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Gotcha Politics: A Cautionary Tale

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

THE DOORS TO THE LIFT closed behind the Special Commissioner for State Security with a barely audible sigh. Before him lay the spacious reception area of the Minister of the Interior. A young man, dressed in the muted grey uniform of the Senior Public Service, glanced up at him briefly and then returned his gaze […]

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Pasifika Immigration Plans for Labour- too little, too late – James Papali’i MANA Pasifika vice President

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Mana Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

MIL OSI – Source: Mana Movement – Headline: Pasifika Immigration Plans for Labour- too little, too late – James Papali’i MANA Pasifika vice President Posted on June 30, 2014 by admin in James Papali’i’, Press ReleasesThe Labour Party has recently announced that it has plans to speed up family reunification for Pasifika people. “I have […]

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Green Party MP Holly Walker to step down from party list

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green Party MP Holly Walker to step down from party list

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Headline: Green Party MP Holly Walker to step down from party list Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | Press Release “Holly is an incredibly smart and capable young woman. I am sure that her decision to stand down from our list does not mean it is the last we […]

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National plays politics with regional transport

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on National plays politics with regional transport

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Headline: National plays politics with regional transport Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | Press Release National have essentially sold our profit generating state owned assets to pay for regular upkeep of New Zealand roads. That is disastrous economics. National’s announcement that it intends to spend $212 million upgrading regional […]

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Iraq: Testimonies point to dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Iraq: Testimonies point to dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Iraq: Testimonies point to dozens of revenge killings of Sunni detainees Amnesty International has gathered evidence pointing to a pattern of extrajudicial executions of detainees by government forces and Shi’a militias in the Iraqi cities of Tal ‘Afar, Mosul and Ba’quba. Surviving detainees and relatives of […]

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Indonesia: Arbitrary closure of Ahmadiyya place of worship highlights religious repression

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Indonesia: Arbitrary closure of Ahmadiyya place of worship highlights religious repression

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Indonesia: Arbitrary closure of Ahmadiyya place of worship highlights religious repression The closure of an Ahmadiyya place of worship by local authorities in West Java is a disturbing and arbitrary move, and just the latest example of ongoing repression of religious minorities in Indonesia, Amnesty International […]

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Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs

By   /  June 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Headline: Russia: Moscow court consolidates witch hunt of NGOs By upholding a draconian requirement for three more independent organizations to register as “foreign agents”, a Moscow court is rubber stamping the authorities’ witch hunt against peaceful human rights defenders, said Amnesty International. “The Russian authorities’ determination to […]

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