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Getting Your History from Hollywood

Imagine a documentary film about the Holocaust which makes no mention of Nazi Germany. Imagine a documentary film about the 1965-66 slaughter of as many as a million “communists” in Indonesia…

Coal vs. the Great Barrier Reef

The wind and rains take the million tons of coal dust lost in transit out into the waters of the world’s largest surviving coral reef complex, a World Heritage Site,…

Jeremy Griffith’s ‘Freedom': A Book for Our Time

In time Freedom will not only stand alongside these literary monuments, it will have such a profound and transformative effect on humanity that its importance will be unsurpassed.…

Resolving Hybrid Conflicts: The Bougainville Story

Resolving Hybrid Conflicts: The Bougainville Story

The story of the Bougainville crisis provides many lessons for understanding other violent conflicts that occur in the world today, especially those involving the struggles of indigenous populations. …

PRESS CONFERENCE on the threat of CSIRO’s GM Wheat

Safe Food Foundation Director, Scott Kinnear, University of Canterbury Professor, Jack Heinemann, and Flinders University Professor, Judy Carman, discuss the potential threats of CSIRO's GM Wheat. …

New Zealand’s Faith in U.S. Alliance Misplaced

New Zealand’s Faith in U.S. Alliance Misplaced

New Zealanders and Australian owe the USA nothing, and the sentimental attachment many New Zealanders have towards the USA for supposedly being our “Big Brother” when threatened by illusionary foreign…

Cappuccino with a Country Monk

On Good Friday, Christians connect with God. But as I ran across Flinders Street station and raced down the stairs while clutching a bag of donuts and a take-away cappuccino…

Regional Globalization: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Regional Globalization: The Trans-Pacific Partnership

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an important part of the globalization process that has been decades in the making. The process was formalized on November 12, 2011. While a “Pacific…

Dr Joel Hayward in the Firing Line Again

In 1993, Joel Hayward completed an MA thesis on the literature of holocaust revisionism. Hayward was of Jewish descent, was a member of the New Zealand Friends of Israel, and…

Mossad Down Under—Again?

Mossad Down Under—Again?

In the midst of the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake in February 2011, a group of young Israelis, caught up in the destruction, made a quick exit back to their homeland,…

Where America goes, Australia goes, especially on Afghanistan

Military deaths, Afghani deaths, billions of dollars, war-weary constituents, declining public support, and a lack of moral legitimacy means that both Australia and America need to exit Afghanistan now. As…

Conflict Resolution in a Hybrid State: The Bougainville Story

Conflict Resolution in a Hybrid State: The Bougainville Story

Background Information In Oceania, the islands of Bougainville and Buka (together making the Autonomous Region of Bougainville) are geographically and linguistically a member of the Solomon Islands, east of Papua…

Australia rejects Israeli ordered Media censorship on Al-Manar

Australia’s Parliament and main stream media may not differ all that much from other western countries when it comes to chronic groveling to its Zionist lobby. But like citizens in…

New Zealand Returns to the Fatal Embrace

New Zealand Returns to the Fatal Embrace

Since 1840, the year of the signing of New Zealand’s “founding document,” the Treaty of Waitangi,[1] New Zealand has seldom pursued an independent foreign policy.…

Australia’s Political Stalemate Set to Continue

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard held a media conference in Canberra on Monday, declaring that an end to the country’s political deadlock may take some time.…

Australian Election Produces First Hung Parliament in 70 Years

Australian Election Produces First Hung Parliament in 70 Years

Four independents and a Greens MP will determine who governs Australia in the coming weeks as the nation's election points towards a hung parliament for the first time since World…

Week 2 of Australian Election Campaign – Labor’s Lead Slips Away, Media Leaks and Disendorsements

Party infighting and controversies affecting both the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and Liberal Parties have highlighted week two of the Australian election campaign. Following last Sunday’s televised Leaders Debate which…

Australia Set for General Election on August 21

Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard has declared a general election for August 21.…

New Zealand’s Path to China Stems from Cold War Era

New Zealand’s Path to China Stems from Cold War Era

New Zealand serves as China’s proxy in the South Pacific, and would more likely be looked on as a big brother than a fire breathing, all-consuming dragon.…

Over the Moon for Orange Cows: Easing the Plight of Vietnamese Farmers

Over the Moon for Orange Cows: Easing the Plight of Vietnamese Farmers

A familiar children’s nursery rhyme is famous for telling the tale of a cow jumping over the moon. But what about the villagers jumping over the moon when a herd…

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