IT’S A GIRL! Congratulations Jacinda & Clarke

Our unwed Millennial working Mum with the stay at home Dad has given birth to a girl!

That’s a Feminist trifecta!

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New Zealand’s Very Own Pinkertons

By Chris Trotter

THE POLITICAL SCANDAL swirling around the private detective agency Thompson & Clark Investigations Ltd (TCIL) lays bare capitalism’s rawest nerves.

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Where’s Matthew Hooton’s claim that David Parker is corrupt gone?

Yesterday, Matthew Hooton wrote a column in the NZ Herald that claimed David Parker was corrupt.

Today that article seems to have gone missing???

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Reducing the prison muster rather than building a new prison

By Keith Locke 

I am heartened by the way Labour and the Greens are talking up justice reform and the need to reduce prison numbers. Justice Minister Andrew Little told TV3’s Nation last week that everything is on the table, including reform of the bail, parole and sentencing legislation.

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TPPA, mini-prison no one wants and now allowing foreign speculators to buy the apartments Gen Xers and Millennials are told they need to buy (Dear Phil, smash the golf courses)

So what the Government is really saying is, ‘Dear Gen Xers and Millennials, you will still have to compete with overseas boomer investors who want to make a quick buck out of apartment developments so go fuck yourself”.

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Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

Deadly MAG 58 Model 60-20 machine guns mounted on a cabin-top truck in the Southern Highlands.
Image: PNG Attitude

By Dr David Robie 

Former Brigadier-General Jerry Singirok, a former commander of the PNG Defence Force has described Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s government response to last week’s Mendi riots as a “premature state of emergency” and a “cheap, reckless and knee-jerk option”.

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Why was the Secret Intelligence Service working with private spies and what else were they doing?

It’s interesting how the amplification of rumours against Clarke Gayford jumped once Jacinda announced a ban on all state agencies working with T&C.

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US just quits UN human rights council: How many fingers and cages is Trump holding up?

…Trump’s America is constantly telling the people that there are only 3 fingers when they put up four. Whether it’s the size of his inauguration crowd, his hands or whether children are being locked up in cages, the redefinition of reality as Big Brother Trump sees it, is the definition that must be accepted by his loyal acolytes.

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Lacklustre medicinal cannabis bill holds important lesson for the referendum

By Chris Fowlie

The Government’s Medicinal Cannabis Bill will take effect next year, a few months before the referendum on making cannabis legal.

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International Film Festival Review: Kangaroo 5 stars (is there anything Australians can’t ruin?)

Aborigines, Rebel Wilson and now kangaroos?

Is there anything white Australian’s can’t ruin?

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My statement to the NZ Police now they have settled the illegal persecution of Nicky Hager

…now that has been finally settled, here is my statement to the NZ Police regarding my case against them for dragging me into this pus pit…

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Stolen Holiday Pay must be paid back – the Government must act

By   19 hours ago

The truth is there is nothing very complicated about the calculation of annual leave. Leave was to be calculated weekly and when it was taken it should be valued at the greater of the worker’s current wage or their yearly average. This had been true since 1948.

What was clarified in the 2003 Act was that if it was difficult to determine what an ordinary week was, for example, because they worked variable hours each week, then the worker should get the higher of their yearly average or the average of the last four weeks. This was explained in the Act in minute detail. No mistaken understanding could be taken from the plain language.

It has become clear that almost no major employer or payroll provider did this simple calculation. Many also did not include regular allowances that should have been. 

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Emotion, Not Reason, Is Driving New Zealanders’ Attitudes Towards Crime And Punishment

By   20 hours ago

It was the famous English jurist, Sir William Blackstone, who said: “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” It is perhaps the greatest achievement of New Zealand’s Sensible Sentencing Trust that the present reality of dozens of innocent persons spending months in remand cells for offences they will later be acquitted of does not enrage the New Zealand public. Their motto would appear to be: “It is better that ten innocent people remain locked-up than that one guilty person re-offends on bail.”

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IT’S A GIRL! Congratulations Jacinda & Clarke

By   21 hours ago

Our unwed Millennial working Mum with the stay at home Dad has given birth to a girl!

That’s a Feminist trifecta!

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Reducing the prison muster rather than building a new prison

By   2 days ago

I am heartened by the way Labour and the Greens are talking up justice reform and the need to reduce prison numbers. Justice Minister Andrew Little told TV3’s Nation last week that everything is on the table, including reform of the bail, parole and sentencing legislation.

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Former military chief warns PNG soldiers could be ‘outgunned’ in Mendi strife

By   2 days ago

Former Brigadier-General Jerry Singirok, a former commander of the PNG Defence Force has described Prime Minister Peter O’Neill’s government response to last week’s Mendi riots as a “premature state of emergency” and a “cheap, reckless and knee-jerk option”.

