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St John management applies tourniquet to workers’ throats

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Charitable organisation, St John, which operates ambulance services nationwide, as well as other medical services, has been engaging in anti-worker actions during recent industrial negotiations to conclude a collective agreement.

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The Legacy of a Dismantled Prime Minister

By   /  January 4, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

Following his unexpected announcement to resign as New Zealand’s Prime Minister on 5 December last year, much has been said of Key’s “legacy”. Pundits have been scratching their heads, trying to figure out what “legacy” can be attributed to eight years of a Key-led administration.

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Trump escalates, Putin congratulates

By   /  December 27, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

With 115 characters, Donald Trump declared a return to a global nuclear arms race.

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Protestors condemn Russian involvement in atrocities in Aleppo

By   /  December 19, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  58 Comments

Wellington, NZ, 16 December – About three dozen people attended a rapidly organised protest outside the Russian Federation’s sprawling embassy in Messines Rd, Wellington.

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The Sweet’n’Sour Deliciousness of Irony: Russia accused of meddling in US Election

By   /  December 18, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

It is unsurprising that most of the world looks upon American grievances of (alleged) Russian “meddling” with risable scorn. Whether true or not – and most probably harbour a secret hope that it is true – the Americans richly deserve what they have been meting out to other nations throughout the 20th, and first decade of, the 21st century.

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MUST READ: Charter Schools in a Post-Truth Era

By   /  December 11, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

For many on the neo-liberal Right, education is a business not a public good and therefore should be no different to electricity supply (semi-privatised); Air New Zealand (semi-privatised – again); or a whole host of other services and assets that were once owned by the tax-payer but have been sold off over the last thirty years.

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The Dismantling of a Prime Minister – Completed

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  75 Comments

As with the death of Princess Diana; Trump winning the Presidency, or (if you’re old enough) the assassination of JFK, you will recall where you were when you heard this sudden, unexpected and gob-smacking public announcement from John Key;

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Tax Cuts Galore! Money Scramble!

By   /  November 27, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Since National has not thought twice at under-funding the Health Budget, it certainly does not seem troubled at using tax-cuts as an election bribe, and undermining this country’s future superannuation savings-fund for selfish political gain.

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The Rise of Great Leader Trump

By   /  November 20, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

Whatever policies Trump intends to enact during his presidential term is unknown.

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An earthquake separates John Key and ‘The Iron Lady’, Margaret Thatcher

By   /  November 19, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Only people, working collectively for the greater good, can achieve mutual support – quite often for no personal benefit or gain.

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When Life is a Lottery

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Make no mistake, housing has become a crisis in New Zealand as this May poll for a TV3/Reid Research Poll highlighted;

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MUST READ: The seductiveness of Trumpism

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  38 Comments

There was a vacuum left by the political establishment, and Donald Trump shrewdly colonised that space. Trump had created the new “reality” that Buffett warned us about.

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2016 – Ongoing jobless tally and why unemployment statistics will no longer be used

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

This blogger previously reported how Statistics NZ recently implemented a so-called “revision” which would materially affect how unemployment stats were counted and reported;

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Black Ops from the SIS and FBI?

By   /  November 1, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  110 Comments

Two days ago (28 October), FBI Director, James B. Comey, sent a letter to the US Congress disclosing that the Bureau was investigating newly-discovered emails from disgraced former US Congressman, Anthony Weiner.

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EXCLUSIVE INVESTIGATION: Serco, Monitors, and the Corrections Dept cover-up

By   /  October 9, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

. . Continued from: Questions over Serco’s “independent” monitors and it’s Contract with the Crown As I wrote over a year ago,  on 4 August 2015; Questions have arisen regarding the  supposed “safe-guards” Monitors at Mt Eden Prison, and at least one aspect of the Serco-Corrections Dept Contract. According to section 21.2 of the contract between […]

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Expose: Winston Peters; the 1997 speeches; and neo-liberal tendencies

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

in a speech made in 1997, when Peters was Treasurer in the National-NZ First Coalition Government, he told the NBR Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Government to Business Forum that he would be pursuing conservative fiscal management; supporting an “open, internationally competitive economy”; lower taxes; and a de-regulated market.

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