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Trump’s assault on Huawei dangerous for New Zealand

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

With Trump’s latest effort to smash Huawei the stakes are now much higher for New Zealand. To stick by Trump on this means that New Zealand will have little comeback if China takes counter-measures against us.

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Green gains a bright spot in a depressing Australian election

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Australia’s election result was a big downer. But there was a bright spot in the gains made by the Australian Greens.

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How to combat Islamophobia and white supremacy

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  159 Comments

Whether consciously or not, successive New Zealand governments have helped foster this modern Islamophobia by participating in the American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and not speaking out against Western military action in places like the Yemen, Libya and Somalia. The Western propaganda around those wars has fostered prejudice towards Muslims living in New Zealand.

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Hypocrisy in the 5G debate: NSA spied on Huawei and GCSB spied on China

By   /  February 21, 2019  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

The GCSB’s and the government’s scaremongering about the danger of Huawei spying through 5G can be summed up in two words: gross hypocrisy.

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What Arthur Taylor’s journey tells us about crime and rehabilitation

By   /  February 12, 2019  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

When Arthur Taylor was eleven he was sent to the Epuni Boys Home for skipping school. It was a brutal institution (and Arthur later received a government apology and compensation for being mistreated there). Like most such institutions the Epuni Home was a school for crime, so it was no surprise that Arthur committed his first crimes, for burglary and car conversion, after he escaped from the Home. He was in and out of prison from that time on and has spent two thirds of his life, around 40 years, behind bars.

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Government right to scrap plans to base Singaporean F-15s at Ohakea

By   /  December 22, 2018  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

There are several reasons to be pleased the government has scrapped plans to base a squadron of Singaporean F-15 jets at Ohakea.

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SIS persecuting foreign students with allegations of WMD research

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

The SIS has been causing grief to some foreign students by delaying or denying visas on the grounds that their research could help produce weapons of mass destruction. It has been happening for years but we have never been told publicly how any New Zealand course of study is making it easier to produce WMDs, or what students are involved.

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