David Miller - Latest News [Page 1]

David G. Miller: Staying the course in Afghanistan

Wednesday, 25 August 2010, 8:49 pm | David Miller

Over the past months, the debate has increased as to whether international forces should be withdrawn from Afghanistan, especially as casualties continue to mount. The British Government under David Cameron has set a deadline of 2014 for the withdrawal ... More >>

Waitaki River Levels Advisory

Thursday, 15 January 2009, 4:50 pm | David Miller

Environment Canterbury is issuing a warning to people who are camping or are likely to be near the Waitaki River next Monday, January 19, to be prepared for a sudden rise in water levels. More >>

New Zealand’s ‘Realpolitik’ response to Fiji

Thursday, 7 December 2006, 10:17 pm | David Miller

The response by New Zealand to the latest coup in Fiji has been remarkably strident and tough. The Prime Minister and senior government officials were certainly not mixing their words in the weeks leading up to the military takeover and they have ... More >>

Iraq Is Now The Democrats’ Problem, Not Dubya’s

Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 4:37 pm | David Miller

According to news reports from Washington, George W. Bush is now an isolated figure. Having seen his party lose control of Congress, the President is being deserted by the same allies who supported his presidency and the war in Iraq. Men such as Kenneth ... More >>

'Terrorism Studies' And The War On Dissent

Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 12:31 am | David Miller

The war on terror has lead to a war on Islam in the UK. The signs of it are all around - in police and MI5 arrests of terror suspects who overwhelmingly turn out to be innocent; in politicians denunciations of the veil or ‘radical imams’ or muslim ... More >>

Iraq Is Not Vietnam: Division Not Unification

Tuesday, 31 October 2006, 3:56 pm | David Miller

Comparing the current war in Iraq to that which took place in Vietnam has become a favourite method of attack for those opposed to the conflict and the Bush Administration. More >>

David G. Miller: Sanctions Wont Stop North Korea

Tuesday, 17 October 2006, 11:06 am | David Miller

In the wake of North Korea’s nuclear test, the United Nations has acted in what appears to have been a decisive and unified manner. Decades of division and mistrust have been set aside and the Security Council passed a resolution sending a ‘swift ... More >>

When Exit Strategies Might Become Imminent

Tuesday, 3 October 2006, 2:28 pm | David Miller

Whether it is the new realities of an MMP environment or just the personalities involved, there is a definite sense of nastiness surrounding New Zealand politics at present. While the ongoing saga involving the Exclusive Bretheren continues to roll on, there ... More >>

D. Miller: The Impact of Iraq on the War on Terror

Friday, 22 September 2006, 12:26 am | David Miller

It is unlikely that history will be kind to George W. Bush. His election through a partisan vote in the Supreme Court polarised public opinion even as his first term in office begun and it quickly became fashionable for many people around the world ... More >>

The British Government's Global Fake News Network

Friday, 17 February 2006, 11:02 am | David Miller

A succession of scandals in the US has revealed widespread government funding of PR agencies to produce 'fake news'. Actors take the place of journalists and the 'news' is broadcast as if it were genuine. More >>

David Miller: How To Spin The G8

Friday, 20 May 2005, 12:33 am | David Miller

The government strategy is to divide 'bad' from 'good' G8 protestors. Once done, the presentation of the Labour government as 'progressive' on Africa and development allows the government to attempt to co-opt the Make Poverty History coalition. More >>

A Timely Reminder From The Taiwan Straits

Tuesday, 29 March 2005, 12:16 am | David Miller

The resolution adopted earlier this month by China’s ruling National People’s Congress that authorised the use of military force should Taiwan declare its independence is perhaps the most dangerous step taken within the context of Sino-Taiwanese relations ... More >>

BBC Say 'Fake Journalists' Will Not Be Used Again

Thursday, 24 March 2005, 11:05 am | David Miller

Responding to complaints about the use of 'fake journalists' paid for by the MoD, the BBC Controller of Editorial Policy, Stephen Whittle, has acknowledged that their use was 'not ideal' and 'will not happen again'. More >>

David Miller: BBC Broadcast 'Fake' News Reports

Tuesday, 15 March 2005, 12:51 am | David Miller

A Spinwatch investigation has revealed that journalists working for the Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) have been commissioned to provide news reports to the BBC. More >>

David Miller: 'It will not be over by Christmas'

Tuesday, 14 December 2004, 11:01 am | David Miller

The expression ‘it will all be over by Christmas’ has ringed out numerous times throughout the history of war. The most famous example was at the onset of the First World War when the peoples of the warring European nations claimed that their armies would ... More >>

David Miller Online: The Challenges for APEC

Tuesday, 23 November 2004, 11:20 am | David Miller

This year’s APEC summit has been held at a time of uncertainty, division, tension and yet optimism for the organisation. It has commenced as members individually, or as part of smaller localised bloc, seek to promote different agendas, resolve ... More >>

Fed Up With Government Lies And Corporate Spin?

Tuesday, 16 November 2004, 12:50 am | David Miller

This week sees the launch of a major new website called SpinWatch, http://www.spinwatch.org/ that aims to counter corporate PR and government propaganda. It is being launched during an international conference at the University of Strathclyde on Spin and Corporate ... More >>

Why Donald Rumsfeld must stay in Bush's Cabinet

Tuesday, 9 November 2004, 1:04 pm | David Miller

In the wake of his re-election, President Bush appears to be making noises about healing the divisions within both US society and the international community. More >>

The Dilemma Of The British Deployment To Baghdad

Tuesday, 26 October 2004, 12:22 am | David Miller

Whatever Tony Blair tells the British public and the House of Commons there is certainly a political motivation to his government’s decision to deploy forces closer to Baghdad. The case that he and his ministers have given for the move is that it is what is ... More >>

Is The Media Helping The Terrorists In Iraq?

Wednesday, 13 October 2004, 11:42 am | David Miller

Throughout the course of the Iraq war, the media from all regions of the world has never been far from the fighting whether it was covering the invasion itself or providing images of the insurgency that has followed. All sides in this war have used the media ... More >>

 

 

InfoPages Links

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL