[A talk given by Keith Locke in Blenheim to activists in the Anti-Bases Campaign on 27 January 2018] Most New Zealanders want us to have an independent foreign policy. They think we are already independent to some degree. If pressed they would cite our nuclear-free status, or the fact that we don’t always go along withContinue reading What an Independent New Zealand Foreign Policy would look like
Below is the text of an Opinion Piece I had published in Wellington’s daily newspaper, the Dominion Post, on 3 May 2013. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/8627516/NZs-reputation-at-stake-over-summit-venue NZ”S REPUTATION AT STAKE OVER SUMMIT VENUE OPINION: Sri Lanka is not fit to host this year’s Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, writes Keith Locke. The Government needs to explain why itContinue reading Why NZ shouldn’t support Sri Lanka hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government summit
To read some of my recent Daily Blog Posts go to: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/category/bloggers/keith-locke/ The blogs cover the GCSB controversy, the use of domestic drones, political censorship in NZ (on the dictates of the Chinese government) and the growing international support for the West Papuan cause.
My contribution to new Daily Blog today is an appeal for Prime Minister Key, currently visiting Latin America, to go to Hugo Chavez’s funeral, with all the reasons why.