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Photos from day of action against benefit cuts

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A good day at the Wellington day of action against benefit cuts outside the Wellington Dixon St Work and Income office. After speeches on disability access, solo mums, unemployment and the punitive culture of work and income, a number of people tried to present urine samples to the winz office in protest at recently instituted mandatory drug testing.

The New Australian

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The New Australian

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Cybercrime Prevention Law of the Philippines

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As the country commemorates the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, the nation remembers the dark era of the dictatorship and honors the memory of those who fought to restore democracy. However, while the days of military rule are long gone, vestiges of its legacy have found its way to the present times. A case in point is the recently passed Cybercrime Prevention Law.

Syria: Total solidarity with the people, down with the dictatorship.

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September 16, 2012 -- CounterPunch, via Green Left Weekly -- Angered by the non-stop, one-sided propaganda on CNN and BBC World, usually a prelude to NATO bombing campaigns (including the six-month onslaught on Libya, the casualties of which are still hidden from the public) or direct occupations, I was asked to explain my views on RTV [Russia Today].

Muslim anger and the ethical human rights approach.

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Muslim anger and the ethical human rights approach.



Anthony Ravlich
Chairperson
Human Rights Council (New Zealand)
10D/15 City Rd.
Auckland City.
Ph: (0064) (09) 940 9658
 


Statement by our council on the recent riots in Bangladesh.

Capitalist Economic Relations

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The Fragile False Hope of Representative Democracy

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"Millions of people relying solely on the tenuous chance of victory of a single man in a single rigged contest is NEVER a recipe for liberty." - Tyler Durden, 

Crown Law also Dotcom lawbreakers?

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The furore over the illegal GCSB surveillance of Kim Dotcom may be compounded by the involvement of Crown Law in the case.

In the Auckland High Court on Wednesday, it was revealed that two members of Crown Law were at a briefing with members of Police and the GCSB only days before the illegal surveillance began.

Anti Poverty Group Challenges John Key Charity Farce

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AAAP will hold a picket outside a charity lunch tomorrow to highlight the hypocrisy of John Key raising money for kids while implementing destructive welfare reform.

The picket will start at 11:30 and will be held at 159 Lincoln Rd, Henderson.

Philippines: The Marcos’ Legacy of Fraudulent and Illegitimate Debts

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AS THE NATION remembers today the declaration of Martial Law and the imposition of the Marcos fascist dictatorship 40 years ago — we recall not only the crimes and abuses, but the valiant struggles of our people to end the tyrannical regime.

Today is a day of remembering, so that we will not forget this dark chapter in our nation’s history and will not allow it to happen again.