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Palmer Panel soft on Israel’s flotilla raid

It was seen as a feather in New Zealand’s cap when former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer was appointed to head the UN Secretary-General’s Panel Read More

More information needed on spy story

It’s good that the PM finally backed down on his position that he couldn’t say anything about whether Mossad spies had been operating in New Read More

The people of the Middle East need our support

Since Mubarak fell the pro-democracy protests in other Arab countries have mushroomed. In Libya people are braving the bullets of Gaddafi’s thugs. Many have been Read More

Latest terrorist designations undermine New Zealand’s role as a peacemaker

One of my aims, as a Green MP, has been to get New Zealand to specialise in international peacemaking, using Norway as a model. Norway Read More

Freedom for Vanunu now

Today, people around the globe will be putting the slogan ‘Freedom for Vanunu now’ on their Facebook page in response to a call from Israeli Read More

Spooks stay mum

There is stiff competition among government departments as to who can produce the most vacuous documents. But no-one can beat the SIS and the Government Communications Security Bureau, both of whom tabled their annual reports yesterday.

UN condemns attacks on Gaza

I welcome the report of the UN mission led by Richard Goldstone, presented yesterday to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. The 574 page Read More