Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, May 16th, 2019 - 30 comments
The Germans and the Dutch have suspended training Iraqi soldiers citing increased tensions in the area. What do they know that Ron Mark doesn’t? Cabinet is due to make a decision shortly on our long-planned decision to withdraw, and he seems to want us to stay. Labour’s policy at the election was to withdraw, it should prevail.
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, August 5th, 2018 - 55 comments
Imagine what we could do about climate change if there were no wars.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, June 30th, 2018 - 57 comments
Not all the current government’s fault, but the arrival of the fuel tax this weekend heralds a number of very sharp rises in what we have to pay in order to run a car.
Written By: - Date published: 1:58 pm, August 27th, 2017 - 70 comments
If there is a change of Government what should Labour do about requests for military assistance in the Middle East?
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: 11:00 am, June 5th, 2017 - 57 comments
In the United Kingdom the polls continue to narrow and Jeremy Corbyn continues to perform outstandingly well. Is the upset of all upsets possible?
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 pm, January 30th, 2017 - 27 comments
Killed in the USA?
Written By: - Date published: 12:54 pm, November 14th, 2016 - 234 comments
Take a deep breath and transcend your fear.
Written By: - Date published: 5:10 pm, October 27th, 2016 - 84 comments
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says our training mission to Iraq is undergoing a transformation. We were warned when the troops first went that the mission was always intended to be looser than Brownlee publicly claimed at the time. And so it has turned out to be.
Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, October 5th, 2016 - 68 comments
Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity advise Obama that the best way to get out of the dangerously escalating hawkish jam that parts of his government have put him in is to meet directly with Putin.
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: 7:06 pm, June 20th, 2016 - 50 comments
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.
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: 7:02 am, March 17th, 2016 - 71 comments
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.
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…
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, January 16th, 2016 - 186 comments
The world is currently facing a problem that even a few years ago was unthinkable. Oil is cheap and demand has dropped out of the market. What are the geopolitical implications of this?