Thank baby Jesus Bishop Tamaki will run in the election splitting Ngaro’s’ Angels

We must seek to goad both men to launch their own Christian Parties by actively feeding both their narcissisms with gushing praise.

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NZer of the Year Dr Lance O’Sullivan joins The People’s Budget

Just when you thought The People’s Budget hosted by Bryan Bruce and with panelists Rod Oram, Sue Bradford, Russel Norman, Efeso Collins, Professor Jane Kelsey and Julia Whaipooti was a great way to debate if neoliberal economics can build a well being budget, news tonight that NZer of the Year, Dr Lance O’Sullivan will also be joining the panel.

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The 3.5% hope for climate strike students

This is the time to push and fight. Once we hit 3.5%, the State is forced to change, don’t let the detractors inject you with apathy and impotence. We are far stronger than we know.

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The New Zealand media’s shameful silence on Israeli apartheid

By John Minto

Last week full-page advertisements appeared across New Zealand celebrating 71 years since Israel declared independence. They were placed by a Pastor Nigel Woodley from Hastings – a Christian Zionist – and paid for from the deep pockets of his backers.

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Armed Cops turning up to strikes is unacceptable, where is the Minister for Police on this?

It only takes one dumb panicked ill-trained cop to suddenly escalate events.

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Green gains a bright spot in a depressing Australian election

By Keith Locke

Australia’s election result was a big downer. But there was a bright spot in the gains made by the Australian Greens.

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On a brief history of death threats

The attempt by some to make the latest threat a unique moment in history is embarrassing.

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The arrogance and ignorance of Alfred Ngaro is as breathtaking as his misplaced self-assured smugness

I feel stupid even having to state something so obvious, but post the Alabama decision and the rise of the religious right wanting to control women’s bodies, it’s time for clear cut and serious pushback.

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Parliament has a toxic culture – when you consider what public service do to beneficiaries are you surprised?

Let’s dump the faux shock, it’s beneath our collective intelligence. 

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Review: Game of Thrones- 8 year review – 5 stars (spoiler alerts)

No other show has managed to imprint the way GoT has culturally. It permeates social media and popular culture in a unique way that manages to slot effortlessly into the multi narrative world social media now provides. 

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The Liberal Agenda – 12pm Post Budget livestream Friday 31st for the first Wellbeing Budget

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget.  The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

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Unwilling To Disclose.

By Chris Trotter 

The suspicion arises that in 2014-2015, in some unspecified, possibly unlawful, and highly secretive way, the country’s national security apparatus was working hand-in-glove with senior elements within the police to silence and punish a couple of outspoken critics of the National-led 2008-2017 Coalition Government.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: Ngaro in Botany, Christchurch call, Police admission on social media watchlist, Game of Thrones Finale, Water Issues

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Setting The Agenda View All →

Green gains a bright spot in a depressing Australian election

By   5 hours ago

Australia’s election result was a big downer. But there was a bright spot in the gains made by the Australian Greens.

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The New Zealand media’s shameful silence on Israeli apartheid

By   24 hours ago

Last week full-page advertisements appeared across New Zealand celebrating 71 years since Israel declared independence. They were placed by a Pastor Nigel Woodley from Hastings – a Christian Zionist – and paid for from the deep pockets of his backers.

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Miracles and migrants

By   1 day ago

Over the years I’ve had gripping conversations with people who’ve said I don’t belong on the Left of politics because of my socially conservative views. Conversely, folk on the Right have said they wouldn’t welcome me because of my perceived economic liberalism.

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Dr Liz Gordon – Oh no, not more exams!

By   3 days ago

The Minister intends to fix the terrible workloads that this causes, not by reducing the qualification burden but by shifting from internal to external assessment and thus reducing the assessment burden on teachers.
Of all the reforms possible, he has chosen the worst one.  I will debate this with anyone. I have studied assessment systems for over 30 years and I know as much as anyone about them.  So here is the truth about assessment systems in five easy lessons.

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The fantasy world of Alfred Ngaro

By   4 days ago

Whatever Ngaro may offer the country as a conservative Christian leader it won’t be compassion, tolerance, justice or truth. Instead it will be a conservative straitjacket of bigotry, arrogance and injustice.

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Hadley Robinson-Lewis: In 2019 women live in fear.

By   4 days ago

Women need allies now more than ever.

