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Hey, Shamubeel! – Why Are You Rewriting Our History?

By Chris Trotter

Look, I’m all for putting the boot into the cops about their incredible expansion of surveillance, bugger all oversight to their powers and don’t start me on the poorly resourced Independent Police Conduct Authority, but shanking Mike Bush in the media as a hypocrite for leading an organisation that would now stop someone becoming a Police Officer for drink driving is the most petty of examinations.

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Red Landslide swallow Greens – Mt Albert by-election 2017: Winners & Losers & General Election Ramifications

The weakness of the Greens tonight for one of their star candidates will mean they will have real problems with Labour come the election.

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National’s ‘swimmable’ rivers policy is another ‘alternative facts’ moment and why we can’t allow it

The Government redefinition of ‘swimmable’ as water that doesn’t directly burn your eyes, ears or lips and will only make 1 in 20 sick is a farce and it says the Government thinks we are idiots…

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Setting The Agenda View All →

Thank you comrades for the Mt Albert by-election

By   34 mins ago

On Saturday night, at the People Before Profit rally, I said goodbye to some of my greatest Indian friends. I hope to see them again in September if we defeat this rotten National government.

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Why Trump Might be Good for Palestine

By   1 day ago

Strangely, though, some Palestinians see cause for hope in a Trump Presidency. This might seem counter-intuitive, but there are some real, albeit highly cynical, reasons for believing this optimistic minority might be onto something. Here are three things to think about:

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Hey, Shamubeel! – Why Are You Rewriting Our History?

By   1 day ago

HOW DO YOUNG NEW ZEALANDERS view their country’s recent past? In the 33 years since the Fourth Labour Government unleashed “Rogernomics” on an unsuspecting New Zealand, how have the “Children of the Revolution” been encouraged to characterise the society it replaced?

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Trumpwatch: “… then they came for the LGBT”

By   2 days ago

In revoking Obama’s order to “allow transgender students access to such facilities consistent with their gender identity”, Trump has made life more difficult for transgendered young people. His decision to allow Jeff Sessions to impose his moralistic agenda to deny transgendered students to be in a safe environment to use bathroom facilities, puts extra stresses on people who are already facing a difficult time in their lives.

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Incitement and provocation

By   2 days ago

While issuing statements affirming the unacceptability of Israeli settlement expansion, it has become fashionable for governments and UN institutions to also condemn what they describe as Palestinian ‘incitement’.

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New sanctions for migrant exploitation useful but much more needed

By   3 days ago

The new sanctions involving banning employers temporarily from sponsoring visas to import labour to New Zealand is a useful, but very small step, given the scale of the migrant labour exploitation that exists in New Zealand

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Labour’s Not Burning Crosses – It’s Gathering Votes

By   4 days ago

If Jackson’s recruitment encourages other Maori to speak out in similarly blunt terms about the true agenda of the Maori Party and the Iwi Leadership Group, then the electoral dividend for Labour will be substantial.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Red Landslide swallow Greens – Mt Albert by-election 2017: Winners & Losers & General Election Ramifications

By   1 day ago

The weakness of the Greens tonight for one of their star candidates will mean they will have real problems with Labour come the election.

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Bill English blames Gaia for Auckland Housing Crisis

By   2 days ago

They’ve spent so long bullying beneficiaries and the poor with this bullshit pretending it to be sound reasoned policy that when they try the same garbage on the educated middle classes they use the same condescending tone.

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National’s ‘swimmable’ rivers policy is another ‘alternative facts’ moment and why we can’t allow it

By   2 days ago

The Government redefinition of ‘swimmable’ as water that doesn’t directly burn your eyes, ears or lips and will only make 1 in 20 sick is a farce and it says the Government thinks we are idiots…

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Family Fist exploiting transphobia for political moralistic point scoring is far more destructive than transgender toilet use

By   4 days ago

PLEASE NOTE: I realise that transgender issues are a minefield which a stupid cis-male like me can blunder into and cause harm. That’s not my intention and please accept my apologies if I do.

