Press Release – Internet Party The Internet Party is sounding alarm bells over John Keys week-long trip to the United States because the Prime Minister does not have safe hands when it comes to protecting New Zealands sovereignty.
Military and Defence Issues
Press Release – US State Department The Secretary spoke this morning with Foreign Minister Lavrov. He also spoke with Prime Minister Yatsenyuk separately. When he spoke with Foreign Minister Lavrov, he reiterated our concerns his concerns about escalating tensions in the east.
Column – Gordon Campbell During Prime Minister John Keys current visit to China, Key and Chinese premier Li Keqiang agreed to a deal that enables direct trading on the Chinese Foreign Exchange between the NZ dollar and the Chinese renimbi (aka yuan).
Column – Binoy Kampmark Nothing happens at the supposedly dazzling do at the World Economic Forum held at Davos at least, of the constructive sort. It is a heavily catered talk bonanza on what people have already agreed to. It has a huge pretence to discuss policy.
Column – Binoy Kampmark In time, an insidious practice assumes the property of custom. It might seem barbaric and archaic, but as the great Sophist Protagoras claimed, man is the measure of all things. A ghastly measure, at that.
Press Release – US Department of Defence Department of Defense Press Briefing by Secretary Hagel and Foreign Minister Coleman in the Pentagon Briefing Room
Article – Kieran Kelly Though apparently thwarted in its efforts to justify action against Syria, the US is likely to continue looking for cracks in the wall of opposition and will exploit any opportunity to act, relying on its well established impunity.
Column – Gordon Campbell Everyone likes the new-ish Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right? Why, his so called Abe-nomics promises to deliver Japan from two decades of economic malaise, by embracing the supply side prescriptions endorsed by right thinking folks within …
Press Release – TVNZ Relationship with US is now non-contentious, but will continue to maintain independent foreign policy.End of deployments in Afghanistan and Timor Leste means there are peacekeeping forces available, expect to have requests for assistance.
Column – Gordon Campbell It is hard to decide what is the most alarming aspect of Prime Minister John Keys plans to expand the role of Big Brother. Or, as Key describes it, his “proposals to significantly strengthen the oversight regime across the intelligence community.”
Column – War Is A Crime Its hard for me, an ordinary citizen of Singapore, a medical doctor engaged in social enterprise work in Afghanistan and a human being wishing for a better world, to write this from Kabul. But people are dying. And children and women are feeling …
Article – Mark P. Williams In today’s post-cabinet press conference, the Prime Minister began by speaking about the beginning of the hearing in the High Court of the Maori Council’s challenge to Mighty River Power. He said that he welcomed the beginning of the hearing but stressed …