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Israel Lobby influence in New Zealand

By   4 days ago

In a Press Release published on 28 April, ACT MP David Seymour took our Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt, to task because he had “failed to condemn” what he asserted was “the anti-Semitism of UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Inquiry will miss the main issue which keeps us at risk

By   6 days ago

The most worrying aspect of the commission of inquiry into the Christchurch shootings is that the terms of reference give too much room for our security agencies – the SIS and GCSB – to hide.

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

Cough-cough more than 11000 still on waiting list for state housing

By   19 hours ago

The Government want to call it ‘social’ housing rather than state housing so that the responsibility sounds like it’s a problem the community has to solve and not the state.

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The 3.5% hope for climate strike students

By   19 hours ago

This is the time to push and fight. Once we hit 3.5%, the State is forced to change, don’t let the detractors inject you with apathy and impotence. We are far stronger than we know.   

Read More →

Thank baby Jesus Bishop Tamaki will run in the election splitting Ngaro’s’ Angels

By   19 hours ago

We must seek to goad both men to launch their own Christian Parties by actively feeding both their narcissisms with gushing praise.

Read More →

Armed Cops turning up to strikes is unacceptable, where is the Minister for Police on this?

By   1 day ago

It only takes one dumb panicked ill-trained cop to suddenly escalate events.

Read More →

On a brief history of death threats

By   1 day ago

The attempt by some to make the latest threat a unique moment in history is embarrassing.

Read More →

Parliament has a toxic culture – when you consider what public service do to beneficiaries are you surprised?

By   2 days ago

Let’s dump the faux shock, it’s beneath our collective intelligence. 

Read More →

The arrogance and ignorance of Alfred Ngaro is as breathtaking as his misplaced self-assured smugness

By   2 days ago

I feel stupid even having to state something so obvious, but post the Alabama decision and the rise of the religious right wanting to control women’s bodies, it’s time for clear cut and serious pushback.

Read More →

ACT vs Greens, culture wars & threatening Golriz

By   2 days ago

In the culture war between ACT and the Greens – ACT says freedom of speech trumps all while the Greens argue micro aggressions lead directly to macro violence.

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Media Watch View All →

Waatea News Column: Banning Prisoners from voting impacts Māori worst

By   4 hours ago

The debate over Prisoners being able to vote has begun in the Waitangi Tribunal as argument is heard that the ban is a breach of the Treaty because it is so disproportionately unfair to Māori.

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NZer of the Year Dr Lance O’Sullivan joins The People’s Budget

By   2 days ago

Just when you thought The People’s Budget hosted by Bryan Bruce and with panelists Rod Oram, Sue Bradford, Russel Norman, Efeso Collins, Professor Jane Kelsey and Julia Whaipooti was a great way to debate if neoliberal economics can build a well being budget, news tonight that NZer of the Year, Dr Lance O’Sullivan will also be joining the panel.

Read More →

Review: Game of Thrones- 8 year review – 5 stars (spoiler alerts)

By   3 days ago

No other show has managed to imprint the way GoT has culturally. It permeates social media and popular culture in a unique way that manages to slot effortlessly into the multi narrative world social media now provides. 

Read More →

The People’s Budget to screen 8pm Sunday 2nd June

By   3 days ago

Comrades – are you sick of neoliberal economics ruining our changes of a truly transformative progressive economy?

Me too!

Here’s what Bryan Bruce and a I have been working on, The People’s Budget 2019…

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: Ngaro in Botany, Christchurch call, Police admission on social media watchlist, Game of Thrones Finale, Water Issues

By   3 days ago

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: Ngaro in Botany, Christchurch call, Police admission on social media watchlist, Game of Thrones Finale, Water Issues

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Waatea News Column: I will continue writing about the state taking children until something meaningful has occurred

By   4 days ago

If you have the privilege of a platform, you must endeavour to use that platform for good. I have written previous columns about the extraordinary abuse of power by the state when they take children into their ‘care’.

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Paula Bennett is a political coward

By   1 week ago

Let’s get this straight, Paula Bennett is such a coward, that she refused to appear on a TV panel with Chloe Swarbrick to debate cannabis reform?

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The PMs censorship panel highlights all that’s wrong with the current social media/free speech debate

By   2 weeks ago

So the panel advising the PM on censuring the internet is an industry spokesperson, a corporate media interest, an angry Twitter rage tech person, a lawyer, a state wonk and someone who used to sing Popera?

