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The malign influence of George Soros continues

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If you aren’t already aware of who Billionaire George Soros is he is a man who uses his fabulous wealth to support the politicians that he favours. Unlike most wealthy people who simply make a donation to the political party of their choice or who hold fundraisers for them, George Soros has instead through his Open Society Foundations, funded many organisations that bankroll both activists and the organisation of large-scale?political protests.

Now that President Trump is in the Whitehouse you would expect Soros to stop spending his money but such is the man’s enmity for Trump that he is doing all he can to disrupt and even impeach the President.

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Fijian Government defends improvements and denounces biased report from Amnesty International

Yesterday the Media party went all in on a shonky and shabby report from Amnesty International about Fiji.

Of course, it was Barbara Dreaver putting the slipper in while she enjoys staying in Suva, not at all grateful for her new freedoms.

A damning report from Amnesty International has found Fiji’s security forces are involved in an alarming level of torture, brutality and abuse cases.

Since the military coup of 2006 there have been five deaths in custody and other people have suffered serious injuries or been raped.

Amnesty International’s Pacific Researcher Kate Schuetze says accountability for these cases are the exception rather than the rule.

“It’s quite extraordinary the level of violence that some of these cases are experiencing … what makes it different in Fiji I guess is that you have immunities under the constitution which make it very difficult to investigate these,” she said.

Ms Schuetze says another problem is that Police and Prisons Commissioners are both senior serving military offices which “blurs the line between these two institutions”.

Amnesty International say more accountability is needed and there needs to be an independent mechanism monitoring the security forces so they aren’t investigating themselves when cases come to light.

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” Moderate ” Turkey controlled by brutal dictator

If you were in any doubt about the status of Turkey this article will remove it as it tells you about the thousands of Turkish soldiers who are being raped and starved as punishment for the failed coup against?President?Dictator Erdogan. According?to Amnesty International they are also being left without water in terrible cramped conditions.

Pictures have emerged on social media, reportedly of soldiers being held in Turkey

Pictures have emerged on social media, reportedly of soldiers being held in Turkey

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Should a Pro-Human rights organisation be actively Pro-Abortion?

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Amnesty International was founded to advocate for the rights and freedom of prisoners of conscience.Today, Amnesty?s website states that: “Through our detailed research and determined campaigning, we help fight abuses of human rights worldwide. We bring torturers to justice. Change oppressive laws. And free people jailed just for voicing their opinion.”

Even though that is Amnesty International’s stated aim they are actively campaigning to legalise abortion in Christian countries across the world. This month they released an ad starring actor Liam Neeson to push for the introduction of abortion in Ireland

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John Key buckles under pressure, as he does

Political parties – including the government’s allies ACT, United Future and the Maori Party – are calling for the refugee quota to be lifted in response to the growing crisis in Europe as people flee the conflict in Syria.

The quota of 750 refugees a year was set 28 years ago and is scheduled to be reviewed next year, but Mr Key suggested on Thursday action could be taken sooner.

“We’re not ruling out looking at whether there’s more we can possibly do earlier,” he told reporters.

“But we would want to get good advice that meant if we were to make any decisions, we could back that up with the level of support and assurances that we give other refugees who come to New Zealand.

“We’d also want to be absolutely sure that was the right thing to do.”

The hard “No” is now a “No… for now, with conditions, maybe”. ? Read more »

Key refuses to give Helen Clark a win: no refugee quota change

John Key has spat in Helen Clark’s face over refugees, and good on him too.

He must have got some preliminary focus group results knowing he is safe from general public opprobrium and it’s only the hard left and media who will whinge until the next thing that annoys them takes hold.

New Zealand’s refugee quota will stay at 750 a year, despite Opposition calls for more to be accepted.

Prime Minister John Key made that clear today after Labour, the Greens and United Future appealed for an urgent increase.

“I think we should continue the process we are going through,” Mr Key told reporters.

“We will have a review in 2016. We will assess our capacity and capability and whether we think it’s right to keep it at 750 or change it, and we will make the call.”

The quota is reviewed every three years, and the next scheduled review is next year. ?? Read more »

Apart from Amnesty International and the UN nobody cares about NZ refugee quota

Commentators, mostly lefties, are all jumping on the bandwagon. ?

We take roughly 700 to 750 of our 750 annual quota, and they call this shameful in an international climate where millions of people are displaced.

It is estimated this year alone, a third of a million people have crossed the Mediterranean from war-torn countries to get to southern Europe, with almost 3000 people dying in the attempt.

New Zealand executive director of Amnesty International said the country needed to step up, like Germany and Sweden had, and do its fair share to help.

Grant Bayldon said New Zealand had not changed its refugee quota in almost 30 years and was ranked 90th in the world for the number of refugees it took annually.

He said not only was New Zealand not leading the world in taking its share of refugees, it was a laggard.

Holocaust Research and Education Centre director Inge Woolf said the Government must increase its current refugee limit of 750 people.

She said all nations should increase their refugee quotas.

Ms Woolf said no one willingly left their homeland in a leaky boat unless they were desperate to get to safety.

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Hamas tortured their own citizens

Amnesty International, normally attacking Israel, has instead released a report on human rights violations in Gaza by Hamas, against their own citizens.

Amnesty International said in a report on Wednesday that Islamist Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip during last year’s war with Israel.

A ceasefire last August ended 50 days of fighting between Gaza militants and Israel in which health officials said more than 2,100 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed. Israel put the number of its dead at 67 soldiers and six civilians.

“Hamas forces carried out a brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel and others during Israel’s military offensive against Gaza,” the human rights group’s report said.

A Hamas spokesman criticised the report as being unfair, unprofessional and not credible.

“The report is dedicated against Palestinian resistance and the Hamas movement … it deliberately exaggerated its descriptions without listening to all sides and without making an effort to check the truthfulness of details and information,” said Fawzi Barhoum, a Hamas spokesman.

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Amnesty International needs to stop whining about our refugee quota

The head of Amnesty International New Zealand is disappointed the Prime Minister has said there are no plans to increase the country’s refugee quota.

John Key made the comment at the Istanbul Peace Summit on Friday.

New Zealand has an annual limit of 750 places for refugees on UN waiting lists.

Amnesty New Zealand head Grant Bayldon said it was especially important on Anzac Day not to forget that civilians suffer much of the horror of war and conflict.

“There’s a way that New Zealand really can play its part on the international stage, by doing its fair share and taking refugees,” he said.

We can hardly house our own people while we let in tens of thousands of immigrants. ?And refugees get the star treatment, with accommodation and monetary assistamce. ?750 is hardly a small number. ? Read more »

Amnesty International: Hamas committed war crimes as well

No surprises here other than it is Amnesty International who has recognised that Hamas committed war crimes during last year’s Gaza war.

Amnesty International has published a damning report on Hamas?s conduct during last summer?s Gaza war, accusing it and other Palestinian armed groups of committing ?war crimes? by firing rockets and mortars into Israel.

The report, released today, is the first by the human rights group to target Hamas after a series of publications accusing Israel of waging attacks that constituted war crimes.

Six civilians were killed in Israel by rocket and mortar attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza during the 50-day conflict in which 66 Israeli soldiers also died. Some 2,250 Palestinians were killed, at least 1,585 of them civilians, according to the United Nations.

Both sides must be held accountable, Amnesty says. ?The violations by Palestinian groups, some of which are war crimes, do not in any way justify violations by Israeli forces; nor do Israeli violations justify those of Palestinian armed groups,? the report says. ?? Read more »

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