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#RoyalWedding review from a cynic who doesn’t care

By   /  May 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I watched the Royal Wedding alone on my couch with only everyone else’s twitter feed and Siri to keep me company. After an hour, Siri stopped responding to my constant questions as to why am I reviewing this bloody thing.

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The 3 reasons why the 2018 Budget is so depressing for the Left

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

When the Leader of the Opposition can claim on TV that ‘trickle down’ works, you know we are a country still in the grip of neoliberal culture. The Left has become so distracted by Identity Politics they don’t have an economic class response to counter neoliberalism and Budget 2018 is the perfect example of this.

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Budget 2018 – Fiscal restraint and state housing – ideological craziness exposed

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

The government has decided to increase the building of state housing from their extremely modest target of 1000 a year to the still very modest target of 1600 a year over the next four years.

Housing NZ is not being given any extra money to do this.

They will have to borrow on private financial markets at higher rates than the government can borrow money for.

The cost to the government will be more as a result.

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Zionist lies and preparation for nuclear war

By   /  May 19, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

If we cannot bring Israel to respect the most fundamental provisions of international law, then we must part company with our ‘traditional allies’ as they seek to cover for Israel’s lawlessness and inhumanity. New Zealand should reappraise its foreign policy and align itself with humanity rather than unashamed power. Solidarity with BDS would be a shining beacon for united action by all who yearn for a return to sanity, justice and respect for the whole of humanity.

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Budget 2018: Tinkering with neo-liberalism

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

“Transformation” is a politically expedient and specifically misleading term. Labour knows the expectations are high and by describing it as the first of three budgets which will “transform” New Zealand, Labour is offering future hope from a government which has no intention of any transformation outside the rigid confines of neo-liberalism.

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Wage and time theft endemic – and could get worse

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Workers have been cheated for 15 years. But it seems that companies are only being required to go back six years to calculate repayments. Why? 

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Suburban Far Right Race Candidate enters Northcote by-election

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  41 Comments

If there is a silent majority of racists living in Northcote, they finally have their knight in shining by burning cross light armour. 

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Guess who’s back? Back Again? The Saudi Sheep Bribe is back – tell a friend

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…you may not remember the unbelievable clusterfuck that was the Saudi Sheep bribe fiasco, so let me remind you in detail the fully fledged horror of it all.

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Extraordinary interview exposes Garth McVicar as anti-science flat earth creationist when it comes to sensible sentencing

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Garth McVicar is to reasonable social policy on prisons what ISIS is to inter-faith dialogue.

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Simon burns his Teal Coalition Bridges

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

So with National’s antipathy to taking the crucial, hard steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, what was National’s reasoning to entice the Green Party into a coalition deal (or at least a confidence and supply arrangement)? The answer came from Bluegreens co-chairman, Geoff Thompson. Thompson was unequivocally clear in his stated intention to using his front-organisation as a way for National to return to power;

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How Should One Deal With A Psychopathic State?

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  44 Comments

THE TRAGEDY UNFOLDING in Gaza poses the question: How should one deal with a psychopathic state?

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Malcolm Evans – Israel Birthday Presence

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Israel Birthday Presence

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

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

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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The massacre of protesters in Gaza

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Remember us, we are not statistics, we are people – members of families who have been sacrificed to Zionist ambition for daring to protest. Here are our names:

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Israel Institute repeats falsehoods on Iran

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

In a Press Release dated 12 May 2018, the Israel Institute’s director, Dr David Cumin, welcomed US President Trump’s reckless and destabilising decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of world powers. The Institute’s Press Release went so far as to claim, without a shred of proof, that “Recent Israeli intelligence shows that Iran is actively working to secure a nuclear warhead”.

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As US Jerusalem Embassy Opens: Dozens Killed, Hundreds Injured By Israeli Fire In Gaza

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Early medical reports from Gaza today indicate that dozens of people have been shot in the head or chest. Amnesty International last month documented research from the Gaza Strip that showed the Israeli military were killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them.

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