No holocaust, no foreign countries invaded, no nuclear armament plans and Osama bin Laden was found in Pakistan so why do we stay in Afghanistan?

Western troops have been in Afghanistan almost a whopping 11 years. We bombed the country back to the stone age with tons of depleted Uranium which will stay radioactive for at least 4.5 billion years. Why? Do you ever ask yourself why? In the second world war it took four years before the international community […]

Wall St protests: Police harsh, media silent?

Some 80 people have been arrested in lower Manhattan as the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protest enters its second week. Police have been harsh in quelling the rally. However, not much of their violence is being reported by the mainstream media. Tensions are rising near Wall Street, where hundreds of demonstrators fed up with the […]

Resistance to Israeli occupation – a right?

Palestinians are a people under occupation who has the right to self-determination under the UN Charter, the Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Co-operation among States in Accordance with the Charter of the United Nations from 1970, and Article 1 of both the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and […]

Protesters occupy controversial marina site

Iwi, surfers and boaties have occupied the site of a marina in the Coromandel town of Whangamata in protest at the development. About 20 protesters pitched tents, set up barbecues, and camped at the site overnight in a low key occupation. They have received an equal amount of toots of support and abusive yelling from […]

Commentary: Have none of our leaders got the guts to ask how we got into this mess?

Helen Clark and Phil Goff when will you stop collaborating with these Fascist pigs? This week, we are mourning the latest young British soldiers blown up in Afghanistan. Last week, we mourned the five young soldiers of the Parachute Regiment also killed by the Taliban. Nine have fallen in ten days, bringing to 106 the […]

Of permanent bases and desert oasis

Of course there are still people who actually think that we went into Afghanistan and Iraq to “liberate” them and to catch those vile al Qaedans. And we had done so we would go home victoriously and saintly for al the good we had done. Well this is the reality: In the last five-plus years, […]

Revealed: Secret plan to keep Iraq under US control

A secret deal being negotiated in Baghdad would perpetuate the American military occupation of Iraq indefinitely, regardless of the outcome of the US presidential election in November. The terms of the impending deal, details of which have been leaked to The Independent, are likely to have an explosive political effect in Iraq. Iraqi officials fear […]