Danger lurks over the war on ISIS

Mahendra Sukhdeo –  mahendranz@yahoo.co.nz Until last month, the West, led by the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ (including Australia and New Zealand) lethally attacked ISIS both militarily and verbally. The Propaganda War was more vicious as the West portrayed the fledgling Sunni led home-grown fighting fleet as a terrorist troop that needed to be totally annihilated. The mainstream media, as usual,…

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TPPA is the last hope for global trade pacts

Editorial One The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) signed by 12 countries in Atlanta (USA) on October 4, 2015 represents a new phase in multilateral relationship with the potential to become a global partnership in trade and commerce. It also represents victory for New Zealand, especially Trade Minister Tim Groser, who has spent years of negotiations, trotting the world and subjecting…

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Terror supersedes benevolence in Middle East

Editorial One Call it ‘Arab Spring,’ ‘Revolt against despotism’ or ‘Cry of Democracy,’ the Middle East has become the world’s most dangerous place for human existence, beating even some of the poorest countries of Africa where human survival has other afflictions. While the Israel-Palestine conflict has remained unresolved for seven decades, recent events in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Libya have…

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Are we prepared for the big bang migration?

Editorial One You would never fail to notice the excitement in the eyes of those (especially statisticians, immigration officials and the Party in power) when they exclaim (with pride or prejudice), “We are increasingly becoming multicultural and New Zealand is the most tolerant society in the world and welcomes foreigners with open arms.” Rhetoric and propaganda apart, one question that…

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