GPJA #475: Middle East Forum Monday / Anti-war protest Sat / DEMO 4 DEMOcracy Sunday

GLOBAL PEACE AND JUSTICE AUCKLAND NEWSLETTER No. 475, AUGUST 30, 2013

GPJA FORUM Monday, 7.30pm: Syria, Egypt, Palestine- has the Arab Spring turned into a Nightmare?

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is planning a forum on Syria and the wider Arab world for this coming Monday (2nd September at 7pm at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road) . The Title is “Egypt, Syria and Palestine – has the Arab Spring turned into the Arab nightmare?” and we are inviting you to take part as a part of a panel discussion involving:

Mohammed Hassan (Egypt)
Chris Trotter (intervention in Syria)
Billie Hania (Palestine)
Ali Akil (Syria)
Mike Treen (International perspective)

NO WAR WITH SYRIA RALLY SAT 12 NOON, AOTEA SQUARE, AUCKLAND NZ

Meet us at 12:00 PM to oppose the looming illegal and unconstitutional war with Syria! Feel free to bring banners or props, and invite anyone and everyone you know! This is an event for people of all political views and beliefs, just as long as you are opposed to another unnecessary war! If you will be out of town, search for a similar event in another city or organize your own (this is part of a coordinated effort)! Cheers, #nowarnz https://www.facebook.com/events/355644597900610/

NZ Commentary and reports on syria

A Yawning Gulf Of Hypocrisy: The Imperial West Prepares to Attack Syria By Chris Trotter – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/28/a-yawning-gulf-of-hypocrisy-the-imperial-west-prepares-to-attack-syria/#sthash.h6D261dN.dpuf

Pressure on NZ politicians after UK Commons rejects air strikes on Syria By Keith Locke – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/30/pressure-on-nz-politicians-after-uk-commons-rejects-air-strikes-on-syria/#sthash.Q2rAmBYt.dpuf

PM won’t rule out NZ support for military strike on Syria http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11116627

Living Decently In The Anglo-Saxon Fold: A Response to Josie Pagani By Chris Trotter – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/30/living-decently-in-the-anglo-saxon-fold-a-response-to-josie-pagani/#sthash.8ld4v8U3.dpuf

Don’t bomb Syria By Keith Locke http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/29/dont-bomb-syria/

SEPTEMBER 2-5, NZ TOUR: DR. JEFF HALPER, COORDINATING DIRECTOR, ISRAELI COMMITTEE AGAINST HOUSE DEMOLITIONS

 

‘Towards a just peace for Israel/Palestine’. Dr. Jeff Halper has been a peace and human rights activist for more than three decades. Born in Minnesota in the United States, he participated in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s. Halper immigrated to Israel in 1973 after attending rabbinical school and resisting military service in the Vietnam War. In Israel, Halper taught anthropology at Haifa and Ben-Gurion Universities. His academic research has focused on the history of Jerusalem in the modern era, contemporary Israeli culture, and the Middle East conflict. He is the author of Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century. During his mandatory Israeli military service, he refused to bear arms or serve in the occupied Palestinian territories. In 1997, Halper co-founded the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD) to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes.

CHRISTCHURCH: Mon 2 Sept. – 1. Uni meeting: 3pm at Room A9, Canterbury Uni. 2. Public meeting: 7pm at WEA, 59 Gloucester St, City.

WELLINGTON: Tues 3 Sept – Event to be confirmed

HAMILTON: Wed 4 Sept. – 12noon to 2pm, Room AG.30 Waikato Uni

AUCKLAND: Thurs 5 Sept – Public meeting: 7pm B28, Ak Uni Library Building

Free entry. Koha welcome

Hosted by Kia Ora Gaza, Students for Justice in Palestine, Wellington Palestine Group, GPJA – Global Peace & Justice Auckland, & PHRC – Palestine Human Rights Campaign.

Contact: office. Website: kiaoragaza.net.nz

DEMO 4 DEMOcracy

ww.kiwisconnect.org.nz

Calling all concerned citizens!

