Police “Terror” Boss Has History Of Activist Harassment – Nicky Hager

By Joseph BarrattThe anti-terrorism unit commanded by Assistant Police Commissioner Jon White which led last week’s so-called “terror raids” around the country – arresting 17 political activists – has a history of harassing and imprisoning protestors engaged in legitimate political protest, according to noted author and investigator Nicky Hager. Hager is author of the acclaimed […]

Civil rights concerns over DNA

There are civil rights concerns over National’s plans to extend the use of DNA to catch criminals. The party has proposed DNA samples could be taken from anyone arrested for any crime which carries a prison sentence. Leader John Key says the samples and records would be destroyed in cases where charges are dropped or […]

China denies role in NZ cyber attack

The Chinese Government denies it is involved in attempts to hack into New Zealand Government computer systems – despite strong hints that its spies’ activities had been detected. The Security Intelligence Service has confirmed that its staff detected information has been stolen and software installed to take control of computer systems. Prime Minister Helen Clark […]

Central bankers warn housing crisis could hit whole US economy

BASEL, Switzerland (AFP) – The crisis in the US housing market risks spreading to the whole of the nation’s economy, European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet said Monday on behalf of world central bankers.Trichet was speaking in his capacity as head of the G10 group of central bankers from industrialised and emerging economies, who met […]

American Economy: R.I.P.

Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions. A lifelong Republican.  By Paul Craig Roberts 09/10/07 “ICH’ — – The US economy continues its […]

Is China Dumping the U.S. Dollar?

September 10, 2007 | From theTrumpet.com Questions loom whether China is behind recent dollar sales—if it is, America’s way of life is about to change. The only question is how badly and how fast. By Robert MorleyThe U.S. dollar is standing at the edge of a cliff, and most people don’t even know it. Data […]

Peaceful Sydney Anti-Bush, Anti-Iraq Shattered By Police Violence : “That’s The Way We Do Business Now”

Police Removed Mandatory ID Badges Before Unleashing On Protesters Media Assaulted & Arrested, Women Shoved And Knocked Down, Hundreds Of Undercover Police Infiltrated The Crowd Hundreds of uniformed police removed their ID tags before the arrests and violence began They came in their thousands, in defiance of a month long fear and intimidation campaign by […]

Showdown time as Clark heads to Apec

Showdown time as Clark heads to Apec By TRACY WATKINS in Sydney – The Dominion Post | Friday, 7 September 2007Prime Minister Helen Clark arrives in Sydney today to unprecedented security and a showdown over nuclear power. As police prepare for a big protest march tomorrow, expected to attract 20,000 people, Sydney-siders are reporting security […]

Aussie march to go ahead despite court order

David Edwards and Muriel Kane Published: Thursday September 6, 2007   Australians hoping to demonstrate against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum summit which President Bush is attending in Sydney have been denied permission by a court to march near the security zone. A small march by students protesting the Iraq War and global warming […]

Aussie senator calls Bush ‘dunderhead’

Greens Party leader Senator Bob Brown An outspoken Australian politician has called US President George W. Bush a ‘dunderhead’ for sending troops to Iraq. Bush, whose five-day visit has placed Australia’s biggest city Sydney under a security lockdown, spent the day in talks with Prime Minister John Howard. Meanwhile, Greens Party leader Senator Bob Brown […]

Pro-Bush Group Allowed, Protest Group Banned at APEC

Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet Wednesday, September 5, 2007 A pro-Bush organization have been allowed to demonstrate within the 3-mile-wide security cage that has been erected around the business district in Sydney for the APEC summit, while authorities have banned other protest groups from even marching up to the police line outside in a brazen […]

Sydney : Inside ‘The Cage’

“We’re Like A Bunch Of F*cking Rats In A Maze!” The ‘steel wall’ goes up only metres from the Sydney Opera House. Report And Photos By Darryl Mason On the outside of the ‘steel wall’ stretching five kilometres through the centre of Sydney, it looks like a fence. A three metre high, concrete reinforced fence. […]

Rice wants to visit NZ – Peters

United States Secretary of States Condoleezza Rice is keen to visit New Zealand, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said. He met Dr Rice yesterday on the fringes of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum being held in Sydney under tight security. read more

Privatise jails and cut frills: report

By Claire Trevett  An independent report recommends ways to cut costs in NZ prisons. Photo / Derek Flynn Less pretty landscaping, having prisoners share toilets and privatisation of prisons are among solutions an independent report has given to building cheaper prisons. An independent report into how the Government could save money when building prisons says […]

USA 1984 has arrived

Big Brother USA: Surveillance Via “Tagging, Tracking, and Locating” The Militarization of U.S. Public Service Agencies by Laurel Federbush Global Research, September 3, 2007 According to the 2005 Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support, “the terrorist enemy now considers the US homeland a preeminent part of the global theater of combat, and so must […]