Friday, 13 July 2018

Free speech for racists, Nurses strike, WC 29 15th July 2018

Wheeler's Corner NZ 29 15th July 2018
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1. This from the Standard:
The free speech coalition has appeared, with one purpose and one purpose only, to make sure that the voices of extreme right wing bigots are heard.
Their fundraising prowess is admirable. They were able to raise $50,000 towards legal fees for a possible court case in only one day.
Their sense of economics is not so admirable, they could hire any number of private facilities for extended periods of time for a lot less than this. Why not spend the money on expensive lawyers instead, especially if they can possibly cause political damage to Auckland’s labour aligned mayor.
Those involved have a certain, ahem, pedigree. But not the sort that would make me think they are logical guardians of our rights to free speech.
Don Brash.
There is Don Brash, whose commitment to the freedom of the publication of ideas is such that he once took out a pre-emptive injunction trying to stop the publication of Nicky Hager’s book Hollow Men.
And he is also totally opposed to the use of Maori. Freedom of speech as long as it is not about him and is in English.
There is Michael Bassett who is an unreformed Rogernome and who still chips at Labour ever chance that he gets
There is also Ashley Church who thinks that white male privilege is not a real thing.
Also Dr. David Cumin who thought that the New Zealand supported UN resolution on Palestine at the end of last year unfairly demonised Israel and who opposes “hateful” graffiti that attacks Israel. Anti Israeli graffiti clearly for him is not the exercise of free speech.
There is Melissa Derby who opposed changing the law so that hate speech against Muslim immigrants could be targeted on the grounds that it was discriminating against Maori. No I can’t work this out either.
There is Stephen Franks, a former ACT MP and Lawyer whose political campaign team was once implicated in the tearing down of posters containing messages they did not like.
There is AUT professor Paul Moon who thinks that opposing hate speech is damaging to free speech. At least he is being consistent.
And there is Lindsay Perigo who does not like people exercising their right to free speech on radio stations if they have a kiwi accent.
There is Rachel Poulain who I have never heard of.
Chris Trotter is there. His commitment to principle is admirable but freedom of speech is only one of a number of important rights and the extreme right use it to attack other rights”.
Jordan Williams.
And there is Jordan Williams. He has some history. He did not like it when Eleanor Catton criticised National and is not happy about Colin Craig exercising his right to free speech and say not very nice things about Williams.
And where were all these people when Bob Jones was firing legal letters at others who were exercising their rights to free speech?

You can click on the above reference to read the whole Standard really is most revealing. Don Brash seems to have endless amounts of money available to spend, he has stated that his group has raised 50.000 to spend on court costs. It would seem that he should go live in Australia because his policy direction matches Australia more than it does NZ. When one looks at the Brash supporters closely they have one thing in common they are all right-wing ex-mates of Roger Douglas and his failed Act Party hacks.
Comparing Australian and US policy regarding immigration matters and the mistreatment of Indigenous peoples:
This weeks Aljazeera lead item on the subject doves tails neatly into the reasons why White Racists value the freedom of Free speech.

Separating families, deporting parents, caging children: from opposite sides of the globe, the United States and Australia have been trading ideas for punishing people who cross their borders for some years now.
In August last year, President Donald Trump praised Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for the Australian policy of refusing entry to asylum seekers who arrive by boat. It is official Australian policy to detain future arrivals through systematically cruel treatment in offshore detention centres.
According to the leaked transcripts of a phone call between the two leaders, Turnbull told his American counterpart that Australia has a policy to not let in anyone, even a "Nobel Prize winning genius", who arrives in the country by boat.
"That is a good idea. We should do that too," Trump reportedly responded. "You are worse than I am."
Indeed, when it comes to immigration policies it is difficult to say which country is worse - the US or Australia.
And perhaps it's not surprising that the two countries are currently swapping refugees to dodge pressure at home and abroad by human rights organisations. The US is sending Central American refugees it has been holding in Costa Rica and accepting Middle Eastern refugees Australia has been holding in Papua New Guinea and Nauru.