On September 1st 2013 there will be nationwide rallies which will unite Kiwis who are concerned about the loss of democracy occurring in New Zealand.

This is made clear in the government’s handling of the GCSB bill.

Foreign control, corporate takeover of education, asset sales, GE food, health, pesticides, unsustainable farming, destructive mining, and the TPPA all have the common theme of destroying our future.

We need to reduce the influence of corporate greed in NZ, and actively encourage democracy and sovereignty by promoting awareness of what is going on.

You may chose to bring pots and pans to bang, as in Iceland, or blow whistles to support whistle blowers as per Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning.

Auckland March and Rally Sept 1st. Gather at Britomart at 2pm for a march at 2.30. Walk to Albert Park via Wellesley St and Princes St.

Gather at the band rotunda for speeches and music.

Spread the word!

(For those outside Auckland, please see the web site for details of events In other areas.)

MINTO 4 MAYOR

 

Kia ora everyone,

The Mana crew will be out canvassing this weekend (going door to door and letterboxing leaflets as well) in Mangere for “Minto for Mayor” and our five fantastic local Mangere candidates.

We’d love to have support from anyone who can help. So if you are a Minto for Mayor supporter or a Mana member we’d love to see you for an hour or two (or longer) if you can this Saturday or Sunday.

It’s not hard and should be lots of fun…

We are meeting at 9am this Saturday at Nga Whare Waatea Marae, 31 Calthorp Close, Mangere (off Robertson Road)

(The marae is booked if people are coming from outside Tamaki and need a place to stay…)

Please let your family and friends know.

Regards,

John Minto

0220850161

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Callout for action and solidarity- Stop The Summit, rise up for climate justice and a fossil free future! Sept 18 & 19

Kia Ora Koutou,

Next month on the 18th and 19th September the Petroleum Summit is set to take place in Wellington.

Our oceans are being sold off, seismic surveying is set to take place in the Pegasus Basin and exploratory drilling in the Great South Basin and off Taranaki within months, onshore oil and gas production including fracking is expanding and our right to protest and privacy is being removed.

This Petroleum summit comes at a time when our climate, livelihoods and environment are being threatened like never before.

With representatives from the oil and gas industry and Government coming together for two days with the purpose of the expansion of this destructive and unsustainable industry, now is the time to act. Now is the time for us rise up and voice a collective NO to fossil fuel extraction agenda, and YES to a sustainable and equitable future.

Therefore, we are calling for action and solidarity from our allies around Aotearoa to join us in Wellington to stop this summit from it’s business as usual.

With the industry behind this summit threatening our future, and with summit sponsors such as war-mongering corporate giant Halliburton, we hope that groups and allies in peace and social justice movements will also join in this action.

We will meet on Wednesday 18th at 7.15am sharp outside the Railway Station (next to the Gandhi statue) and march to the Petroleum summit at Westpac Stadium. We will voice our opposition powerfully, creatively,and peacefully. We know it’s early, but we’ll have coffee on hand. Please be on time so we can march together.

Bring banners, noisemakers, whistles, pots, pans, costumes, musical instruments, friends, whanau and anything else to help make this event lively and festive.

If you are travelling from out of Wellington and need a place to stay, email the address below and we can help out. We also hope to have a chance to share some kai, stories, plans and korero on the evening of the 18th. Venue TBC

The oil and gas industry think they own Aotearoa and can carry out their national conference of polluters without a hitch. Lets show them they’re wrong.

For info or questions please email oilfreewellington

With aroha and solidarity The Oil Free Wellington Crew

“Thank you Edward Snowden! We say no to the surveillance state!”

