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John Key’s blood drenched legacy

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Key was in it for Key. He didn’t give a damn about the country, he only cared about being loved by the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind, and Christ did they love him. His laid back anti-intellectualism allowed NZers with property to not care about those who didn’t. He made it okay to not care about the poor, the homeless, the vulnerable. He made it ok to not have to ask hard or deeper questions. He made it ok to not give a fuck and be as selfish as he was.

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Helen Clark and John Key share the blame for the fiasco in Afghanistan

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

As the government does its best to squirm its way out of holding any inquiry into the killing of civilians during an SAS-led raid on two villages in Afghanistan its worth looking back at why we were there in the first place – or better still – why we shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

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Who cares about War Crimes?

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Michael Timmins, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

The book co-authored by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson, “Hit and Run”, contains allegations that some people have said could amount to war crimes.

Why does it matter? Horrible things happen in war, so let’s just get over it. Right?

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The Daily Poem – Alone by Wanda Kiel-Rapana

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

The Daily Poem – Alone by Wanda Kiel-Rapana

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List of official denials made to the media about SAS civilian deaths (2010 – 2014)

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

New Zealand, your political, military and media class have lied to you about an atrocity and possible war crime that we have carried out and was signed off by the Prime Minister.

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With Wayne Mapp admitting civilian deaths – Government & Military can no longer pretend

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

…remember the NZ Military and Government are still claiming nothing happened here and there doesn’t need to be an inquiry.

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New Zealand’s First “Revenge Raid” – Surafend, Palestine, 1918

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

The shocking events described by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson in Hit and Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour are not without precedent in the history of New Zealand’s military engagements overseas. In the tiny Palestinian village of Surafend, in the final days of 1918, New Zealand troops participated in what was indisputably a serious war crime. The parallels with the SAS “Revenge Raid” of August 2010 are striking.

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On Recent Opinion Polling

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

In any case, whilst my affection for the Roy Morgan poll is well known, it is certainly not the only game in town. And the Reid Research material out the same day makes for some decidedly interesting comparison-work between the two analyses.

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Malcolm Evans – Nicky Hager

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Nicky Hager

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Compare NZ Herald coverage of John Key’s war crimes to the Dom Post

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

…this morning the NZ Herald had a story about Justin Bieber dancing sexily with an old woman as a bigger story than Key being complicit in a war crime.

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List of lies NZ Defence Force have used to deceive NZers about Afghanistan

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

when we look over all the deceit, misinformation and anti-democratic tactics used by the NZDF to manipulate the compliant mainstream media, how much more difficult is it to believe the NZDF are suddenly telling the truth now?

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John Key – you have to tell NZ if you committed a war crime

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  94 Comments

Jesus wept this disgusts and angers me so deeply – if you send troops to a foreign land you are fucking responsible for what they do! Brothers & sisters, we fund the NZ SAS – when they pull a trigger, we help pay for that trigger – Key has made us all killers here. The Prime Minister has blood on his hands and we must demand some answers before he steps down.

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Rachel Smalley’s feminism and the hypercritical cult of motherhood – on beneficiaries and children

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

As a cis male member of the heteropatriachy, it ain’t for me to step in and pretend to be an expert on how women and their identity towards having children should or shouldn’t be supported, but I can hazard some guesses.

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“Once Was Enough, Gareth.” – Why I won’t be voting for TOP

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  51 Comments

Fuck it, I’ve seen enough. Morgan’s shown himself to be just another latter-day Procrustes*. If the TOP man has his way, New Zealand and New Zealanders will, once again, be “restructured” to fit the ideologically-determined dimensions of Morgan’s Procrustean bed.

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TDB International Documentary Film Festival picks

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

The International Documentary Film Festival is about to kick off, and here are our picks for 2017…

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Malcolm Evans – yes but can he bat?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – yes but can he bat?

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