The swap, along with the rest of their racist immigration policies, is a continuation of a settler-colonial pattern of engagement in the international community that both countries employ.
Both the US and Australia are settler societies which were founded on white supremacy and colonial expansionism. Hence, they are intrinsically concerned with maintaining dominance over Indigenous people and asserting state sovereignty against the incursion of people deemed "other". To read the full item go to:

The important question for us here in New Zealand is, are we following the same pattern as the US / Australian powers that be.
Do we too see our white settlers as God like figures who treat indigenous peoples like second class citizens, here is the view of a well known US Fox news star: Ann Coulter.

When is a settler not an immigrant? When you work for Fox News it would seem.
Others think differently; American and Australian indigenous peoples have their own view of what a settler was and is:

And they have the clear proof of just what was dished out to them over the many hundred of years of world history. But of course we don’t teach history from their perspective. That is the real reason why Bob Jones and his idiotic remarks caused such offence amongst thinking New Zealanders.
The Nurses strike, what can one say, the media has played it for all its worth. It would seem that everyone loves nurses, everyone believes they are hard working wonderful and caring people who work their guts out looking after those in need.
But the problem is that we don’t show that we value them really...oh we say the right words...we talk the talk...but yet we are unwilling to pay them the money they need simply to survive in this world. And this was never more obvious when our acting PM put the purchasing of four aircraft at a cost of billions of dollars ahead of paying nurses a realistic salary. That for me says it all. No money for nurses, but money for fighting other peoples wars.

Ever since Roger Douglas decided that only those at the top were worthy of massive increases and increased CEO type salaries by in some cases millions while at the same-time bit by bit lowering the bulk of the health workers wages, like nurses and care givers etc. For ten plus years under various Health Ministers using so called budget restrictions nurses salaries slowly but steadily declined.

For well over two decades out capitalist neo-liberalist style leadership has dreamed of the day when our health service could be privatised and sold off to the highest bidder, some of you may remember when Ruth Richardson attempted to privatise individual wards in an attempt to achieve this pipe dream.

Well our nurses and our care givers and the bulk of our population has said ‘enough is enough’. We don’t want our hospitals turned into profit making machines, we want a universal health service that is publicly owned and operated. Stuff the corporate model American style health dream that has destroyed healthcare for millions in the US.
NZ Nurses take to the streets.

The need for real change to the treatment the government dishes out to those who cater to the health needs of our communities needs to change. I thank the nurses and all their supporters who are taking to the streets to demand real and progressive change. You are today's heroes. Lets increase the top tax rates to cover the costs, those earning millions can afford to pay...they have had decades of reduced taxes,

Well that’s it for this weeks issue...please look after each other and stay warm.
Lastly: Cartoon of the week...

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Crazy Canadian couple decide not to visit.

Wheeler's Corner NZ 28 8th July 2018
Bringing caring citizens together 
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Lauren Coulter
So a strange Canadian pair wanted to visit New Zealand, not for a holiday or to visit our scenic spots but to teach us a bit about race relations, gender matters and other aspects of their version of race relations. The pair are not admitted white supremacists they just believe that whites are supreme above all others.

Stefan Molyneux
Of course types like Stefan Molyneux and his young follower Lauren Southern touch a nerve among white supremacists types world wide, white supremacists need to have their views reinforced these days. The question is, should we have to pay for that reinforcement. It is well known that Southern has been banned from the UK, because of her anti Muslim hate speech behaviour.

In NZ in recent times we had a strong debate about the introduction of Maori Wards and as usual using a pro-white voting system Maori wards were rejected, but during the debate those opposed to Maori Wards suggested that we look at other ways of ensuring Iwi representation within our local government system...but the moment our local council starts doing just that the same bunch of racists condemn the councillors...this suggests that there is little if any logic in the anti-Maori/Iwi argument.

