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By Efeso Collins 

Race is never a focal issue for white, middle class and privileged groups because society is built on their accepted norms and traditions

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Bassem Eid – Palestine’s Errol Tobias

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By   16 hours ago

Shame on Auckland University for hosting a public meeting for Eid and on the Astor Foundation and the Mira Szászy Research Centre which also supported this visit.

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Race is never a focal issue for white, middle class and privileged groups because society is built on their accepted norms and traditions

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A Little Help From His Friends: Who is Andrew Little listening to?

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How ironic it would be if, just as Jeremy Corbyn is showing us how Labour politics can be made to work, Little threw in his lot with those who have, to date, only shown us how to make them fail.

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Another week of neoliberal economics

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In the world of economics there are no crises, no gender issues, no growing inequality, no precariat hanging on in a fragile labour market by their toenails. No families ‘choosing’ to be cold and sick so they can pay the rent, no mothers sent to jail for infringing 19th century rules, no children spluttering up sputum from 3rd world diseases because our housing is so bad ,no inconvenient hungry students with enormous debt .

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The Future of Income

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We are starting to hear, again, more discussion about the ‘future of work’, and about robots taking over.

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Not enough love for CYFs kids

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Without adequate funding to ensure the well-being of their child-prisoners, the government agency’s responses come in the form of utter neglect or massive over-reaction.

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An unfortunate advertising placement; child poverty; and breathing air

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By   3 days ago

I was reading Simon Collins’ piece on child poverty in the Herald, and a small advert caught my eye…

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Taihape

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By   4 days ago

It was never comfortable going to the Taihape Police Station, but after the 100th time I no longer felt inexplicably guilty as I turned the simple handle and crossed the threshold.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

By calling TPPA protestors extremists – has Groser triggered mass surveillance powers?

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By   12 hours ago

Are we protestors ‘extremists’ for demanding that a secret trade deal for US corporations that denies us the right to pass domestic laws be made public and debated before the NZ Executive just signs it off?

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Next set of Serco allegations to be worse

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By   13 hours ago

Stripping prisoners of their right to vote, abusing them and leaving them in poorly guarded environments where that abuse can become the norm should embarrass us. It will barely rate a mention during the Rugby World Cup coverage.

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Have we allowed the Climate Deniers to win?

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We have allowed the self interested and the selfish to dominate the debate. The reality is that a response needs to now not only highlight this jealous sophistry and expose it for the spite it is, we need to also promote solutions that openly critique and challenge neoliberal capitalism with courage, not the meekness of those who feel humbled just to be included in the discussion.

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Peter Dunne Causes Waste Of Perfectly Good Champagne By Faking Resignation

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By   3 days ago

Damnit. I thought Peter Dunne was supposed to be resigning! Turns out the whole thing was a farcical troll-attempt on his part.

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Using underfunded CYFs to start privatising social services

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By   4 days ago

National will use these terrible stats as a way to trick NZers into the next round of social service privatisation.

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Finlayson says he is not a secret “crypto-fascist” – that’s true because this Government are very open about their crypto-fascism

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The only reason this doesn’t spook the sleepy hobbits is because most NZers have the vocab level of your average 16 year old and don’t have any idea what the word crypto-fascist means.

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Let’s be honest about why National are risking NZers lives with weak Health & Safety laws

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By   4 days ago

While pundits will tell us on panel shows that this Government are ‘moderate’ the reality is that this Government would prefer to have workers die on the job than possibly give Unions more power.

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Media Watch View All →

When the Right ask ‘will throwing money at child abuse solve it’

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By   12 hours ago

We can spend $26million on a vanity project from the Prime Minister to change our flag but we can’t spend that money to stop children in state care being sexually abused and beaten.

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This weeks Waatea news column – CYFs are failing children and many are Maori kids

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This weeks Waatea news column – CYFs are failing children and many are Maori kids

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What’s the difference between the Edge Radio Show and Graham Lowe?

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By   4 days ago

I think Lowe should stick to League and the Edge should just suck a cucumber permanently so we don’t have to hear anything from the cultural and political wasteland they represent.

