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Fairfax threatens NZ again & Sky/Vodaphone smackdown

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Watching the mega corporations who have managed to avoid any real regulation in NZ burst into tears over not being able to get their anti-competition mergers is just delightful.

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Why is AUT sponsoring right wing posturing pretending to be journalism?

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Cameron Slater used to do this shit, he took cash from right wing industry to attack and denigrate health officials who demanded change, The Spinoff just makes that process look more palatable because it’s framed as a ‘debate’ with Julie Anne Genter.

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Privacy Commissioner finds Westpac breached Nicky Hager’s privacy

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Nicky Hager’s complaint against Westpac has been upheld by the Privacy Commissioner. The Privacy Commissioner found that Westpac had breached Mr Hager’s privacy by releasing his personal information to the Police without a warrant. This is part of the continuing fallout from the Police’s unlawful raid on Mr Hager’s home in 2014. Mr Hager believes […]

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GUEST BLOG: Paul (the bloke The Standard banned for 3 years) – Fake news

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Do the mainstream media think we’ve forgotten the fake news about the Kuwaiti girl Nayirah who claimed to have seen Iraqi soldiers taking babies out of incubators during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait? You know, when they repeated the lies of Bush Senior get the US population to accept the invasion of Iraq.

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GUEST BLOG: Alex Birchall – Identity Politics is a Class Politics

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Around the world, but very prominently in New Zealand, the turn away from class politics to identity politics as the principal organisational form of the Left occurred just as the social democratic compromise was undone and inequality began to rise again. Unlike class politics, which unites workers of all colours, genders, and sexualities to oppose capitalism, identity politics was not able to deal with this reconsolidation of power by the capitalist and new financial elite.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – When The Boss is Bad – Staff and Citizens React

By   /  February 17, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

As usual, Trump is unpopular, with 67% of people in a Gallup poll thinking that foreign leaders don’t respect him. Not a huge shock considering the welcome extended to foreigners residing in the country Trump is currently running into the ground.

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Rachel Stewart hits the climate change nail on the political head once again

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

We are entering a phase more dangerous and more damaging to us as a species than at any other time in our short history on this planet. Our exponential population growth coupled with mass inequality, desperation and a huge carbon foot print now out of control is a bleak reality we don’t wish to contend with because we are too busy enjoying the latest gadget, app, or selfie posting.

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The Deep State coup against Trump: Flynn’s firing just the beginning

By   /  February 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  57 Comments

The Deep State Coup underway against Donald Trump is as terrifying as the coup Trump’s own people are trying to ferment.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – The Presidency Show International Episodes

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – The Presidency Show International Episodes

As I boot up my computer, I feel sick. I’ve been away from the news for almost a day. So much could have happened. Yesterday Muslims were being detained in the airports, stopped in the street, and made targets by a man who is at best an unthinking fool, at worst an evil megalomaniac messiah, heralding in the new dawn of hate.

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Maccas admits to cheating workers of holiday pay

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

What is sad is just how hard it is sometimes to get these big, profitable multinationals to even obey the law!

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – American Presidency Show a Ratings Grabber

By   /  February 9, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Every time I connect to the world in any way, a horrible wave of terrible shit rains down. It’s as if Trump and his ‘administration’ are firing as many of the worst, most stupidly insane, disgusting, human rights violating turds of executive orders, choices for cabinet, and decisions in general that it can’t be ignored.

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MEDIA WATCH: And here come the deluge of negative media over Labour’s Willie Jackson implosion

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

The most hilarious part of all of this is that Labour Party online activists, The Standard, Poto and her Caucus chums, the Identitarians and the Labour Youth wing will all scream that by directly and publicly undermining Little that they’ve done nothing wrong – while having no comprehension whatsofuckingever of how this all plays out in front of the voting public they need to win over in September.

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GUEST BLOG: Andra Jenkin – Family Violence – It’s just not OK unless you’re in Russia.

By   /  February 8, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

World news has been Trumped these past few weeks, but there are changes to family violence laws happening in Russia that hark back to bygone eras. It was only last July that it became a crime to beat a member of your family, this week that decision is being reversed as the Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament has passed an amendment 308-3 removing domestic abuse from the criminal code.

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Why 2017 will be far worse than 2016

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

2016 was shocking politically, economically, socially and culturally. We lost an enormous amount of thinkers and artists when we seem to need them the most. I think 2017 has the potential however to be far worse than 2016 in three crucial areas.

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Trump’s admission of the American Military Industrial Complex War Machine highlights how dangerous Trump is

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

…by harnessing social media, Trump and his big data manipulators know exactly which phrase to use and which tone to use it in to resonate with the fears and angers within the minimum electorate majority he requires to keep power.

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EXCLUSIVE: #NeverShane

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  50 Comments

This has not been an easy piece for me to write. Watching in mounting horror as somebody – or something – you love and care deeply about gears up to do something self-destructive is never easy. And yet, that’s the apparent position which quite a few of us dedicated New Zealand Firsters appear to be […]

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