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Shocking new revelations about CIA breaking 1951 Union Waterfront lock out – so why are we ramming through a new Intelligence and Security Bill for America?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

…so the bloody CIA intervened directly in our domestic affairs to break an Industrial dispute that was caused by a Government intent on damaging the Unions.

It kinda makes the accusations that Russia interfered in the most recent US Election look quaint.

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Is misleading free range egg outrage middle class angst at its most meaningless?

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

…if we want to be real about the well being of chickens when it comes to eggs we would first stop deluding ourselves that the current scheme is anything other than a scam, demand far more stringent codes of welfare and accept that the cost will rise.

Or we stop eating eggs altogether.

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TV REVIEW: The Nation wastes another opportunity – The Generation Debate

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

We are never allowed to examine the chains of hegemony in this country, we are only ever permitted to complain about how our individual chain hurts me personally and how your chain doesn’t cut in as deeply as my chain does.

It’s bread and fucking circuses without the bread or the fucking circus.

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Budget reveals true madness of King Trump and why blaming Russia is Deep State sophistry & lets Democrats off the hook

By   /  March 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

If there is anyone still alive who believes that Trump is some type of anti-establishment hero who will circumvent the usual vested political interests of Washington, then his horrific budget should be the last off-ramp on the motorway of insanity this lunatic has managed to plunge America into.

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With all due respect to Nikki Kaye and Paula Bennett, if you want to slag off Jacinda Ardern…

By   /  March 18, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

National always had an inane surge of female voters under John Key. These female voters are now comparing Jacinda with Paula Bennett and they are walking back to Labour. This is why National are freaking out and lashing out viciously at her.

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Politically, Abortion change rests with NZ First so what does that look like?

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

So how does it all play out politically? Where are the 4 Political Parties that will decide any change in abortion law on this?

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Mass surveillance of beneficiaries, rape and sexual abuse survivors

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The ramifications of the mass surveillance of beneficiaries is starting to be understood by the NGOs who are now finding their funding threatened.

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Water for New Zealanders!

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

We need a commitment from the Opposition that there will be an immediate moratorium on all foreign interests taking water including the existing contracts.We need to prioritise the water needs of the environment and people first and then business second.

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NZ right wing media take 3 years to realise John Key was probably hiding something

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

ZB are less guard dog of democracy and more stoned poodle for the National Party.

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Why are we allowing China to take our water? And where have I heard Oravida from again?

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  69 Comments

Why the hell are we allowing a foreign country to take our water for free? Isn’t it enough that our Government’s slavish worship of the free market allows bugger all measures to stop our land from being flogged off to foreigner interests, but are we allowing our water to be taken as well?

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Rape Culture, Trump and the death of positive masculinity

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Congratulations to all the young women and men who protested against rape culture at Parliament yesterday. Their commitment to challenging the cultural status quo should be applauded and supported, they give genuine faith to the possibility of real and fundamental change…

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All that is wrong with the Auckland Housing Crisis in one Steve Braunias story

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The only ones National seem capable of housing are the rats.

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Caged chicken eggs sold as free range = OUTRAGE – Matt Nippert unmasks Peter Thiel’s mass surveillance clientele = silence

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

…so a story on caged eggs sold as free range eggs deserves amplification and endless hand wringing by all parts of the media yet we get only crickets chirping when Matt Nippert points out that one of the global mass surveillance Nazgul gains residency here after their private company is exposed as serving our military and intelligence agencies.

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It’s about time Women in NZ were treated like adults when it comes to abortion

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

As far as I’m concerned, an abortion is a medical decision between the woman and the Dr doing it, it really has sweet bugger all to do with anyone else.

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Newsroom is to Stuff what Spinoff is to NZ Herald

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s funny watching a bunch of people who have been forced out of their respective news organisations because of the internet reducing ad revenue starting their own online news source. We are seeing the sub contracting out of news services to other groups at arms length from the parent news organisation in a desperate attempt to stay alive and keep credibility in an age where there is nothing but contempt for corporate news.

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TV REVIEW: Duncan Garner forces me to watch Breakfast TVNZ

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

I can’t believe I’m going to say this but next week Breakfast TVNZ have my eyeballs, because my ears can’t stand being punished by Duncan’s ignorance any longer.

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