Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, August 24th, 2016 - 204 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, August 20th, 2016 - 102 comments
The major powers are ramping up the stakes in Syria in a big way.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 13th, 2016 - 140 comments
With wars breaking out at an alarming rate and democracy going backwards in much of the world what should a leftie foreign policy be?
Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, July 21st, 2016 - 73 comments
658 deaths due to terrorism in Europe and the Americas. 28,031 terrorism deaths in the Middle East and rest of the world.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, July 16th, 2016 - 135 comments
The attempted military coup appears to have been quickly and effectively put down by pro-Erdogan forces.
Written By: - Date published: 11:11 am, July 7th, 2016 - 42 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 10:02 am, July 5th, 2016 - 44 comments
Even before its release the Chilcot report is drawing attention to the hubristic warmongering that will forever stain Blair’s time in office.
Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, June 29th, 2016 - 62 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, June 16th, 2016 - 3 comments
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?
Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, June 13th, 2016 - 22 comments
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).
Written By: - Date published: 2:21 pm, May 15th, 2016 - 8 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, April 28th, 2016 - 11 comments
“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.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, April 25th, 2016 - 62 comments
Today is Anzac Day, 101 years since ANZAC forces began the Gallipoli campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, March 28th, 2016 - 101 comments
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.
Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, March 21st, 2016 - 86 comments
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?
Written By: - Date published: 11:35 am, February 23rd, 2016 - 33 comments
The Middle East temperature is heating up and Turkey is finding itself in trouble on many fronts.
Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, February 21st, 2016 - 88 comments
Russia understands how to defeat ISIS and the UK should be helping not opposing them, says a former UK Army chief of staff.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, February 19th, 2016 - 34 comments
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…