Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, July 18th, 2018 - 75 comments
Mike Hosking appears to have entered into a particularly dark time.
Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, July 16th, 2018 - 116 comments
Some things that President Trump won’t do as when meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
Written By: - Date published: 4:01 pm, July 13th, 2018 - 47 comments
In the space of a week England has lost in its goal of winning the world cup, had three senior ministers resign over May’s “soft” BREXIT proposal and now Donald Trump has effectively called for Theresa May to be replaced by Boris Johnson.
Written By: - Date published: 1:56 pm, July 9th, 2018 - 27 comments
The speed of the growing trade war between the United States and China will hit New Zealand. Our long term diplomatic arc, such that it is, was to follow a modernist impulse set after World War Two: that economic growth and democracy matched deep human impulses for freedom and prosperity together. China has never assented […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, July 3rd, 2018 - 53 comments
In Mexico a leftist Bernie Sanders like friend of Jeremy Corbyn has been elected as President in a landslide.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, June 29th, 2018 - 41 comments
* but this one involves a media outlet and not a school.
Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, June 27th, 2018 - 13 comments
The United States Supreme Court decision to upheld Trump’s travel ban is but the latest example of bad news for international human rights we have had over recent times.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2018 - 74 comments
Germany has one of the very few national-level consciences on world immigration, but that is now under threat. The Trump administration and his allies appear to be actively working to topple Germany’s Angela Merkel in favour of the hard right.
Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, June 22nd, 2018 - 40 comments
Day one of her life and New Zealand is basking in the birth of the Prime Minature.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, June 21st, 2018 - 66 comments
Donald Trump has announced a “backdown” of the policy of separating children of refugees from their parents at the US border. Instead they will be imprisoned with their parents potentially for extended periods of time.
Written By: - Date published: 4:57 pm, June 20th, 2018 - 53 comments
The United States of America in its support for Israeli trashing of Palestinian rights and the withdrawal of support for the United Nations Human Rights Council as well as the mass incarceration of children of parents who have tried to enter the United States without permission is displaying concerning signs.
Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, June 11th, 2018 - 44 comments
Donald Trump has chosen to insult Canadian leader Justin Trudeau and buddy up to North Korean leader Kim Jon Un all in the same week.
Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, May 9th, 2018 - 108 comments
Donald Trump has torn up a deal between the US and Iran that provided for limitation of its nuclear programme and prevented it from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 77 comments
In a gross example of click bait journalism a senior political commentator at a major media outlet has claimed that Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump are similar.
Written By: - Date published: 4:03 pm, April 17th, 2018 - 56 comments
The Independent’s Robert Fisk reports from Douma, where he interviewed one of the clinic doctors who said that the images that outraged Trump, May and Macron were real, but the cause was oxygen starvation from dust, not poisonous gas. Could it be that misleading images started a bombing war? What might this say about Western values?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, April 7th, 2018 - 14 comments
Does being incoherent work sometimes? With the President of North Korea visiting China for the first time, meeting with the South Korean President for the first time, and preparing to meet with the Japanese President and with the President of the United States, was Trump’s approach actually right for the circumstances?
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, March 21st, 2018 - 80 comments
A whistleblower, Christopher Wyllie, has explained how Cambridge Analytica managed to secure the data of 50 million Americans and how it was used in the last US Presidential election.
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, March 14th, 2018 - 164 comments
In his usual dignified way, Donald Trump announced that he was sacking Rex Tillerson, the American Secretary of State in a tweet. And so the round of musical chairs that marks the White House’s descent into even more incompetence continues. Meanwhile the farce of the Russian election proceeds in their background of state operated terrorism in the UK. But there is some light
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, February 19th, 2018 - 324 comments
Robert Mueller has laid an indictment alleging that thirteen Russians and three Russian entities illegally interfered with the 2016 American Election campaign.