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Dunne Speaks: It's Pass The Parcel Time On Inflation

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:10 am | Peter Dunne

An elaborate but ultimately irrelevant game of pass the parcel is being played out at present about who is responsible for inflation rocketing to a 30-year high, with home mortgage rates and other lending costs set to do likewise. According to the ... More >>

Obscene Outsourcing: The UK-Rwandan Refugee Deal

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 5:34 am | Binoy Kampmark

This month, the government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined an ignominious collective in announcing a refugee deal with Rwanda, seedily entitled the UK-Rwanda Migration Partnership . The fact that such terms are used – a partnership or deal ... More >>

Russia Woos Southeast Asia To Buffer Sanctions

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 3:26 pm | Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Moscow is trying to profit by offering weapons, investment, tourism and diplomatic support to Thailand and other best friends in Southeast Asia, to buffer Russia's international losses caused by U.S.-led sanctions against its ... More >>

Doing one thing at a time works wonders

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 1:47 pm | Digitl

He says digital devices with always-on connections train us to split attention between tasks without ever focusing on one. More >>

Surface Laptop Studio review: Versatile Windows 11 PC

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 1:43 pm | Digitl

At a casual glance the Surface Laptop Studio looks like every other Windows 11 laptop. You have to look closer to see a second hinge. This lets you fold the device into a variety of positions for different tasks. More >>

Western-Led Globalization Might End, But The New Globalization Might Have An Eastern Face

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 11:43 am | Globetrotter

An article written by authors John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge for Bloomberg on March 24 sounded the alarm to announce the end of “the second great age of globalization.” The Western trade war and sanctions against China that predated the pandemic have ... More >>

The US Empire Strikes Back: Russia Takes The Hits, China Lives In Fear

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 11:39 am | John Stanton

Russia and China are no match for the United States’ Instruments of National Power. The Pale Blue Dot’s existence is at risk if nuclear weapons are employed by either or both sides. ******************** American military, political and economic support ... More >>

Ministry Of Education Fails The Very Young

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 11:36 am | Susan Bates - TAG

When the Ministry of Education fails to advocate for quality, it falls to parents to step into that role and use their significant clout as consumers when assessing what ECE service to use. Parents need to see through the marketing and the assurances ... More >>

Bye-bye Subsidiarity; Hello Democratic Deficit

Monday, 18 April 2022, 7:05 pm | Ian Powell

Every piece of parliamentary legislation has a ‘purpose’ clause describing the legal means or effect of the legislation, usually clause 3 which communicates its intent. The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill setting up the foundations of the New ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion Concludes 24-25: God and The Sorrows Of Mary

Monday, 18 April 2022, 10:55 am | Katya Rivas

I see My Son, trembling in the shadows of Gethsemane, coming down from Heaven and taking the shape and substance of My creature, who thought and still thinks he can rebel against his Creator. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion 23: The Resurrection Of Jesus

Sunday, 17 April 2022, 11:14 am | Katya Rivas

Holy Friday was followed by the glorious dawn of the Sunday of the Resurrection. If I have decided not to destroy the world, it means that I want to renew it and rejuvenate it. More >>

‘Towards A Multipolar World Order’: Is This The End Of US Hegemony?

Saturday, 16 April 2022, 1:12 pm | Ramzy Baroud

The meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, in the Chinese eastern city of Huangshan on March 30, is likely to go down in history as a decisive meeting in the relations between the two Asian giants. The ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion 19- 22: Calvary, Crucifixion, Redemption

Saturday, 16 April 2022, 10:26 am | Katya Rivas

Let us continue, My little daughter. Follow Me on the way to Calvary, overwhelmed under the weight of the Cross…. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion 14-19 Torture, Injustice, Submission, Forgiveness

Friday, 15 April 2022, 5:43 am | Katya Rivas

Over the final 9 days of Lent and Easter 2022 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s “The Passion”. To order a video about Katya’s work visit “A plea to humanity” The Passion Reflections that Jesus makes on the mystery ... More >>

The “China Threat” And The Solomon Islands

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 2:53 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Rarely has the Solomon Islands had as much attention as this. Despite being in caretaker mode as it battles the federal election, the government of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison still had room to politicise its anti-China twitch. The person given ... More >>

Palestine’s Widening Geography Of Resistance: Why Israel Cannot Defeat The Palestinians

