy Baroud

The Russia-Ukraine war has quickly turned into a global conflict. One of the likely outcomes of this war is the very redefinition of the current world order, which has been in effect, at least since the collapse of the Soviet Union over three decades ...More >>

UN Experts Condemn Journalist Killing Amid Rising West Bank Violence

Sat, 14 May 2022 05:56:27 +1200 | UN Special Procedures - Human Rights

GENEVA (13 May 2022) - UN human rights experts* condemn the killing of Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, in the occupied West Bank and call for a prompt, transparent, thorough and independent investigation into her death. The experts said Abu Akleh’s ...More >>

Russia In Spotlight Over Ukraine Atrocities As Human Rights Council Meets

Fri, 13 May 2022 06:34:19 +1200 | UN News

The  UN Human Rights Council  met in special session on Thursday in Geneva, prompted by increasing concern over atrocities committed against civilians, linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. Amid a  mounting ...More >>

Ukraine: Bachelet Addresses Human Rights Council Special Session

Fri, 13 May 2022 06:08:58 +1200 | UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

12 May 2022, Geneva  Distinguished President, Excellencies, Colleagues and Friends, Greetings from Vienna,  Thank you for this opportunity to update the Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Ukraine. This follows my ...More >>

Ukraine: UN Rights Office Probe Spotlights Harrowing Plight Of Civilians

Wed, 11 May 2022 06:16:43 +1200 | UN News

Almost 76 days since Russia invaded Ukraine, countless civilians remain caught up in the horror and destruction of war, UN rights investigators said on Tuesday.  The UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine confirmed that more than 3,380 ...More >>

Why Latin America Needs A New World Order

Tue, 10 May 2022 06:25:04 +1200 | Globetrotter

By Marco Fernandes / Globetrotter The world wants to see an end to the conflict in Ukraine. The NATO countries, however, want to prolong the conflict by increasing arms shipments to Ukraine and by declaring that they want to “ weaken Russia .” ...More >>

Air Force Heritage Flight Spitfire Coming To The Lower North Island

Mon, 9 May 2022 14:42:50 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

The skies between Ohakea, Masterton, the Hutt Valley and the Kapiti Coast will reverberate to the sound of New Zealand’s military aviation heritage on Saturday 14 May, as the Air Force Heritage Flight (AFHF) conducts flypasts in celebration of 80 years ...More >>

Real Change To Take Defence Seriously

Mon, 9 May 2022 09:33:26 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“ACT’s Real Change Budget would increase our defence spending to put us in line with our allies and protect us in a dramatically changing geopolitical environment,” says ACT’s Defence spokesperson Dr James McDowall. “ACT would ensure that New ...More >>

Trade Unions And Peace Campaigners Call For Ukraine Cease Fire On Day Of Liberation

Sun, 8 May 2022 05:33:56 +1200 | ITUC

The 200-million strong ITUC and the biggest global peace network, the IPB, have written personally to Presidents Putin and Zelensky urging them to mark Europe’s “day of liberation” – 8-9 May - by declaring a cease fire as a precursor to ...More >>

Why Won’t Europe Call For An End To This War?

Thu, 5 May 2022 18:16:06 +1200 | Globetrotter

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos / Globetrotter The North Atlantic media is entangled in an unprecedented information war. It is characterized by a relentless erosion of the distinction between facts and the manipulation of emotions and perceptions, ...More >>

RSA Ready To Support Personnel Affected By NZDF’s Vaccine Directive

Wed, 4 May 2022 14:34:24 +1200 | RSA

The RSA is ready to support personnel who face discharge from the NZDF due to their COVID-19 vaccination status. The RSA recently met with United We Stand, the group who are mounting a legal challenge against the Chief of Defence Force. The legal ...More >>

Why Nonalignment Is An Urgent Imperative For The Global South

Tue, 3 May 2022 05:42:08 +1200 | Globetrotter

By Nontobeko Hlela / Globetrotter South Africa and other countries that have abstained from voting against Russia at the United Nations General Assembly in response to the war in Ukraine face intense international criticism. In South Africa, the domestic ...More >>

Protests Around Globe Target World’s Biggest Weapons Company Lockheed Martin

Sat, 30 Apr 2022 05:27:02 +1200 | David Swanson

From April 21st to 28th, crowds and small groups of people in locations around the world have brought petitions, banners, and protests to the offices of the world’s largest weapons dealer, Lockheed Martin. Details, including photos and videos, of ...More >>

RNZAF Helps Devonport Woman Keep Flying Career Alive

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 18:16:08 +1200 | New Zealand Defence Force

Covid-19 ended a lot of careers in the aviation industry, but Devonport’s Maya Tewhata-Low will still be airborne thanks to a fledgling career in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). Aircraftman Tewhata-Low, 23, had been working as cabin ...More >>

Heightened Security Fears On Chernobyl Disaster Anniversary

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 06:33:14 +1200 | UN News

On the 36th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine, the world is again concerned about the safety of nuclear power plants, amid the ongoing Russian invasion, which has seen shelling take place at Chernobyl, and other nuclear sites in the country. ...More >>

Ukraine War: UN Chief Arrives For Talks In Moscow As ‘Messenger Of Peace’

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 06:10:10 +1200 | UN News

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed the need to “keep alive the values of multilateralism” amid the war in Ukraine and its fallouts across the globe. Speaking in Moscow on Tuesday, he outlined proposals that would establish ...More >>

Jeremy Corbyn: Now, Let Us Talk Peace

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 06:07:42 +1200 | Globetrotter

With Russian shells raining down on Ukrainian cities, an uneasy ceasefire in Yemen, the attack on Palestinians at prayer in Jerusalem and many other conflicts around the world, it might seem to some to be inappropriate to talk about peace. When a ...More >>

The Trial Of Kenneth Mayers And Tarak Kauff: Day 1

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 05:54:08 +1200 | David Swanson

The trial of U.S. peace activists Kenneth Mayers and Tarak Kauff who are also members of Veterans For Peace began on Monday 25th April at the Circuit Criminal Court, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8. Both are former members of the U.S. military and Kenneth is a Vietnam ...More >>


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