Add your name to the growing list of people showing their support for Edward Snowden http://www.justiceonline.org/thank-you-edward-snowden/say-thank-you.html

WHAT’S ON IN AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND

Tuesday, September 3, 9am-4.20pm, Victoria University of Wellington, Pipitea Campus, Government Buildings Lecture Theatre 1 (GBLT1)
Creating a Safety Climate in New Zealand – Moving beyond Pike River and the Taskforce Report. Cost $135. (registration from 8.30am). For further information: Sue Ryall, Centre Manager, Industrial Relations Centre, VUW. Phone: 04 463 5143. Email: sue.ryall Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/vms/industrial-relations-centre

Tuesday, September 3, 6pm, Quaker Meeting House, 113, Mt Eden Rd, Auckland
Jeanette Fitzsimons, former MP and co-leader of the NZ Green Party will give the 2013 Quaker Lecture, entitled Enough! The Challenge of a Post-growth Economy. In this lecture, Jeanette Fitzsimons will explore the possibilities before us as humanity begins to reach the limits of growth modelled by the Club of Rome in 1972. She will expand on the notion of an Economy of Enough and the challenges which may lie before us as we re-develop our notions of capitalism, the monetary system, our values, community and ourselves as humans. Come and hear this thought-provoking lecture about a subject which affects us all.

Tuesday, September 3, 6.30pm, St Andrews in The Terrace, Wellington
Invitation – Arpilleras Exhibition Opening. Dear friends, We are very happy to invite you to the opening of the exhibition “Arpilleras in Contested Spaces” next Tuesday 3 September, 6.30 at St Andrews in The Terrace. Arpilleras are hand sewn tapestries shaped by a history of resistance. They began to be created in Chile by the families of the victims of the dictatorship, and since then they have served as an expression of different struggles in different contexts and continents. We are therefore very proud to have a selections of arpilleras coming to Aotearoa New Zealand. This event will include a cocktail, music, poetry and dance, and will also mark the anniversary of the 40 years of the coup d’état by Pinochet in Chile. It is part of the Third International Visual Methods Conference (http://visualmethods.org/). We hope you can join us in such special event, and take some time to visit the exhibition. This exhibition will be open from Tuesday to Friday next week, see the other flyer attached (“exhibition”) for opening hours. Un abrazo, Marcela

September 2-5, NZ Tour
DR. JEFF HALPER, COORDINATING DIRECTOR, ISRAELI COMMITTEE AGAINST HOUSE DEMOLITIONS. Dr. Jeff Halper has been a peace and human rights activist for more than three decades. Born in Minnesota in the United States, he participated in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements of the 1960s. Halper immigrated to Israel in 1973 after attending rabbinical school and resisting military service in the Vietnam War. In Israel, Halper taught anthropology at Haifa and Ben-Gurion Universities. His academic research has focused on the history of Jerusalem in the modern era, contemporary Israeli culture, and the Middle East conflict. He is the author of Between Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century. During his mandatory Israeli military service, he refused to bear arms or serve in the occupied Palestinian territories. In 1997, Halper co-founded the Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions (ICAHD) to challenge and resist the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes.

CHRISTCHURCH: Mon 2 Sept. – 1. Uni meeting: 3pm at Room A9, Canterbury Uni. 2. Public meeting: 7pm at WEA, 59 Gloucester St, City.

WELLINGTON: Tues 3 Sept – Event to be confirmed

HAMILTON: Wed 4 Sept. – 12noon to 2pm, Room AG.30 Waikato Uni

AUCKLAND: Thurs 5 Sept – Public meeting: 7pm B28, Ak Uni Library Building

Friday September 6, 5.30PM, Loaves and Fishes, cnr Hill and Molesworth Sts, Wellington
Inequality and the Living Wage fundraiser. Come and hear Max Rashbrooke talk about the response to his Inequality book , his recent tour with Robert Wade and the Living Wage campaign. There will be entertainment, and some union members will share their experiences of living on low pay. Drinks and nibbles – bring plenty of cash to donate to the Living Wage Wellington campaign. Please secure your ticket by paying in to Kiwibank 38-9014-0838964-00 and use the ref LW Wgtn. Entry $18.40 for those earning above the living wage. $5 for those earning below the living wage. Your contribution will help us campaign to lift wages for Wellington workers.

