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Archive for December, 2014

2014: The Erosion of Democracy and Accountability

Opinion – Ann-Marie de Veer

The year 2014 began in the wake of seven months of revelations sourced by the whistleblower Edward Snowden who had exposed the illegal mass surveillance of the Worlds’ public by ECHELON , a global signals intelligence ( SIGINT ) network operated by Australia, … Read more »

ASCC Alumni Association Announces Fall 2014 Scholarship

Press Release – American Samoa Community College

The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Alumni Association offers one of several scholarships available to students who do not quality for the federal financial aid available to those born as US nationals or citizens. Read more »

US business school sends students Coast-to-Coast

Press Release – Tai Poutini Polytechnic

A top United States business school is about to send 12 students to Tai Poutini Polytechnic for a leadership training course with a special Kiwi flavour. Between 29 December and 6 January, the group will make their way from the Tasman Sea on the South Islands … Read more »

Jim Miles: Year End Interviews pt. II – Conservative Canards

Article – Jim Miles

It is the time of year for the mainstream media to make its lists, check them twice with the pundits, and find out who is naughty and who is nice. While not officially a year end review, I have recently commented on Evan Solomons interview with General … Read more »

Background to the NZMC Water Policy Framework

Press Release – Maori Council

Background to the NZMC Water Policy Framework 22 December 2014 SECTION 1. ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY AND LAW This section examines the ethical content of the policy. Other sections will be added as the work is progressed. Proposal in brief The New Zealand … Read more »

Nepal launches National Zero Hunger Challenge

Press Release – FAO

Kathmandu, Nepal, 19 December 2014 The Government of Nepal, with the collaboration and support of the United Nations, today launched a national Zero Hunger Challenge, a major initiative to eradicate hunger in the Himalayan country by 2025. Read more »

No More Khirbet Khizehs

Column – David Swanson

On the day in 2014 that I read the new English translation of Khirbet Khizeh, Tom Engelhardt published a blog post rewriting recent news articles on the U.S. Senate’s torture report as a 2019 Senate report on drone murders. Read more »

Our Three Wishes for Christmas

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

This year Rural Women ran a very successful awareness campaign, under the umbrella of Its OK to Ask for Help, on how to stay safe in the home and where to go for help. Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: Tsunami anniversary, kicking the habit

Press Release – Science Media Centre

In This Issue: Merry Christmas; Science radar; Kicking the habit; Boxing Day Tsunami; Policy news; SAVVY; New from the SMC; Sciblogs highlights; Research highlights Read more »

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings from Pacific Scoop

PMC Merry Christmas 2014 425wide

The team at the Pacific Media Centre and Pacific Scoop wish you all the best for 2015.

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