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Tony Veitch fractured his partner’s spine in four places but still thinks he is the “victim”

By   /  October 23, 2015  /  Chloe King, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  50 Comments

In Aotearoa we don’t just give rich white men like Tony a “get out of free jail card” when they beat women over sustained periods of time and break their bones, we celebrate them.

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NEWSTALK ZB REVIEW: Climate change is without question a defining crisis but so is compassion

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  Chloe King, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

I was surfing through radio stations on my cellphone a couple of weeks ago while sitting on the bus and I heard the words “climate change refugee.” I stopped on the station from which these words rang out which unfortunately happened to be radio talkback station RadioZB.

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Now we got bad blood: being poor in a rich world

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  88 Comments

Our most vulnerable people are not being protected by their own government, nor even having their voices elevated by the vast majority of media tycoons such as Mike or journalists, who are meant to be truth speakers in times of universal deceit.

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In the playground of the rich, wealth flaunting is a sport

By   /  August 11, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  86 Comments

In a country where there is an abundance of money and resources to go around, an elite selfish and callous few are refusing to share. For a few to prosper many must suffer.

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On the “Radical Self-Love” Movement: Beware of “positive attitude” advocates

By   /  July 9, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  26 Comments

Radical self-love gurus do not tend to promote or even really engage in discussions on privilege or the disadvantages people are born into; that shit would undermine the cause of “changing yourself, not the system.”

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When people get more upset about Greenpeace activists scaling parliament than the millions of people who will be killed in climate-related disasters, we have a problem

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

There has been a lot of condemnation and ‘tut, tut, tutting’ and finger-wagging directed at the allegedly illegal actions of these Greenpeace activists.

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The rising costs of low-waged work

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Our government are punishing people who fail to secure jobs that simply aren’t there. Overwhelmingly, the jobs that are available in this country are demeaning, poorly-paid and offer almost no security.

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Work like a maniac, deprive yourself of sleep, and you might be able to buy a shitty house in Hamilton

By   /  June 4, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  23 Comments

Please stop painting upper-class white men who managed to step-up on the property ladder through ‘sacrifice’, ‘hard-work’ and good old fashioned ‘elbow grease’ as some kind of ‘underdog’ story. They aren’t.

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White Male Privilege in NZ media

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

Y’all know Sir Bob Jones, right? He is that white baby boomer and property tycoon who thinks his racist, sexist opinions are the last word on everything. But I guess in today’s world, millions of dollars buys you the luxury of being completely divorced from reality and not having to give a shit about 99 percent of the world.

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Andrew Little: Zero Hour Slayer?

By   /  May 8, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

It took Andrew Little such a short space of time to win this victory against Zero Hour contracts because of the hundreds of hours that activists and union delegates had already put in to ending these contracts

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“For the bullied and the beautiful”: why bullying is a big deal

By   /  April 9, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

Whether you think what happened on X-Factor was worthy of the relentless air time it got or not, what is important to note is, Natalia and Willy’s actions speak to a wider culture of bullying in this country.

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On workers rights and hypocrisy

By   /  April 6, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  40 Comments

Workers rights all over Aotearoa and globally are being relentlessly attacked and undermined.

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On Eleanor Catton, the cost of speaking out and why her words have the right running scared

By   /  February 3, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

I hate to break it to so many of our right-wing pundits who know so little about so much, but Catton has been pointing out the failings of our current government for a while now.

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“Minority report”: how the Terrorist Law will stifle dissent and could take away your basic human rights

By   /  January 5, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

The purpose of the state and establishment has never really been to keep us safe from terrorism. The purpose is to keep us, their citizenry complaint and quiet – and fearful.

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On earning a living wage and the right to use the bathroom without asking for permission

By   /  December 31, 2014  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

Caring about some shit job and smiling on cue for customers becomes difficult when getting out of bed is a minor miracle. Mental health days are a luxury of the rich.

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What WINZ are callously saying to people even when they know people are listening

By   /  December 20, 2014  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  106 Comments

When you are vulnerable and down, you have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, compassion, and kindness by whatever government is in power. Don’t you deserve to know you are loved and valued no matter how much profit you are or are not turning over?

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