Latest

GUEST BLOG: Karl Pearce – Sid, The man who would set himself alight on Parliament Grounds; His Story.

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

When I found out what happened to him I wanted to tell his story. Not only because I had met him just the day before. Not only because of the shocking nature of his death, But because we wondered what drove him to such a lengths to set oneself alight on parliament grounds in protest and pure frustration. And that his story is the story of so many others in a broken Family Court System.

Read More →
Latest

How Neoliberalism Made me Selfish

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  LaQuisha St Redfern, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Saturday was election day in New Zealand, and while the final configuration of parliament is still being negotiated, as has become normal under the proportional representation system, it’s petty clear that New Zealand has voted for a continuation of a neo-liberal approach to governance.

Read More →
Latest

Political Caption Competition

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

The real question is who is holding Mike Hosking’s fashion sense hostage

Read More →
Latest

Pitfalls for the Greens and NZ First in coalition discussions

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

One thing the Greens and NZ First won’t want to repeat is the Alliance experience in coalition with Labour from 1999 to 2002. With Ministers inside the Cabinet, committed to Cabinet solidarity, they had difficulty differentiating from Labour. This frustrated the party’s support base.

Read More →
Latest

The inhumanity of Zionism

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Last week saw the 35th anniversary of the Israeli war crime known as the Sabra and Shatila Massacre, when thousands of unarmed Palestinian refugees were slaughtered between 15 and 18 September 1982.

Read More →
Latest

What If? Some Random Thoughts about The Next Three Weeks

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

WHAT IF, three weeks from today, National decides that an acceptable deal with NZ First just isn’t on “the cards that count”?

Read More →
Latest

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 26th September 2017

By   /  September 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Read More →
Latest

Malcolm Evans – Winston 2017

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – Winston 2017

Read More →
Latest

Political Caption Competition

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Shane Jones questions every decision he’s ever made

Read More →
Latest

The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 25th September 2017

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Read More →
Latest

The difference between what Jacinda and Bill can give Winston

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

Jacinda can offer Winston legacy, Bill can offer him baubles. What Winston chooses will become his political epitaph.   

Read More →
Latest

A victory for lies, media thuggery and lazy prejudice

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

The vilest incident of the campaign was not red-neck farmers protesting their right to pollute and degrade our waterways at our expense. It didn’t even involve the National Party directly. It was the vile, despicable, media-run campaign to denigrate Green MP Metiria Turei and drive her from the co-leadership of the party.

Read More →
Latest

Observations on the 2017 Election campaign… (Waru)

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

At the next election, Labour and the Greens must be better placed to strategically address “fake news” from the National Party. Labour and Green strategists must  be conscious that the Nats will stoop to lies if their pre-election polling shows them at-risk of losing. A rapid-response task-force should be ready and well-resourced to counteract such lies; to do it immediately,  and with energy.

Read More →
Latest

People calling for National to be the Government because they got most Party vote don’t understand MMP

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  61 Comments

It doesn’t matter that you got the largest Party vote, what matters is if you can get 51% in Parliament, if you can’t do that, then you can’t pass legislation.

Read More →
Latest

Election 2017 Winners, losers & biggest issues

By   /  September 24, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  72 Comments

In 2014, NZers shrugged over dirty politics & mass surveillance lies & voted in National to protect their speculative property bubble wealth, so as a progressive, to be where we are with Labour + Greens + NZ First being the majority, that’s a major victory.

Read More →
Latest

How to negotiate a Labour-Green-NZ First Government

By   /  September 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  58 Comments

Negotiating a Government requires extreme skill and the way you start will be the way you run.

Read More →