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France taken to ICC over nuclear tests

Article – RNZ

France is being taken to the International Criminal Court over its nuclear weapons testing in French Polynesia. Read more »

Global warming: ‘we now need to question ourselves’

Article – RNZ

Global warming above 1.5 degrees celsius would threaten the very fabric of Pacific islands and communities, a Pacific environmental agency says. Read more »

Australian Complicity: Nauru and Silencing Journalism

Article – Binoy Kampmark

Journalism is getting something of a battering in Australia. At the parliamentary level, laws have passed that would be inimical to any tradition versed in the bill of rights. (Australia, not having such a restraining instrument on political zeal, … Read more »

Mediawatch: The PM in US at the UN

Article – RNZ

Jacinda Ardern – and her family – attracted plenty of attention at the UN in New York this week. She was even cast as an antidote to Trumpism. But did the media mistake exposure and international interest for genuine impact and influence? Read more »

Tolaga Bay company’s illegal logging history revealed

Article – RNZ

The Malaysian owner of a forestry company blamed for tonnes of debris washing up in Tolaga Bay has been fined twice for illegal logging overseas, but it took the Overseas Investment Office nine years to realise. Read more »

The Woes of Climate Change States

Article – Binoy Kampmark

As Australias tattered yet new government, led by the increasingly oafish and amateurish Scott Morrison trundled into its post-climate phase, states which see their existence as dependent on the cutting of carbon emissions have been more than … Read more »

Nauru refugees: NZ doing all it can, says PM

Article – RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern met with agencies helping refugees in Nauru yesterday but didn’t meet directly with refugees. Read more »

Labour and NZ First differ over refugee increase

Article – RNZ

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has thrown a major spanner in the works of Labour’s plan to double the refugee quota, saying his party never agreed to that. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the fuss over the PM’s Pacific Forum Trip

Column – Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the fuss and fighting over the PMs Pacific Forum trip First published on Werewolf Read more »

PM to ask questions of NZ journalist’s detention in Nauru

Article – RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will be asking for more detail about the detention of a New Zealand journalist in Nauru when she arrives for the Pacific Islands’ Forum. Read more »

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