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Stories the NZ Herald believe are more important than Global Stock Market meltdown

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Let’s look at the stories that the NZ Herald online have deemed more important than this massive global financial correction…

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EXCLUSIVE: Colin Craig vs Cameron Slater

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By   5 days ago

In the words of Mike Hosking – and this may be the only time I ever quote Mike – ‘Happy Days’.

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This weeks Waatea news column – Who is standing up for Maori worker rights?

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This weeks Waatea news column – Who is standing up for Maori worker rights?

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Scooped?

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Interesting interview with Michele Hewitson today in the NZ Herald with Editor of Scoop, Alastair Thompson.

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Open letter to Last Week Tonight – Dear John Oliver – please mock our PM for making worm farming a high risk industry

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We here in New Zealand don’t have any satire as such, our media are as stale as month old mutton and spend so much time sucking up to the Right Wing John Key National Party that they make Fox News look actually fair and balanced.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Leslie Bravery – Get thee glass eyes . . .

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By   16 hours ago

John Key’s shallow response to Kennedy Graham failed to give any recognition of the enormous and criminal imbalance of explosive power unleashed by Israel’s Operation Protective Edge blitz upon the captive civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

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SUNDAY LONG READ: Douglas Renwick – How global capitalism actually works

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By   16 hours ago

Probably the best way to start off with an analysis of capitalism in the 21st century is to give a bit of background information on how the system transformed from a production based system to a finance based system.

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Miles – Has New Zealand lost its moral basis?

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The decision to send New Zealand’s troops to join the fight against ISIS was justified by our Prime Minister as “the price of the club”.

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GUEST BLOG: Tony Stevens – Employment rights – death by a thousand cuts

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By   5 days ago

Enjoy your current rights while you have them. The government is only just getting started.

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GUEST BLOG: Kim Robinson – End of an era?

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Does the Netflix Tax indicate it’s the end of an era for Deaf consumers who require captioned access and Blind consumers who require audio-descriptive access?

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Remember Hamza

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The Guardians of the NZ Superfund must divest from Israel Chemicals now. Little Hamza must be given a chance to return to a normal childhood. (as much as is possible in Gaza!)

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GUEST BLOG: Murray Horton – Submission of the Anti-Bases Campaign to the Intelligence and Security Review

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By   2 weeks ago

The Anti-Bases Campaign wishes to express its very great disappointment with this review.

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GUEST BLOG: Liz Gordon – Whatever happened to the Henderson properties?

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Seven years ago, in August 2008, the Christchurch City Council called an urgent meeting on short notice about some sensitive central city properties. Almost immediately, it was announced that the Council would purchase five sites from David Henderson, for the market value of around $17 million.

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

State House Sale hikoi to Parliament Tuesday 13th October

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By   16 hours ago

If we do not fight back against this government’s war on the poor then we agree to living on our knees.

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Whaddarya? David Slack talks Rugby at the Ika Seafood Bar and Grill

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By   4 days ago

ALL NEW ZEALANDERS must live with Rugby. There is no possibility of escaping, and absolutely no chance of ignoring it. Rugby, love it or hate it, has exerted, and continues to exert, a tremendous influence on the way New Zealand presents itself to the world.

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Phil Goff, Matt McCarten, Jacinda Ardern, Michael Wood, Denise Roche, Cathy Casey & Bomber Bradbury all walk into a bar…

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By   2 weeks ago

Join us on Saturday 22 August for our winter City Vision debate on the proposition that “There is NO place for politics in local government.”

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IKA presents ‘Busker Monday’ – pay what you think the food is worth

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By   2 weeks ago

Check out Buskers Monday – an experiment in busking food (pay what you think Brendon’s simple & tasty Buskers Menu is worth). Buskers of the musical variety are welcome too.

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TONIGHT – IKA presents a Salon with David Slack – “Living with Rugby”

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By   2 weeks ago

David Slack is an Auckland author, satirist, speechwriter (formerly for Prime Ministers Palmer and Bolger), radio host & generally perceptive & amusing kiwi bloke. His latest book, “Bullrush” celebrates the game we made our own. That was before Rugby – the subject at the heart of this Salon.

