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Shane Jones didn’t ‘misspeak’, he knew exactly who he was talking to and why Labour will fight to stop coalition document from being released

By   /  December 5, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

This need to keep the business community pacified with austerity vs the realities of needing to borrow more to repair the vast social damage 9 years of National has generated is the real friction point in the new Government.

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The Liberal Agenda Review: Gideon Levy’s road to Damascus (via Palestine)

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  6 Comments

His message – that Israeli society is incapable of dismantling the occupation and that the only way change will occur is by outside nations forcing that change upon Israel. He spoke positively of the BDS  (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) calling it the only game in town in shaming Israel into action.

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At some point the new Government have to acknowledge a positivity campaign only works with a fair Opposition

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Sunshine and happiness are great. And Jacinda should be championing that style of progressive democracy, but someone has got to stand up and start punching back!

The new Government has got to start assembling their hit team.

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The true cruelty of Republican tax cut & why hoping on Flynn might be wishful impeachment thinking

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

I think the far more horrifying reality is that Trump is not going anywhere and even if he is impeached and tied up in some further prosecution, we are all simply being hopeful that this nightmare ends rather than that being the reality.

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MEDIAWATCH: If you feel alienated by hearing Māori, then perhaps you need to reflect upon that

By   /  December 2, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

It seems deeply sad and ugly that a gift like Te Reo can be attacked in this manner, we are beyond this and all I hear in Brash and Edwards are the roar of tired dinosaurs who don’t appreciate they are extinct already.

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Now we know Key lied about mass surveillance – let’s remind everyone what our msm said at the time

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

Now we know Key lied about mass surveillance, let’s remind ourselves what the great luminaries of our mainstream media had to say about the Moment of Truth…

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So that $11.7billion dollar hole Joyce lied about during election is actually a $20b hole HE BUILT

By   /  December 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

So what could be worse than lying about a $11.7billion hole that didn’t exist? Why actually creating an even bigger $20billion hole that Steven himself dug…

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Golriz Ghahraman update: Cough-cough – about my whole ‘this is a political screw up by the Greens’

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Look, I like Golriz, I vote Green, I supported Metiria’s brave admission and I honestly hand on heart believe Green policy is the best for NZ – what I can’t support is the incompetent political mis-management that has seen the Party continue to go backwards at the ballot box for almost a decade!

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This picture shows why we can’t have democracy in New Zealand

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

You would think that an article as enormous as that would not only lead every news outlet, it would remain the top story.

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Revisiting the Moment of Truth and the realisation we were lied to

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

The unbelievable way New Zealanders and the mainstream media framed the Moment of Truth as a giant waste of time because Kim didn’t prove Key knew about him before he claimed shows the juvenile nature of our news culture.

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The face of the NZ Police is the grim guilt of the colonising settler

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

We turn a blind eye to let the Police ‘do what they need’  because we privately acknowledge the negative impact of our colonisation without ever wanting to rectify that negative beyond heavy handed policing to enforce order.

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Quin’s demolition of Golriz highlights far deeper crisis within Greens

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  64 Comments

Most people would assume by ‘putting on trial world leaders for abusing their power, and restoring communities after war and human rights atrocities, particularly empowering women engaged in peace and justice initiatives,’ that she was on the side of those being oppressed, not defending the oppressors. 

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Waatea News: Can the activist left work constructively with new Government?

By   /  November 29, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

It’s not only the new Labour led Government who are finding the transition from opposition into power a difficult one to traverse, many activist groups seem to be struggling with how to engage constructively beyond mere opposition.

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I loath to agree with David Farrar, but he’s right about Golriz Ghahraman

By   /  November 28, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

This could have been dealt with right at the beginning, the fact the Greens once again have been tripped up by their own incompetence is soul destroying. 

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Screw putting a total sugar label on soft drinks – TAX THEM!

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

…big sugar are just like big tobacco and big oil. They know their product kills but they have all done everything they can to hide that truth.

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…meanwhile, the planet melts

By   /  November 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The biggest story of 2017 was the sudden release of research all year alongside freak weather events that pointed out that catastrophic climate change can occur far faster than was ever thought possible.

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