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New Zealand’s Very Own Pinkertons

By   2 days ago

THE POLITICAL SCANDAL swirling around the private detective agency Thompson & Clark Investigations Ltd (TCIL) lays bare capitalism’s rawest nerves.

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Lacklustre medicinal cannabis bill holds important lesson for the referendum

By   3 days ago

The Government’s Medicinal Cannabis Bill will take effect next year, a few months before the referendum on making cannabis legal.

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Why I’m Not That Concerned About ACT Twerking Its Way To 2020 Victory

By   3 days ago

it’s probably useful at this point to take a bit of a closer look at the prediction being advanced in certain quarters that David Seymour’s efforts on a certain reality tv show of late might somehow singlehandedly revive the ACT Party. As an actual “party”, I mean, rather than an entity whose Parliamentary Caucus can currently be counted using the single finger of one hand. 

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Andrew Little called the Sensible Sentencing Lynch Mob ‘loopy’ & ‘callous’ because they are ‘loopy’ and ‘callous’

By   19 hours ago

Poor Andrew Little is having to get to grips with reforming our broken corrections industry and part of that means confronting the madness of the Sensible Sentencing Trust.

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TPPA, mini-prison no one wants and now allowing foreign speculators to buy the apartments Gen Xers and Millennials are told they need to buy (Dear Phil, smash the golf courses)

By   3 days ago

So what the Government is really saying is, ‘Dear Gen Xers and Millennials, you will still have to compete with overseas boomer investors who want to make a quick buck out of apartment developments so go fuck yourself”.

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Why was the Secret Intelligence Service working with private spies and what else were they doing?

By   3 days ago

It’s interesting how the amplification of rumours against Clarke Gayford jumped once Jacinda announced a ban on all state agencies working with T&C.

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US just quits UN human rights council: How many fingers and cages is Trump holding up?

By   3 days ago

…Trump’s America is constantly telling the people that there are only 3 fingers when they put up four. Whether it’s the size of his inauguration crowd, his hands or whether children are being locked up in cages, the redefinition of reality as Big Brother Trump sees it, is the definition that must be accepted by his loyal acolytes.

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Donald Trump’s orchestra – the screaming of children

By   4 days ago

The decision to go full blown Israeli on children at the border was a hardline position Trump decided to endorse because he believes the deep resentment he plumbs the depths of for power will see those screaming children and not blame Trump, but the parents who have brought them.

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When it was 60 jobs for a bottling company, Greens say yes. When it’s 60 jobs in mining, Greens say no – are the Greens drunk or stupid?

By   4 days ago

The Greens don’t know if they are Arthur or Martha, and if they ever did work it out there would be a 6 month hui to decide pronoun use, and that decision would be announced by National whom they handed their Parliamentary Questions over to.

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If only the Unions were this brave during John Key eh? And can HNZ, WINZ and MSD go on strike too? Please?

By   4 days ago

When you consider the horror of the meth hysteria and the punitive spite vomited upon beneficiaries, can HNZ, WINZ and MSD possibly go on strike too? In their cases you could actually argue them being on strike is actually the best thing to ever happen to those they torture.

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Proof of how NZs environmental law gets dumbed down

By   5 days ago

Simon’s call to do less than sweet bugger all can only be considered political leadership if you are the oil industry, you know, the one Simon went out of his way to help mug NZ civil rights to protest for.

We have a Government and Opposition arguing over the pretence of a solution. How the fuck did we get to such an empty moment when what we need is urgency, vision and courage?

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Media Watch View All →

Where’s Matthew Hooton’s claim that David Parker is corrupt gone?

By   21 hours ago

Yesterday, Matthew Hooton wrote a column in the NZ Herald that claimed David Parker was corrupt.

Today that article seems to have gone missing???

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Winston hysteria is the new meth hysteria: Never before have so many right wing journalists believed Winston Peters is about to end Western Civilisation

By   5 days ago

The most wonderful irony in the world would be the economic crash hitting while the great critic of free market neoliberalism is sitting on the throne.

That’s almost worth wishing for.

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Why would you take advice from John Key?

By   7 days ago

Audrey Young today interviews Key about being PM & he has odiously offered Winston advice!

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TWITTER WATCH: Why would you want two National Party scabs for dinner?

By   1 week ago

After Bishop’s cowardly backdown on cannabis reform, what on earth would you talk got him about?

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Rather than screaming at Matilda Rice and David Seymour, shouldn’t you be more concerned you’re watching bullshit TV in the first place?

By   1 week ago

Hold the phone blocker – someone on Twitter was offended at shitty TV show – it’s a shocker on the rocker!

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Does Fran O’Sullivan understand what the word ‘Orwellian’ means?

