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(All photos via the Guardian, the New York Times and Indymedia) Early November saw a huge surge in violence between Hamas and Israel: A Palestinian man kisses the hand of a dead relative: A Palestinian officer inspects an unexploded Israeli missile which landed in the Gaza strip: Ibrahim Khamis, a Palestinian refugee in Ramallah. He […] read moreNovember 30, 2012 1:22 pm - 7 Comments
On the passing of Larry Ross - by Kennedy Graham
I was saddened today to hear of the passing of one of this country’s stalwarts on peace and disarmament, Larry Ross. I knew Larry through his work on the NZ nuclear-free zone back in the 1980s when I was on the government delegation negotiating the South Pacific regional zone. I remember him then as a […] read moreApril 19, 2012 4:51 pm - No Comments
Challenging global military spending - by Keith Locke
The Global Day of Action Against Military Spending is being marked today, April 12th. Last year the world military budget was US$1,630 billion, with America well ahead of other nations. It spent US$698 billion, six times its nearest rival China on US$114 billion. Adding to the scandal, the US spends 20 times as much […] read moreApril 12, 2011 10:29 pm - 8 Comments
One of my aims, as a Green MP, has been to get New Zealand to specialise in international peacemaking, using Norway as a model. Norway has used its good offices, and specialist advisers, to sponsor peace talks in Sri Lanka, Sudan, the Middle East, and the Philippines. It has been able to play this mediating […] read moreOctober 13, 2010 1:09 pm - 29 Comments
At last, Key congratulates Chinese Nobel prize winner - by Keith Locke
On Friday the great news came through the Liu Xiaobo, jailed for his promotion of the Chinese democracy manifesto, Charter 08, had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Within 24 hours we had congratulatory messages from Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, the European Commission chief, Jose Manual Barroso, etc. Green co-leader […] read moreOctober 12, 2010 5:53 pm - 4 Comments
In times of war - by frog
theyworkforyou.co.nz has a sobering post following the election results which notes: Two parties which New Zealand has just elected into power, National and Act, voted in favour of the New Zealand Government joining the USA-led war coalition. This coalition invaded Iraq on 20 March 2003. For those of you that missed my previous post here’s […] read moreNovember 12, 2008 9:35 am - 45 Comments
Make peace not war - by frog
And here’s more policy announcements. Keith Locke and Kennedy Graham launched a 22 page foreign affairs policy tonight at the Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Institute for International Affairs that: Introduces into our trading framework with other countries values like human rights, labour and environmental standards, ecologically-sustainable practices, local values and cultures, the right […] read moreSeptember 17, 2008 8:55 pm - 102 Comments
Peace Sign Turns 50 - by frog
From the BBC News article: It started life as the emblem of the British anti-nuclear movement but it has become an international sign for peace, and arguably the most widely used protest symbol in the world. It has also been adapted, attacked and commercialised. Gerald Holtom, a designer and former World War II conscientious objector […] read moreMarch 25, 2008 2:23 pm - 2 Comments