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Why is NZ supporting US use of white phosphorus weapons?

New Zealand’s good name is being tarnished by comments in Iraq by Kiwi Brigadier, Hugh McAslan. In his role as deputy commander of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Operation Inherent Resolve, McAslan is supporting the use of white phosphorus weapons, which have been widely condemned, including by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

West Papua: Flag-raiser released after 11 years in jail

on December 1st, Filep Karma raised the Morning Star independence flag in front of a supportive crowd. He was quickly arrested by the Indonesian police, tried and sentenced to 15 years in jail – simply for raising a flag.

Another mythical scare story about boat people coming to NZ

I sighed when I read the Sunday Star-Times front page headline: “People-smugglers bid to sail first boat to NZ”. Here we go again, I thought. Another scare story playing to racists and those among us who are prejudiced against asylum seekers.