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Why blaming Immigrants won’t solve our problems: The one press release that highlights how tough this election could be for Labour & Greens

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The truth is that the biggest challenge to our housing crisis is foreign speculators and domestic slum lords, allowing immigrants to become the focus ignores those doing the most damage and avoids the free market dynamics that are exacerbating issues in New Zealand.

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Afghanistan, Russia, and US hypocrisy on a breath-taking, cosmic-scale

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

When did the US worry about violating international law when it supplied $3 billion worth of weapons and other support for Afghan rebels to over-throw the Soviet-aligned government in Kabul?

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Malcolm Evans – Anzac Day 2017

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – Anzac Day 2017

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Sir Michael Cullen and Mike O’Brien – The menace of the social investment approach! – Thurs May 4th – Auckland

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

When
Thursday 4th May, 6.00pm

Where
Lecture Theatre J1
Auckland College of Education
Epsom Campus
University of Auckland

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If this 12yr old NZ First war apologist is the result of kids at ANZAC Day, should we ban kids from ANZAC Day?

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Can’t you hear your dead in their graves scream in fury that their deaths have taught us nothing?

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Why I won’t be congratulating Nikki Kaye

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

On 15 March this year when then-Youth Minister, Nikki Kaye, launched into an ad hominem diatribe against Jacinda Ardern during a debate in Parliament. It was an orchestrated, pre-planned, personalised attack;

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“I do not care for the word ‘peacekeeper'” – Head of Defence Force Lieutenant-General Tim Keating

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

ANZAC Day should be a time when we pledge to use every means possible to avoid war. It should be a time when we assert an independent foreign policy with New Zealand’s foremost role as peacemakers and peacekeepers.

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Moving Beyond Good and Evil: Can Gerry Brownlee Get Past America’s Moral Absolutes?

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

Notorious among journalists for his tendency towards tetchiness, the words “Gerry Brownlee” and “diplomat” seem particularly ill-matched. The truly great foreign ministers of our history have all been thoughtful, measured and principled individuals.

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Trade liberalisation for the Pacific

By   /  April 25, 2017  /  Barry Coates, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

In the wake of the collapsed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the New Zealand government has desperately chased new trade liberalisation deals, despite calls for a re-think of trade policy and the development of fair and sustainable agreements.

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If Gerry Brownlee and Nikki Kaye are the answer what the hell was the question?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

All in all a pretty squalid and vapid revamp before the election to get Nick Smith off the telly and try to woo female voters back with Kaye.

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EXCLUSIVE: Netsafe respond to attempt to censor The Daily Blog with veiled threats

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  59 Comments

…if the complainant attempts to take me to the District Court I will ensure everyone knows what the material is and ask for you all to spread it as far and as wide as you can.

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So what are we as activists going to do about the NZ Labour Party?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

If you think change will come to NZ just by voting in September, you are grossly underprepared for the truth because the reality is that our fight only begins when they get in.

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How very Catholic of Jim Bolger – how do we save Unions in NZ?

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Just like any good Catholic, Jim Bolger has managed to recant his free market neoliberalism on his political death bed and tell the nation that his Government’s hard right extermination of the union movement in NZ was ultimately deeply damaging to the country.

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TV REVIEW: If you write TV reviews about the Bachelor that don’t demand an end to this sexist trash then you are part of the problem

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The Batchelor is to responsible broadcasting what a Big Mac combo is to breakfast.

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Must see TV: Al Jazeera’s “Taliban Oil” and “The Day Israel Attacked America”

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Highly recommended as Must see TV:

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TDB will livestream alternative ANZAC Day commemorations 11am Tuesday

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  3 Comments

Auckland Peace Action are hosting an alternative ANZAC Day service 11am from the Band Rotunda at the Auckland Domain.

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