Waatea 5th Estate – Water vs Intensive Farming

Joining us tonight to discuss the unprecedented mass poisoning of NZers from their drinking water and the role of intensive farming…

In studio – Agricultural spokesperson for Greenpeace – Geniveve Toop

On skype, award winning columnist and intensive farming critic – Rachel Stewart

Environmental Scientist and ecologist with Massey University – Dr Mike Joy

and also joining us tonight on the phone, Green Party Spokesperson on rivers and clean water – Catherine Delahunty

 

 

Setting The Agenda View All →

Sitting Down For Socialism: Jeremy Corbyn infuriates the British Establishment – again.

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By   10 hours ago

The entire episode epitomises the way in which the British Establishment and its media attack-dogs have sought to deal with the Corbyn threat.

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The Treaty Settlement Process: Neoliberalism with Maori characteristics

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The transfer of wealth (in the form of Crown cash and resources) from the poorest Maori communities to wealthy tribal elites (the Iwi Leadership Group) mirrors neatly the transfer of wealth from the 99 percent to the top 1 percent of income earners that is the hallmark of neoliberalism globally.

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Victoria’s got a secret, and it’s not lingerie, and it’s not “super comfy and super sexy.”

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By   2 days ago

The underwear manufacturer has a much bigger secret, a real secret: they’re hiding workers.

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Minto for Mayor Campaign Launch

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For a people’s Christchurch rather than a corporate Christchurch – decisions by us, for us, made here!

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Local Government: Seldom Sexy but Always Essential

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The importance of local government is usually overlooked, except in complaint. Conservative voters moan they get nothing for their rates. That the council should do more with less, that there’s no accountability, that councils take money for nothing and rates are too high.

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MUST READ: TDB Investigation into what is happening in our water

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By   4 days ago

On 7 September, 2008, John Key said that “…we should always measure a Government’s environmental rhetoric against its environmental record.”

Indeed we should.

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Plundered water boosts Israel’s surplus

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Outside interference and power politics have wreaked havoc in the Middle East and for that, in various ways, we all bear responsibility. Whatever their shortcomings, the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council present platforms for debate and reform based upon international law.

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Nothing To Celebrate

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New Zealand’s participation in the Vietnam War, no matter how marginal, represented a shameful capitulation to American pressure. It was an immoral war which we should never have joined, and the idea of “celebrating” its fiftieth anniversary should be repugnant to all thinking New Zealanders.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Why saliva testing for road side impairment tests will be madness

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By   21 hours ago

No one wants people who are impaired to drive a car. That’s fine, that’s a public safety issue, no one would be crazy enough to want people who are dangerous on the roads being on the roads.

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Removing the word ‘special needs’ so you don’t have to fund ‘special needs’

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The latest assualt on civil society by the National Government is this desire to cut funding to special needs children by dumping the word ‘special needs’…

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Ummm, did Bill Liu/William Yan just buy his own justice?

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By   1 day ago

…the 5th most wanted on China’s top 10 most wanted and a huge donor to National and Labour has just paid the cops $42.85 million and he’s off all his charges?

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Three and a half years jail for growing cannabis

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While there is much to celebrate about those who manage to leave the country and fly back in with prescription cannabis, this loop hole is open to those who can afford it and it ignores the continued criminalisation of those involved in growing it and those who can’t travel.

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What the media are not making clear regarding the new spy powers

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By   2 days ago

The mainstream media have fallen over themselves to declare that the new spying powers by the GCSB are all fine and dandy. It is not. Last week the NZ Government announced vast new powers for the GCSB to be able to -spy without a warrant for 24 hours -launch its own investigations -and jail for 5 […]

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How far are we going to go in denying poverty exists in NZ?

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By   4 days ago

The economic growth rate is as illusionary as middle class property wealth, we are needing to massage the stats to make unemployment look better and tens of thousands of migrant workers are being lured to NZ to be paid less for jobs NZers demand real wages for.

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4000 sick NZers poisoned by contaminated water and it still isn’t a crisis?

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By   4 days ago

How far are the National Party really prepared to go to let the free market work this water contamination out all on its own?

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Media Watch View All →

Key’s ties, Verity ‘slut’ shamed? and The Spinoff’s never ending budget – Not News Awards of the Week

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By   2 days ago

News is supposed to inform citizens so that they know who they should vote for once every 3 years, you want light weight fluff entertainment, tune into Bravo or E, emulating them should not be on the agenda.

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Waatea 5th Estate – Homelessness in NZ

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By   2 days ago

Joining us top discuss the Homelessness conference

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The All Black Spying Scandal: All that is wrong about NZ media in one story

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By   4 days ago

Folks, whatever misdirected but perfectly timed fury you feel erupting in your veins about this All Black distraction, consider that under these new powers we all become the All Blacks.

