Written By: - Date published: 4:00 pm, September 12th, 2017 - 9 comments
The first contender has declared, albeit so far in a humorous manner. Less humorous has been the hurricanes that have been hitting southern states this season. You can understand why the oil industries anti-scientist Scott Pruitt that Trump put in charge of the EPA doesn’t want to talk about it.
Written By: - Date published: 12:16 pm, August 25th, 2017 - 42 comments
America is experiencing difficulties because of the celebration by the right of statutes of their racist heroes. Why does New Zealand not have this problem?
Written By: - Date published: 2:30 pm, August 19th, 2017 - 26 comments
Breitbart’s loss is the White House’s gain as the revolving door continues. And the question will be asked. Was it Trump’s appallingly bad handling of the Charlottesville riots that caused Bannon’s demise?
Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, August 17th, 2017 - 7 comments
In America Donald Trump has abandoned business think tanks that he established not that long ago. During the last Labour Government Helen Clark established the Growth and Innovation Advisory Board with mixed results. What should a Jacinda Ardern led Labour-Green coalition do?
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, August 12th, 2017 - 60 comments
Donald Trump may not know it but Koreans certainly remember the last time the United States unleashed fire and fury over North Korea. In the 1950s, B-29s used bombs and napalm to flatten every North Korean city. Gen Curtis Lemay boasted that the USAF killed off 20% of the population. That’s why this time they have nuclear weapons.
Written By: - Date published: 4:28 pm, July 31st, 2017 - 18 comments
I guess it’s kind of hard to anchor something that’s all up in the air…
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, July 29th, 2017 - 42 comments
I know that insane news out of America has become predictably ho-hum, but this week has been stunning. There is now a real risk that the Republican administration will break healthcare deliberately and burn their own people out of spite. That’s the level of right-wing politics in America.
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, July 29th, 2017 - 26 comments
The Government is refusing to allow a Tongan family with a very sick child and an American family who ran a very successful cafe from staying in New Zealand but rolled out the red carpet to an uber rich American who did not meet all of the requirements.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, July 23rd, 2017 - 63 comments
America used to be the most powerful nation in the world. But things are changing.
Written By: - Date published: 6:17 am, July 10th, 2017 - 27 comments
ABC news political editor Chris Uhlmann’s brutal takedown of Trump goes viral.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 4th, 2017 - 9 comments
Ad asks is the world more secure than a year ago? Is the danger of serious economic crisis higher or lower? Are the institutional arrangements and norms that resolve conflicts and enhance the prospects for international cooperation more or less robust than they were in July 2016.
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, June 30th, 2017 - 39 comments
The National Rifle Association in America has released a video which essentially advocates for violence against liberal resistance to conservatism.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, June 21st, 2017 - 54 comments
What if the left had an authoritarian populist in power and got some stuff done?
Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, June 14th, 2017 - 81 comments
New Zealand has completely backed down from its original position of opposing the illegal occupation by Israel of Palestinian land and apologised to Israel for damaging the relationship.
Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, June 7th, 2017 - 27 comments
As Patrick Gower puts it, “English tries to hide from the reality of Trump’s America”. Fortunately ordinary Kiwis were not so supine.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, June 7th, 2017 - 17 comments
Donald Trump’s closeness to Theresa May and his boorish behaviour over London’s recent attack may be helping Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to win this week’s general election.
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, June 6th, 2017 - 28 comments
From The Intercept: “Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:23 pm, June 5th, 2017 - 13 comments
Nicky Hager will talk about his book Hit and Run, and the issues it raises about New Zealand’s values and role in the world at 5:30pm on Wednesday 7th June at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington. The book is about important events and the incoherence of New Zealand fighting it’s longest ever war in Central Asia. This talk is particularly timely in view of this week’s visit of the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, June 4th, 2017 - 43 comments
Once upon a time this country stood up to American and said no to nuclear weapons. Now we dare not say yes to saving the planet.
Written By: - Date published: 8:01 am, June 2nd, 2017 - 213 comments
Donald Trump has announced that the USA will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Change Accord.
Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 21st, 2017 - 47 comments
Mensch and Taylor report that: “Multiple sources close to the intelligence, justice and law enforcement communities say that the House Judiciary Committee is considering Articles of Impeachment against the President of the United States.”
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, May 18th, 2017 - 22 comments
What can the U.S. security collective do to work with their government and achieve something positive with Donald Trump?
Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, May 17th, 2017 - 40 comments
NZ with its various operations around this end of the Pacific really doesn’t need its own intelligence gathering operations blown by the current incompetent blowhard of the White House. Nor does anyone else who shares information with the US. That is the problem with Trump childishly boasting about the intelligence gathered by others merely to boost his ego.