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Here’s how to deal with extremist pro-Israeli trolls on social media

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

We have known for a long time that the Israeli government funds intensive online attacks against people who criticise their policies or express support for the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) against Israel or actively support the Palestinian struggle for human rights.

A person attacked in this way will find messages posted online calling them a “Nazi”, “anti-Semite”, “Jew-hater” etc and will typically feel shocked and overwhelmed.

Now we know the details of how this works.

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Open letter to Kim Dotcom

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

This case has not so much to do with New Zealand in one sense. In reality you are facing the wealth, power and wrath of corporate America who argue they have lost unearned income through filesharing services you helped provide for internet users.

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How could the government have let this happen? Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee run by pro-Israeli extremists

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Under Winston Peters (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Ron Mark (Minister of Defence) government policy on the Middle East has taken a great stride to the right. It was always pro-Israeli and never pro-Palestinian but Peters and Mark have taken New Zealand further to the right and closer to the US position.

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Don’t be caught out by ‘the trick” An open letter to News Editors, journalists and Members of Parliament

By   /  June 7, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

People such as newspaper editors, journalists and members of parliament are intensely pressured whenever they speak out against Israel’s brutal military occupation and apartheid policies towards Palestinians.

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Budget 2019: Funding an industry to pick up the pieces at the bottom of the cliff

By   /  June 4, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

The only transformation in the budget is a transformation in the meaning of transformation.

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Another dirty little Defence Force secret is out – and you can do something about it this weekend – read on…

By   /  May 26, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

“Kia ora Mr Mark,

Please cancel the proposal to buy millions of dollars of military equipment from apartheid Israel and support Palestinian calls for a boycott instead.”

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The New Zealand media’s shameful silence on Israeli apartheid

By   /  May 22, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

Last week full-page advertisements appeared across New Zealand celebrating 71 years since Israel declared independence. They were placed by a Pastor Nigel Woodley from Hastings – a Christian Zionist – and paid for from the deep pockets of his backers.

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