Alastair Thompson - Latest News [Page 2]

Healing the fracture in Hope Fault | Alastair Thompson - 500 Words

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 9:55 am | Alastair Thompson

Healing the fracture in Hope Fault ...or... Why we all need a crash course in understanding aftershocks. More >>

Helen Kelly And The Compassionless People

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 5:38 am | Alastair Thompson

I wasn't a close friend of Helen Kelly's. But her passing has moved me to tears more than once in the past two weeks. I feel honoured to be one of the many who worked with her and was helped by her. More >>

NZ Farewells Trade Union Hero Helen Kelly – Video & Tweetstory

Saturday, 29 October 2016, 4:57 am | Alastair Thompson

Trade unionist Helen Kelly died on October 14th aged 52. Yesterday - Friday 28th October - she was bid farewell at a public memorial meeting at Wellington's Michael Fowler Center in speech and songs. She will be missed. More >>

How Sunday's Rebel Victory In Aleppo Has Reshaped The Entire War In Syria

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 12:43 pm | Alastair Thompson

Over the past five days, the already hellish situation in Aleppo has taken a dramatic turn for the worse. Caught unawares by the developments the global superpowers appear to have few ideas of how to respond. Writing from France Scoop's Alastair Thompson ... More >>

A democratic path forward to mandate a plan for #Brexit

Sunday, 26 June 2016, 12:03 am | Alastair Thompson

The UK's decision to vote for #Brexit has left the world stunned. Strikingly in its aftermath there is now no plan. 17 million Britons voted to jump into the unknown. So what should be done now? Must the UK march blindly forward? Surely we remain masters ... More >>

The Brexit Vote Is No Triumph For Democracy & Here Is Why

Friday, 24 June 2016, 12:12 pm | Alastair Thompson

What ever happens this morning it is clear that something went horribly wrong with the United Kingdom's Brexit referendum. This is not how democracy is supposed to work. More >>

Jo Cox's Killing Looms Large As Brexit Heads Down To Wire

Monday, 20 June 2016, 5:05 am | Alastair Thompson

The mourning period for the brutally slain pro-remain Labour MP and mother of two Jo Cox was always going to be brief. Today, Sunday 19th June, with four days to go till polling, the Brexit campaign resumed. More >>

Una Revolución Política Pacífica Empezó En Francia

Friday, 10 June 2016, 8:39 pm | Alastair Thompson

Francia ha sido un poco lenta en ponerse en movimiento hacia la rehabilitación de un verdadero ejercicio democrático; pero ya no, y para probarlo está le despegada de la carrera a la Elección presidencial Francesa del 2017. More >>

Schibsted News Group Proposes a Global Media Alliance To Take On Google & Facebook

Tuesday, 7 June 2016, 8:34 am | Alastair Thompson

When one of the most financially successful news companies on the planet proposes a radical solution to the "News Crisis" it's worth taking a deep dive inside. More >>

Une Révolution Politique Paisible Commence en France

Monday, 25 April 2016, 11:34 pm | Alastair Thompson

Aujourd'hui (le 19 avril 2016) la ville qui ne dort jamais livrera un verdict sur Bernie Sander « la Révolution Politique ». En attendant, de l’autre côté de l'Atlantique, en France, une autre élection primaire vient de commencer. More >>

A Peaceful Political Revolution Begins In France | 500 Words

Wednesday, 20 April 2016, 3:09 am | Alastair Thompson

Today (19th April 2016) the city that never sleeps will deliver a verdict on Bernie Sanders "Political Revolution". Meanwhile Across the Atlantic in France another primary race has just begun - for an independent "people's candidate" to stand against France's increasingly ... More >>

The Promise Of The #PanamaPapers - What Happens Next?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016, 9:29 am | Alastair Thompson

#PanamaPapers is at least the fourth shot at revealing the dirty underbelly of a system of capital ownership in which secrecy and privacy exist by design. Earlier attempts have certainly produced results in the form of column inches printed and ... More >>

Waiting for the Eurogroup - Explosive IMF Leak Re: Greece

Saturday, 2 April 2016, 10:00 pm | Alastair Thompson

Wikileaks has today released a transcript (published in full below) of a meeting between three senior IMF managers discussing frustrations around their attempts to negotiate a way to avoid another Greek sovereign debt default in July this year. More >>

Katya Rivas' Passion : Jesus Is Helped to Carry the Cross

Wednesday, 23 March 2016, 10:13 am | Alastair Thompson

The soul who truly loves, does not keep count of how much it has suffered or worked, nor does it expect this or that reward, but it only searches for that which it believes glorifies its God… More >>

New wheels for Foxton Volunteer Beach Wardens

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 9:09 am | Alastair Thompson

The Foxton Volunteer Beach Wardens now have their own set of wheels to patrol the beach and coastal reserves, thanks to a partnership with Manawatu Estuary Trust. More >>

#COP21 Really Does Change Everything - The Announcement

Sunday, 13 December 2015, 1:36 am | Alastair Thompson

On 12 December 2015 the UN Climate Summit in Paris, France concluded 2 weeks of negotiations. The result was significantly more positive than anyone had thought possible. Not only is the draft agreement legally binding but it targets a 1.5 degree maximum temperature ... More >>

#COP21 Delivers On Its Promise And Really Changes Everything

Saturday, 12 December 2015, 9:51 pm | Alastair Thompson

After reading the reports out of Paris today I think we can call this #COP21 (even though its not quite over) as nothing short of a miracle. An amazing victory for diplomacy, common sense and the collective will of Civil Society throughout planet ... More >>

Inside The Hunt For Rawshark - Hager Raid Court File Part 2

Saturday, 14 November 2015, 6:57 am | Alastair Thompson

Scoop Independent News has secured access to the court file for the Nicky Hager Rawshark Raid Case and today publishes partially redacted versions a second group of documents released by the High Court. More >>

Saving Your Scoop - A Rally Cry (& The Fellowship Of Scoop)

Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 7:57 pm | Alastair Thompson

Saving Your Scoop - A Rally Cry | 500 Words And Introducing the Fellowship Of Scoop An Open Letter From Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson More >>

Dan Carter 19, Australia 17, Rest of All Blacks 15 - NZ Wins 3rd Rugby World Cup

Sunday, 1 November 2015, 10:14 am | Alastair Thompson

No ordinary win. An epic win by a team All Blacks legends, delivered in style, over our greatest rivals. 1st team to win thrice. 1st ever defence of the cup, 2011 &,2015. SBW gives away his medal! WTF! NZ is staggered. Our greatest ever sporting achievement? ... More >>