New Zealand has been the last 5 Eyes nation to sign up to the American ‘line’ that China is a grave threat to all us righteous white folks. We are now informed that New Zealand is gravely disturbed by China’s actions , and particularly by its alleged ‘state-sponsored’ ‘malicious-cyber-activity” among many other sins real and … Continue reading “Toeing the U.S. Foreign Policy ‘Line’”
Recent actions by the New Zealand government to improve water quality in rural areas, to establish more natural areas (SNAs) to preserve New Zealand’s unique biodiversity and to improve environmental decision making when human development occurs, have incurred the wrath of rural communities across new Zealand. Less than 150 years ago most of New Zealand … Continue reading “Where Farming & Environmental Catastrophe Collide”
The British destroyer HMS Defender was recently instructed by the British government to sail within the Crimean 12 kilometer marine boundary. Russian airforce and marine forces responded strongly to this intrusion into the disputed maritime space. The BBC noted While Moscow claims the peninsula and its waters are Russian territory, the UK says HMS Defender … Continue reading “Britain (presumably) Keen to Start Nuclear War”
The recent article in the Guardian which notes that the world has the “worst cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes’, focuses on a rather selective set of human rights abuses. While no-one in the West at least, can argue that Russia is a ‘selective’ democracy and the Chinese Communist Party (while supported by … Continue reading “The United Nations & ‘Human Rights’”
As a result of the backlash against Israel from Western media and human rights organisations as a result of the recent bombing and shelling of Gaza, Israeli supporters are going into overdrive in the United States, Germany, the U.K. and elsewhere to portray any criticism of Israel’s apartheid system against the Palestinians as antisemitisim. One … Continue reading “This is what Israel Stands For…”
We desperately need to understand and acknowledge that preserving and sustaining the living world around us is not just a vital thing to do in order that humans survive, but to acknowledge that our world is in reality a living entity; we do not have the right to destroy it, to market it, to unravel it.
All life is sacred.
Since 1948, (over 70 years) Israel and its vanguard army- the “settlers”, have brutalised, killed, tortured, intimidated and stolen the land of the Palestinian people. For over 70 years Western media have assisted the Israeli regime in portraying Palestinians as terrorists and that every Israeli action against Palestinians is a ‘response’ to some terrorist act … Continue reading “The Palestinian ‘Terrorists’”
It is important to acknowledge the enormous grief and loss and suffering that a pandemic brings- those who lives were cut short , those who others relied on for their physical or emotional wellbeing, and those who made a wonderful contribution to a better life for all, while they were alive. Prior to vaccine rollout … Continue reading “The International COVID 19 Vaccine Response”
J.G. Ballard’s ‘The Subliminal Man’, written in 1963, outlines a future 1960-ish world where the state ‘encourages’ the population to buy more useless things so that they work more hours to pay for them and therefore consume more… in a never-ending circle of supply and demand. In ‘The Subliminal Man’, the population is locked into … Continue reading “Ego Emere, Ergo Sum; (I buy, therefore I am)”
(Note: this is a slightly re-edited version of a NewAntarctica post first published in 2014) 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 … Continue reading “ANZACS- for King and Country”
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