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Widespread surreptitious election interference?

The Editor,  The Listener,  Auckland

01 August, 2018

Dear Editor:

There’s a lot of talk about Russian interference (or Trump collaboration with Russia) in the 2016 USA Presidential election but little said about interference in elections elsewhere in the world.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump and Putin nuclear oligarchs

The Editor,  The Sunday Star-Times,  Auckland

24 July, 2018

Dear Editor:

Danielle McLaughlin (SST 22 July) discusses the dangers of U.S. President Donald Trump’s apparent naivety in dealing with Russia’s Putin. But she doesn’t mention the place that Russia has in Trump’s world view which is potentially more dangerous. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Three Strikes’ emanates from a fear and loathing mentality

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

12 June, 2018

Dear Editor:

The ‘three strikes’ law is no-brainer, really. In the USA it has failed miserably to do anything more than enhance the prison building and management industry.  Read the rest of this entry »


Iran nuclear deal – nuclear weapon states must not be calling Iran a ‘terrorist nation’

The Editor, The Sunday Star-Times, Auckland

14 May, 2018

Dear Editor:

The hypocrisy of the USA and Israel is staggering in their attitude toward the Iran nuclear deal. To singularly use language like ‘terrorist nation’ covers up fundamental nuclear weapon realities. Read the rest of this entry »


appeal for Leonard Peltier

17 May, 2018

Warden Charles L Lockett, USP Coleman I

PO Box 1023, Coleman, Florida

USA    33521

Hello Warden Lockett:

Prisoner Leonard Peltier deserves timely and quality healthcare as any person would. I understand that at FCI Coleman he is experiencing difficulties in receiving such care for an enlarged prostate and also knee and hip problems, perhaps exacerbated by age and 40 years of imprisonment.

You should insure that Mr. Peltier receives the health care he needs. It would also be appropriate to move Mr. Peltier closer to his home in the Dakotas.

Sincerely,

Richard Keller


Korea, the ‘buttons’, and the history of military involvement with USA.

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

26 January, 2018

Dear Editor:

It should not be considered a force for peace and security to be involved militarily with the USA in our Pacific region. Read the rest of this entry »


Trump and the mythic status of “competition”

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland

10 January, 2018

Dear Editor:

The Korean Peninsula continues to be bizarre and dangerous. (“My button is bigger than your button”.)

The best way for New Zealand to have a positive impact on the situation would be to withdraw from military cooperation with the US forces. The longer Tump is in charge, the more reasonable that is going to be seen to be. Read the rest of this entry »