Posts Tagged ‘refugee crisis’

“Middle East leftovers”

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, February 3rd, 2017 - 31 comments

Compassionate conservatism in action. No wonder English was so tame in his criticism of Trump’s Muslim ban.

Military assessment of climate change

Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, December 2nd, 2016 - 11 comments

Guardian: “Unchecked global warming is greatest threat to 21st-century security where mass migration could be ‘new normal’, say senior military”.

A cartoon for Planet Key

Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, April 7th, 2016 - 2 comments

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Speech to UN height of hypocrisy

Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, October 3rd, 2015 - 34 comments

Key’s little lecture to the UN would have been delivered with a lot more moral authority if it wasn’t built on the heights of hypocrisy.

Refugees Welcome celebration Aotea Square this Saturday

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 18th, 2015 - 21 comments

For all progressives in Auckland Tamaki Makaurau this Saturday the left is running a fundraiser for the Auckland Refugee Council.

Refugee crisis a taste of things to come

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, September 12th, 2015 - 74 comments

The current refugee crisis is but a taste of the climate refugee crisis to come. But it according to Key it’s fine, because it won’t be a problem in the next year or two.

Wellington rallies for refugees

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 11th, 2015 - 13 comments

A great turnout at last night’s rally at Parliament to call for the government to double the quota for refugees.

Body on Key’s moral compass

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, September 8th, 2015 - 48 comments

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Syrian refugees – National backs down

Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 7th, 2015 - 71 comments

The backtrack is under way.  Last week National was not budging on refugee numbers.  Today they will announced an urgent passage allowing for the intake of more Syrian refugees.  The focus groups have spoken. Update: and the announcement is for 600 new refugees over 3 years and $4,9 million in increased aid.

Geddis on Key’s guts

Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, September 7th, 2015 - 10 comments

Andrew Geddis on Key’s bravado when it comes to sending other people to fight in a war, and his prevarication when it comes to helping war’s victims.

Happy Father’s day

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, September 6th, 2015 - 4 comments

For father’s day how about a gift of a donation to charities helping the refugees pouring into Europe?

A flag that suits Key’s NZ

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, September 3rd, 2015 - 95 comments

Lyndon Hood in a work of bleak genius has come up with a flag that really suits Key’s NZ.

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Market forces

Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, September 3rd, 2015 - 70 comments

Rosemary Macleod on the flag and market forces. Danyl Mclauchlan on the refugee disaster, market forces, and Key. Is this our New Zealand?

70 refugees dead in small truck on Austrian roadside

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 pm, August 28th, 2015 - 107 comments

When European and NATO countries participate in destabilising and destroying nearby countries, the human tragedy doesn’t stay neatly confined to the other side of the border.

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