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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 15th October 2017

By   /  October 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  10 Comments

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

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 14th October 2017

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  15 Comments

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

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NZ companies complicit in culture of violence, intolerance and oppression

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

War is great for business. About $1.68 trillion worth of business globally as of 2015. Defence market reports say global tension and conflict will drive ongoing defence spending, “leading to global market opportunities for exporters”. Even here in NZ, our comparatively small defence budget is increasing, and NZ based military technology manufacturers are poised to […]

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Make Money Über Alles?

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

A friend has alerted me to a story that I missed when it was printed in the business section of the Oct 07 Press. Just when an Arms Fair was being held in Wellington, promoting the latest in weaponry, the Press ran a story ‘Unease at innovation agreement with Israel’. The story reports on NZ and […]

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Dainties and Chains: Progressive MPs and the “Wellington Bubble”

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

EVEN IF WINSTON VEERS LEFT, the progressive New Zealand community still has a problem. Their new political representatives: the people upon whom so many progressive voters have pinned their hopes for meaningful change; will soon discover that the speed at which they, themselves, are being transformed is far outstripping any changes in the wider world. […]

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Capitalism kills and maims daily

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Burn of fast food worker Kiwi workers are being killed at the rate of one a week and on average someone is seriously injured every day. These grim statistics are contained in a report by the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health and Safety. The numbers reveal that over 51 Kiwis a year are killed at […]

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WaateaNews: Metiria Turei vs Jian Yang – Compare the media values at work

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

How come a Maori solo mum who stole to feed her child a quarter of a century ago is a bigger story than a possible Chinese spy deeply embedded inside our own Government?

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Passchendaele – Absent with Leave, a Soldier’s Story

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

John Alexander (his real name, but not his full name) – commonly known as ‘Jack’ – was 25 when World War 1 broke out. Jack was no war hero; nor was he an anti-war hero. No, Jack might best be described an anti-war anti-hero. Born as the ninth and youngest child of a South Canterbury […]

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Orchids – review

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

The moment that summed up such an exquisite exploration of the female was the raw cry of the audience who jumped to their feet and bellowed their support and appreciation of such art.

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So the National Party spy didn’t admit he was a spy?

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

At some stage NZers are going to start to demand some more clarification on why there seems to be a Chinese Spy in the top ranks of the Government.

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What happens if a National led Government gets announced?

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

If National lead the next Government, they will be the embodiment of all the worst values of National with all the social conservatism of an unrestrained NZ First that will face a furious Youth Opposition who will by 2020 be a larger electoral demographic than Baby Boomers. 

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

Bill English pleased negotiations on how Paula Bennett will be sacrificed to Winston Peters are going well

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 13th October 2017

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

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Generation Zero calls on new parliament to take action

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Generation Zero calls on new parliament to heed call of business leaders, take bold action on climate change Delegates attending the 10th Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference in Auckland passed a unanimous resolution yesterday supporting the concepts outlined in the Zero Carbon Act, proposed by youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero. Generation Zero […]

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Moana Jackson to speak out against solitary confinement – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement this Saturday in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. “In our work with prisoners, our advocates have seen first-hand the destructive nature of solitary confinement. This disturbing practice must be ended […]

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Peace actions continue amid concern about police tactics – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Peaceful protests against the weapons industry continued today with a walking tour and picnic. The walking tour showed Wellingtonians the arms dealers on their doorstep. Protesters visited six local weapons companies today, including Broadspectrum, who operate illegal Australian offshore detention camps for refugees, and Rolls Royce, whose engines power 25% of military aircraft in the […]

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