Saturday, September 7, 8pm, Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga, Auckland
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO CONMEMORATE CHILE- NZ 40 YEARS of SOLIDARITY, RESISTANCE and STRUGGLE (9-11-73 /2013). CULTURAL NIGHT ( with Special guests from Chile). $10. Music, Poetry and More. Note: Long Live the Chilean Revolution

Sunday, September 8, 6pm, The Victoria Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Rd, Devonport
‘FRANCES HA’ – MOVIE NIGHT: Come to the movies with us on 8th September and help support us and the Auckland Womens Centre. There’s a choice of 2 tickets:- $20 Movie Ticket Only; $25 Movie Ticket + Glass of Wine or Ice Cream. Contact the Office on 444 4618 or email us at women.ctr to get your ticket. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or direct credit. Alternatively tickets can be purchased through Auckland Womens Centre Ph: 376 3227 ext 0 or email info or – if you’re in the Ponsonby area – at the Womens Bookshop. A bit about the film ….. Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but shes not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption. (c) IFC Films
https://www.facebook.com/events/196478883847114/

Tuesday, September 10, 7.15pm, Laidlaw College, 80 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland
Standing up against poverty, violence and injustice – Helping your church get unstuck and stuck in. Public lecture by South American theologian, Ruth Padilla DeBorst. Laidlaw College, in partnership with World Vision and TEAR Fund, invite you to attend a free public lecture by South American theologian, Ruth Padilla DeBorst. A passionate advocate for the role of the church in addressing issues of social justice, Ruth will discuss how to empower (or disempower) church communities for engagement with issues of violence, poverty and injustice. Come join with others who share a concern for the church’s missional engagement with the communities of which they are a part, and gain ideas and inspiration for breathing new life into this area of Christian discipleship. RSVP: events by Friday 6 September. More information about Ruth Padilla DeBorst is at http://www.laidlaw.ac.nz/en/news-and-events/ruth-padilla-deborst

Wednesday, September 11
LEGAL SEMINAR ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT – PRESENTED BY GALVIN LAW: This seminar will be beneficial for women who are, or have been affected by, domestic violence as well as community workers, counsellors and anyone supporting women in this situation. This seminar is a women only event. Cost: $10 (waged) or $5 (Community Services Card/Unwaged). Call the office on 444 4618 to register your place.

Monday, September 16, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland
75th Anniversary of the Social Security Act 1938: ENOUGH OF THE BEST FOR ALL OF US – “There is enough of the best for all of us, and I want to bring about security for everyone during illness, whether it be temporary incapacity due to accident, or anything else. I should think it was the inalienable right of every person to be secured against distress of any form.” Michael Joseph Savage, Parliamentary speech during passage of the Social Security Act in 1938. Guest speakers: Associate Professor Susan St John; Māmari Stephens; Professor Paul Dalziel.

Monday, September 16, 5.30pm, Object Space, 8 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland
Attached an invitation to the Auckland launch of my book, Rebellious Mirrors, community-based theatre in Aotearoa, at Object Space, 8 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Monday 16th Sept.,5.30pm-7.00pm.Please feel free to flick this invitation on to anyone you feel may be interested. Paul Maunder

Friday, September 20, 7pm, 3 Pearce St, Onehunga, Auckland
You are invited to join us for an exciting night of Culture, Live music with Calle Latina, Cuban Accent, with Special guest Mallarauco and Traditional dances by Macondo , The Cuban Grove , food, bar and much more!! Estas invitado a participar en la celebración de la Fiesta de Chile que estará llena de cultura, música en vivo con Calle Latina, The Cuban Accent, tradicionales música con Mallarauco bailes con Macondo y Bailes de Salsa con The Cuban grove, comida, bar y mucho mas… buy you Ticket now!! $10 Entry only cash https://www.facebook.com/events/423572647757106/

Saturday, October 5, 4 pm, Trades Hall 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Jeremy Bally is Peddling for Papua. West Papua Action Auckland and Global Peace and Justice Auckland invites you to an event with Jeremy Bally a young Canadian who is “Peddling for Papua” through 7 Countries and 12,000 kilometres. Jeremy has been inspired by his visit to West Papua to tell the story of the West Papuan struggle for freedom from genocide and Indonesian occupation He offers a one man multi-media show which highlights the voices of West Papuan people. He will be cycling the North and South islands promoting awareness of the hidden conflict in West Papua.

