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NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Global Affairs, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, nuclear free, nuclear weapons, NZ parliament, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues, UN  /  Comments Off on NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons New Zealand’s nuclear-free zone, legislated by Parliament in 1987, is something we all take pride in. It’s important, however, that we don’t let it thwart its own ultimate purpose – a world free […]

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Extremism and its discontents

By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Democracy, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Extremism and its discontents

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Extremism and its discontents Another scar on global democracy appeared recently, this time in Germany.It seems that the number of soldiers on duty with extremist political leanings has become a concern to the military leadership in that country. Soldiers were found openly possessing Nazi memorabilia. […]

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France Stabilises Europe – Again

By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, France, French presidency, Global Affairs, Green Party, Macron, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on France Stabilises Europe – Again

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: France Stabilises Europe – Again The result of the French presidential election is stunning at three levels. At the level of spectator politics, France has its youngest president ever, whose personal life is notable not only for its unique happenstance but ironically for its relative […]

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How to Handle Ambassadorial Appointments: US – and anywhere

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Scott Brown, Torture, Trump, US ambassador  /  Comments Off on How to Handle Ambassadorial Appointments: US – and anywhere

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: How to Handle Ambassadorial Appointments: US – and anywhere Reports that former Senator Scott Brown is the likely nominee to be US ambassador to New Zealand has caused an intense, and essentially negative, reaction here in New Zealand.  The issue raises the delicate relationship between […]

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Trump and speaking truth to power

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, dakota access pipeline, Donald Trump, double the quota, Global Affairs, Green Party, Human Rights, Immigration, Justice & Democracy, keystone, Muslim, muslim ban, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, refugee quota, Refugees, Trump  /  Comments Off on Trump and speaking truth to power

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Trump and speaking truth to power We face a difficult and dangerous future. The Greens did not welcome Donald Trump into office and we oppose most of his policies. Recent events have shown that many people across the world feel the same. In the face […]

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African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific?

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Africa, African Union, Democracy, Elections, Fiji, Gambia, Global Affairs, Green Party, International Criminal Court, Kennedy Graham, Opposition News, Pacific Affairs, Pacific,, peace, Politics, Security  /  Comments Off on African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: African Resolve over Gambia – Lessons for the Pacific? Last month I was in Senegal representing the NZ branch of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA).  The conference focused on the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC has had its tribulations since its birth 15 years […]

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The Security Council and Israel – where power meets law

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Global Affairs, Green Party, international law, Israel, Opposition News, Palestine, Politics, United Nations, United Nations Security council  /  Comments Off on The Security Council and Israel – where power meets law

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Security Council and Israel – where power meets law Since the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2234, there has been more heat than light shed on the continuing Israel-Palestine crisis and the faltering prospects for peace.  Israel, claiming it has been abandoned and betrayed […]

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Russian Hacking – The challenge of being objective

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  24/7 News, cyber security, FBI, GCSB, Global Affairs, Green Party, hacking, international politics, national security, NZSIS, Opposition News, Politics, spying, Spying legislation, The Issues, US elections, USA Presidential election  /  Comments Off on Russian Hacking – The challenge of being objective

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Russian Hacking – The challenge of being objective It’s hard to be objective in today’s post-truth world. But we have to try. US intelligence officials have recently alleged that Russian actors influenced the 2016 election through hacking individuals and institutions, under the supervision of President […]

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The Atrocity of Syria: What to do?

By   /  December 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Allepo, Global Affairs, Green Party, Kennedy Graham, Opposition News, Politics, security council, Syria, The Issues, United Nations  /  Comments Off on The Atrocity of Syria: What to do?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Atrocity of Syria: What to do? Syria is the world’s current agony.  The civil war is five years old. That is too long for a civil war.  Ideally they would not occur at all.  Once they occur, they should not be allowed to continue. […]

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National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, deregulation, Economy, Work, & Welfare, exports, Global Affairs, Green Party, ISDS, MFAT, Opposition News, Politics, refresh, Regulation, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA Yesterday, the Minister for Trade misused economic data in order to try to make the case for more so-called ‘trade agreements’ like the TPPA which are actually deregulatory straitjackets in disguise. In welcoming a Ministry of […]

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Free Speech and Hate Speech

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  24/7 News, Brian Tamaki, destiny church, Global Affairs, Green Party, hate speech, Human Rights, Opposition News, Politics, Trump  /  Comments Off on Free Speech and Hate Speech

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free Speech and Hate Speech Last week we were very concerned to hear that an Auckland imam, Dr Anwar Sahib, had been preaching divisive and derogatory messages about Jewish people and women during his sermons. It was a disturbing incident coming at the end of […]

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Week of peace?

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  24/7 News, Defence, defence force, Global Affairs, Green Party, Human Rights, lockheed martin, navy, Opposition News, peace, peace movement aotearoa, peaceful protest, peacekeeping, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Week of peace?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Week of peace? Yesterday’s protest at the Defence Expo in Auckland was an important example of New Zealanders speaking out on an issue that many of us feel strongly about. Auckland Peace Action is organising a Week of Peace from 13-20 November in Auckland in […]

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Historic Move on Nuclear Disarmament

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Defence, disarmament, Global Affairs, Green Party, nuclear, nuclear disarmament, nuclear weapons, Opposition News, Politics, UN, UN General Assembly, United Nations  /  Comments Off on Historic Move on Nuclear Disarmament

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Historic Move on Nuclear Disarmament It is not often that the international community takes an historic step forward, but it does happen.  In the ‘modern’ era, we tend to focus on the UN Charter as the foundation of international relations.  Other milestones have been the […]

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The TPPA Hikoi

By   /  November 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, TPPA  /  Comments Off on The TPPA Hikoi

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The TPPA Hikoi On Thursday we welcomed Rachel Thomas and her children, Tema, Pita and Jai, along with a large group of supporters from Christchurch, to Parliament as part of their hikoi ‘It’s Our Children’s Future. I had the pleasure of hosting the hikoi on […]

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Stopping the TPPA – it ain’t over!

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  24/7 News, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, TPPA, Trade, trade agreement  /  Comments Off on Stopping the TPPA – it ain’t over!

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Stopping the TPPA – it ain’t over! This week, the National Government took another step towards adopting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). But it is far from a done deal. The TPPA might be stopped in the US – both Presidential candidates oppose it. But […]

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