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Posted in united states by Blimp deflator on November 3, 2012

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Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of October 5, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

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Cloak-and-dagger stuff Down Under

Posted in new zealand by Blimp deflator on November 2, 2012

NZ's new security law
The “new security law” is presumably the Search and Surveillance Act 2012, which provides for “warrantless entry to prevent offence or respond to risk to life or safety” — which means, as far as I can see, that the police can break into your house whenever they like. (See Part 2, Subpart 4.) The legislation also provides for “entry without warrant to find and avoid loss of evidential material relating to certain offences”. The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of October 2, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

Click on the “search and surveillance bill” tag to read earlier comments on this legislation.

McCully mouths ‘humanitarian’ claptrap at UN

Posted in new zealand, syria by Blimp deflator on October 23, 2012

Murray McCully at the UN
“McCully” is Murray McCully, New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. The cartoonist, Evans, observes that the UN is little more than a tool of US foreign policy — and that the US either “protects” or punishes civilians entirely in accordance with its strategic aims. The UN would, of course, have intervened in Syria, under the banner of R2P (“Responsibility to Protect”), if Russia and China, stung by the US-facilitated regime change in Libya, had not vetoed the resolution that would have ensured the Syrian regime quickly met a similar fate. The cartoon was published in the Manawatu Standard on October 1, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

Nobody loves me, everybody hates me . . .

Posted in united states by Blimp deflator on October 6, 2012

Nobody Loves Me
From the Manawatu Standard of September 15, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

We’ve got growing poverty . . . without a ‘black’ government

Posted in new zealand, south africa by Blimp deflator on September 11, 2012

PutinHitsBack
So why, in the case of South Africa, do we focus on the color of the government, and imply that this is respon-
sible for the country’s “eco-
nomic apart-
heid”. The car-
toon is from the Manawatu Standard of September 10, 2012.

The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

Clinton tries to knock China off Pacific surfboard

Posted in china, united states by Blimp deflator on September 10, 2012

Clinton tries to knock China off Pacific surfboard
Does anyone doubt that China is the ultimate US enemy — to be dealt with after all the other enemies have been dispatched? The cartoon is from the Manawatu Standard of September 1, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

The WMD bogey resurfaces

Posted in iraq, syria, united states by Blimp deflator on September 9, 2012

Chemical weapons in Syria
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of August 23, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

US foreign policy: Creator of coffins

Posted in united states by Blimp deflator on September 9, 2012

US foreign policy: Coffin maker
“Evans”, the Manawatu Standard’s cartoonist, is exceptional, in the corporate New Zealand press, in that he doesn’t spout right-wing propaganda. This cartoon is from August 21, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

Shock for Mars Lander controllers

Posted in afghanistan, united states by Blimp deflator on August 12, 2012

Shock for Mars Lander controllers
From the Manawatu Standard of August 7, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

NZ loses two soldiers in Afghanistan: The Standard’s view

Posted in afghanistan, new zealand by Blimp deflator on August 9, 2012

New Zealand loses two soldiers in Afghanistan
From the Manawatu Standard of August 6, 2012. The cartoonist is Malcolm Evans.

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