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Trumpwatch – What’s a few more nails in the planet’s coffin?

By   /  May 9, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Trump’s First 100 Days can boast of several “achievements”. But not the variety that progressive-minded people – especially those concerned with global environmental problems and threats to peace – would welcome with a cheer.

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Must hear radio: Radio NZ interviews a neo-con Hawk

By   /  April 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Washington neo-con hawk, Ambassador Dan Fried, promoting the American imperial hegemonic efforts against Russia and Syria and why expansion of NATO into former Soviet states is a “good thing”.

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Trumpwatch: One minute closer to midnight on the Doomsday Clock

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  61 Comments

Despite a previous poison gas attack in Ghouta, Syria in 2013 – for which the Assad regime was implicated, but not proven – there is little actual firm evidence that the Syrian government was responsible for the gassing at Khan Sheikhoun on 7 April.

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GUEST BLOG: Pat O’Dea – Anyone who supports the Assad regime in Syria cannot be a friend of the Palestinian people

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

In reply to Chris Trotter and other New Zealand Leftists and Liberals rushing to excuse, or explain away, the Syrian Regime’s aerial gas attack on the liberated Syrian province of Idlib.

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Trump Attacks Syria: America’s President Demonstrates His Country’s Commitment to “Peace and Harmony”

By   /  April 8, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

What has also become clear, since the missile launch, is that the American congress was not consulted or advised before the order to attack Syria was given. President Trump decided to make war upon another sovereign state unilaterally – apparently unconcerned that his decision was in clear contravention of Article One, Section 8, Clause 11 of the United States Constitution which states that “[The Congress shall have Power…] To declare War” – not the President.

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Gas Attack In Khan Sheikhoun! But why would Bashar al-Assad blow himself up?

By   /  April 5, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  96 Comments

JUST ONCE, it would be nice to encounter a Western journalist willing to challenge the “International Community’s” official line. Someone willing to acknowledge that the term “International Community” is, itself, a cynical misnomer intended to cloak the self-interested policies of the United States and its Nato allies in the highfalutin language of global solidarity.

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Trumpwatch: The Drum(pf)s of War

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  55 Comments

Not since Bush launched a propaganda war against three nations (Iran, Iraq, and North Korea) with his jingoistic “Axis of Evil” rhetoric in 2002, has a U.S. president so successfully instigated Cold War II on so many fronts.

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Protestors condemn Russian involvement in atrocities in Aleppo

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  58 Comments

Wellington, NZ, 16 December – About three dozen people attended a rapidly organised protest outside the Russian Federation’s sprawling embassy in Messines Rd, Wellington.

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The Battle of Britain

By   /  December 5, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Simon Prast  /  41 Comments

“Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” So said Winston Churchill. This week, the world witnessed the best and worst of a grand old democracy in action. Should Britain bomb ISIS in Syria was the question?

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Media stories of the Week: ISIS revealed by Middle East expert

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Every so often, the mainstream news media do their job well, and little nuggets of insights are revealed…

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What do Hungary and New Zealand have in common?

By   /  September 4, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

The answer; both are currently governed by right-wing parties, and both are guilty of inhumane, uncivilised obstructionist policies toward Syrian refugees in desperate need of re-settlement.

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