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Three Peace Moments – our history and our future

Three Peace Moments – our history and our future

This week is often referred to as “Peace Week” and this year on 11th November it is the 100th anniversary of the armistice of WW1 which ended most of the fighting in Europe making it especially notable.  Disgracefully, the various peace treaties which followed the armistice did little to settle the continent into a period of reconstruction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Armistice Day is better day to commemorate WW I casualties

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

10 November, 2017

Dear Editor:

The 11th of November is a better day to commemorate the casualties of WW I than ANZAC day; the armistice to end the war was signed on that day in 1918. Read the rest of this entry »


“honouring our fight for freedom” – too much cliche

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

29 April, 2017

Dear editor,

The Dom Post headline, “honouring our fight for freedom”, contains too much cliché to be helpful. WWI was not about freedom or independence; it was about empire. Read the rest of this entry »


The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

11/11 2016

Dear Editor:

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – the armistice of WWI was signed. That’s the date we should be celebrating in New Zealand, an end to the slaughter of young men of all nationalities. Read the rest of this entry »


Refugee crisis – root causes

The Editor,  The Dominion Post,  Wellington

05 September, 2015

Dear Editor:

The refugee crisis in Europe/Middle East/Africa is an immediate concern of unprecedented scale. But it is important to continue to discuss the root causes because the immediate crisis flows so directly from the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Read the rest of this entry »


White Poppies and Red Poppies

20 April, 2015

The Editor, The Wellingtonian

Dear Editor;

The White Poppy is for remembering – remembering everything that we need to remember about WW1: Read the rest of this entry »