JOIN THE 2013 SOLIDARITY BRIGADE TO VENEZUELA – DECEMBER 4-13, 2013
Witness a people’s revolution in action. The Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network’s 14th international solidarity brigade to Venezuela this December is a very special opportunity to observe, learn about and be inspired by the Bolivarian revolution that is transforming Latin America and challenging the greed and exploitation of global capitalism by showing that a better world is possible. Since 1998, when the late Hugo Chavez was first elected president, the Bolivarian revolution has achieved remarkable things by putting control of Venezuela’s politics and economy back into the hands of the poor majority. Despite the challenges created by Chavez’s death last March and the right-wing’s campaign to undermine new President Nicolas Maduro, this people-power driven revolution continues to flourish and defy all attempts by the imperialism-backed opposition to destroy it.
Brigade registration and costs: The registration deadline for the 2013 brigade is September 1, 2013. Accommodation, transport within Venezuela and English-Spanish translation throughout the brigade will be organised for all participants by the AVSN. Participants will need to book their own international airfares. Please do not purchase your tickets before the registration deadline of September 1. In addition to your international airfare, you will need to budget for approximately $1200. This will cover your brigade registration fee ($500 for waged workers or $350 for students/pensioners), and your food, transport and (shared) accommodation in Venezuela. To register or for more information: EMAIL: brigades www.venezuelasolidarity.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROCHOICE HIGHWAY
Many thanks to all for a great 24 July Auckland launch of Fighting to Choose: The Abortion Rights Struggle in New Zealand. The follow-up book tour-cum-roadshow, Prochoice Highway, kicks off next month, and runs till the end of the year. If you’d like to follow the Highway via occasional email updates, this link will take you to a page where you can sign up. Otherwise your in-box will be left in peace from now on (unless, that is, you already happen to be a subscriber). Ngā mihi nui, Alison McCulloch

COROMANDEL WATCHDOG
Please see attached our Winter Newsletter. It has been a busy year for Hauraki/Coromandel with the Manaia campaign, closely followed by the Regatta and most recently the protest to protect Parakiwai, as well as expanding threats of mining in areas that are totally inappropriate. The government continue to present short-sighted committment to facilitating the mineral industry over and above communities and the environment. Thank you for being part of protecting the Coromandel, we know that communities deserve better than short-term unsustainable economic solutions and together we can save the Coromandel from this. Do not hesitate to get in touch with your ideas and/or to volunteer your time.
Kind Regards, Renee Annan, Coordinator, Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki. m: 0220181764 www.watchdog.org.nz Newsletter: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/18076151/Newsletter%20Winter%202013%20for%20email.pdf

ROGER AWARD
Nominations are open for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa – New Zealand in 2013. Download a nomination form here http://bit.ly/13RBjuT

LIVING WAGE TO FEATURE AT LOCAL ELECTIONS
Candidates will be asked by communities to step up for a Living Wage at this year’s local body elections in Auckland, Wellington and beyond. The Living Wage Movement will hold seven meetings in Auckland with communities that want to see employees and contracted workers at Auckland Council paid a Living Wage. Living Wage Aotearoa NZ will join with the following Auckland communities to call for a Living Wage and to support other critical issues that really matter to their communities:

Women @ Columbus Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby | September 3, 6-8pm

Youth @ Auckland University quad | September 4, 12.30-1.30pm

Migrant and Refugees @ Mays Rd Memorial Hall | September 7, 4-6pm

Faith-based groups @ Columbus Centre, Ponsonby | September 10, 7-9pm

West Auckland communities @ Tuvalu Church, Aetna Pl | September 18, 6-8pm

Pacific Communities @ Pacific Island Church Otara | October 4, 5-7pm

And for Wellington they are:

