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Lorde takes a stand

By   /  December 25, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  55 Comments

In taking this courageous stand, Lorde follows in the steps of her parents’ generation who stood up against apartheid in South Africa; testing atomic bombs in  the South Pacific; New Zealand’s  involvement in the Vietnam War; and demanding a nuclear-free New Zealand.

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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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Open letter to the British Government – Leslie Bravery

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

With regard to the UK Government’s response to the petition UK must apologise for the Balfour Declaration & lead peace efforts in Palestine from Leslie Bravery, a signatory to the petition. The Government response to the petition began with the following observation: “The Balfour Declaration is an historic statement for which HMG does not intend […]

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Rt Hon Winston Peters and Security Council Resolution 2334

By   /  April 13, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Rt Hon Winston Peters and Security Council Resolution 2334

In a Press Release on 12 April, the New Zealand First Leader, the Rt Hon Winston Peters, described as a “false claim” the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s confirmation thatsupport for Security Council Resolution 2334 was consistent with established New Zealand policy. In spite of being a lawyer, the NZ First Leader seems unaware of the consistent […]

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Why Trump Might be Good for Palestine

By   /  February 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, The Nomad  /  7 Comments

Strangely, though, some Palestinians see cause for hope in a Trump Presidency. This might seem counter-intuitive, but there are some real, albeit highly cynical, reasons for believing this optimistic minority might be onto something. Here are three things to think about:

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Challenge the smears – it’s Zionism that’s anti-Semitic

By   /  August 6, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  53 Comments

Israel’s supporters are directing spiteful and ridiculous accusations of ‘anti-Semitism’ towards Britain’s Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn

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The Ideal And The Real: The BDS Movement and Palestine’s Future

By   /  June 11, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Peace in Northern Ireland was not negotiated by idealists, but by realists. Peace in Palestine will, likewise, be the achievement of those who begin with the situation as it is, not as it should be, or, as it was.

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