This may also apply to the white supremacist movement that most whites keep secret. It is also important according to: Daniel Defoe to remember that "Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes"

 This from that wonderful blog site No Right Turn:

The cost of a free and democratic society

So, a pair of foreign racists want to visit New Zealand, and naturally some people want to have them banned to prevent them from speaking:
Pressure is mounting on Immigration New Zealand to deny entry to a controversial Canadian pair set to give a talk in Auckland next month.
Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux are best known for their far-right alternative views on everything from feminism, gender and immigration to Islam.

Earlier this year, Ms Southern was banned by from entering the UK on the grounds of her involvement "in the distribution of racist material in Luton", according to the BBC.

The Islamic community voiced their opposition to the visit last month.

New Zealand Federation of Islam Associations president Hazim Arafeh said it had written letters to the Immigration Minister, Minister for Ethnic Communities and the Human Rights Commission asking for Lauren Southern to be denied entry.

"[She] abuses her right of freedom of speech. She's just going to give a talk in which she's just going to insult all of us," Mr Arafeh said.

Unfortunately, being insulted is just something people have to put up with in a free and democratic society, and our Supreme Court is on record (in Brooker v Police) as saying so. We have a right to freedom of speech in New Zealand, which covers not just the right of these racists to speak, but also the right of their racist audience to listen. Restricting that right pre-emptively requires a very high test: basicly an announced intention on the part of the speaker to incite a riot. If that test isn't met, there's no justifiable reason to prevent them from speaking. And as I've said in other cases, the answer to speech you don't like is more speech, not less. If they're giving a speech, then protest outside, and make it damn clear to everyone that kiwis don't agree with their racism and Islamophobia.

Typical white supremacist family in US

Well Auckland City Council has banned the pair from from using any Auckland City Council venues and this is the Councils right.

Are they correct, I imagine that would depend on your position regard hate speech.

I wonder if the world would now be a different place if we had banned Hitlers rants...or Bush's attack on Iraq... Blair's crap about weapons of mass-destruction.

Sadly I think we are very selective in deciding what hate speech is.

Well in the end the promoters tossed in the towel and decided it just wasn't worth the effort, I've no doubt that profit was the major factor. So maybe we have been very lucky indeed to have avoided the unrest and protests that would have taken place.

Speaking about protests, did you know that the makers and sellers of weapons and arms are planning a conference here in Palmerston North in Oct / Nov 2018, now that's something that could draw us all together for the betterment of mankind.

Remember the arms industry depends on people killing each other. Just take a second look at the US family armed to the teeth...even the smallest daughter is carrying a pistol. The arms industry depends on wars and arming civilians, to continue forever.

Even our own NZ First ex-servicemen supports the super arming of our troops...spending billions on planes and ships...and fighting other peoples wars. What we spend on one ship costs more per year that to assist those with mental health issues.

Ron Mark if we disengaged our military from the US British war machine we could pay our nurses a living wage. Now that would be a target worth protesting for...a livable wage for all...gee whiz now that would be a first and would scare the hell out of the US.

If we succeed the US may well attack us using all their subs, aircraft carriers, drones, CIA. FBI and other special forces such as the official murder teams answerable directly to the POTUS. Ron Mark would you instruct our military forces not to engage against US or British forces but only defend us against China or Russia or aliens from outer space.

You see Ron that's the reason why American wars continue forever...because they supply the arms to both a war they ever ended...or won for that matter. Did they win in Vietnam, in Korea, in Afghanistan, in Iraq...

My recommendation to one time-Major and Mayor Ron Mark is to think like a kiwi, a New Zealander, become a true peace-nik rather than an imitation Trump style American gun loving member of the NRA.

You are allowed to think outside the square in NZ. Simply admit when the defence force stuffs up as it did in Afghanistan, tell the truth, its amazing how forgiving we all can be, even when we have been lied to.