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 11:21 am | Ramzy Baroud

There is a reason why Israel is insistent on linking the series of attacks carried out by Palestinians recently to a specific location, namely the Jenin refugee camp in the northern West Bank. By doing so, the embattled Naftali Bennett’s government ... More >>

On Gendered Perceptions In Politics

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 10:48 am | Gordon Campbell

In recent weeks, barely a day has gone by without Christopher Luxon demonstrating the chasm of ability that exists between the leaders of our two major political parties. When his latest gaffe (on public transport funding) was politely pointed out to him ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion 8-13: Arrest, Prison, Judgement

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 9:57 am | Katya Rivas

Katya Rivas' Passion 8-13: Arrest, Prison, Judgement Over the final 9 days of Lent and Easter 2022 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s “The Passion”. To order a video about Katya’s work visit “A plea to humanity” ... More >>

Strategic Covid-19 Direction Needed, Not Traffic Lights Red Herrings

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 7:46 pm | Ian Powell

The debate over whether New Zealand’s Covid-19 ‘traffic lights’ system should be lowered from ‘red’ to ‘orange’ misses the point. In short, it is a red herring. The traffic light system is less about protecting the public and more about ... More >>

Stumbles And Fictions: The Australian Election Campaign Begins

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 4:04 pm | Binoy Kampmark

That a figure like Scott Morrison comes across as competent, able and free of imbecility after a day of electioneering in Australia suggests a broader sickness in politics. This is not to say that the incumbent will not be skewered and bayoneted at the ballot ... More >>

MBNZ records leap on 300 Mbps upgrade

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:47 pm | Digitl

MBNZ records leap as popular fibre speeds triple In its latest Measuring Broadband New Zealand report, the Commerce Commission says the average download speed is now 314 Mbps. More >>

When public relations should shut up

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:42 pm | Digitl

It’s not hard to understand why public relations companies push clients to respond to negative news stories. Yet responding may not always be the best strategy. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion: Jesus Does The Will Of The Father

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:34 pm | Katya Rivas

The desire that all souls be clean when they receive Me in the Sacrament of Love, led Me to wash the feet of My Apostles. More >>

Admitting ignorance is powerful

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:25 pm | Digitl

Well, maybe not ignorance . But it is OK to not know things. Journalists can ask dumb sounding questions without feeling dumb. More >>

Download Weekly - UFB average speed nears 400 Mbps

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:22 pm | Digitl

Download Weekly newsletter for April 1, 2022 Crown Infrastructure Partners' latest quarterly report shows a leap in UFB download speeds and significant rural broadband progress.  More >>

How Amazon's Project Kuiper satellite broadband will compete

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:14 pm | Digitl

You might be forgiven for thinking that Amazon's Project Kuiper doesn't have much hope of competing with SpaceX in the low Earth orbit satellite broadband business. More >>

How Amazon's Project Kuiper satellite broadband will compete

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 1:11 pm | Digitl

You might be forgiven for thinking that Amazon's Project Kuiper doesn't have much hope of competing with SpaceX in the low Earth orbit satellite broadband business. More >>

Dunne Speaks: Is Our Independent Foreign Policy Coming To An End?

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 9:26 am | Peter Dunne

Recent events raise the question of whether New Zealand’s self-proclaimed independent foreign policy is slowly but surely being whittled away in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. First there was the so-called autonomous sanctions legislation ... More >>

French Election Cliffhanger: Le Pen Na Na Na…

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 9:01 am | Gregor Thompson

The first "tour" of the French presidential election took place this past Sunday. The 2nd round, a run-off Emmanuel Macron (27.84%) & runner-up, Marine Le Pen (23.15%) will take place Sunday 24 April. More >>

On Sending A Hercules Off To Europe

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 11:06 am | Gordon Campbell

Yesterday’s decision to dispatch one of our ageing C-130 Hercules cargo planes to Europe for two months will – hopefully - help to get essential supplies and ammunition closer to where Ukraine’s people and their armed forces can access them. ... More >>

Law’s Limits: The Passage Of The Antilynching Bill

Monday, 11 April 2022, 2:38 pm | Binoy Kampmark

In 1900, Representative George Henry White of North Carolina, the sole Black law maker in Congress at the time, dared to introduce legislation (HR 6963) that would make lynching a hate crime. To back his case, he submitted an anti-lynching petition ... More >>

On Virtue Signalling About Ukraine

Monday, 11 April 2022, 10:30 am | Gordon Campbell

Safe to say, not a single life will be saved in Ukraine if and when our Foreign Affairs select committee can ever make up its mind to summon Russian ambassador Georgii Zuev to appear before it. Under the rules of diplomatic immunity of course, Zuev ... More >>