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Waatea 5th Estate – Political Wrap of the Week

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Joining us tonight for our infamous Friday night political wrap of the week…

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Waatea 5th Estate Mass Surveillance & Internet Democracy Special

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By   6 days ago

7pm tonight on Waatea 5th Estate, we host a special show discussing the new mass surveillance laws, DNC email leaks, Australian Census debacle and internet democracy post Snowden with…

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7pm tonight – Waatea 5th Estate Mass Surveillance & Internet Democracy Special

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By   7 days ago

7pm tonight on Waatea 5th Estate, we host a special show discussing the new mass surveillance laws, DNC email leaks, Australian Census debacle and internet democracy post Snowden with…

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Waatea 5th Estate  – What is happening on Nauru and why are we so silent? 

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By   7 days ago

Joining us tonight to discuss the abuse of refugees at the Australian Detention Camp on Nauru and what NZ should be doing …

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Waatea 5th Estate – the legal action against state housing privatisation 

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By   1 week ago

Joining us tonight to discuss the decision by State Housing Action to take the Government to court over their state house privatisation agenda …

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Dave Macpherson – An MP discovers the mental health system is broken

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By   2 days ago

During last week, Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis was reported in both mainstream and social media as having had a text and phone ‘encounter’ with a severely depressed man who had harmed himself and was contacting Davis to say “goodbye”.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – How racist are NZ prisons?

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You’ve all heard about the massive over representation of Maori in prisons, but you may not know the further you go into the Belly of the Beast the higher that representation gets.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Macpherson – Public Scrutiny on Mental Health starting to get under Govt’s skin

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By   1 week ago

In perhaps a direct attack on my family, the Report states that “DHB leaders are worried about interest groups who repeatedly call for inspections and enquiries and allegedly run ‘personalised social media campaigns targeting individual clinicians, service leaders and staff’, according to mental health issues reporter Jess McAllen.

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EXCLUSIVE GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – why I believe Malcolm Rewa is a Police Informant

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By   1 week ago

Senior Police would have known all about this which is why Police have always had good reason not to have Malcolm Rewa exposed to too many questions. That is why Teina Pora went to prison in the first place and why it has been so hard to get him released.

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GUEST BLOG: Kieran Kelly – It is not “Ridiculous” to Reject Hillary, Part 2: Bride of the Monster

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By   1 week ago

A good argument can be made that voting for Trump or Clinton is essentially exactly the same thing.

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GUEST BLOG: Neil Watts – Why won’t the Herald talk about Chinese trade wars and substandard steel?

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By   2 weeks ago

Doesn’t it seem bizarre that an Auckland based newspaper and its associated website are not just missing, but actively avoiding, a story that every other mainstream news organisation are now reporting on?

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EXCLUSIVE: Vanessa Kururangi – State Housing Action Inc to take Government to Court over privatisation of State Houses

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By   2 weeks ago

State Housing Action Incorporated (S.H.A Inc.) now officially announces our intention to file for a Judicial Review with the High Court of New Zealand, against the sale of State Houses in Tauranga.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – my private prosecution against prison snitch confessions

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By   2 weeks ago

It’s important not only because it’s the first time a serving inmate has criminally prosecuted anyone, it’s important because it will show that the Police ought to have done the prosecution themselves years ago

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

Boycott Wilson to bring about closure of Australian detention camps

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Many New Zealanders know and loathe Wilson Parking for the utterly extortionate rates they charge at their pop-up car parks and garages. However, the Wilson corporate portfolio extends into far more nefarious business than $9 an hour car parking fees. Wilson is implicated in the Panama Papers and linked to one of Hong Kong’s largest corruption scandals.

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The Daily Blog Monthly Drinks – this Friday, 7.15pm @ IKA

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By   2 days ago

The Daily Blog monthly drinks this month are on Friday, 26th at IKA, 2 Mt Eden Rd from 7.15pm. Mix and mingle with TDBs bloggers and friends and gossip about Politics.

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CPAG Welfare Summit 2016: Investing in our Children

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Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) will hold its Social Security SummitInvesting in Children on Friday, September 2 at the University of Auckland. Building on the inaugural event last year, the Summit will focus on the Government’s proclaimed ‘social investment approach’ to welfare reform.

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Learning What Words Not To Use: Ika Hosts “From Strike To Like”

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By   5 days ago

WHEN A TRADE UNION organising conference advises participants to avoid using such words and phrases as: “Workers”, “Inequality”, “Collective Bargaining”, “Strikes”, “Lockouts”, and even, God help us, “The Union”; it’s a reasonably safe bet that trade unionism is in trouble.