Lastly please, please don't forget that Trump refused to don his countries military uniform in his successful desire to avoid serving his so-called beloved mother or father land. Some might suggest that his behaviour was cowardly, but the reality that has always been the behaviour of rich spoiled children.

Stay warm and stay free of colds and the flu, and think about how you might assist in demonstrating your opposition to a weapons marketing sale and conference here in Palmerston North...non violent naturally. We can leave the violence to the white racists etc.

Together anything is possible.

Friday, 29 June 2018

I am not a crook.

Wheeler's Corner 27 1st July 2018

 "Connecting Citizens Who Care“ 



"One last point, Key hired Shane Jones for some really strange diplomatic posts in the pacific, Did Key approach Jones to seek a pay back from would not surprise me that he did just that".

Read the above reference and you can then decide if you would consider if John Key is a crook or not.
John Key's history as we all know was based on his ability to sell shonkey deals in the financial world, he was successful and he helped in his own small way to wreak havoc in some countries. He made the rich richer and the poor poorer and it was a profitable exercise for him and those who he worked for.

In the end when his manipulation reached its high point and he was  in the US and his manipulation caught up with him and he fled the scene carrying a bag of ill-gotten gains. He had proved that Ponzi schemes worked for some when the US housing market collapsed . The rat left the sinking ship while his old boss was bailed out by the US tax-payers.

Back in NZ he decided that a teenage dream of becoming Prime Minister was possible. He got a sitting member of Parliament moved when he brought his safe seat in Auckland. Not for him the hard work involved in contesting an electorate, door knocking and all that stuff. Naturally he won after all it was a save National seat [Oh and by the way he didn't even live in the electorate].
Don Brash

Once in Parliament all he needed to do was to slowly and carefully take over from the then leader Don Brash and as he has always done he manipulated the situation to his own advantage. This he did...once that was achieved he set about winning an election.

His inbuilt skill at manipulation of both the media and his own party gave him the opportunity to create a picture of so-called competence and there was no question that he was competent. Because he went on to three terms as PM.

But during those three terms certain obvious and disturbing signs appeared that indicated clearly that his competence was only skin deep. The tugging of a young woman's pony tail and his sexist response to her request to cease doing so, as well as his wife and his police security teams efforts to stop his oververtly sexual behaviour [he pulled her hair many times].

Many times he used the police to act on his behalf to stop a backlash, the police for example reacted instantly to his illegal request to shut down a tape he made with failed Act Leader John Banks this matched his pressure on police and SIS to shut down the negative effect of Nicky Hagar's book Dirty Politics, he really over stepped the bounds normally respected in New Zealand public life. His crazy waste of money on his flag changing exercise [dream] simply confirmed his unsuitability for leadership. Lastly his absolute instructions to the Defence force chief to carry out the raid on a small village in Afghanistan accelerated his steady but sure decline.

So as was his normal learned reaction he did his usual, and when the going got tough he decided to ship out before he actual lost an election...but not before donating tax payers hard earned cash to the Clinton Foundation. Before handing the leadership over to Bill English he somehow got nominated for a knighthood. Hence we now have Sir John. Once that was achieved he began the move off shore to live in Australia as was expected.

But we also expected him to cease lobbying on behalf of the super rich wanting to transfer their ill gotten gain, they had brought their so-called citizenship, but alas old habits die hard and the temptation was too great for him. He caved in and pressured Shane Jones to meet a couple of his American millionaire so-called mates so as to allow them to bypass a still to be introduced law regarding overseas ownership in Iwi settlement land in NZ.
Shane Jones

Sadly for Key wee Shane Jones now a NZ First list MP simply couldn't keep his mouth shut and all was revealed in Parliament this week.

At the start of this short item I asked the question is John Key a crook, well after reading the references from Stuff and from Radio NZ you decide... If you are a believer is social justice, in fair play and don't simply accept the PR bullshit you may agree with don't have to but I ask you seriously consider Keys behaviour.

