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The self-fulfilling evangelical death cult prophesy that pushed Trump into declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

For this voting block, the Bible is a literal version of events, not a metaphorical one. They believe the Earth is less than 10 000 years old, they believe climate change won’t flood the planet because God showed Noah a rainbow and they believe that the end of times and Armageddon could be upon us and they will all be raptured away to heaven.

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Trump’s move over Jerusalem undermines international law and disgraces the US

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

US President Trump’s surrender to Israel’s territorial ambitions reveals contempt for international law, in particular the Fourth Geneva Convention. Trump’s announcement contradicts even the most recent Security Council Resolution, UNSCR 2334 of December 2016. Israel’s control of East Jerusalem, including the Old City, is illegal because under international law, an Occupying power does not have sovereignty over foreign territory it militarily occupies.

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Trump Recognises Jerusalem: The Zionist End-Game Begins

By   /  December 8, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  31 Comments

By announcing the United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Trump has sent two very important messages to the extreme Zionist elements in Israeli society. The first message is brutally simple: the so-called “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead. The second, to the government of Benjamin Netanyahu, is that, as the political logic of the two-state solution’s demise is followed to its inevitable and brutal conclusion, the United States has got Israel’s back. Not just at the UN Security Council, but everywhere Israel needs American support.

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Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital the stupidest, most corrupt, most unthinking, most damaged and most infantile decision of his entire stupid, corrupt, unthinking, damaged, infantile Presidency

By   /  December 7, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

We are in for dark days comrades.
Climate change has invited Famine and Death, Trump has invited Conquest and War.
We have the makings of our Apocalypse in the valley of Armageddon.

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What the 2017 Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) report means for NZs media landscape

By   /  December 6, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

It paints a bleak picture of the current NZ media landscape and highlights the real threat that the majority of news media is now in private hands meaning we are ripe for political manipulation and exploitation by those commercial interests that own those media.

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The true cruelty of Republican tax cut & why hoping on Flynn might be wishful impeachment thinking

By   /  December 3, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

I think the far more horrifying reality is that Trump is not going anywhere and even if he is impeached and tied up in some further prosecution, we are all simply being hopeful that this nightmare ends rather than that being the reality.

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What will hit first? Economic armageddon or Environmental apocalypse?

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  41 Comments

Since the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis, all the developed world has done is kick the day of market reckoning down the road with more and more money printing. At some point this band-aid won’t be able to stem the pressure building and it will rupture with a backlash that will make the depression look like a week without pocket money.

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Can the NZ Herald explain how this is breaking news?

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Since when was Mike Hosking’s bullshit hot takes on any subject ‘Breaking News’.

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Police can arrest suicide survivors, steal babies, illegally search Nicky Hager & me – but can’t arrest a Tobacco lobbyist?

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Let’s get this straight.

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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – Catalonia; Why the Left does not support Puigdemont

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The working class of Catalonia is not overwhelmingly of Catalonian heritage. In the Franco years, Barcelona was flooded by ethnic Spanish workers seeking a better life. Generations on, Catalonia is as much Spanish as it is Catalan.

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Balfour’s disastrous legacy

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

On 2 November 1917, at the height of the First World War, Britain’s imperial voice expressed itself in a statement of intent from its Foreign Secretary, Lord Balfour, to Lord Rothschild – for passing on to the Zionist Federation. The message is known as the Balfour Declaration. The 30-year-long British occupation of Palestine that followed […]

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Ummmm, let me get this straight, if there’s a fuel tax, you’ll stop driving in Auckland?

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Herald readers are revolting over plans to raise a fuel tax in Auckland, and they are saying they will leave the city…

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BREAKING: National ordered to pay $600 000 after losing Eminem copyright case

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  42 Comments

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

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Will The New Zealand Election Outcome Mean A Fair Go For Russia?

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

[Author’s Note: this piece was originally prepared for an international audience; and is presented unaltered from its original form] Late last month, New Zealanders went to the polls for our most recent General Election. The final results have just a few days ago been announced, and they place the nationalist New Zealand First party of […]

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How Winston could use MMP for NZ First and put New Zealand second

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  37 Comments

There was a lot of behind the scenes happiness that Labour and NZ First were making great head way in terms of policy agreements, but the fact that the actual model of how the Government would function hasn’t yet been discussed should have Jacinda blinking rather than winking.

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Why Trump’s misnaming of the Persian Gulf has angered Iranians

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

It was not the decision to decertify the Iran’s nuclear deal that has left most ordinary Iranians incensed but the US President’s misnaming of the Persian Gulf as the Arabian Gulf. Many Iranians have taken to the social media to express their rage and disappointment at the President’s failure to refer to the Persian Gulf by its proper name.

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