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The French Are At It Again: New Caledonia Is Kicking Off

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:11 pm | Eugene Doyle

As the New Zealand and Australian media fuss and bother over tourists stranded in New Caledonia, the Kanaks are gripped in an existential struggle with a heavyweight European power. We need better, deeper reporting from our media – one that provides ... More >>

We “Share Values” With People Committing Genocide

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 1:24 pm | Eugene Doyle

Western leaders like to talk about values, shared values, common values. More >>

Is New Zealand Slurping The AUKUS Kool-Aid?

Friday, 10 May 2024, 3:30 pm | Eugene Doyle

The greatest risk New Zealanders face is that a momentous decision may be made to our security settings – with potential knock-on effects to our economy and, eventually, our non-nuclear stance – without any popular oversight, scrutiny or electoral mandate. More >>

27 Years In Captivity. Free Palestine’s Mandela

Tuesday, 30 April 2024, 10:49 am | Eugene Doyle

Marwan Barghouti – known to many as “the Palestinian Mandela '' – has spent more time in captivity than Nelson Mandela did. More >>

Joining AUKUS Not In NZ’s National Interest

Friday, 19 April 2024, 4:33 pm | Eugene Doyle

Helen Clark, oh how we miss you. The former New Zealand Prime Minister – the safest pair of hands this country has had in living memory – gave a masterclass on the importance of maintaining an independent foreign policy when she spoke at an AUKUS ... More >>

It Is Time To De-demonise Hamas

Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 1:59 pm | Eugene Doyle

Who would not condemn the Hamas attack of 7 October 2023 when hundreds of Israeli civilians, as well as hundreds of military and security personnel were killed? Why then is Hamas so popular amongst Palestinians and in the wider Muslim world? March ... More >>

The Young Woman Who Fired Joe Biden

Tuesday, 2 April 2024, 4:36 pm | Eugene Doyle

So, what can we lesser mortals do when confronted, as we are, with the crime of crime – genocide – being committed with the active support of our governments? More >>

“You Could Hear A Frog Piss On Cotton”

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 9:46 am | Eugene Doyle

Anyone who remembers the Black September attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics or the various protests, boycotts and expulsions of recent games may, in the shadow of today's Gaza, wonder whether Paris 2024 could be a long hot Summer Games. Moments when sport ... More >>

Winning Director Compares Gaza To Auschwitz

Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 9:45 am | Eugene Doyle

At the Oscars this week Jonathan Glazer went nuclear. The director of Zone of Interest, the Best Foreign Film, directly compared the Auschwitz death camp to what is happening in Gaza. I have to admit that until I heard his speech I had no intention of watching ... More >>

Richard The Lionheart Fights For Israel

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 9:30 am | Eugene Doyle

Statues and place names are important cultural and ideological markers. They announce in bronze or in typeface who you are and what you stand for. They have, usefully and provocatively, been taking a bit of a beating lately as statues to slavers, agents ... More >>

Things Are Not What They Seem

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 3:21 pm | Eugene Doyle

We are homo dramatis , the species that tells stories. Today more and more of us are rejecting America and Israel’s stories and are searching for a better script. That is a good thing because History is calling us to be actors, not spectators, ... More >>

Silencing Francesca Albanese

Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 9:24 am | Eugene Doyle

It was with a sense of disgust rather than despair that I read in the Jerusalem Post today: " 'Antisemitic' UN Special Rapporteur Francesca Albanese banned from Israel." We’re being gas-lighted again and this is a chance to push back ... More >>

The Edge Of War, Our Battle For Truth

Monday, 5 February 2024, 10:18 am | Eugene Doyle

“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” George Orwell, 1984. On the opening day of the bombing last week, I had to work hard to find out what the Iraqi government thought of the wave of attacks on Iraq by the ... More >>

New Zealand Goose-steps Towards The Moral Abyss

Friday, 2 February 2024, 11:55 am | Eugene Doyle

With its decision to suspend or “pause” funding to the United Nation’s key organisation that is providing assistance to Gaza’s famished, desperate population, New Zealand could open itself up to a charge of participating in a genocide. I first ... More >>

Houthis Save The World

Tuesday, 30 January 2024, 12:46 pm | Eugene Doyle

The State of Israel can butcher thousands of innocents but New Zealand would not lift a finger to provide support to its victims. IDF soldiers can gun down old men and women waving white flags, shell lines of refugees queuing for aid, and deprive ... More >>

The Case Against Israel

Friday, 12 January 2024, 12:52 pm | Eugene Doyle

South Africa just stepped onto the moral high ground with its blockbuster testimony at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. It wasn’t live-streamed on the major Western media but you can see yesterday’s presentation by South Africa’s ... More >>

NZ Just Threatened The Houthis.

Friday, 5 January 2024, 2:50 pm | Eugene Doyle

New Zealand has just signed our name to a letter threatening death and destruction to the Houthis of Yemen. More >>

Christ Is Born In Gaza

Friday, 22 December 2023, 3:25 pm | Eugene Doyle

Why was the Little Baby Jesus born in a stable? Because the Israelis bombed all the houses. Truly. Every year Jesus is born, dies and is reborn. He is reborn into our world – that is part of what makes Christian symbology meaningful. This year ... More >>

Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves In Gaza

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 9:26 am | Eugene Doyle

I was wandering up the Tip Track in Owhiro Bay today listening to a playlist of favourites. On came “Va, Pensiero” by Giuseppe Verdi - The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves – from Nabucco . It stopped me in my tracks. I have heard the piece innumerable ... More >>

Churchill’s Dog And Why I Will Be Rallying For Gaza

Monday, 11 December 2023, 9:57 am | Eugene Doyle

This Tuesday at midday, people of conscience will rally at Parliament in Wellington to call for an enduring ceasefire in Gaza. Please let people know. Everything you need to know about Gaza can be encapsulated in one seldom-daylighted quote by Winston ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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