One last point, Key hired/appointed blue video expert Shane Jones for some really strange minor diplomatic post in the pacific, Did Key approach Jones to seek a pay back from would not surprise me that he did just that.

2. Domestic violence is an issue that we avoid discussing for various reasons, most of us have had contact with occasions of domestic violence and because of this fact many of us feel uncomfortable with the issue so we react accordingly and retreat into silence. 

Well Green MP Jan Logie introduced a bill that could and would assist those who suffer the effects of this behaviour, she hoped that she would get the whole of parliament to support to help bring this matter into the public arena. But strange as it may sound the National Party thought otherwise.

"Nationals Justice spokesman Mark Mitchell said it is important that victims of domestic violence can speak to their employers about what's happening at home.
But he said it's also important that small businesses aren't agonising over the cost of compliance.
"Whether it be cashflow, whether it be personnel; worrying about being able to make that payroll to actually pay your employees," he said.
"That is something that's important, because if the business fails, they don't have a job."

Oh dear me the excuses the National party dreams up really supports my view that they are opposed to any assistance to help those in greatest need. It is simply not on their agenda... they clearly fall into the category of the three monkeys. Jan Logie's bill was and is a step forward in gaining nation wide recognition of a growing problem.

We do little justice to those who suffer domestic violence by ignoring what is taking place in real terms, but today we seem to know the cost of everything but little else. We spend time blaming rather than assisting and finding the ways and means to reduce the overall suffering of those directly affected.

I'm not suggesting that people don't care, but I am suggesting that we should not give up looking for ways and means to improve present behaviors. Did the National party vote against the huge tax increases on tobacco which must have affected the incomes of small businesses, No they did not... why because of the greater good [I hope]

I expect an opposition to think carefully about social issues and not simply play politics. At least NZ First have come up with possible amendments to Jan Logie's members bill and if the bill gets public submissions then other possibilities may appear, that is the right approach. Once again RNZ has aired the subject go to the reference below to read their comments. 
 3. Jono Naylor simply loves the public purse, ex-Mayor and ex-National party list MP has made his living by reaching into the public pocket for a decade. When he resigned as Mayor to become a list MP which only lasted one term he cost the Palmerston North rate-payers tens of thousands in by-election costs. 

His wife is now a PNCC Councilor and is still or was a Member of the local hospital Board. Taking money from the public purse it would seem is a family affair. I think Jono Naylor should find himself a real job, one where he might actually do some good. I wonder if the same mob who backed his Mayoral campaign will back his effort to become yet again reliant on the public purse to pay his bills. 

Well that's it for this week, I hope you are all well and beating the cold by staying warm. Please never forget you are human and most importantly a very important person. 
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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Crazy President, Children and Activism

They gathered in mass on a cold Friday night in Palmerston North.

The purpose was simple, the purpose was easily understood.

The purpose was to express in a meaningful way the real meaning of the word 'love'.

Love for ones fellow human beings accepting that, that word stretches across all humanity, across all borders over all man-made walls.

Families are made up of parents and children in various combinations. If you forcibly separate families, as the Nazi's did for example, as US pretend President Donald Trump attempted then you will create a backlash. A reaction based on a inbuilt sense of justice, fairness and compassion because love based on these attributes is what makes us human.

It was these wonderful emotions that drove myself and others of a like mind to take to the streets and express our sadness and distaste for the behaviour being employed by the US President in his efforts to close the border with Mexico. His hateful and childlike language used to describe Mexican people as criminals, dope addicts, drug pushers etc. proves just how tormented his tiny uneducated mind has become.

While we should note that the great bulk of thinking citizens of the United States disagreed with the crazed view of failed border walls and his crazed infantile behaviour and plus because of his cunning but insane and inhuman step of separating parents from their children, was simply a step too far and so they like the rest of the world spoke out. And of course like all insecure and big headed populists he quickly crumbled and for the time being brought to a halt his child domination dreams.

