Saturday, 28 June 2014
RWR AND MAINSTREAM POLITICS: A POLITICAL OPINION. Maybe it's time to push further the boundaries of the discussion. Something happened here in the past few months. "Who should RW-guys vote for" - one of my latest posts - has become quickly the most popular one in the NORTHERN WOLVES blog. What does it mean? It means that RW-guys and their supporters like this topic. I could say they would like to vote for a MAINSTREAM FAR-RIGHT PARTY - even if very small - because they are not happy with the NATIONAL's "cautious-Labour-style" policies. RW people (this is my feeling) are not happy as well with the 90s-style UNDERGROUND ACTIVISM of this movement. Probably it's time for RWR to become (or try to) a mainstream party. Yes, National is doing very well at the polls and could govern alone, but they need a political Right-Wing ally (or allies) to catch the votes of the electors unhappy with their Labour-style policies. It would be great for them to create a strong Right-bloc. So what's the point? The point is RWR cannot be just a group of UNDERGROUND ACTIVISTS and COMMUNITY WORKERS. They must try to go further. In Europe, Far-Right parties have members in Parliament: this is not a scandal, it's called Democracy. There is enough room in New Zealand for a Right-Wing party. (At the moment, I cannot see any political Right parties other than National really popular). How can this be done? I would say Politics are expensive. Setting up a new party is mostly a matter of money. The Right Wing needs a backer...I'd like to have a feedback about this matter. Cheers!
Posted by Kingsland Wolf at 10:54
Sunday, 22 June 2014
I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, SAYS CUNLIFFE. Labour Party leader David Cunliffe insisted this morning he was doing a good job, and claimed this week's revelations about support from businessman Donghua Liu have galvanised support for the party. The Nation host Lisa Owen grilled Mr Cunliffe over his party's relationship with the political donor, who in April admitted charges of assaulting a woman and assault with intent to injure. It was revealed this week that Mr Liu donated $15,000 at a Labour auction for a book signed by former prime minister Helen Clark. "I have nothing to hide, nothing to be ashamed of," Mr Cunliffe told Owen. "I'm doing a good job [as leader]." Cunliffe said he could not be held personally responsible for issues predating his leadership of Labour. Cunliffe challenged Prime Minister John Key to present further evidence of support Mr Liu had provided to Labour. If such evidence existed, Mr Cunliffe said, "The PM should put it on the table." Lisa Owen forced Mr Cunliffe to address poor polling results - in particular, Cunliffe's ranking at less than 10% as preferred Prime Minister, and Labour's less than 30% party support. Mr Cunliffe said a Monday poll had actually put Labour support over 30%. Mr Cunliffe also denied he had damaged Parliament's left wing bloc, despite criticism from Mana leader Hone Harawira. LINK: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11278898
Posted by Kingsland Wolf at 12:50
Friday, 20 June 2014
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES 18 JUNE 2014 - SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE 'YES CAMPAIGN' MOCKS CHINA'S PRO-UNION BACKING
Scotland's pro-independence campaign has slammed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's support for Britain's 307-year union by poking fun at the country's Communist party structure. A spokesperson for the 'Yes Campaign' said in a statement that "unlike people in China, people here will have a free and democratic vote on 18 September when they will decide on the future of their country. We believe that decision will be yes." During a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on 18 June, Li said he wants to see a "strong, prosperous and united United Kingdom". "I believe that the United Kingdom can stay at the forefront in leading the world's growth and development and also continue to play an important and even bigger role for regional stability and global peace," Li continued. "We certainly respect the choice you make." Scottish people will vote in an independence referendum on 18 September this year and will be asked the straight "yes/no" question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" The referendum period started on 30 May. Latest polls show that the gap between a 'Yes' and a 'No' vote are rapidly closing. Signalling a new record, Panelbase said around 43% of Scots are planning to vote to break the union when it comes to the referendum later this year. Panelbase, which was commissioned by the 'Yes Campaign' to poll 1060 Scots, also claimed that if the number of people who remain undecided on how they are going to vote are excluded, 48% would opt for an independent country. Another polling firm, ICM, said more Scots are looking to vote for independence in September after support for separation rose by 2 points to 36%. It said, in tandem, those who support the 'Better Together Campaign," have dropped to 43%. Li is the latest in a long line of world leaders to have voiced concerns over Scotland breaking away from the rest of the UK. At the beginning of this month, during his own joint press conference with Cameron, US President Barack Obama made a surprising set of comments over the issue. "I would to say the United Kingdom has been an extraordinary partner to us. From the outside at least, it looks like things have worked pretty well," Obama said. "We obviously have a deep interest in making sure that one of the closest allies that we will ever have remains strong, robust, united and an effective partner." LINK: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/scottish-independence-yes-campaign-mocks-china-after-premier-li-keqiangs-pro-union-backing-1453130
Posted by Kingsland Wolf at 10:58
Wednesday, 18 June 2014
RWR-NORTHERN WOLVES GUYS ARE VERY DIFFERENT. Some guys are from the WORKING CLASS, others belong to the SKINHEAD movement, you can find BIKERS as well, and ORDINARY BLOKES calling themselves "just followers". Some guys are into COMMUNITY WORK and like helping people (homeless via POVERTY WATCH team), others are into COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA and love INTERNET (as a BLOGGER am one of these!). Basically NORTHERN WOLVES group is rich in different backgrounds and actions. This is very good because everybody can express themselves at their best. We are mostly ACTIVISTS and we use our spare time trying to be coherent to our believes. HAIL!