St Peters on Willis, 7-9pm, Monday, 23 September

Victoria University, 1pm, 25 September

Pacific Islander Presbyterian Church, Newtown, 2-4pm, Saturday 28 September

BEST ON THE WEB

NEW ZEALAND

From New Zealand – Paper Cranes for Continuing Appeals to Aquino: SURFACE DESAPARECIDOS, FREE POLITICAL PRISONERS http://aps-nz.org/2013/08/20/from-new-zealand-paper-cranes-for-continuing-appeals-to-aquino-surface-desaparecidos-free-political-prisoners/

Fonterra: Reputation dragged through the muck http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/agribusiness/9067701/Reputation-dragged-through-the-muck

Allison Jones: Estuarine marinas a ticking slime bomb http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11111034

Malcolm Rewa victims call for Teina Pora inquiry – Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Malcolm-Rewa-victims-call-for-Teina-Pora-inquiry/tabid/1771/articleID/309980/Default.aspx#ixzz2cf83Fold

Christians, Muslims and others show solidarity with Egypt http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00327/christians-muslims-and-others-show-solidarity-with-egypt.htm

The fight for our fish is far from over http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00326/the-fight-for-our-fish-is-far-from-over.htm

John Minto for Mayor: “We need a Kiwi socialism” http://fightback.org.nz/2013/08/24/john-minto-for-mayor-we-need-a-kiwi-socialism/

EYEWITNESS – A New Zealander in Gezi Park http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/eyewitness-new-zealander-in-gezi-park.html

Housing is a social good, not a market product https://www.facebook.com/HousingIsASocialGoodNotAMarketProduct

Public Health and Disability Amendment Bill as brutal to human rights as GCSB By Latifa Daud – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/25/public-health-and-disability-amendment-bill-as-brutal-to-human-rights-as-gcsb/#sthash.UNIWLViE.dpuf

Will Labour turn left at the crossroads? Or will the 1980s stranglehold remain? By John Minto – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/25/will-labour-turn-left-at-the-crossroads-or-will-the-1980s-stranglehold-remain/#sthash.yn8qgOMj.dpuf

Bryan Bruce: Charter schools’ murky screening policy ripe for abuse http://www.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=11115226

Anne Hunt speaks out for justice http://wheelerscornernz.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/anne-hunt-speaks-out-for-justice.html

Al Jazeera Staff Detained In Egypt – Includes Kiwi Wayne Hay – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/30/al-jazeera-staff-detained-in-egypt-includes-kiwi-wayne-hay/#sthash.4kaBZ616.dpuf

Racism: You Have to Face it to Fix It http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00338/racism-you-have-to-face-it-to-fix-it.htm

NZ – GCSB

Gordon Campbell on the Police refusal to prosecute the GCSB http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2013/08/30/2917/

GCSB Illegalities: Cops Investigate Themselves – Decide ‘No Intent’ To Break Law http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/29/cops-investigate-themselves-and-find-themselves-not-guilty-of-their-request-for-the-gcsb-to-illegally-spy-on-dotcom/

No charges against GCSB over spying dismays http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9104594/Police-conflict-over-illegal-GCSB-spying

GCSB spying illegal, but no charges laid http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11116460

BTW, the NZ Police can use PRISM against you now http://publicaddress.net/onpoint/btw-the-nz-police-can-use-prism-against-you/

GCSB bill’s passage will be welcomed in Washington http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00288/gcsb-bills-passage-will-be-welcomed-in-washington.htm

Spy law MPs target of ‘hacktivist’ group http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11115359

Silence of the lambs: freedom of speech in New Zealand by Anne Salmond http://www.pundit.co.nz/content/silence-of-the-lambs-freedom-of-speech-in-new-zealand-0

Al Jazeera’s The Stream Features NZ’s New GCSB Spy Laws – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/28/al-jazeeras-the-stream-features-nzs-new-gcsb-spy-laws/

The GCSB Bill has passed – if you refuse to accept that, here’s what I think we should do next – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/21/the-gcsb-bill-has-passed-if-you-refuse-to-accept-that-heres-what-i-think-we-should-do-next/#sthash.dIURjsfJ.dpuf

GCSB Public Meeting – Auckland Town Hall – August 19, 2013

PM’s popularity poleaxed by GCSB Bill By John Minto – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/21/pms-popularity-poleaxed-by-gcsb-bill/#sthash.PdufPDsp.dpuf

