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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 26th April 2017

By   /  April 27, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

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

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Activists, media freedom advocates plan ‘global action’ for West Papua

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

Freedom advocates and human rights activists will next week focus global attention on the “media blackout” long imposed by Indonesian authorities on West Papua, in spite of promises to open up access to the two adjoining independent Papua New Guinea.

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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  /  13 Comments

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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Amnesty International – ASEAN Summit: Leaders must take a stand against Philippines bloodshed

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

With mounting evidence of government involvement in thousands of extrajudicial executions in Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’, Amnesty International is calling on regional leaders to take a stand against possible crimes against humanity as they meet at the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila this week. “While they meet in […]

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Lift safety focus of International Workers Memorial Day for E tū

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

E tū is focussing on lift safety as part of commemorations for International Workers Memorial Day which is marked globally on April 28th. This is the day workers worldwide remember those who died on the job, or from work-related diseases and illnesses. E tū will hold a short service on Wellington’s waterfront in remembrance of […]

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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  /  9 Comments

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  /  5 Comments

Malcolm Evans – Anzac Day 2017

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 26th April 2017

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

5: A Trip to France’s Post Industrial Heartland to Work Out Who’s Going to Win the Election
4: UN raises famine alarm in Yemen
3: BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike
2: North Korea conducts live-fire drill with US submarine nearby, raising tensions
1: KOCH INDUSTRIES AND OTHER CORPORATIONS LOBBIED FOR DONALD TRUMP’S CABINET PICKS, FILINGS SHOW

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 26th April 2017

By   /  April 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.

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New Defence Minister a mercenary in US wars – Auckland Peace Action

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

“National MP Mark Mitchell, newly appointed as Defence Minister, was a mercenary fighter in Iraq during the bloodiest period of the US occupation. His appointment signals what a pro-war, pro-US empire government this National Party really is,” said Auckland Peace Action spokesperson Virginia Lambert. “Mark Mitchell not only went freely and willingly to fight in […]

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OECD Report Highlights the Folly of Tax Cuts – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  No Comments

New OECD data shows cutting taxes would be a big mistake for New Zealand, which instead needs to take in more tax from the wealthy to fund much-needed social programmes, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said today. The just released OECD report “Taxing Wages 2017” shows income taxes on […]

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What Does “Mother of All Bombs” Have to Do with Christchurch – Anti Bases Campaign

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

In the week that the Five Eyes spy bosses are holding their secret meeting in Queenstown, thus reminding us that the Waihopai spy base is NZ’s key contributor to the US-led intelligence network (the covert ANZUS) and US wars, it is important to be reminded that there is another US base in NZ. A real […]

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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  /  51 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  /  20 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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