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Tourism & The Destruction Of ‘Nature’

Friday, 9 April 2021, 3:39 pm | Paul Martin

Originally published at Much has been said and written about the importance of economies getting back to ‘normal’ after COVID-19 lockdowns. Recently New Zealand, has reopened normal ... More >>

The 'Exceptional Nation' Votes!

Friday, 6 November 2020, 2:54 pm | Paul Martin

With the U.S. presidential election ( as of 6th November 2020) , hanging in the balance, we are reminded of the extraordinary and bizarre process this purportedly 'exceptional nation' has to find its new exceptional 'president of the free world'. ... More >>

Venezuelan Madness

Monday, 28 January 2019, 2:43 pm | Paul Martin

President Trump has recognised as President of Venezuela, a man who has never stood for the Presidential role but who presides over the Venezuelan national assembly: Juan Guaidó — a man who the New York Times ( 1/22/19 ) describes as “virtually ... More >>

No Flies in Syria

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 2:59 pm | Paul Martin

The recent cruise missile attack by the U.S. and its allies the U.K. and France (former colonial exploiters in the region) raises some interesting dilemmas for Western military planners. More >>

The Great Acceleration…

Monday, 24 July 2017, 2:01 pm | Paul Martin

The Great Acceleration…. July 19, 2017 Animal Rights , Environmental Destruction , Financial absurdity , Human Rights , Sustainable World , War and Peace arsupposed superiority of the human species , biodiversity , consumerism and the environment ... More >>

The Rogue State that is the United States of America

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 10:51 am | Paul Martin

As one more US aircraft carrier steams off to confront the North Koreans and threaten nuclear war once again , it is timely to recall that 60 years ago the United States and its allies (including a very compliant New Zealand) began a genocidal bombing ... More >>

The Genocide that is Yemen - By Paul Martin

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 10:37 am | Paul Martin

Based on the latest United Nations estimates; ‘ as of 1 November 2016 , health facilities reported more than 7000 people killed and more than 43,000 injured since mid-March 2015, including more than 3,200 children killed or injured. (UNOCHA) ( ... More >>

Syria on the Brink

Tuesday, 16 February 2016, 10:30 am | Paul Martin

The recent decision by Turkey and Saudi Arabia to agree on joint military operations within Syria with the aim of toppling President Assad, has considerably upped the ante of the possibility of a major war between forces with significant military assets, ... More >>

The Death of Boris Nemtsov: A Quick Analysis

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:02 am | Paul Martin

The recent murder of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian opposition politician and ex-physicist, on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge very near to the Kremlin in Moscow, raises many questions. More >>

Accelerating Over the Cliff in our Latest Roadster

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 2:45 pm | Paul Martin

The Intergovernmental Report on Climate Change earlier this year noted if action is not taken “soon’ the resultant 2C increase in global temperatures will have ‘severe’, and ‘irreversible” impacts on human habitation and economic activity. More >>

The Coming (Ukrainian) Winter of Discontent

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:54 pm | Paul Martin

As the long hot Ukrainian summer turns to autumn and winter, the euphoria by Western Ukrainians of having thrown off any servitude to Russia will begin to recede… More >>

ANZACS- for King and Country

Saturday, 26 April 2014, 2:33 pm | Paul Martin

Every year in this fair little country of New Zealand, we “celebrate” Anzac Day on 25th April. We remember our “glorious dead” who fought in all those wars for king and country; beginning way back then with the Second Boer War of 1899 in ... More >>

The Ukrainian Situation-an analysis

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 10:49 am | Paul Martin

The current unstable and dangerous situation in the Ukraine where large elements of the Russian speaking part of the Ukrainian population in in Eastern and Southern Ukraine are apparently pushing for Russian annexation can be largely attributed to ... More >>