New Zealand: More complaints over Christian education in schools

Several more state schools around the country have received complaints over Christian religious education classes being held during class time.

St Heliers School in Auckland was last month forced to move its religious studies outside of school hours following complaints from parents.

Now parents of children at three other schools have made complaints, with one beginning the process of filing a formal complaint to the Human Rights Commission.

Parents can have their children removed from the religious classes, but one complainant says this segregates her child and the classes should not be held during regular school hours.

A meeting will be held tomorrow morning to discuss the complaint.

Meanwhile two other schools, one in Palmerston North school and another in Auckland, have also received complaints about Christian Religious Education classes.


‘It’s just exploitation’: Backlash against unpaid internships growing


OTTAWA — Nicholas Smith is a 22-year-old Torontonian, working on his second unpaid internship after graduating from the University of Toronto last year with an ethics degree.

Working without pay for months — and sometimes years — after graduating triumphantly wasn’t exactly what Smith and his friends had in mind when they toiled away along the path to what they believed was a bright future.

“I am working with people who’ve done their masters degrees, and definitely there’s an emotional toll in having to work for free,” said Smith, whose current unpaid internship is at a Toronto-based think-tank as a foreign policy analyst.

University of Windsor students feel unsafe after referendum

University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman is concerned about the safety of some of his students in the wake of a controversial referendum.

Last week, someone broke into the office of Jake De Jong, the vice-president of academic affairs for the University of Windsor Student Alliance. The suspect spray painted the Star of David and the word “Zionist” on a Support Our Troops flag hanging in his office.

Windsor police are investigating it as a hate crime.

The break in happened the night before students started voting in a referendum on whether to support the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

The BDS movement asks individuals, corporations, and governments to boycott companies that produce in Israeli-occupied areas of Palestine or companies backed by Israeli government.


The UWSA accepted a petition from the Palestinian Solidarity Group to hold the referendum that would, if it passes, make the UWSA officially endorse the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions campaign.

DeJong said he was “shocked” by the vandalism.

“I wasn’t expecting this sort of thing,” he said.





“The Palestinian people does not exist. The creation of a
Palestinian state is only a means for continuing our struggle
against the state of Israel for our Arab unity. In reality
today there is no difference between Jordanians,
Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. Only for political and
tactical reasons do we speak today about the existence of
a Palestinian people, since Arab national interests demand
that we posit the existence of a distinct ‘Palestinian
people’ to oppose Zionism.

“For tactical reasons, Jordan, which is a sovereign state
with defined borders, cannot raise claims to Haifa and Jaffa.
While as a Palestinian, I can undoubtedly demand Haifa,
Jaffa, Beer-Sheva and Jerusalem. However, the moment we
reclaim our right to all of Palestine, we will not wait even
a minute to unite Palestine and Jordan.”

(PLO executive committee member Zahir Muhsein, in a 1977
interview with the Dutch newspaper Trouw.)





manwomanmyth – family – introduction and child abuse

Outlines how men are the creators of family and how fathers are essential for the successful upbringing of children, yet are often maligned on our TV screens and in film as unnecessary or dangerous.

child abuse

Further examination of female paedophiles looking at mothers who abuse. In depth look at some of the activities of the NSPCC and their attack on men and family.

• Post-natal depression and it’s effects on men as well as women
• The campaign of government and charities to divide men from children
• The negative effects of denying children essential interaction with adults, particularly men
• Why family is the key to child safety and not further child protection laws and services
• More on child abuse in the womb from mothers’ drinking and smoking

part 1

Featuring Michele Elliott, Author and Director of Kidscape (a UK charity) and well-known media commentator on issues to do with child abuse.

False allegations of child sexual abuse made by mothers against fathers in custody cases;
Misandry in the popular image of a paedophile;
Post natal depression (aka post partum depression) is NOT related to hormones – how new fathers are also emotionally affected by the birth of their children
The high prevalence of child abuse by mothers.
More on the NSPCC campaign against men and family.

Part 2