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Award winning book miseducates young readers about war

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By   1 week ago

Being the son of Elsie Locke I was interested to see who won the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction at this year’s NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. The Elsie Locke Award recognises my late mother’s contribution to children’s literature.

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Filling Helen Kelly’s Shoes – a Salon with new CTU President next week

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By   2 weeks ago

Richard Wagstaff has taken the helm of the CTU from the inimitable Helen Kelly, and with it an enormous organisational, political and economic challenge. He’ll join the Ika Salon on Thursday August 18th fresh from the NZCTU’s first ever Organising Conference, and alongside two leading Australian union and social change activists.

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THEATRE REVIEW: Leilani

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By   3 weeks ago

Mahuika step onstage as a fledgling theatre company and take their first bow to rapturous applause from a delighted audience. It’s 2016 and homelessness in New Zealand sits at record levels. An approximation puts the total of New Zealanders on the street at 40, 000.* It is late winter, and we’ve just hit hailstorm season, but that’s not the play that’s the real world.

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Film fundraiser evening: A New Camera For ‘5 Broken Cameras’ Director

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Film fundraiser evening: A New Camera For ‘5 Broken Cameras’ Director
Sun, August 21, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Academy Cinemas, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Political Caption Competition

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Two fools short of a drama

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 24th August 2016

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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 last medal

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Satire with the best political cartoonist in NZ.

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Political Caption Competition

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Spot the Difference – trick question, there is no difference

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Malcolm Evans – Rio Olympics ends

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Satire from the best Political Cartoonist in NZ

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 23rd August 2016

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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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Political Caption Competition

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By   3 days ago

One more inch to the right, just one more…

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 22nd August 2016

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By   3 days ago

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 →

The King’s call for MANA MAORI – Press statement for immediate release Hone Harawira

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Comments by the Maori King, Kingi Tuheitia, that he favoured a strong relationship between the Maori Party and the MANA Movement as the representative voice for Maori in the political world, were welcomed by MANA leader Hone Harawira. “The principle of kotahitanga, of unity, is a core element of MANA’s very existence” said Harawira. “It’s […]

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CBB applauds Minister Amy Adams (yes, it’s true)

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By   2 days ago

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting welcomes the government’s decision to extend responsibility for broadcasting content standards to online content. The move is long-overdue and will help resolve some of the regulatory loopholes between the Broadcasting and Telecommunication Acts. It is also important that content standards across platforms will be underpinned by statute in the final […]

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Government funding weapons trade – Auckland Peace Action

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The Government’s own NZ Superannuation fund is heavily invested in major weapons dealers.# At present, it holds significant investments in the second, third and fourth largest arms dealers in the world: Boeing, BAE and Raytheon.* “Prime Minister John Key has said that it is up to individual investors to find out where their money was […]

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Poor migration laws and flawed tendering process a toxic mix for bus drivers – First Union

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Bus drivers could be the latest victims of poor government migration policy says Rudd Hughes, spokesperson for the Bus Drivers First section of FIRST Union. It was reported last Friday that Go Bus, the latest winner in Auckland Transport’s ‘race to the bottom’ tendering process for bus services, had approached Immigration New Zealand about the […]

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Pacific labour mobility meeting missing key ingredient – the voices of working people – CTU

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A meeting on Pacific labour mobility in New Zealand this week has a glaring omission – the voices of organised labour, the NZ Council of Trade Unions said today. The inaugural Pacific Labour Mobility Annual Meeting gets underway in Christchurch today. It is taking place ahead of a Ministerial meeting of the Pacer Plus trade […]

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Gastro outbreak shows Ruataniwha must be scrapped – Greenpeace

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Greenpeace is calling for the Ruataniwha dam project in Hawke’s Bay to be scrapped in light of the latest lead on the gastro outbreak. “River pollution from the Tukituki has been identified as a highly possible cause of the outbreak – the worst of its kind in our history,” said Greenpeace Agriculture spokesperson Genevieve Toop. […]

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People’s health an ‘afterthought’ in freshwater management – Choose Clean Water

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Choose Clean Water says the contamination of Hawke’s Bay drinking water is a tragic demonstration of the government’s failure to take human health into account in freshwater management in New Zealand. “People’s health has consistently been an afterthought in the government’s approach to freshwater and freshwater legislation, “ says spokesperson Marnie Prickett. “The outbreak of […]

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Easter Sunday should be for families, not commerce – CTU

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The Council of Trade Unions is backing the call of two former All Blacks to protect family time at Easter. A government bill, which will make it easier for shops to open on Easter Sunday, is due back before Parliament this week for its third and final reading. Former All Blacks Savae Michael Jones and […]

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