US says it has right to kidnap British citizens

AMERICA has told Britain that it can “kidnap” British citizens if they are wanted for crimes in the United States. A senior lawyer for the American government has told the Court of Appeal in London that kidnapping foreign citizens is permissible under American law because the US Supreme Court has sanctioned it. The admission will […]

The Live Taser Saucer To Become A Reality.

One of the biggest Taser representatives outside the US base has declared the company’s intention to produce and sell internationally a small airborne drone version of the weapon that can administer electrical jolts of 50,000 volts. Antoine di Zazzo has told the AFP that his French company is “developing a mini-flying saucer like drone which […]

Terrorism bill passed into law

A Black day For Aotearoa! (Travellerev) LATEST: Parliament today voted 108-13 to strengthen terrorism suppression laws, but was told the bill had no relevance to last month’s police raids and the Solicitor-General’s ruling against charges under the Terrorism Suppression Act. We may need new domestic terrorism laws – Nats The Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill was […]

Mass raid stuns veteran unionist

More intimidation and stifling of dissent. A 72-year-old socialist worker who has been protesting against the “anti-terror” raids had his own home searched by police yesterday over an alleged kidnapping. Jimmy O’Dea, a veteran trade unionist who has prostate cancer, said he had no idea why eight carloads of police arrived in the afternoon at […]

Evidence ‘will judge raids’

Prime Minister Helen Clark says the police operation against alleged terrorists operating out of the Urewera training camps will be judged “on the strength of the evidence”, as fresh claims emerge. Among those claims yesterday was a report in the Sunday Star-Times that Miss Clark, Opposition leader John Key and US President George W Bush […]

Rising Energy Costs Could Affect BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto Share Prices

Posted by Dan Denning on May 25th, 2007 Finding the lowest-cost producer is becoming increasingly important in the mining industry. Prices for base metals are high. Some of this comes from supply/demand dynamics. And some is the result of inflation (a deteriorating U.S. dollar.) Either way, the price signals in the resource market are telling […]

We’ll break US free trade barrier – Nats

National leader John Key today unveiled plans to negotiate a free trade agreement with the US, which the government is yet to succeed in doing since it came to power in 1999. National will soon release a foreign policy paper with the key objective of preparing the ground for negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) […]

The selling off of Canada

By MICHAEL HARRISAt what point does Canada become a toy country? In August, the last of the major Canadian steel makers was sold to United States Steel Corporation for $1.1 billion. Earlier, Dofasco was sold to a European company which has since been swallowed up by Mittal Steel Co. of India. This latest foreign takeover […]

Communities Take Power

by Doug Pibel The Citizens of Barnstead, New Hampshire, Used Local Law to Keep Corporate Giants Out of Their Water Gail Darrell, center, and other Barnstead, New Hampshire, residents pressed for a law to counter the “tyranny and usurpation” of the people’s right to govern themselves, especially with regard to water. Gordon Preston, left, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Will Rule?

by Michael Marx and Marjorie Kelly Citizen movements are proving that we can take on corporate power, and together build a future that works for all life. Illustration by Don Baker for YES! Magazine. Corporate power lies behind nearly every major problem we face—from stagnant wages and unaffordable health care to overconsumption and global warming. […]