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The fascinating ability for NZ Corporate media to ignore why Peter Thiel was granted residency

By   4 days ago

Our mainstream corporate media refuse to remind you of the possible billions in damages the Kim Dotcom case has opened us up to, they refuse to acknowledge the role of Corporate Hollywood in the extradition case against Kim Dotcom and they refuse to touch the real reason why Peter Thiel was granted residency in NZ.

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Dear NZ – The sooner we realise National have no interest in solving the Housing Crisis, the sooner we can organise to vote them out

By   5 days ago

…Folks, I appreciate that it’s difficult to admit that you’ve been duped, but you have been. National have zero, let me say that again, ZERO, interest in fixing the Housing Crisis.

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It’s supposed to be a broad church, not a cross burning one – Labour’s tin ear towards the Maori Party and MANA

By   5 days ago

From Labour’s perspective, the Māori Party’s desire to sit at the table with National means they are a threat and it’s a tactical position that has seen the Māori Party being accused by many Māori for being sell outs, but this election could end up creating a very different kind of Government.

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Why you should care about the Kafkaesque abomination that is the legal case against Kim Dotcom

By   5 days ago

And the madness that is this Kafkaesque case against Kim Dotcom continues, this time the Court rules that the Police had no cause to have arrested Kim on the charges of Copyright infringement, but have given our legal sovereignty over to the United States by instead finding trumped up fraud charges as the excuse to trigger extradition.

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Media Watch View All →

Nothing highlights the racist blindspot & vacant ignorance of NZ mainstream media quite like the Mike Bush drink driving story

By   2 days ago

Look, I’m all for putting the boot into the cops about their incredible expansion of surveillance, bugger all oversight to their powers and don’t start me on the poorly resourced Independent Police Conduct Authority, but shanking Mike Bush in the media as a hypocrite for leading an organisation that would now stop someone becoming a Police Officer for drink driving is the most petty of examinations.

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Mt Albert By-Election debate on Public Transport

By   3 days ago

Mt Albert By-Election debate on Public Transport

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Fairfax threatens NZ again & Sky/Vodaphone smackdown

By   4 days ago

Watching the mega corporations who have managed to avoid any real regulation in NZ burst into tears over not being able to get their anti-competition mergers is just delightful.

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Why is AUT sponsoring right wing posturing pretending to be journalism?

By   5 days ago

Cameron Slater used to do this shit, he took cash from right wing industry to attack and denigrate health officials who demanded change, The Spinoff just makes that process look more palatable because it’s framed as a ‘debate’ with Julie Anne Genter.

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TV REVIEW: If Seven Sharp is the McDonalds of Currents Affairs, The Project is Hell Pizza- but it’s still junk food

By   6 days ago

The 41 000 homeless, the 220 000 kids in poverty, those who can’t get a job, those locked out of home ownership, the working poor, beneficiaries, the vulnerable and the abused found no champion in the Fourth Estate here. The Project won’t hold anyone to account in an election year for them.

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Journalism as it plays out on the ‘real’ human rights frontlines

By   1 week ago

The inaugural Pogau Award for courage in journalism: “Every year this award will always remind us about the human rights abuses never addressed in Indonesia since the 1965 massacre.”

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The People’s Commission into Public Broadcasting? Only if you define ‘the People’ as self interested lobby groups

By   1 week ago

If this was a serious attempt to look at what has gone wrong in NZ Broadcasting and wasn’t just some lobby group dressed up as the ‘concerns of the People’ trying to fund their own blogs you would have Dr Wayne Hope, Brian Edwards, Mihingarangi Forbes, Dr Peter Thompson, Dr David Robbie, Dr Gavin Ellis and the brilliant Dr Merja Myllylahti involved.

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Do male readers and bloggers on The Daily Blog deserve to be kidnapped, beaten, tied to a tree and threatened with castration? Really?

By   1 week ago

How is insinuating a violent sexual abuse fantasy against male bloggers and male readers of this site anything other than hate speech? Is Anne suggesting that she wants to lead a team against us to kidnap us and threaten us with castration?

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – Enemy of the State: Democracy, the Free Press and Bannon’s famine.