By   2 weeks ago

The right don’t know which narrative to run with, Jacinda is either a powderpuff lightweight full of meaningless star dust or she is the lipsticked face of grim totalitarianism.  

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Now the rest of the NZ media comprehend the enormity of the meth hysteria – here’s what won’t happen next

By   2 weeks ago

Mix this media contempt for the poor with many middle class landowners who now have tenants in their precious investment portfolios and the fear of a loss of capital gains mixed with neoliberal cultural disgust at self failure for being poor in the first place, and you had all the self interested ingredients and momentum for hysteria to take over.

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From the stating the bleedingly obvious files: Matthew Hooton is not the messiah, he’s just a very naughty boy

By   2 weeks ago

The simple truth is that oil is an extinct industry and we have no choice but to end it, climate change is a reality not even Hooton can spin. That this environmental truth met with a Governments marketing strategy to regain the narrative shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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GUEST BLOG: Anonymous – the horror of dealing with WINZ

By   4 days ago

Heartless and sad to think the giant room full of WINZ staff can not see the right thing to do. Took me 1 visit 1 morning to see how needless that is. 5 security! More than any bank! 

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GUEST BLOG: Elizabeth Lea Vos – Online ‘Unity4J’ Vigil Reveals The Strength Of Support For Assange Among Journalists, Activists, Whistleblowers

By   6 days ago

The Unity4J online vigil, which took place over the weekend, saw the participation of renowned activists, journalists, whistleblowers and even filmmakers who came together – despite vastly different personal and political backgrounds – to support efforts to reconnect and free WikiLeaks Editor-In-Chief, Julian Assange. Assange has been trapped in conditions that amount to solitary confinement […]

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – PALESTINIAN LIVES MATTER !!!

By   2 weeks ago

Another unarmed Palestinian shot by a heavily armed military that boasts that they know exactly what they are doing. She’s not the first to be killed , not even the first woman, not the first paramedic. Maybe the first woman paramedic to be targeted.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – National’s contamination hysteria aimed at state tenants

By   3 weeks ago

We had state tenants kicked out of state homes living at our local marae when Te Puea opened their doors to the homeless in 2016. We saw the impact of this policy, and it was needlessly mean. Grandmothers having kids taken from them, mothers and children being forced to sleep on the floor, vulnerable families put through needless stress and harm.

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GUEST VLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – Childhood abuse and impacts in adulthood

By   3 weeks ago

Childhood abuse and impacts in adulthood… and how we can improve upon these issues in nz

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GUEST BLOG: Philip Patston – Anti-social housing – it’s here but no-one’s saying it

By   3 weeks ago

I don’t know about other “social” housing providers, but from my first-hand experience and the revelations of the meth myth, I know that HNZC does not have the competence or commitment to provide anything else but anti-social housing.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Making a Killing on making a killing

By   4 weeks ago

Our NZ Superfund invests in BlackRock. We as a nation are war profiteering. 

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GUEST BLOG: Vinnie Molina – The Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela shall overcome!

By   4 weeks ago

At the invitation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Ministry I had the opportunity to represent the CFMEU WA branch to witness the historic Presidential elections on Sunday 20th May.

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

International Film Festival Review: Kangaroo 5 stars (is there anything Australians can’t ruin?)

By   3 days ago

Aborigines, Rebel Wilson and now kangaroos?

Is there anything white Australian’s can’t ruin?

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The Liberal Agenda – FUNDRAISER FOR FLOTILLA TO GAZA

By   6 days ago

Kia Ora Gaza are hosting a fundraising dinner to support NZ representatives Mike Treen & Youssef Sammour.  Sunday 24 June Mt Albert War Memorial Hall 749 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland Doors open at 6pm

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The Liberal Agenda – RESIST RIMPAC  –  SAT 23 JUNE  – AUCKLAND  PEACE  ACTION

By   6 days ago

RESIST RIMPAC  –  SAT 23 JUNE  – AUCKLAND  PEACE  ACTION 3 – 4PM at Devonport Naval Base – corner of Queens Parade and Spring Street This is an action to oppose the RIMPAC naval exercises that will be happening from 27 June to 2 August across the Pacific. The US military along with 25 other militaries will begin the […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Putting out the welcome mats for World Refugee Day

By   7 days ago

What       Laying out a large array of welcome mats that say  “Refugees Welcome”
Who        Meg de Ronde, Campaigns Director, Amnesty International New Zealand
                Comedian Alice Snedden 
When      Monday 18 June, 12:00pm
Where     Freyberg Square, Auckland Central

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The Liberal Agenda – free Julian Assange – Tue 19 June, Wellington

By   7 days ago

Tuesday, June 19, 12.00pm – 16.00pm
Australian High Commission 12.00pm

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The Liberal Agenda – World Meat Free Week June 11 2018,

By   2 weeks ago

New Zealanders can make a pledge during World Meat Free Week to benefit their own health and the environment, by going to World Meat Free Week

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The pale stale male revolt, Laurel/Yanni, the crucial ingredient for Trumpism, why Jordan Peterson is winning and maybe, just maybe we should get Roseanne her show back

By   3 weeks ago

Resentment and backlash from men barley coping with  their own amputated emotional range is why he has surged in online popularity. Peterson is not winning because of any universal truth revelations, he’s winning because broken men are so desperate for a way to feel good about themselves that being told to stand tall, clean their rooms and the intricacies of Lobster DNA look palatable.