Posted by Kingsland Wolf at 13:30
Monday, 16 June 2014
A POLITICAL COMMENT. NZ POLITICAL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2014. I was wondering...Who should RWR guys vote for? What I can say is: "I know RWR won't vote for LABOUR, GREENS or MANA ("The-Left-Sux Parties")". At the moment THE RESISTANCE PARTY is mostly a project: Right Wing Resistance is a group of activists, basically a movement. My opinion is: It would be great to have an operative Resistance Party, even if very small. In Europe, Far-Right parties exist, and their members sit in Parliament. Some Right Wing guys are Right Wing Anarchists (skinheads and bikers). They are Anti-System and Anti-Communists but they do not like politics so they won't vote at all. Other guys would vote for NATIONAL PARTY just because "there's nothing better to vote for" but they say: "National guys are greedy for money". They don't like too much John Key's National because it looks like a cautious Labour Party, gay-friendly and Asian Communities-friendly. For them John Key is much more a pussy than a Right Wing Eagle LOL. It would be great to vote for a party you like not just for one because "there's nothing better to vote". Your opinions on this issue are very welcome. Please DON'T BE SHY! HAIL GUYS!
Posted by Kingsland Wolf at 09:45
Saturday, 14 June 2014
In part two of his investigation into asylum seekers, Tony Wall traces the journey of two Pakistani brothers stranded in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia after failing to reach Australia, and examines New Zealand's increasingly hardline asylum policy. The wounds are hard to look at. The left hand is a grotesque alien claw; the right is also disfigured. An angry scar snakes its way down the left leg. Mushtaq Hussain's mangled body is the result of a suicide bomb attack on a hotel and mosque complex during a Shi'ite religious festival in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan in 2008. Mushtaq, 26, a handsome musician and sound engineer originally from Parachinar, a war-torn tribal area on the Afghanistan border, was in a coma for five days and underwent a year of rehabilitation and surgery. But there's more: a bullet wound on his left arm is a reminder of another attack, when Taliban gunmen opened fire on a group of Shi'a - considered heretics by hardline Sunnis - in Karachi, southern Pakistan in July last year. That finally convinced Mushtaq that he should follow his younger brother Sajid, 20, and seek sanctuary in Australia. The brothers' mistake was to put themselves at the mercy of people-smugglers. After a fraught journey of several thousand kilometres they came smack up against Tony Abbott's Operation Sovereign Borders, a military operation aimed at stopping boats before they reach Australian territory. Mushtaq was returned to Indonesia, where he remains, his money gone, reliant on aid organisations. About a month ago he got word that his baby son, who was born while he was in detention and whom he'd seen only on Skype, had died in Pakistan of fever. Sajid's boat was intercepted by the Australian navy, he was held on Christmas Island for six months before being transported to the notorious detention camp on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, where an acquaintance, Iranian Reza Barati, was murdered in February during detainee riots and revenge attacks by locals. Sajid told the Sunday Star-Times via Facebook last week that detainees were terrified they would be killed by locals or guards, who used alcohol and drugs and abused them every day. "[They] say ‘f... you motherf....., I will kill you'. Manus is very dangerous place, maybe people here all die," Sajid said. Opponents of Australia's asylum seeker policies are nervously watching the New Zealand Government's response to the issue. Last year John Key's Government toughened the law to allow for the detention for up to six months of "mass arrivals" of 30 or more people and restricted family reunification provisions. Ad Feedback Australia has invited New Zealand to send future boat arrivals to Nauru or Manus Island for processing, and while Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse told the Star-Times that was "not under active consideration", it could not be ruled out. "At this stage I don't believe it would be necessary. We just have to take a position on that if the occasion calls for it." Woodhouse said the law changes were made to ensure a maritime arrival of asylum seekers could be managed "expediently" and in accordance with the Bill of Rights Act. "Sure, some will say we're taking a hardline approach. I wouldn't describe it as hardline but it's certainly not soft." Pamela Curr, of Australia's Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, said she was concerned that there were "secret agreements" between New Zealand and Australia to stop the boats. "It's a dirty business," she said. "New Zealand has been exemplary until now, you took a lot of the Tampa people, the kids. What an indictment - New Zealand, which reached out and took children and families off Nauru and gave them a new start in life, [now] sucked into Australia's obscene asylum seeker policy. Our policy is so toxic we are infecting the whole region." The New Zealand Refugee Council presented a paper