Gordon Campbell on the final round for the GCSB Bill http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2013/08/20/gordon-campbell-on-the-final-round-for-the-gcsb-bill/

The voices of the GCSB protest http://thestandard.org.nz/the-voices-of-the-gcsb-protest/

Graham Mandeno: Open letter to John Key http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11111371

Labour/ Greens 48% (up 9%) surge ahead of National Party 44% (down 7%) as Parliament debates contentious GCSB ‘Spying’ Bill http://www.roymorgan.com.au/findings/5113-new-zealand-voting-intention-august-2013-201308200137

PM accuses Shearer of terrorism fear http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9064153/PM-accuses-Shearer-of-terrorism-fear

GCSB fight part of global struggle http://www.waateanews.com/waateanews/x_story_id/NTE4Nw==/National/story/GCSB-fight-part-of-global-struggle

Stop the #GCSB Bill! Photos & Video https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151538906971372.1073741853.10779081371&type=1

GCSB- Questions? http://thestandard.org.nz/gcsb-questions/

Laws would allow ministers to enlist internet companies http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9061428/Laws-would-allow-ministers-to-enlist-internet-companies

Labour reaches out to Dunne over GCSB bill http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/labour-reaches-dunne-over-gcsb-bill-5537079

John Key’s press conference walkout goes viral http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/john-key-s-press-conference-walkout-goes-viral-5537416

David Cunliffe: GCSB and Related Legislation Amendment Bill – Committee Stages

I was targeted by terrorists and I don’t need the GCSB http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/blog/i-was-targeted-by-terrorists-and-i-dont-need-/blog/46305/

Transcript: Kim Dot Com – Stop the GCSB Bill Meeting – 19/08/2013 http://politicallycorrectednz.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/transcript-kim-dot-com-stop-the-gcsb-bill-meeting-19082013/

Hone Harawira speaks at the GCSB public meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RgpKYH1Tk4c#t=10

Transcript of Nicky Hager from GCSB Town Hall Public Meeting – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/26/transcript-of-nicky-hager-from-gcsb-town-hall-public-meeting/#sthash.DN1IhFNK.dpuf

Transcript of Professor Jane Kelsey from GCSB Town Hall Public Meeting – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/24/transcript-of-professor-jane-kelsey-from-gcsb-town-hall-public-meeting/#sthash.ZON4t3i2.vWw6gPyj.dpuf

Kiwis do care, prime minister http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9066527/Kiwis-do-care-prime-minister

Objection Letter on the GCSB Bill and Other Related Matters to the Governor-General of New Zealand http://snoopman.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/objection-letter-on-the-gcsb-bill-and-other-related-matters-to-the-governor-general-of-new-zealand/

Trust honest John to keep spy laws on the level By Brian Rudman http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11111668

The GCSB Bill – John Key Continues To Lie http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kr8W4a4uvYc#t=11

GCSB bill passes – Resistance continues http://iso.org.nz/2013/08/21/gcsb-bill-passes-resistance-continues/

Free media deemed a threat to national security By Keith Locke – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/26/free-media-deemed-a-threat-to-national-security/#sthash.xkTwZ9oJ.dpuf

Rulers Without Faces: Plumbing the Depths of New Zealand’s “Deep State” By Chris Trotter See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/24/rulers-without-faces-plumbing-the-depths-of-new-zealands-deep-state/#sthash.qq7KfwPJ.dpuf

Mass surveillance, freedom and the Nasdaq crash. By James Ritchie – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/26/mass-surveillance-freedom-and-the-nasdaq-crash/#sthash.Z46L9n0F.dpuf

Mana: Repeal the GCSB Bill ASAP http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/21/repeal-the-gcsb-bill-asap-2/

#Anonymous challenges NZ govt decision to spy on its citizens #opKiwiFreedom #GCSB #TICS http://news.tangatawhenua.com/archives/23796

Anonymous – #opKiwiFreedom http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00336/anonymous-opkiwifreedom.htm

