Posts Tagged ‘norway’

Utoya island – New Zealand connections

Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, July 29th, 2011 - 15 comments

Two pieces of news have recently linked Anders Breivik’s Utoya island massacre of members of Young Labour and New Zealand.

The answer to violence

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, July 25th, 2011 - 71 comments

The tragic events in Norway raise many questions, and there are no easy answers.

Condolences to Norwegian Labour

Written By: - Date published: 11:15 pm, July 23rd, 2011 - 44 comments

Key’s sickening opportunism over Norway attacks

Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, July 23rd, 2011 - 261 comments

The bombing and shootings in Norway overshadowed Key’s meeting with Obama. But he was quick to exploit Norway’s tragedy for political gain saying: “I think what it shows is no country large or small is immune from risk [of ‘global’ terrorism] and that’s why New Zealand plays its part in Afghanistan.” Truth is, the attacker was a rightwing Norwegian.

[Update: more than 80 dead at the camp]

The golden curse

Written By: - Date published: 10:05 am, June 17th, 2010 - 15 comments

You know, if we don’t give those mining companies some more free seismic data, rent-free access to our most precious natural environments, and only demand low royalties when they dig up our minerals, we’ll lose them to the lucky country. That’s right, Afghanistan. It’s sitting, quite literally, on a gold mine and it makes ours look like small change.

High unemployment helps Nats keep wages down

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, March 11th, 2010 - 21 comments

While other countries have used their strong public sectors to steady the private sector and keep unemployment down during the economic downturn, our government is compounding unemployment by cutting the public sector, throwing people out of jobs and feeding worker insecurity.

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