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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – An Israeli Interpretation of the Battle of Beersheva

By   /  November 12, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

How dramatic, how exciting! A carefully researched , authentic re-enactment by the Australian and New Zealand descendents of the Light Horse Brigade whose brave cavalry charge lead to the defeat of the Ottomans at the Battle of Beersheva fought on 31 October 1917. Note the horses, the uniforms, the flags!

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Update on my case against the NZ Police with the Human Rights Review Tribunal

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

It has become obvious to me from the outset that this entire process to hold the NZ Police to account for breaching my privacy and civil rights is made to be as difficult and impossible as possible so that people complaining give up rather than hold them to account.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – BACK TO SCHOOL , NOT FOR EVERYONE!

By   /  October 2, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Jubbet Adh-Dhib is a small Palestinian village in the West Bank.  To get to school, children have had to walk several kilometres, on muddy rough trails. Moreover, they have  often been harrassed, sometimes violently,  by Israeli soldiers and ‘settlers’

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Gaza on my mind

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Why not say it as it is! Not an open air prison. It’s a concentration camp, a death camp. Now, today. The 21st century. A death camp for roughly 2 million men, women and children. Don’t forget the children.

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White Wednesdays: an emerging resistance of Iranian women against the compulsory hijab

By   /  July 6, 2017  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

A new campaign designed to challenge the compulsory hijab law in Iran is encouraging women to show their support by wearing white headscarves in public every Wednesday.

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Why is NZ supporting US use of white phosphorus weapons?

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

New Zealand’s good name is being tarnished by comments in Iraq by Kiwi Brigadier, Hugh McAslan. In his role as deputy commander of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve, McAslan is supporting the use of white phosphorus weapons, which have been widely condemned, including by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

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The Nakba

By   /  May 16, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  50 Comments

Yesterday, 15 May, marks 69 years of the Palestinian Nakba, the catastrophe imposed upon the Palestinian people by the Zionist enterprise. On this day, in particular, the Palestinian people remember the massacres of Deir Yassin and Abu Shusha, among the many crimes against humanity perpetrated in order to found the Zionist state.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – HUNGER FOR JUSTICE

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

April 17 was the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners. Some 1500 detained Palestinians began a hunger strike on that day, with the aim of calling the world’s attention to Israel’s illegal system of mass arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment of Palestinian prisoners.

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Open letter: Bring New Zealand-bound asylum-seekers stopped by Australian authorities to New Zealand for processing

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Open letter: Bring New Zealand-bound asylum-seekers stopped by Australian authorities to New Zealand for processing

We are calling for the New Zealand Government to bring approximately two dozen people currently held at an immigration detention centre in Kapung, Indonesia, to New Zealand to assess their asylum claims in New Zealand itself.

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Auckland Pride Parade 2017 Photo montage by photographer Kina Sai

By   /  February 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

Kina Sai is an artist, musician, photographer and human rights activist. She went to the Auckland Pride Festival this weekend and took a snapshot of our largest Gay Pride celebration

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Journalism as it plays out on the ‘real’ human rights frontlines

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The inaugural Pogau Award for courage in journalism: “Every year this award will always remind us about the human rights abuses never addressed in Indonesia since the 1965 massacre.”

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MUST READ: A culture of denial at WINZ is what has put staff at risk

By   /  February 18, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

A culture of denying people their rights has infected management layers at WINZ. Targets have been imposed on management for benefit denial and prosecuting those who have allegedly been overpaid for some reason.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – PLEASE, NO MORE WAR

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Around the end of January this year, a US Navy SEAL team , using armed Reaper drones for cover, carried out a commando raid in Yemen, attacking what the Americans said, was a compound harbouring officials of Al Qaeda .

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What now for the Tongan Democrats looking ahead to 2018?

By   /  January 28, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on What now for the Tongan Democrats looking ahead to 2018?

People have a sense of some hope, some improvement. The “change of style” introduced by the Democracy Coalition to Tonga’s politics is something the people can still support despite the “hiccups”, says ‘Atenisi’s Dr Michael Horowitz.

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Ummm – Indonesia just suspended military co-operation with Australia – we might want to pay attention to that

By   /  January 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Just as Indonesia steps up it’s brutal exploitation in West Papua, they have delivered a bombshell decision to suspend military cooperation with Australia…

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Carry on Fidel Castro’s global legacy, says Cuban ambassador

By   /  December 4, 2016  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

Fundamental rights – the right to food, education and health – need to come before a narrow Western concept of human rights.

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