On Virtue Signalling About Ukraine

Monday, 11 April 2022, 10:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Safe to say, not a single life will be saved in Ukraine if and when our Foreign Affairs select committee can ever make up its mind to summon Russian ambassador Georgii Zuev to appear before it. Under the rules of diplomatic immunity of course, Zuev ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion: The Last Supper to Gethsemane

Monday, 11 April 2022, 7:33 am | Katya Rivas

Now let us go to the story of My Passion… The story that shall give glory to the Father and holiness to other chosen souls… More >>

Political Appointments: Downgrading The Australian Human Rights Commission

Monday, 11 April 2022, 5:07 am | Binoy Kampmark

With all the hollering and scolding of Russian barbarity in Ukraine and Chinese viciousness against the Uighur populace, one could be forgiven for thinking that Australia’s politicians were presiding from the summit of human rights superiority. ... More >>

Download Weekly - IT spending boom, Amazon's LEOs

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 5:17 pm | Digitl

New Zealand tech spending is set to climb ten percent in 2022 - Amazon moves on LEO satellite network plans.  Gartner: IT spending to hit NZ$15.9 billion this year Gartner’s latest forecast for the New Zealand information technology sector projects ... More >>

Can Israel Exist Without America: Numbers Speak Of A Changing Reality

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 5:45 am | Ramzy Baroud

When Russian and Ukrainian delegations meeting in Turkey on March 29 reached an initial understanding regarding a list of countries that could serve as security guarantors for Kyiv should an agreement be struck, Israel appeared on the list. The ... More >>

‘We Will Prevail’: A Conversation With Cuba’s President Miguel Díaz-Canel

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 5:37 am | Globetrotter

By Manolo De Los Santos / Globetrotter In 1994, Miguel Díaz-Canel began a new position in Santa Clara, not far from his birthplace of Placetas, as the provincial secretary of the Cuban Communist Party. He set aside the air-conditioned car given to him and ... More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion: The Passion ( Begins )

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 3:55 am | Katya Rivas

My little daughter, let yourself be embraced by My most ardent desire that all souls come purify themselves in the water of penance, that the feeling of confidence, and not fear, may penetrate them. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion: The Passion ( Begins )

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 3:36 am | Katya Rivas

Over the final 9 days of Lent and Easter 2022 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s “The Passion”. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion: The Passion ( Begins )

Saturday, 9 April 2022, 3:34 am | Katya Rivas

Over the final 9 days of Lent and Easter 2022 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s “The Passion”. More >>

Washington Watches As China And Latin America Deepen Their Ties

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 6:26 pm | Globetrotter

By Marco Fernandes / Globetrotter Less than a week after the start of Russia’s military intervention, Juan Sebastian Gonzalez, senior director of Western Hemisphere affairs at the U.S. National Security Council, in an interview with Voice of America ... More >>

Global Warming: Considering The Lesser Evils

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 2:16 pm | Keith Rankin

Earlier this week the final report from the IPCC ( press release ) on climate change was released. While it indicates that it is still technically possible to limit global warming to 1½ degrees; such an outcome is both unlikely and may require more than ... More >>

AUKUS In The Hypersonic Missile Wonderland

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 1:27 pm | Binoy Kampmark

If further clues were needed as to why AUKUS, the security pact comprising the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, was created, the latest announcement on weapons would have given the game away. Australia, just as it became real estate ... More >>

On Framing The Media Debate

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 11:59 am | Gordon Campbell

Quite justifiably, TVNZ has got a lot of stick on social media for the bizarre framing it used in last night’s 6pm news bulletin to announce Dr Ashley Bloomfield’s resignation as Director -General of Health. “Love him or loathe him.” were the words with ... More >>

On Framing The Media Debate

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 11:57 am | Gordon Campbell

Quite justifiably, TVNZ has got a lot of stick on social media for the bizarre framing it used in last night’s 6pm nws bulletin to announce Dr Ashley Bloomfield’s resignation as Director -General of Health. “Love him or loathe him.” were the words with ... More >>

Dunne Speaks: Time To Look Again At Flexisuper

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 9:46 am | Peter Dunne

The call by Te Pāti Māori co-leader Rawiri Waititi to pay Māori a pension from the age of 57 should not be dismissed out of hand. He is right to draw attention to the fact that on average Māori die earlier, and therefore have less time to enjoy ... More >>