He had gone from a cartoon character and laughed at showman into a actual monster demon when he introduced a 'child separation policy as a tool to achieve his now infamous wall between the US and Mexico.

Of course the private prison industry loved the policy, as did the private security companies now a vital part of the ICE force that prevails all across the US. The various arms industries welcome with open arms the US push to militarization of state police forces

So the question still remains who will be next? Will it be Canada? go to:


On Saturday I attended a workshop day organised by the Anglican Church, I was astounded by the size of the crowd. As I was only involved with a Workshop being conducted by The Rev Andy Hickman at 1.30 pm the lunch break was still underway when I arrived, by my count there was at least 300 to 400 people present. Since I'm from a Anglican / Catholic back ground seeing this number of people has helped to restore my faith in humanity.

The workshop related to being an activist and all that that word was great to have the chance to listen to and share with others just what it means to convert a desire for social change into some actual changed behaviour.
I feel sure that many came away from the exercise of defining ones emotional feelings regarding 'activist' behaviour into comfortable, uncomfortable, I feel many quickly realised that you can't have social change without having social justice.

This was particularly relevant after early this week hearing the US Vice-President quote the bible suggesting that obeying the law was a key part of christian behaviour... bad laws, like separating children from their parents should not be obeyed... Non violent activism includes taking non-violent action to prevent unjust laws being introduced, Of course in the main police and the military are used to enforce desired behaviour that those with political or financial power to get their own way. So they use these forces [Police Military Security] to enable their backers to achieve specific goals.

To counter the ever growing fascist / dictator style of government [US etc.] we as individuals need to seek the ways and means of developing social justice rules for society. Those rules need to be based on just and well thought out laws via our democratic systems.

Some of our fellow citizens contend that democracy is dead, that elections are useless because money and greed now rule the roost. This attitude is understandable when one see's the amount of money needed to get elected...and when ones see's how much money is spent on ensuring that people can't vote or that their votes are not counted, you quickly realise just how important a vote can be in controlling the economic structures in various countries around the world.

Democracy as we once understood it has been recreated and diluted, but it still scares the hell out of the fascists and dictators on the world stage. Read Noam Chomsky's on the subject from Truth out:

After 18 months of Trump in the White House, American politics finds itself at a crossroads. The United States has moved unmistakably toward a novel form of fascism that serves corporate interests and the military, while promoting at the same time a highly reactionary social agenda infused with religious and crude nationalistic overtones, all with an uncanny touch of political showmanship. In this exclusive Truthout interview, world-renowned linguist and public intellectual Noam Chomsky analyzes some of the latest developments in Trumpland and their consequences for democracy and world order.  That's the introduction now go to, its well worth the effort.

On 18 June 2018, the Zionist Federation of New Zealand (ZFNZ) issued a statementcondemning “the latest anti-Israel resolution by the UN General Assembly on 11 June 2018.” The online pro-Zionist website, J-Wire (describing itself as Digital Jewish news daily for Australia and New Zealand) gleefully introduced the statement thus: “New Zealand believes that Israel should allow Israelis be killed proportionately to satisfy the international community.” The statement issued by ZFNZ did not actually go that far, but its tone certainly implied as much. Rob Berg, the President of the ZFNZ, claimed that the carnage was the only way Israel could ‘defend’ itself and, referring to Jacinda Arderns' concern over “the devastating, one-sided loss of life”, told J-Wire that “New Zealand has yet again sided with terrorists”.

After reading the reference I'm sure you'll recognise crap when you see it, I use it to simply point out how groups like the Zionists twist the truth for their own ends. It's called propaganda and its very very effective in taking our eye off the ball. 

I think I've given you enough examples for you to decide for yourself just how corrupt some political behaviour has evolved. But if you really want to be effective you need to become activated to actually do something.

Well that's it for this week, look after you self and keep warm.



