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Assange is a hero: Jill Stein US Greens Presidential Candidate

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, August 24th, 2016 - 204 comments

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Julian Assange is a true hero, says Jill Stein unequivocally, along with other whistleblowers who have had the audacity to challenge the status quo establishment.

Someone in Hamilton is racist as well as stupid

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 23rd, 2016 - 35 comments

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Someone in Hamilton thinks that someone who wears a turban must be an ISIS supporting terrorist.

Syrian flash point just got flash pointier

Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, August 20th, 2016 - 102 comments

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The major powers are ramping up the stakes in Syria in a big way.

Cluster f*&k on cluster bombs

Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, August 19th, 2016 - 64 comments

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The Government is refusing to accept there are legal issues with Kiwisaver providers investing in manufacturers of cluster bombs.  But it is also not ruling out there may be a problem.

Left Militant

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 13th, 2016 - 140 comments

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With wars breaking out at an alarming rate and democracy going backwards in much of the world what should a leftie foreign policy be?

Drumpf LIVE!

Written By: - Date published: 2:44 pm, July 22nd, 2016 - 31 comments

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Establishment candidate and billionaire Donald J Trump is delivering his acceptance speech at the RNC. It’s chockfulla cliches, but hey …

YOOO ESSS AYYYY, YOOO ESSS AYYYY!

Why do they hate us?

Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, July 21st, 2016 - 73 comments

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658 deaths due to terrorism in Europe and the Americas. 28,031 terrorism deaths in the Middle East and rest of the world.

God Botherer

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, July 17th, 2016 - 461 comments

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God’s been a bit of a let down recently. Is it time for Him to retire?

Military coup underway in Turkey: Erdo-gone?

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, July 16th, 2016 - 135 comments

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The attempted military coup appears to have been quickly and effectively put down by pro-Erdogan forces.

Helen Clark on Iraq

Written By: - Date published: 11:37 am, July 7th, 2016 - 41 comments

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Thirteen years ago Helen Clark said despite intense pressure that the threshold for the use of force against Iraq had not been met. How right she was.

Jeremy Corbyn apologises for Blair and Bush’s Iraq War

Written By: - Date published: 11:11 am, July 7th, 2016 - 42 comments

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Jeremy Corbyn’s full response to the Chilcot response. Corbyn says that the Iraq war “was an act of military aggression launched on a false pretext” and that he apologises for it on behalf of Labour, who was in Government at the time.

The Chilcot report

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, July 7th, 2016 - 50 comments

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The Chilcot report is out and it’s more damning of the decision to invade Iraq than expected.

Chilcot report – Blair’s bad week

Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, July 5th, 2016 - 44 comments

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Even before its release the Chilcot report is drawing attention to the hubristic warmongering that will forever stain Blair’s time in office.

Istanbul airport bombing

Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, June 30th, 2016 - 62 comments

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Condolences to all family and friends of the victims.

Chilcot, Corbyn and the UK Labour Party caucus.

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, June 29th, 2016 - 62 comments

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Three dots.

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Mission Creep

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 pm, June 20th, 2016 - 50 comments

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The military mission to Iraq is to be extended by another 18 months, much to nobody’s surprise. John Key has put the creep into the mission.

Double the quota

Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, June 16th, 2016 - 3 comments

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The Nats’ quota increase has now been described as “shameful and inhumane”, “stinks of a Government that doesn’t care”, “pathetic”, “mean-spirited and callous”, and more. Will they get the message?

Why American Foreign Policy still matters

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 14th, 2016 - 17 comments

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So what should the next President of the United States focus on?  Military power or economic domination or international institutions?

Refugee quota increase “shameful and inhumane”

Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, June 13th, 2016 - 22 comments

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Reaction to Key’s pathetic increase in the refugee quota – “shameful and inhumane” (Amnesty International), “stinks of a Government that doesn’t care” (Double the Quota).

Funding priorities

Written By: - Date published: 1:10 pm, June 8th, 2016 - 68 comments

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Why are we spending so much money on “defense” when there are so many real and urgent needs? It is hard to imagine that our “enemies” could possibly do us more damage than we are inflicting on ourselves.

What Possibility a Mid Winter Celebration?

Written By: - Date published: 2:21 pm, May 15th, 2016 - 8 comments

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According to the Herald on Sunday, some people aren’t just sitting back waiting for the Chilcot report to be released before deciding what to do. Some people are getting geared up.

Little just visited NZ troops in Iraq

Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, April 28th, 2016 - 11 comments

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“Opposition Leader Andrew Little has visited New Zealand troops at Camp Taji, Iraq. Mr Little also met with Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled Al-Obedih and senior military officials from the Coalition forces in Iraq. He now heads to Jordan to see the unfolding refugee crisis first hand.”

Anzac Day 2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, April 25th, 2016 - 62 comments

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Today is Anzac Day, 101 years since ANZAC forces began the Gallipoli campaign.

Lahore bombing

Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, March 28th, 2016 - 62 comments

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Condolences to all those affected by the horrific bombing in Lahore.

Easter Monday Round Up

Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, March 28th, 2016 - 101 comments

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Three news items stand out from the long weekend. Actor Robert De Niro being inoculated against anti-vaxxers, ISIS being driven out of Palmyra and the free part of Ireland celebrating the centenary of the Easter Rising. All are milestones of sorts, markers of positive change.

Brussels attack

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, March 23rd, 2016 - 55 comments

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Isis has claimed responsibility for the horrific attacks in Brussels that left 34 dead.

Putin’s “surprise” partial withdrawal from Syria

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, March 21st, 2016 - 86 comments

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Russia is pulling out a large part of its forces in Syria. Is this a sign of Putin’s success – or a retreat that gives evidence to Putin and Russia’s weakness?

The “jihadi brides” lie

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, March 17th, 2016 - 71 comments

Truth-and-Lies spin

Remember the “jihadi brides” – part of last year’s beat-up about the risk of terrorism in NZ? Yesterday the central lie in the story was revealed.

Turkey is in trouble and the US is part of it

Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 33 comments

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The Middle East temperature is heating up and Turkey is finding itself in trouble on many fronts.

General Lord Dannatt: UK should work with Assad in Syria

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, February 21st, 2016 - 88 comments

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Russia understands how to defeat ISIS and the UK should be helping not opposing them, says a former UK Army chief of staff.

The difference between decent folk and complete idiots

Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 19th, 2016 - 34 comments

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For a change I’m not going to have a rip at our local idiotic politicians. The most extreme case recently being the now infamous Dildo Baggins. Lets have a look offshore where they are often even worse…

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