On Our Feeble Contribution To Russian Sanctions

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 11:26 am | Gordon Campbell

As the evidence of Russian atrocities in Ukraine mounts up, the West’s rhetoric has tried to keep up with the pace. Is Putin a war criminal? Do the actions of the Russian military– the deliberate shooting of hundreds of civilians, the relentless ... More >>

Is Europe Really More Civilized? Ukraine Conflict A Platform For Racism And Rewriting History

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 6:18 am | Ramzy Baroud

When a gruesome six-minute video of Ukrainian soldiers shooting and torturing handcuffed and tied up Russian soldiers circulated online, outraged people on social media and elsewhere compared this barbaric behavior to that of Daesh. In a rare admission of ... More >>

From Korea To Libya: On The Future Of Ukraine And NATO’s Neverending Wars

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 6:11 am | Ramzy Baroud

Much has been said and written about media bias and double standards in the West’s response to the Russia-Ukraine war, when compared with other wars and military conflicts across the world, especially in the Middle East and the Global South. Less obvious ... More >>

Europe Is Sleepwalking Into Another World War

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:46 am | Globetrotter

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos / Globetrotter More than 100 years after World War I, Europe’s leaders are sleepwalking toward a new all-out war. In 1914, the European governments believed that the war would last three weeks; it lasted four years and ... More >>

Don’t Let A Mountain In Montenegro Be Lost To A War In Ukraine

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 5:32 am | David Swanson

Across the Adriatic from Bari in Southern Italy sits the tiny, largely rural and mountainous, and exquisitely beautiful nation of Montenegro. At its center is a huge mountainous plateau called Sinjajevina — one of the most wonderfully non-“developed” ... More >>

On The Rise Of Vigilante “Sovereign Justice”

Monday, 4 April 2022, 2:24 pm | Gordon Campbell

If you or I decided to exempt ourselves from the laws of the land, and -moreover- made public our intention to kidnap and murder the people elected to govern the country, you’d think there would be consequences. The Police, for instance, might be considering ... More >>

Joe Biden’s Democracy Gaffe

Monday, 4 April 2022, 1:55 pm | Binoy Kampmark

It does not pay to be too moralistic in politics. Self-elevation can lead to tripping up. Sermonising even as your stable needs cleaning can enfeeble the argument. But Bidenism, this gaffe-prone ideology currently doing the rounds in a barely breathing ... More >>

Ukraine: Secretary-General Calls For Probe Into Bucha Killings

Monday, 4 April 2022, 12:51 pm | United Nations

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday called for an independent investigation into the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, a suburb of the capital, Kyiv. Images have emerged of bodies found in streets and in yards in the wake of ... More >>

Why We Need To Challenge Russia’s Human Shields

Monday, 4 April 2022, 12:23 pm | Neve Gordon

Since Russia's invasion began in late February 2022, universities, schools, theatres , hospitals, and many other civilian sites in Ukraine have been destroyed by Russian shelling and more than four million people have so far fled the country. Faced with ... More >>

The Supreme International Crime: Joseph Biden And Rank Hypocrisy

Monday, 4 April 2022, 5:35 am | Peter Dyer

It was the truth. And it was cynical, rank hypocrisy. The message from US President Joseph Biden on the eve of the 24 February Russian invasion of Ukraine was: international law must be respected. In announcing sanctions against Russia for declaring independent ... More >>

Merger Charterchat Part 5

Friday, 1 April 2022, 4:48 pm | Tom Frewen

Russian state media’s slavish adherence to the Kremlin’s line that the invasion of Ukraine is simply a “special military operation” may be partly explained by the very real threat that an oppressive tryanny poses to life and liberty of journalists ... More >>

Don’t Let A Mountain In Montenegro Be Lost To A War In Ukraine

Friday, 1 April 2022, 2:25 pm | David Swanson

Across the Adriatic from Bari in Southern Italy sits the tiny, largely rural and mountainous, and exquisitely beautiful nation of Montenegro. At its center is a huge mountainous plateau called Sinjajevina — one of the most wonderfully non-“developed” ... More >>

Merger Charterchat Part 4

Friday, 1 April 2022, 9:31 am | Tom Frewen

Instead of the much-anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the shiny new model of a modern public media entity, fully future-proofed and hot-to-trot, Labour’s Broadcasting and Communications Minister, Kris Faafoi, proudly announced the creation ... More >>