White Supremacism and the Christchurch Terrorist Attack

March 19, 2019

The attacks in Christchurch were not the result of a random mental health victim on a rampage. They were calculated, cold and clinical. As the fallout from the Christchurch terror attack becomes ever more pronounced, it is clear there are a number of matters that are important to state regarding...

Making Sense of the Christchurch Terror Attack

March 18, 2019

For terrorists like Brenton Tarrant, acting in the name of "racial survival," human life has no value unless it is the life of their own ethnic group. Very few people probably still remember William Luther Pierce. Even in the United States, he is largely forgotten, except perhaps on the fringes...

The New Zealand “Gunman” Is a Terrorist

March 17, 2019

Everyone who spews vile, hateful rhetoric have their hands tainted with the blood of the victims from the mosque attacks in Christchurch. On March 15, 50 people were killed by a Christian, far-right, white supremacist when they were engaged in Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch, New...

The Message of Anzac: Put Out More Flags or Shut Up

May 03, 2015

Australia, a nation without enemies, is now spending $28 billion a year on the military and war, says John Pilger. Following a week in Australia in which the words “heroes” and “heroism” bobbed on a tsunami of raw propaganda, a tribute is due to two unrecognized heroes. The first is Ray...

New Zealand: Between Two Great Powers

February 23, 2014

New Zealand must tread carefully between China and the US. US-China relations will play a key role in shaping the Asia Pacific in the 21st century. Meanwhile, New Zealand faces the challenge of harnessing its improved ties with both superpowers to bolster forces of integration over those of...

Legalizing Prostitution: New Zealand’s Example

September 02, 2013

Should prostitution be legalized? It has been ten years since New Zealand parliamentarians, after considerable debate and encouragement from sex workers, mainstream women’s organizations, and public health advocates, voted for changes to the laws governing prostitution. The Prostitution...