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Why you MUST march today against the TPPA

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We must all march today against the TPPA – and you MUST bring a friend who would not normally go to a protest march.

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“TPPA, Or Not TPPA?” – Table Talk No. 5 at the Ika Seafood Bar & Grill

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CONGRATULATIONS ARE DUE to the organisers of last night’s “Table Talk” at Laila Harré’s Ika Seafood Bar & Grill. The fifth such event, “TPPA or Not TPPA?”, was emceed by the irrepressible Wallace Chapman

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In the interests of real public debate – TPPA or not TPPA 7.15pm live tonight on TDB

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Join RNZs Wallace Chapman for Table Talk 5 – TPPA or not TPPA with Professor Jane Kelsey, Dr Wayne Mapp, Michael Barnett & Dr Joshua Freeman

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The Daily Gallery View All →

The Daily Blog Open Mic Sunday 30th August 2015

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Saturday 29th August 2015

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Malcolm Evans – the balance in National’s health & safety legislation

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Malcolm Evans – the balance in National’s health & safety legislation

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Friday 28th August 2015

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Malcolm Evans – Chinese Stock Market

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Malcolm Evans – Chinese Stock Market

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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TDB Political Caption Competition

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Thursday 27th August 2015

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Raw News feed View All →

‘Address underlying causes of child neglect and abuse,’ says CPAG

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The Child Poverty Action Group says the Government must address the underlying causes of child abuse and neglect to keep children safe in our communities. A 2013 CPAG report – Child Abuse: What role does poverty play? identified poverty as a key risk factor for child neglect and maltreatment. CPAG welcomed the Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s […]

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Metlifecare pay deal praised by Unions

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A new collective agreement at Metlifecare is being hailed by staff as setting a new standard for pay and conditions in the aged care sector. The agreement, signed this month between Metlifecare and the Service and Food Workers Union and NZ Nurses Organisation delivers an average pay rise of 7.7% to the workforce. Union advocate […]

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KiwiRail exploitation case heads to court

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  KiwiRail exploitation case heads to court   Rail workers’ union takes test case to determine the employment status of Chinese engineers working under warranty to remove asbestos from KiwiRail’s imported locomotives Allegations of exploitation emerged in 2014, including allegations of minimum wage and holiday entitlement breaches MBIE concluded New Zealand laws probably don’t apply […]

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Retail workers’ union unconvinced with government’s Easter trading proposals

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Retail workers’ union unconvinced with government’s Easter trading proposals The government’s plan to allow local authorities to determine whether shops and garden centres can open on Easter Sunday just shifts the problem to a different decision-maker, says FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary Maxine Gay. “The Minister’s promise that the law will give workers the […]

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Unite Union says Wodhouse lied over ending zero hour contracts

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Unite Union National Director Mike Treen says the Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse has repeatedly lied to New Zealanders when he said that he would bring and to end zero hour contracts. Unite Union made this a public issue earlier this year when it labelled the fast food companies zero hour employers in […]

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Marsden Point oil refinery announces spectacular half-year result amid low wage offer

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Marsden Point oil refinery announces spectacular half-year result amid low wage offer While the New Zealand Refining Company Limited posts a spectacular half-year profit, a union representing workers at the site is questioning whether a proposed 0.5% pay rise is all the company can afford. “Despite announcing a healthy half-year result, the Marsden Point bargaining […]

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ATM machines set to dry up as security guards strike

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Many ATM machines in Auckland won’t be replenished today as security guards strike over stalled pay negotiations. Service and Food Workers Union Industry Leader Jill Ovens said the union gave written notice of the strike this morning after guards working for the security company ACM had left for their daily run. At 10am, 28 guards will […]

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Poor families at back of the queue for decent housing – CPAG

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Urgent action is needed to make sure families have healthy and affordable homes, says the Child Poverty Action Group. CPAG is launching a campaign for healthy and affordable homes for families at East Tamaki Healthcare centre in Otara Mall on Tuesday 18 August, at 3pm. Health spokesperson Professor Innes Asher said, “There are major, systemic problems with the […]

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