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US warship visit: a trade display to boost US weapons sales

Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 10:54 am | Valerie Morse

Once weapons were manufactured to fight wars. Now wars are manufactured to sell weapons. ~Arundhati Roy More >>

Terrorism? No, Ganja

Friday, 11 March 2016, 4:21 pm | Valerie Morse

Two Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs) were at the scene of a police stand-off near the community of Kawerau this morning. The incident apparently began when a marijuana-spotting helicopter was fired upon from the ground. Police subsequently raided a rural house, ... More >>

Valerie Morse: Spy report a dream come true for Five Eyes

Wednesday, 9 March 2016, 3:13 pm | Valerie Morse

The release of the Independent review of intelligence and security recommends a range of changes that are dangerous to ordinary people, both within NZ and elsewhere, and represents a massive concentration of state power. More >>

2016: Climate, China and Conflict

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 2:08 pm | Valerie Morse

The New Year is a time for reflection and an opportunity to predict what lies ahead. The interesting thing about predicting the future is that it isn’t really as much guesswork as one might think. Of course, things—the contingent—will arise that ... More >>

Oversight? Yeah, right! Today’s Intelligence & Security Cmte

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 4:18 pm | Valerie Morse

The public portion of today’s annual review of the GCSB and NZSIS was a stage managed public relations exercise in which it appears that the new (acting) Director of the GCSB lied to the Select Committee. Certainly we won’t get any straight answers ... More >>

Intelligence and Security Committee review of NZSIS and GCSB

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 4:07 pm | Valerie Morse

The public portion of today’s annual review of the GCSB and NZSIS was a stage managed public relations exercise in which it appears that the new (acting) Director of the GCSB lied to the Select Committee. Certainly we won’t get any straight answers ... More >>

Refuting diplo-nonsense

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 10:03 am | Valerie Morse

Refuting diplo-nonsense: a rebuttal to Professor Robert Ayson’s essay on the deployment of NZ troops to Iraq. More >>

100 years of invading Iraq

Monday, 23 February 2015, 12:08 pm | Valerie Morse

The prime minister has labeled a new deployment of New Zealand soldiers to Iraq an ‘Anzac-badged unit,’ and he has explicitly sought to draped it in the honour and courage associated with troops at Gallipoli 100 years ago. Since the prime minister ... More >>

The Security State: We should not be surprised but worried

Friday, 28 November 2014, 5:30 pm | Valerie Morse

On the very day that the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security released her report into the actions of people the Prime Minister’s office in leaking classified Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) documents to right-wing smearmonger Cameron ... More >>

Key and NZ Police at G20: What a contribution

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:50 pm | Valerie Morse

While 200 New Zealand police officers are helping to repress protests outside of the G20 in Brisbane this week, John Key has been inside pushing the interests of giant multinational corporations to fast track the World Trade Organization (WTO) ... More >>

Does New Zealand have its own secret court?

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 1:41 pm | Valerie Morse

Thanks to Edward Snowden, there has been an enormous amount of news about the US intelligence community and the court – the Foreign Intelligence and Surveillance Court (FISA) – that governs it. Following the stunning revelations that FISA approved ... More >>

Privacy Commissioner colludes with GCSB in cover up

Monday, 30 September 2013, 9:33 am | Valerie Morse

“The Privacy Commissioner has upheld the GCSB’s ‘neither confirm nor deny’ response to people seeking to find out if they are among the 88 who were subject to illegal surveillance by the GCSB. This illegal activity has now been sanctioned ... More >>

Why all New Zealanders should support Maori claims to water

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 5:21 pm | Valerie Morse

Imagine you are a homeowner with a few spare rooms in your house. One day you come home from work, and a couple of people have moved into these rooms without your knowledge or consent. After trying to assert your rights to the house, you call the police. More >>

Neither austerity nor growth

Monday, 21 May 2012, 11:35 am | Valerie Morse

Since the French election last week, the news media has pitted the approach of the Germans – ‘austerity’ – to that of the new French president – ‘growth’ as the only two possible answers to the Greek debt ‘crisis’ and more widely the ... More >>

Anti-capitalism must feature at hikoi against asset sales

Monday, 23 April 2012, 12:35 pm | Valerie Morse

Starting this week, a nation-wide hikoi is leaving the far north and traveling to Wellington carrying a raft of messages to the government. These include opposition to state asset sales, opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) ... More >>

Training with US means going to war with US

Friday, 13 April 2012, 10:25 am | Valerie Morse

On Tuesday this week, the mainstream media reported that for the first time in 27 years, New Zealand troops would be exercising with US troops in a very large scale exercise set to start at Linton Army base outside of Palmerston North immediately ... More >>

The Privatision of Prisons threatens justice

Monday, 30 November 2009, 12:42 pm | Valerie Morse

The passage of the Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Amendment Bill this week is a disaster for anyone concerned about a safer, more humane and just society. It represents nothing less than a return to the age of human slavery. Private prisons ... More >>


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