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Activists can change the world

Changing the world starts with individuals taking a stand.

Hi to all activists,

This Friday at 5 pm in The Square, Palmerston North.
Join "It's Our Future Manawatu" for a family-friendly peaceful gathering as we stand in solidarity with the families traumatised by the US border policies.
In attendance will be city councillors, local iwi, members of our local Latino community, school children and people from all walks of life as we extend arohanui and manaakitanga from here in Palmerston North – Manawatu to the families and children currently experiencing the trauma of enforced separation, and call for an immediate end to this institutionalised injustice.
Gather by the monument to Te Peeti Te Awe awe and bring signs, flowers, LED lights as we show we care and that we aren’t ok with what’s happening right now.

Regardless of your political views what is happening to children on the Mexican boarder is an attack on the human race. This Friday It’s Our Future Manawatu is organising a gathering in The Square [Opp Plaza entrance] where we will present a statement regarding this inhuman behaviour to the local media and a copy sent to the US Ambassador here in NZ.

If you could attend in numbers it would without doubt make that statement much more powerful.

WHEN; This Friday the 22nd of June 2018
PLACE: The Square PN Opp Plaza Entrance
TIME: 5 pm.

Please share this request with all your friends we need to show our communities and our fellow human beings that separating children from their parents is no answer to the problems that confront the world. Violence such as that being pursued by the Donald Trump is both dehumanising and disgusting. To read more about this inhuman behaviour go to:    

Latest from Radio NZ on the subject says it all...

Outcry grows over family separations

Democrats staged an impromptu congressional protest and moderate Republicans and key US business groups pressed Mr Trump to stop separating immigrant children from their parents as an opinion poll showed most Americans oppose the policy.
The family separations and detentions of children at the southern US border, highlighted by the videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children, have sparked an outcry at home and strong condemnation abroad.
Two of the top US business groups, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable, decried the separation policy on Tuesday and called for its immediate cessation.
"This practice is cruel and contrary to American values," the group's chair, Chuck Robbins, said.
A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Photo: AFP
The separations have been blasted by Democrats, some Republicans, medical professionals, rights activists and clergy.
They began after Attorney-General Jeff Sessions announced in April that all immigrants apprehended while crossing the US-Mexico border illegally should be criminally prosecuted.
Parents who are referred by border agents for prosecution are held in federal jails, while their children are moved into border shelter facilities under the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, a Department of Health and Human Services agency.
A Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll released on Tuesday showed fewer than one in three American adults support the policy. The 16-19 June poll found that 28 percent of people polled supported the policy, while 57 percent opposed it and the remaining 15 percent said they do not know.
The images that have sparked widespread condemnation, of children in wire cages, are of a border patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas.

 Contact: Reverend Andy Hickman, on behalf of "It's Our Future Manawatu"
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Friday, 15 June 2018

Other Peoples Wars plus Police Political Coruption.

Wheeler's Corner 25 16th June 2018.

 This from NO Right Turn, Australia fly's Nazi flag in Afghanistan:  

"Shared values"

OzSASNazisWhenever New Zealand leaps to join Australia in another foreign war, the politicians always talk about our countries' 'shared values". Well, this is an example of the Australian values we are supposed to "share":

That's an Australian SAS truck in Afghanistan, flying a Nazi flag:

Australian soldiers have been photographed flying a Nazi swastika flag from their vehicle while on operations in Afghanistan.
The photo, obtained exclusively by the ABC, was taken in August 2007.

The photograph shows the large swastika emblem hoisted over an Australian military vehicle.

Two separate Defence sources have identified a particular soldier as the individual who took the flag to Afghanistan.
Because that's who Australia lets into its military: Nazis. Not surprising when you remember that for the last decade they've been sticking refugees in concentration camps and torturing them until they kill themselves of "voluntarily" leave.

We should have nothing to do with a country with a military like this, with policies like this.