By   1 min ago

Naming the first priority of the Trump administration ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’ Steve Bannon openly declared why the picks for cabinet have all been counter intuitive choices who despise the very agencies they head.

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GUEST BLOG: Comrade Dave Brownz – Capitalism’s Crisis is Morgan’s Opportunity

By   24 hours ago

As a Marxist I never thought I would say it, but Gareth Morgan, founder of The Opportunities Party (TOP), is to the left of Labour and the Greens on most things

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GUEST BLOG: Geoff Simmons – Three reasons why I am the only choice in Mt Albert

By   3 days ago

A vote for The Opportunities Party is a vote for business with heart, but certainly not business as usual.

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GUEST BLOG: Moana Maniapoto: The Willie Jackson I know

By   6 days ago

Willie Jackson can be really annoying. In fact, that was one of the reasons we divorced about 16 years ago. Another reason, no doubt, was that he got fed up with me. But that’s the way things can pan out in a marriage. In New Zealand, according to the stats, one in three married couples split up.

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GUEST BLOG: Mat Danaher – The Time for a Living Wage is NOW

By   6 days ago

The announcement this morning of the revised rate for the Living Wage, $20.20 an hour comes at a time when the concept is undergoing a sea change in terms of impact and the national debate.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – Chaos or Cunning? The Trump Administration’s Real Agenda.

By   6 days ago

Trump seems confused about the media’s job. That they report things that happen has been a shock for him. Perhaps used to the fake reality of reality TV he has been spoiled by the idea of being edited to look powerful and in control, rather than the chaotic, foolish, racist, hate monger the media has revealed using magical devices that record actual reality.

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GUEST BLOG: Paul Moon – Why Willie Jackson could be election decider

By   7 days ago

Jackson will push the case for urban Maori to receive more government attention, and has the inside knowledge to convert whatever funding is channelled in that direction to achieve something tangible for those who need it most. His work in the area of domestic violence is a good example of such policies in action.

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

John Miller :: The People Said No!

By   29 mins ago

From the years 1967 to 1972, John Miller photographed many aspects of public opposition to the US-led Vietnam War and the New Zealand government’s participation in it. Street marches, rallies, occupations, teach-ins and anti-war conferences in both Auckland and Wellington involved a wide range of New Zealand society.

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The Daily Poem – Road Trip by John Keast

By   34 mins ago

The Daily Poem – Road Trip by John Keast

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The Daily Poem – Backwoods Haunt by Sommer Cullingford

By   3 days ago

The Daily Poem – Backwoods Haunt by Sommer Cullingford

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And So It Goes – Fringe Festival

By   3 days ago

Written by and starring Cally Castell and Ruby Lyon Directed by Jennifer Ward-Lealand EXPERIMENTAL KIWI MUSICAL WITH HEART AND SOUL “Today is the day I’m going to change the past.” Audrey, a passionate runner determined to outsmart the past, is on a journey to repair a memory. It’s a memory that plagues her – the […]

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Last Push for Socialists in Mt Albert by-election today

By   3 days ago

Last day of the election- We’re looking at a big placard waving rally rush hour Friday between 430pm and 630pm at the St Lukes and New North crossroads

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EXCLUSIVE: 7pm tonight the Mt Albert By-Election debate exclusively live streamed on The Daily Blog

By   5 days ago

TDB are proud to announce the live streamed Mt Albert by-election debate tonight 7pm exclusively on The Daily Blog.

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The Daily Poem – Whakarongo mai, listen. By P.Rimmer

By   7 days ago

The Daily Poem – Whakarongo mai, listen. By P.Rimmer

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Must see TV: Al Jazeera’s “Up Front”

By   1 week ago

. . On Al Jazeera’s current affairs programme, “Up Front“;  New York University history professor and expert on fascism Ruth Ben-Ghiat; Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow at Brookings Institution;  senior Haaretz correspondent Anshel Pfeffer, and Martin Quencez, a fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, discuss the rise of Donald Trump and […]

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Political Caption Competition

By   23 hours ago

Well that was a great use of Party funds

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Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Faith No More – Easy