NZ – POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

Inside NZ: Mind the Gap http://www.tv3.co.nz/INSIDE-NEW-ZEALAND-Mind-The-Gap/tabid/3692/articleID/94816/Default.aspx

CPAG launches child abuse series http://www.cpag.org.nz/in-focus/child-abuse-poverty-what-are-the-links/media-release-launch-of-child-abuse-and-poverty/

“A tale of two cities” or “The column the NZ Herald declined to publish” By John Minto – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/28/a-tale-of-two-cities-or-the-column-the-nz-herald-declined-to-publish/#sthash.WWXEu0h9.dpuf

Soaring profit lands Luxon bonus http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9104660/Soaring-profit-lands-Luxon-bonus

NZ – ECONOMY

Doco slams ‘trickle-down’ economics http://www.3news.co.nz/Doco-slams-trickle-down-economics/tabid/1607/articleID/311040/Default.aspx

Jane Kelsey: Trade talks failing to deliver on deadline http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11114687

Tax havens: natural – and inescapable – product of capitalism http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/tax-havens-natural-and-inescapable-product-of-capitalism/

Espiner: Deregulation’s unfortunate experiment http://www.stuff.co.nz/blogs/opinion/9083149/Espiner-Deregulations-unfortunate-experiment

The lies Key spins for the TPPA By Martyn Bradbury – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/08/29/the-lies-key-spins-for-the-tppa/#sthash.lZ2mXOwM.dpuf

Cost of Mighty River sale keeps on rising http://thestandard.org.nz/cost-mighty-river-sale-keeps-rising/

NZ – WORKRIGHTS

 

Unite makes gains on insecure hours in McDonald’s contract http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/unite-makes-gains-on-insecure-hours-in-mcdonalds-contract/

Unite Union Zero Hour Contracts Victory http://www.95bfm.com/default,212520.sm

Helen Kelly- Fairness at Work rally https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40K3wP8E16A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

EPMU Bill Newson speaks out

Thousands rally against employment law changes http://www.3news.co.nz/Thousands-rally-against-employment-law-changes/tabid/1607/articleID/310942/Default.aspx

Thousands rally in Auckland against employment law changes http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/thousands-rally-in-auckland-against-employment-law-changes-5546629

Fairness At Work Rally

Thousands rally against proposed employment reforms http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/thousands-rally-against-proposed-employment-reforms-5537417

1500 rally against employment changes http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00266/1500-rally-against-employment-changes.htm

1200 rally for Fairness at Work in Christchurch http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00409/1200-rally-for-fairness-at-work-in-christchurch.htm

Workers take a stand http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/hutt-valley/9089770/Workers-take-a-stand

CTU: Select Committee urged to drop unfair employment Bill http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00298/select-committee-urged-to-drop-unfair-employment-bill.htm

Ports of Auckland dispute newsletter 21 August 2013 http://www.munz.org.nz/2013/08/22/ports-of-auckland-dispute-newsletter-21-august-2013/

Migrant job policy ‘flawed’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11114266

Young workers cast aside by Minister Bridges http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00412/young-workers-cast-aside-by-minister-bridges.htm Denise Roche: Fairness at Work – Why union members are rallying http://blog.greens.org.nz/2013/08/28/fairness-at-work-why-union-members-are-rallying/

From the archives: General strike in Auckland (1913), Bert Roth http://vomitingdiamonds.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/general-strike-in-auckland-1913-bert-roth/

Is this work or slavery? http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/270628/work-or-slavery

Safety Video Needed For Air NZ Staff http://thestandard.org.nz/safety-video-needed-air-nz-staff/

Flexible Superannuation threatens tired old workers http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1308/S00355/flexible-superannuation-threatens-tired-old-workers.htm

One Response to GPJA #475: Middle East Forum Monday / Anti-war protest Sat / DEMO 4 DEMOcracy Sunday

  1. David Colbourn says:

    Congratulations to whoever it is that provides the follow up reading list.This is a great selection.Especially the stuff on the GCSB.Grat stuff mate.

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