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The Liberal Agenda – Protest outside of Jacinda Ardern’s Office: Action on the Sanctions

By   1 month ago

What: Action on the Sanctions: Protest outside of Jacinda Ardern’s Office demanding an end to sanctions on sole parents. There will be speeches by community representatives and parents.

Where: 658 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland. 

When: 12.00 – 1pm, Friday the 18th of May.

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Political Caption Competition

By   20 hours ago

This is America

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 22nd June 2018

By   20 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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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Thursday 21st June 2018

By   2 days ago

5: TRUMP JUST SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO STOP HIS OWN POLICY ON FAMILY SEPARATION
4: What is behind US decision to abandon UN Human Rights Council?
3: STATE ELECTION OFFICIALS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT RUSSIAN HACKING THREAT UNTIL THEY READ IT IN THE NEWS, EMAILS SHOW
2: Seymour Hersh: Media Today Must Cover Yemen & Trump Policy, Not Get Distracted by Tweets
1: New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern goes into hospital to give birth

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Political Caption Competition

By   2 days ago

What are you doing out of your cage?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 21st June 2018

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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Political Caption Competition

By   3 days ago

Who wore it best?

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 20th June 2018

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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Political Caption Competition

By   4 days ago

All that is wrong with neoliberalism in one image

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Raw News feed View All →

Auckland University Library Restructures condemned by Students, Staff and Alumni – A New University

By   2 days ago

A New University: Auckland University Library Restructures condemned by Students, Staff and Alumni A New University, a group committed to the democratisation of the University of Auckland, strongly condemns the decision made by Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, to restructure the University’s Libraries and Learning Services. The organisation composed of staff, students, […]

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Fundraiser launched for filmmakers’ defence fund – ActionStation

By   4 days ago

Community campaigning organisation ActionStation have launched a Givealittle fundraising campaign in support of filmmaker and mum Renae Maihi. Earlier this year, Maihi launched an online petition that gathered more than 70,000 signatures asking Parliament for the removal of business mogul Sir Bob Jones’ knighthood. The petition followed a now-removed National Business Review column in which […]

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Health bosses need to step up – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   4 days ago

Nurses a vital part of public health system; health bosses need to step up “It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He […]

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NZNO seeking urgent mediation

By   4 days ago

The latest revised DHB MECA offer has been strongly rejected by NZNO members. However, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says that as nursing and midwifery is an essential service, mediation or facilitation will begin with urgency. NZNO remains committed to working with DHBs to find a resolution to this impasse and avoid strike action. “Alongside […]

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Home ownership dream, a reality for Ngā Potiki families

By   4 days ago

Treaty settlement tribe Ngā Potiki a Tamapāhore Trust formally launched the Ngā Potiki Housing Shared Equity Scheme in partnership with Westpac New Zealand on Friday 15 June, that will see Ngā Potiki families assisted to realise their dreams of home ownership. The formal launch marks the culmination of over twelve months work for Ngā Potiki […]

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University criminologist to speak at anti-prison rally – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

By   4 days ago

Victoria University criminology professor Dr. Liam Martin will be speaking at a rally organised by People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) in Wellington to oppose the building of a 600 bed unit for Waikeria prison. He will be joined by University of Otago mental health expert Dr. Keri Lawson-Te Aho, and prominent human rights lawyer Gayaal […]

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ISRAEL – KIMBERLEY PROCESS – Palestine Solidarity Network NZ

By   6 days ago

ISRAEL – KIMBERLEY PROCESS   We have received a request from Sean Clinton the campaign coordinator from War Diamonds to endorse the attached call to action. (See attachment) Next week the international diamond regulatory body, the Kimberley Process, meets in Antwerp chaired by the EU’s, Hilde Hardeman. We want the EU, jewellers and consumers to […]

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Coal Mining Rejection is a Win for People-Power – 350 Aotearoa

By   6 days ago

350 Aotearoa commends Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, and Energy and Resources Minister, Megan Woods on their decision to decline the application to mine coal on the conservation land that is part of the proposed Te Kuha mine, saying the decision is “a win for people-power, and is completely necessary for the government to live […]

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