By   23 hours ago

Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Faith No More – Easy

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Sunday 26th February 2017

By   23 hours ago

5: Porn Is Teaching Us How to Do Sex
4: Fox News Interview With Fake Expert on Sweden Further Baffles Swedes
3: John Dean: The Difference Between Trump & Nixon is Trump Says Publicly What Nixon Said on Wiretap
2: Palestinian diaspora holds first global conference
1: Trump’s media war threatens journalists globally, protection group warns

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 26th February 2017

By   23 hours ago

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

By   2 days ago

Mt Albert By-election drinks

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Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Butthole Surfers – Pepper

By   2 days ago

Daily Blog Guerrilla Radio – Butthole Surfers – Pepper

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Saturday 25th February 2017

By   2 days ago

5: As Calls Grow to Impeach Trump, Former Nixon Counsel John Dean Sees “Echoes of Watergate”
4: The White House Just Promised a New Crackdown on Weed
3: Someone Please Ask Donald Trump This Simple Question About Russia
2: Palestinians decry West Bank industrial zone expansion
1: White House confirms conversation with FBI about Trump and Russia

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 25th February 2017

By   2 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 →

Massive blowout in families being housed in motels – Labour Party

By   2 mins ago

The number of families needing Government’s new emergency housing grant has blown out, showing National is out of touch on the scale of the housing crisis, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “Bill English and Paula Bennett clearly have no idea how many Kiwis are being affected by the housing crisis. “They expected 1,400 […]

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No Pride in Prisons says New Zealand Police “nothing to be proud of”

By   3 mins ago

Prison abolitionist organisation No Pride in Prisons opposes the inclusion of the New Zealand Police in tonight’s Auckland Pride Parade. “The New Zealand Police is a consistently racist, violent organisation which has no place in a Pride parade,” says No Pride in Prisons spokeswoman Emilie Rākete The organisation says the Police’s own statistics show a […]

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Nick Smith’s water policy a washout – Choose Clean Water

By   5 mins ago

Clean water campaigners say Minister for the Environment Nick Smith has failed to provide evidence that he is not worsening water quality standards. “Nick Smith has let New Zealanders and New Zealand down,” says Choose Clean Water spokesperson Marnie Prickett. The government announced yesterday its aim to make 90% of New Zealand rivers and lakes […]

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US Ruling Deals Blow to Local Anti-Fluoride Lobby – Making Sense of Fluoride

By   9 mins ago

The safety of water fluoridation has been given a huge boost by the US Environmental Protection Agency which has just struck down a major challenge by lobbyists. Making Sense of Fluoride President Daniel Ryan says it’s a ruling with ramifications here, as a parliamentary committee will soon begin hearings on a move that should extend […]

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Zionists incite hatred towards UNWRA – Palestine Human Rights Campaign

By   21 mins ago

A Shalom Kiwi Press Release UN agency continues to incite anti-Semitic violence claims that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is guilty of inciting Jihadist terrorism and anti-Semitism. Shalom Kiwi bases its comments on the reports from the Zionist organisation UN Watch. The term ‘incitement’ is at present fashionable among […]

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Uninspired Voters a No Show – The Opportunities Party

By   26 mins ago

The Opportunities Party would like to thank the people of Mt. Albert for engaging with our candidate, Geoff Simmons, and with our ideas in this by-election. The people we have met during the course of this campaign have shown us they are uninspired and cynical about traditional politics and the resulting low voter turn out […]

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Historical abuse a major human rights & race relations issue – Human Rights Commission

By   2 days ago

The Human Rights Commission says the Prime Minister’s refusal to meet commissioners to discuss the abuse of New Zealanders held in state run institutions is deeply disappointing. Last week the Commission wrote to the Prime Minister inviting him to meet to discuss the campaign for an inquiry into historical state abuse. “One of the Prime […]

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No Pride in Prisons releases booklet titled “Torture in New Zealand Prisons”

By   2 days ago

The prisoner advocacy organisation No Pride in Prisons has today released its report into torture, cruel and inhumane treatment in New Zealand prisons. The booklet is based on findings made public by the Ombudsman in December 2016, following its investigations into four New Zealand prisons. “The purpose of this booklet is to provide a thorough […]

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