New Zealand: Taking An Independent Position?

In a recent post I exempted New Zealand from comments on full alignment of that nation with the views and actions of the Five Eyes security alliance.  This is not really something new.  New Zealand has always been true to and followed its own principles.   For a small, geographically isolated nation, that is a laudable... Continue Reading →

Magna Carta: 800 Years of Human Rights

So, tomorrow June 15 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta Libertatum (the Great Charter of the Liberties), the document which forms the basis of law around which democratic rights have been understood since the middle ages. Note: A readable version of this image (6Mb, by zooming) can be found in the Wikipedia... Continue Reading →

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