to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last September, stating there was never any justification for holding an asylum seeker who had committed no crime in a prison or correctional facility. It urged New Zealand to avoid allowing the issue to become a "highly charged and divisive political football" and for politicians to engage in multi-party talks to agree in principle what should happen if a boat arrived. Council spokesman Gary Poole said if New Zealand did not learn from the Australian experience it would be an "unmitigated disaster" in terms of human rights and a "complete abrogation" of our obligations under the Refugee Convention. "The first nation that receives [asylum seekers] should determine if they are valid [refugees] - you can't contract it out or put people into concentration camps in Papua New Guinea." Tracey Barnett, author of The Quiet War on Asylum, said Australia had been "shamed worldwide" for its asylum policy, China publicly chastising it in March and the governor of Port Moresby last month taking out full page ads calling the camps "repugnant" and against Papua New Guinea's culture. "My biggest fear is that our prime minister is already signalling New Zealand would be happy to send any future boat arrivals to these gulags," Barnett said. "I sure hope the New Zealand public wakes up and sees that Australia is trying to pull us into their disastrous, inhumane detention practices. "Australia's shame doesn't have to be ours." Mushtaq Hussain and his wife, Nazneen, sold all their gold to pay people-smugglers US$10,000 to get him to Australia. The plan was for him to go first, and Nazneen, two months pregnant, and their small daughter would follow by official channels. Mushtaq didn't want to go the illegal way, but his application for a visa at the Australian embassy in Islamabad was turned down. After being caught up in two separate terrorist attacks in Karachi last year, he was convinced by his father to follow his brother, who had left a few months earlier. Mushtaq's attempt to reach Christmas Island from southern Java ended the same way as thousands of others over the past few years - his overcrowded boat took on water after three days at sea, and the crew were forced to use satellite phones to call the Australian navy for help. "We are sick, no water, no food, just vomiting, vomiting. Everyone look like death," Mushtaq said. The passengers were returned to Indonesia and Mushtaq spent several months in a detention camp in northern Sulawesi, before being released on humanitarian grounds because of his injuries. He now lives in the city of Makassar, Sulawesi, in an apartment block he shares with three families from Iran and two from Afghanistan. The room is provided by the International Organisation for Migration, which also gives him $125 a month for food. He has withered from 85kg to 55kg. Mushtaq has registered with the UNHCR but has not been given a date for a resettlement interview. He is worried about his family in Parachinar - just last week another bomb went off - and has been suicidal because of the stress. "Really, my life is like a death life, everything is lost." On Manus Island, Sajid is unsure how long he will be in captivity, but he fears it could be years. He heard the news reports that a New Zealand security guard was present when Barati was killed, but doesn't know the guard's name. He says compared to Australians, New Zealand guards are good. "They all respect us. The [Australians] abuse us every day, say ‘you go back home'." Mushtaq says life is better in Indonesia, but as a Shi'a Muslim he fears attacks by Wahhabi extremists. He wishes he could be with his brother. "He is only young. He say the immigration police and public [on Manus Island] are like animals. He say they no different to Taliban. He say if Australian government gone, they [locals] will kill me, because they don't like immigrant. He say to me, ‘brother help me'." Mushtaq is confused about what to do: return to Pakistan and a life of terror, or wait, broke, in Indonesia hoping to be resettled by the UNHCR. He would like to come to New Zealand - an Immigration NZ spokesperson said he would have to first be referred by the UNHCR. Mushtaq said he had "so much talent, so many skills" in computer software, sound recording and music, and would make a good citizen. "He was upset to hear New Zealand had toughened its asylum laws. "As if Australia wasn't difficult enough, now New Zealand is also making similar policy. Where will we go, what will our future be? We are humans and we deserve our freedom." LINK: http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/10128355/We-are-humans-we-deserve-our-freedom
Posted by Kingsland Wolf at 11:52
HAIL BROTHERS AND SISTERS. NORTHERN WOLVES ARE BACK. CELTIC PRINCE, the RWR Chief Editor, is unwell. I do hope he will recover and get better very soon. Meanwhile I will post here news as well. I'm a BLOGGER, I live in Auckland. My AKL-BLOG is THE FREE VOICE OF AUCKLAND - Kingsland Bruvs. My links are: http://kingslandbruvs.blogspot.co.nz http://www.facebook.com/kingsland.wolf Do not hesitate to keep in touch with me. Any suggestions and ideas to improve both the blogs (Northern Wolves and Kingsland Bruvs) are welcome. Cheers, Kingsland Wolf
Posted by Kingsland Wolf at 11:32