And this isn’t a joke?

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Hate in the time of the Internet

By   3 days ago

Twenty- two years ago I made a documentary about mass murder in which I had the harrowing experience of interviewing the families of the mass murder victims. Back then (1997) I recommended banning military style semi automatic weapons and registering ALL guns, as did Justice Thorp in his report published around that time.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – I have just signed a petition to parliament by 13 year old Sinead Latimer

By   6 days ago

We have the highest rate of teenage suicide in the developed world. According to Stephen Bell (Director of Youthline ) In a average week two teenagers kill themselves and about 20 young people will be hospitalised for self-harm each week, he estimated.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – The Prime Minister is remarkable

By   6 days ago

There is no question our Prime Minister is a truly remarkable person.

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – America: Rogue State

By   7 days ago

The trouble with schoolyard bullies is; sooner or later the smaller kids catch up. And as Great Britain and France found out: EMPIRES DIE. 

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GUEST BLOG: Edward Miller – Why is it ok to frack Taranaki if we’re going carbon neutral?

By   1 week ago

The latest offer of 2200 square kilometres of land around Taranaki for the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas, or ‘fracking’ deserves attention. Green MP Chloe Swarbrick explained to her followers that this under the current law this was an administrative decision, while Energy Minister Megan Woods was quick to note that among the offer’s benefits was that it didn’t include offshore oil and gas. But why frack now?

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

By   1 week ago

Is our government serious about Climate Change or not?

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Kia kaha teachers!

By   1 week ago

As a former teacher let me be clear I’m 100% behind our educators in their efforts to get better pay and conditions.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Gee some people get upset when I dare to examine the governance of Labour and Greens

By   1 week ago

So even at the time of announcing the death of neoliberalism the Prime Minister knew her Party was going to keep the economic philosophy it had introduced in 1984 on life support

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

The Liberal Agenda – The People’s Budget 2019 – Friday 31st May

By   3 days ago

WHAT: The People’s Budget
WHERE: Otahuhu Town Hall
WHEN: 6.30pm Friday 31st May

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The Liberal Agenda – 12pm Post Budget livestream Friday 31st for the first Wellbeing Budget

By   1 week ago

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget.  The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

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The Liberal Agenda – Tamil Association to remember Genocide Day May 18

By   1 week ago

A vigil has been organised on the 18th May 2019, from 12.00 to 4.00 pm at the Aotea Square, Auckland to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the “Tamil Genocide Day”.

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The Liberal Agenda – New Zealand Public Television Trust: Transforming cities with technology?

By   3 weeks ago

If you use one of those “free” electric scooters or bikes you are giving someone valuable data about your movements around the city. Is that something that concerns you – or not?

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The Liberal Agenda: NZ Public Television – The Universal Basic Income – a good idea or not?

By   3 weeks ago

Imagine paying people no strings attached cash whether they have a job or not.

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The Liberal Agenda – Nationwide Post Budget Event Series 

By   3 weeks ago

Each year Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) provides child-focused analysis and commentary of the budget.  The aim is to provide an accessible and affordable avenue for the community to come together and hear about how the budget affects children and young people, especially our most vulnerable who live in poverty.

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The Woke review of Avengers: Endgame 5 stars (warning – spoilers)

By   3 weeks ago

After eliminating climate change and over population issues, radical environmentalist, solo dad and Mens Rights Activist, Thanos, has retired to a life style block to grow sustainable vegan crops.

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The Liberal Agenda – Mediating Terror

By   3 weeks ago

Seven weeks after the Christchurch mosque shootings it is time to reflect upon the mediated nature of these traumatic events. To this end, the Journalism, Media and Democracy research centre has assembled a distinguished panel of speakers to discuss the interrelated themes of online white extremism, media depictions of terrorism, terror and security and representations of Islam.

