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A Shared Struggle

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 9:40 am | Lois Griffiths

“The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.“ — Fyodor Dostoyevsky “It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails.”  Nelson Mandela Why Ireland? The world is ... More >>

Happy Birthday, Julian!

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 9:31 am | Lois Griffiths

The US State department is stll demanding the extradition from Britain of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The US has indicted Assange for 'violations of the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents which it is claimed exposed ... More >>


Friday, 4 June 2021, 3:05 pm | Lois Griffiths

Very recently demonstrations have been held in many cities around the world in support of Palestinians especially, but not only, the Gazans. <img src="" width="720" height="631"> The devastation and death rained ... More >>

I Didn't Sell My House..They Stole It

Monday, 3 May 2021, 9:53 am | Lois Griffiths

NAKBA DAY 2021 May 15, Nakba Day, is an important date for the Palestinian people. It's the day when Palestinians commemorate their history and their culture. While Israeli nationalists and Zionist supporters celebrate the forming in 1948 of the ... More >>

Who To Believe?

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 11:17 am | Lois Griffiths

On 19 January 2021, as the Trump administration was coming to an end , the US State Department accused the Chinese regime of genocide and crimes against humanity through its wide-scale repression of Uyghurs and other Muslim ethnic minorities in its northwestern ... More >>

Celebrating Palestinian Poet And Novelist Mourid Barghouti

Friday, 19 February 2021, 5:10 pm | Lois Griffiths

The renowned Palestinian poet and novelist Mourid Barghouti died on 12 February 2021, at the age of 77 in Amman, Jordan. He was born in the village of Deir Ghassaneh, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank in 1944, 4 years before the State of Israel ... More >>

Israel Detains Palestinian Teen With Coronavirus For Three Weeks Without Questioning

Friday, 14 August 2020, 12:35 pm | Lois Griffiths

PLEASE: Media , religious leaders, political leaders (never mind that an election is imminent, this is more important than party politics) , labour leaders..all New Zealanders who care about children..join the demand that : The Israeli government ... More >>

Weaponizing Covid-19

Monday, 3 August 2020, 7:44 am | Lois Griffiths

Cartoon by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff. The whole world, every country on every continent, is preoccupied with taking desperate steps to protect their own people from Covid-19, is preoccupied with worries about how their societies can recover ... More >>

There Is More To America Than Donald Trump

Friday, 10 July 2020, 4:29 pm | Lois Griffiths

Angela Davis A demonstration was held in Christchurch on 04 July, as a protest against Netanyahu's declared intention to annex the West Bank. Part of the demonstration was a bit of street theatre, enacting Israeli soldiers evicting Palestinians from ... More >>

No Way To Treat A Child

Friday, 3 April 2020, 10:38 am | Lois Griffiths

Martin and I visited the West Bank and Israel 4 times, in 4 consecutive years starting in 2009 , taking part in 'alternative tours', run by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and by Joint Advocacy Initiative (JAI). It feels like a ... More >>

Kairos Palestine – A Moment of Truth

Friday, 30 August 2019, 1:36 pm | Lois Griffiths

Kairos Palestine – A Moment of Truth: We Hear the Cry of our Children” Lois Griffiths More >>

Piracy in International Waters...Taking a Stand!

Friday, 26 July 2019, 11:15 am | Lois Griffiths

In a 24 July Press release, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has condemned the seizure of 2 oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, describing the seizure as “ an inexcusable violation of international law, including the freedom of navigation.” ... More >>

The Crusades Have Not Ended!

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 12:52 pm | Lois Griffiths

Beautiful building isn't it! What a romantic site for a night club, restaurant, bar and events hall. It looks ancient! It must have a history, don't you suppose! More >>

International Solidarity Against Terrorism (If Only)

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 10:40 am | Lois Griffiths

This was never supposed to happen in New Zealand. That's why we and our friends, here in Christchurch, are in such a state of shock. More >>

The World has lost a Beautiful Soul

Friday, 8 March 2019, 1:05 pm | Lois Griffiths

I was saddened today to learn of the sudden death of Swedish human rights activist, singer Divina Levrini. I became aware of this young woman when researching the background of participants in the Freedom flotilla 2018 to Gaza. She was one of the participants. More >>

We are sailing, we are sailing...

Friday, 20 July 2018, 1:10 pm | Lois Griffiths

Once again, a small number of individuals from several countries are going to try to break the illegal siege imposed on the people of Gaza by sailing from Europe to Gaza on four small Scandinavian boats: Al Awda (The Return ), Fr eedom , Falestine ... More >>

Special Session of Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 2:38 pm | Lois Griffiths

The original Russell Tribunal, established in 1966 by Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre, was created to expose to the public the war crimes being committed in Vietnam. It was a 'people's tribunal' of distinguished international legal experts, writers, ... More >>

NZ Superfund, Investing in Oppression

Monday, 22 September 2014, 3:27 pm | Lois Griffiths

NZ Superfund was established by Michael Cullen to finance universal pensions for the expected growing population of senior Kiwis. The Superfund is doing well economically but questions need to be raised in regards to the ethics of some of the investments. ... More >>

Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Monday, 19 September 2011, 4:04 pm | Lois Griffiths

The British philosopher and Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell was so perturbed by the Vietnam War, that he established, in 1966, an International War Crimes Tribunal to investigate violations of international law being committed in Vietnam. More >>

Chch March against Israeli aggression, occupation

Friday, 1 September 2006, 9:56 am | Lois Griffiths

Members of the public concerned about the situation in Lebanon and Occupied Palestine are asked to meet at the Bridge of Remembrance on Saturday the 2nd of September at noon for a march to the Square followed by a rally with several speakers. More >>





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