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War of the worlds: masks are ripped away in Syria

Originally Published on 13 October 2016 in Oriental Review
When propaganda and fake news abounds in mainstream media it is difficult to try to understand what is happening in the many trouble spots around the world. Like many others, I assumed that the war in Syria was mainly about oil. However, this article gives us more to think about…

Odessa Massacre

03 May, 2016
Forty eight people were brutally murdered and nearly two hundred were injured two years ago on May 02 in the quiet and picturesque port city in Ukraine. Women and children as well as men and women in their forties, fifties, and sixties were brutally set upon in the Trades Union building where they had retreated for safety against…


Don’t Be a US Puppet: Sahra Wagenknecht Berates Angela Merkel

December 11, 2014
Sahra Wagenknecht, Bundestag Member and Left Party Deputy Chairperson, berates Angela Merkel (see video) for squandering all the gains of “détente” politics, leading Europe into a new Cold War with Russia, and to the brink of a flash fire because…

Amid Dirty Politics ‘Another Free Election Bites the Dust’?

September 19, 2014
‘The Moment of Truth’ in the Auckland Town Hall  was about New Zealand’s ability to hold onto its democracy and remain an independent sovereign nation. Ironically, if New Zealand signs the secret TPPA trade agreement, and continues to allow mass…

Dutch Professor Apologises to Putin for Skewed Media Coverage on MH-17

September 05, 2014
Mass media lies just as alarming to me as they clearly are to Professor Cees J. Hamelink, who wrote an open letter of apology to President Putin (below) for using the MH-17 downing to defame Putin and discredit Russia. Unfortunately the propaganda…

MH-17: Obama Show Us Your Evidence

August 04, 2014
Retired U.S. intelligence professionals wrote a memorandum to Obama on July 29, concerned about the new wave of propaganda that has emerged over the downing of MH-17. In light of previous lies about Iraq using “weapons of mass destruction” and Assad using sarin gas against his own people, they calmly call for clarity in all…

MH-17′s Last Moments Shown in Russian Radar Clips

August 02, 2014
A presentation by the Russian Ministry of Defence sets out all the information they have in relation to the downing of MH-17. It shows radar clips from an air traffic control tower in Moscow, satellite photos of the Ukrainian Forces with a BUK missile defence…

Ukraine: What Are They Fighting For?

July 23, 2014
Most people do not know what has been happening behind the scenes in Ukraine because of a media blackout since the February coup. Now the so-called ‘rebels’ have been accused of downing MH-17 and killing all its passengers. There is more to this story than mainstream media will say.  If you understood the true facts…

‘Rebel’ Leader Alexander Borodai on the MH17 Crash

July 22, 2014
Alexander Borodai, PM of the Donetsk People’s Republic, gave a press conference on July 19. He tells a very different story to the manufactured lies in mainstream media about his lack of co-operation after a Malaysia passenger plane was apparently…

Cruel Sheep Shearing Practices Exposed

July 17, 2014
Shearers in Australia are shown punching, kicking, throwing sheep about, and cutting them so badly they require stitches, in a video made by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Claire Fryer, a campaign coordinator at PETA Australia, claims that…

Who is Vladimir Putin? Why Does the US Government Hate Him?

June 09, 2014
Although Vladimir Putin has been called a KGB thug and even a reincarnation of Hitler, Sharon Tennison shares a side of Putin from her personal experiences that might surprise you. “In addition to my personal experience with Putin, I’ve had discussions with…

The Nazi Danger: A Letter from Odessa

May 21, 2014
Dismayed by the violence that erupted in Odessa on May 02, where over forty peaceful anti-fascist demonstrators were burned alive in a building they escaped to as thugs burned their tents T., a teacher living in Odessa, wrote a letter to expose the truth of what is happening in Ukraine. “They do not want to be second-rate people…

Non-violence or Non-existence?

April 04, 2014
On this day in 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. It seems ironic that only the night before he told hundreds of people in a speech at Mason Temple in Memphis, “It is no longer a choice between violence and non-violence in this world. It is non-violence or non-existence.” Words that are still painfully true today, rang high…

Peace on Earth: An Interview With Diasaku Ikeda

March 28, 2014
Japanese peace builder and Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda has a unique perspective on the path humanity needs to follow to achieve Global Peace. Ikeda is President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) a Buddhist Association founded in Japan in 1930.

The Strategy Behind the 1989 Romanian Revolution: What Can We Learn?

‘‘Freedom’ and so-called ‘democracy’ never come without bloodshed. It is an indefatigable truth about revolutions. It is as true for the people in Ukraine now as it was for the Romanian people who ‘spontaneously’ rose up to overthrow an ‘evil’ dictator who had led them into poverty and terror with his absolute totalitarianism. Or was it ‘spontaneous’?

Tony Benn Dies at 88: Interview with Saddam Hussein and What He Stood For Still Relevant Today

Update on Richard Bach’s Recovery

How to Change Your Life

The Family That Stays Together

Twilight Rambles, 2014



Is Lee Harvey Oswald Innocent?

Waiheke Walking Festival for 2013

How ‘Losing’ is also A Win

The War on Democracy

Putin’s Message to Americans About Taking Action in Syria

Sexual Abuse: The Ripple Effect of Doing Nothing

Welfare Policies Need an Injection of Compassion

Ramsay Flies into Paradise for a First Class Meal

Cooking for Ramsay was Chef’s Dream Come True

Headland Sculptures for 2013

Waiheke Headland Sculpture Walk

Waiheke Twilight Rambles



Love is the Missing Foundation of Education

Living On Molesworth Station

Make Mistakes. Lots of Them! And Learn.

Don’t Let the ‘Wool be Pulled’ Over Your Eyes in This Election

Misogyny: Hatred, Entrenched Prejudice, Or Both?

Waiheke Walking Festival

A Tribute to Richard Bach

Are Free Contraceptives Really the Answer?

Depression Has A Safety Net



Gifts Found in Unlikely Places

Mothers Who Play With ‘Dolls’

Promiscuity: Loose Morals or Searching for Love?

National Standards and What Education is ‘Really’ About

The ADD Myth

About School

Making Dreams Come True

Christchurch, and what can be learned from disasters

New Zealand’s Social Crisis

Treat Children With Respect

New Zealand’s Dark Secret

Jimmy Buffett: An inspiration to share your talents

Finding Utopia



How Can We End Family Violence?

The 4 Most Important R’s

National Standards and the Big “F”

Shining Stars in the Chilean Miners’ Rescue

Child-Centred Learning: The day the rabbits came to school

Ending Cycles of Violence is and Inside Job

How Children’s Self-Esteem is Torn Apart

The Antidote to Violence

Outer Crisis has an Inner Cure

What Jade Goody had to Teach Us

What National Standards Can’t Fix

Don’t Quit

I’m sorry. I love you…

Learn from Each Other

Facing our fears we can learn to love

Be patient with anger to learn what’s behind it

What do you want to do that for?

Help others to help themselves

Be positive about mistakes

Dealing with self-doubt

Gifts Come in all Shapes and Sizes

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