Amid Dirty Politics ‘Another Free Election Bites the Dust’?

Opinion – Juliet Bonnay The Moment of Truth in the Auckland Town Hall on Monday night was not about Kim Dotcom. It was about New Zealand. More specifically, it was about New Zealands ability to hold onto its democracy and remain an independent sovereign nation. Ironically, … Amidst Dirty Politics ‘Another Free Election Bites the Dust’? By Juliet Bonnay ‘The Moment of Truth’ in the Auckland Town Hall on Monday night was not about Kim Dotcom. It was about New Zealand. More specifically, it was about New Zealand’s ability to hold onto its democracy and remain an independent sovereign nation. Ironically, if New Zealand signs the secret TPP agreement, and continues to allow mass surveillance here, New Zealanders will be shown to be the “losers” rather than Glenn Greenwald. What most people do not realise is that Washington, through the CIA and its mass surveillance programs in operation since the sixties, has sneaky ways of working around its allies. In fact, the CIA was instrumental in getting rid of Prime Minister Gogh Whitlam in Australia in 1975 after he ran foul of the Nixon Administration. He dared to withdraw Australian troops from Vietnam after previous Prime Minister Harold Holt promised to go “all the way with LBJ.” But there was more. Here’s a list of other ‘unfavourable actions’ he took, which William Blum wrote about in his book, Killing...

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