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The Daily Gallery View All →

TDB Top 5 International Stories: Thursday 23rd May 2019

By   4 hours ago

5: NANCY PELOSI SAID “COVER-UP” AND TRUMP HAD A COMPLETE MELTDOWN
4: US House Speaker Pelosi says Trump is engaged in a ‘cover-up’
3: Thousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention
2: How ICE Is Using Solitary Confinement to Punish Asylum Seekers, Including LGBT & Disabled Immigrants
1: Pressure grows on May to quit as support for ‘new’ Brexit deal slips away

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 23rd May 2019

By   5 hours ago

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

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Political Caption Competition

By   2 days ago

Spot the difference 

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Tuesday 21st May 2019

By   2 days ago

5: Extremists Are Winning the War on Abortion
4: Iran slams ‘genocidal taunts’ by US, increases uranium production
3: THE RISE OF “GAME OF THRONES” WAS PART OF THE FALL OF AMERICA
2: Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law
1: US ban on Huawei a ‘cynically timed’ blow in escalating trade war, says firm

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 21st May 2019

By   2 days ago

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

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Political Caption Competition

By   3 days ago

That’ll get ’em to pay for a subscription!

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Monday 20th May 2019

By   3 days ago

5: What It’s Like at an Alabama Clinic Still Performing Abortions
4: Saudi Arabia ‘seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force’
3: A VIGILANTE MILITIA DEFENDS AN IMAGINARY BORDER
2: What Does a Post-Roe America Look Like? As Anti-Choice Laws Multiply, Many Already Are Living In It
1: US prosecutors to ‘help themselves’ to Julian Assange’s possessions

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 19th May 2019

By   4 days ago

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

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Raw News feed View All →

Goff’s budget blowouts have maxed out ratepayers Credit Card – John Tamihere

By   22 hours ago

Mayoral candidate John Tamihere says Goff’s Budget Blowouts have confirmed the mayor’s spending is outof control and he has “maxed out” the ratepayers’ credit card. “We’ve seen massive budget blowouts under his watch – a billion dollars for CRL, 75% blowout for Queens Wharf Dolphins, transport budgets up 7% while they have cut 40 bus […]

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Wellbeing budget delivers for Ambos’ wages, St John already making moves to spend elsewhere – First Union

By   2 days ago

After months of industrial action to draw attention to the low wages and poor conditions of work, Ambulance Professionals are delighted that there government has listened but fear the money won’t make it to the frontline where it is needed.   This morning, Deputy Prime Minister, Winston Peters announced that Ambulance Professionals have been remembered […]

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ITF condemns suspension of union members in Auckland

By   2 days ago

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) strongly condemns the 30-day suspension without pay of union members by the Spanish employer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) in Auckland, New Zealand.   As part of a campaign for fairer wages, members of the ITF-affiliated Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) had planned partial strike action that […]

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Robertson’s Budget $6 Billion Short – Social Credit

By   2 days ago

Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s budget later this month could have contained an additional $6 billion in spending without costing taxpayers a single cent more, Social Credit Party Leader, Chris Leitch told the party’s Canterbury Regional conference yesterday. But it won’t, Mr Leitch said, because the Finance Minister doesn’t understand that he could save that amount […]

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Public transport reform welcomed – Wellington Tramways Union

By   2 days ago

Wellington bus drivers are welcoming reform of the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) says their union.   The reform process was announced by the Transport Minister today at the Wellington Tramways Union AGM in front of hundreds of drivers.   Tramways union Secretary Kevin O’Sullivan says change has been desperately needed. “We’ve watched Wellington’s public […]

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Racism Underpins the Prisoner Voting Blanket Ban – Media Release on behalf of Tom Hemopo and Donna Awatere-Huata

By   2 days ago

Former retired Probation officer Tom Hemopo and Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere-Huata are due to give evidence this afternoon at the Māori Prisoner’s Voting Inquiry at the Waitangi Trbunal in Wellington. Mr Hemopo and Mrs Awatere-Huata claim that the blanket prisoner voting ban discriminates against Maori and is a breach of their tino rangatiratanga and […]

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Over 1,000 prisoners sign voting petition – Wellington Howard League

By   2 days ago

The Wellington Howard League’s “Let Prisoners Vote” petition, presented to Parliament by Wellington Central MP, the Hon. Grant Robertson, will be tabled in the House on Tuesday 21 May before question time. The over two thousand people who have signed the petition are asking Parliament to repeal section 80(1)(d) of the Electoral Act 1993 to […]

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3 days to go until thousands of students strike from school – School Strike 4 Climate

By   2 days ago

There are now only three days until May 24th, when thousands of school students across the country and the world will strike from school to demand the Government treat climate change as the crisis that it is. There are currently over 25 events planned across Aotearoa. Some communities are doing tree plantings and beach clean […]

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