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13 Nov 2016
  • Fitrakis & Wasserman: Abolish the Electoral College!
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:28:00 +1300
    She Won!!! Abolish the Electoral College!!!! By Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman http://www.progressive.org/news/2016/11/189051/clinton-track-win-most-votes-abolish-electoral-college
  • The US warship visit and the fraud of Peace Action
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:25:00 +1300
    Prime Minister John Key confirmed on October 18 that the United States navy guided missile destroyer USS Sampson will take part in the New Zealand navy’s 75th anniversary celebrations in Auckland in mid-November, along with vessels from 32 other countries ...
  • Now We Can Finally Get to Work - David Swanson
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:14:00 +1300
    Are you finding yourselves suddenly a bit doubtful of the wisdom of drone wars? Presidential wars without Congress? Massive investment in new, smaller, "more usable" nuclear weapons? The expansion of bases across Africa and Asia? Are you disturbed ...
  • Ramzy Baroud: An Imminent Split within Fatah?
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:55:00 +1300
    The Fatah movement is involved in a massive tug-of-war that will ultimately define its future. Though the conflict is between current Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, and once Gaza strongman, Mohammed Dahlan, is in no way motivated by ...
  • Binoy Kampmark: Waking up in Trumpland
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:46:00 +1300
    Jake was at the polling station at A La Turca restaurant on Geary Street answering questions and shepherding voters to their respective booths. “I need to speak to you a hundred feet from the polling station.” Expressing overt political opinions, ...
  • Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade
    Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:48:00 +1300
    T he ghastly likes of Marine Le Pen in France and Geert Wilders in the Netherlands have already hailed the Trump triumph as an inspiration for Europe, and for the entire globe. Racist xenophobes of the world unite, because its now our time!
  • First Brexit, Now Trump; Welcome to the Twilight Zone
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:20:00 +1300
    A cloud of darkness is sweeping across the markets today as Trump celebrates his new position of being the world’s most important leader. The markets are quaking with the fear of the unknown. As the core American values, which we have relied upon ...
  • Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:53:00 +1300
    W ell um.. on the bright side, there (probably) won’t be a TPP. In fact, you could argue that the cheerleaders of free trade have now succeeded in delivering the planet into the hands of someone who believes in the unlimited use of American military ...
  • Review: The Cosmic Dance of 'String Theory'
    Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:46:00 +1300
    Fly My Pretties sixth album is quite possibly their best yet - a concept album in the best sense, with superb arrangements, funky grooves, and some great vocalizing, all organized around the lyrical leitmotif of string theory. The initial inspiration ...
  • Govt bows to submissions on RMA Bill, credits Maori Party
    Wed, 9 Nov 2016 17:34:00 +1300
    Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) - The government has agreed to a wide range of changes to its proposed reforms to the Resource Management Act, agreeing to back down in areas identified by business and environmental groups alike, while crediting the Maori Party for the ...
  • Compensation programs required to help victims of violence
    Wed, 9 Nov 2016 14:43:00 +1300
    Violence has been an integral part of the human history, in all parts of the world, since ages. It is roughly estimated that each year more than a million people lose their lives, and many more suffer non-fatal injuries, as a result of self-inflicted, ...
  • Duty to Warn: The Republican-stimulated Roaring 20s
    Wed, 9 Nov 2016 14:20:00 +1300
    “When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any except for the most elemental ...
  • Binoy Kampmark: Voting American Style
    Wed, 9 Nov 2016 10:28:00 +1300
    Propositions, Measures and the Presidency: Voting American Style By Binoy Kampmark San Francisco 8.11.16
  • Why Trump Should Not Win the Election - by Rohan Muir
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016 16:29:00 +1300
    Like many people who have kept up with the 2016 US Presidential Election, I have become fascinated with this campaign. It is extraordinary on so many levels. From the distasteful mocking of handicapped people and sexual assault claims, through ...
  • Palestine considers suing Israel in int'l sports court
    Tue, 8 Nov 2016 16:11:00 +1300
    The Palestine Football Association (PFA), in a first testing of Palestine’s ability to fight its battle with Israel in international courts, plans to go to the world’s top court for sports in a bid to force its Israeli counterpart to view Israeli settlements ...
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