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NATO: 75 And Still Threatening

Published: Sat 20 Jul 2024 06:17 PM
In Washington’s absence, the NATO family might retreat into fractious insignificance. The ensuing anarchy, rather than stimulating war, may well do the opposite. Read more...

The Sovereignty Of The Earth And Humanity

Published: Fri 19 Jul 2024 11:09 AM
When even a small minority of human beings ignites insight through self-knowing, there will be a revolution in human consciousness as a whole that changes the disastrous course of man. Read more...

When Supporting Israel Is A Liability: Is Gaza Changing The West?

Published: Fri 19 Jul 2024 09:15 AM
The Israeli war of ‘extermination’ in Gaza, per the words of International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan, has made the cause of Palestinian freedom a global one. No amount of media disinformation, or lobby money can help Israel redeem its tarnished ... Read more...

Dutton’s Quixotic Proposal: Nuclear Lunacy Down Under

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2024 02:51 PM
Politics and facts are not necessarily good dinner companions. Both often stray from the same table, taking up with other, more suitable company. The Australian opposition leader, Peter Dutton, has never been discomforted by facts, preferring ... Read more...

Dunne's Weekly: National Drifting On Health

Published: Thu 18 Jul 2024 08:05 AM
When it established Health New Zealand, or Te Whatu Ora as it was then known, in July 2022 the previous government took an enormous risk that ultimately failed. Read more...

On Why Right Wingers Think All Governments (including Their Own) Are Incompetent

Published: Wed 17 Jul 2024 04:08 PM
It isn’t all that surprising that the Luxon government should see no leading role for itself in the response to climate change. As an item of quasi-religious faith, centre-right governments hold that governments – including themselves, presumably ... Read more...

New Zealand's Joe (Biden/Ward) Moment

Published: Tue 16 Jul 2024 05:34 PM
Joseph Ward's 'Biden moment' bisected 1925 to 1933 period, enabling 1929 and most of 1930 to be relatively good years for New Zealand in the midst of a disastrous run of circumstance compounded by unbending economic liberalism of William Downie ... Read more...

Tony Blair: Profiteer And Emissary Of Artificial Intelligence

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2024 03:27 PM
In May, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) released a report that unabashedly embraced the role of AI in influencing the way states govern. It is the accompanying document to Blair’s own address given at the Future of Britain Conference on July ... Read more...

On The Trump Shooting And A Potential Hike In Fees For Visiting The Doctor

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2024 01:27 PM
Having watched Donald Trump systematically exploit social grievances, urge people not to accept his election loss and incite his followers to violent insurrection... it is a bit hard to swallow the media descriptions over the past 24 hours of Trump ... Read more...

Health Leadership, Tobacco Control And A Sacred Oath: ‘First Do No Harm’

Published: Sun 14 Jul 2024 07:37 PM
Ian Powell discusses the conflict between the government’s decision to repeal new world-leading tobacco controls and the medical ethics of doctors working in senior Health New Zealand positions. Read more...
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