Zionist-Inspired Definition Of Antisemitism Deployed Against Jeremy Corbyn

By Chris Trotter

THE NEW ZEALAND LEFT is not alone in being torn apart by what should and should not be tolerated. Only yesterday, the British Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was publicly upbraided for being “an antisemitic racist” by Margaret Hodge, a senior British Labour MP. Hodge was furious that Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has refused to accept, in full, the definition of antisemitism issued by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

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Midwinter TDB contribution drive

If you are in a position to contribute towards our attempt to pay for heating over winter – please do so here.

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Saving Spinoff TV

Grim micro aggression policing millennials don’t rate on TV? Who woulda thunk it?

Apparently The Spinoffs “Gonzo reporting, scorching hot takes, and ruthless media analysis” – (that’s honestly a real quote, I’m not factiously making that up) – has gone down about as well as Donald Trump acting in a self written play performed at Silo Theatre during Pride Week.

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Crossing lines

By Dr Liz Gordon 

The media is alive this week with the fall-out from Donald Trump’s visit to Europe. The snubs, the diplomatic faux-pas, the treatment of Theresa May, and NATO, and everyone (except Vlad-the-Lad). So much news to report, so many issues.  Oh yes, and then the Great Reversal, where Trump said he said ‘would’ but meant ‘wouldn’t’. His performance at that press conference was odd; while he lies all the time, this time you could hear the lie in his voice.

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

Author Peter Bang paddles his inflatable boat on the Baliem River with a mini version
of the banned Morning Star flag in a one-man protest against Indonesian atrocities.
Image: Peter Bang

By Dr David Robie 

Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye to to human rights violations.

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What’s Really Behind American Threats Against India

By Curwen Rolinson

You know, it is a curious thing. When Pakistan made moves about potentially acquiring Russian-made S-400 anti-missile/anti-air system … there was, largely, silence. Yet when India goes to actualize acquisition of S-400 systems as part of a deal with Russia that was negotiated in 2016 – United States moves to impose sanctions on India.

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The irony of identity politics, David Cormack’s civility and the paradox of Karl Popper’s tolerance

Those who would weaponise difference and seed resentment require brutality, civility is a guard against that. I’m not saying turn the other cheek when a Nazi strikes you, confusing civility with refusing self-defence isn’t a solution, but by strangling off freedom of speech, we only add to their cause, we don’t counter it.

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Hahahaha – Waikeria prison far worse than first thought – like TDB pointed out last month

Another home goal by a Government who seem to think their problem is a lack of ‘gender intelligence’ in selling their ideas, and not basic strategic competence.  Isn’t it time someone called back in Matt McCarten? Hasn’t he been punished enough and isn’t this incompetence starting to hurt?

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Sub killing planes vs Greens, China vs America and why Jacinda should stand for an independent NZ

Why let the war mongers dictate the narrative? Why not have a leader who can articulate a vision of co-operation in the Pacific challenge that narrative by being direct in our criticism while inclusive in our solutions?

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Mike Treen leaves NZ for Gaza Flotilla

By Mike Treen

Mike Treen – National Director of Unite Union Auckland speaks before departing to join the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla

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American Fissures

By Dr Wayne Hope 

Recently, upon arriving in Eugene, Oregon a taxi driver told me a story which sums up America`s incivility today. A prospective customer, with avowed pro-Trump sentiments was about to enter the vehicle. When the driver, part Hispanic but Caucasian looking, gave an opposite view the customer walked away.  Avoiding the company of  an anti-Trump liberal was well worth the inconvenience of a delayed journey.

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What’s Really Behind American Threats Against India

By   3 hours ago

You know, it is a curious thing. When Pakistan made moves about potentially acquiring Russian-made S-400 anti-missile/anti-air system … there was, largely, silence. Yet when India goes to actualize acquisition of S-400 systems as part of a deal with Russia that was negotiated in 2016 – United States moves to impose sanctions on India.

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Zionist-Inspired Definition Of Antisemitism Deployed Against Jeremy Corbyn.

By   3 hours ago

THE NEW ZEALAND LEFT is not alone in being torn apart by what should and should not be tolerated. Only yesterday, the British Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was publicly upbraided for being “an antisemitic racist” by Margaret Hodge, a senior British Labour MP. Hodge was furious that Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has refused to accept, in full, the definition of antisemitism issued by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

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Dr Liz Gordon – Crossing lines

By   3 hours ago

The media is alive this week with the fall-out from Donald Trump’s visit to Europe. The snubs, the diplomatic faux-pas, the treatment of Theresa May, and NATO, and everyone (except Vlad-the-Lad). So much news to report, so many issues.  Oh yes, and then the Great Reversal, where Trump said he said ‘would’ but meant ‘wouldn’t’. His performance at that press conference was odd; while he lies all the time, this time you could hear the lie in his voice.

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

By   15 hours ago

Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye to to human rights violations.

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Mike Treen leaves NZ for Gaza Flotilla

By   1 day ago

Mike Treen – National Director of Unite Union Auckland speaks before departing to join the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla

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If You’re Serious About Southern – This Is The Next Logical Step

By   2 days ago

While s61 of the Human Rights Act makes it unlawful to “excite hostility against or bring into contempt” racial/ethnic groups in a variety of contexts … I am unaware of any parallel and corresponding prohibition on doing likewise against religious groups or adherents on a similar basis.

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An Inconvenient Truth About Free Speech Denialism

By   2 days ago

Nothing could be more helpful to the cause of the Right than a Left which has lost its faith in the people. What, after all, is more likely to cause the people to lose faith in the Left than a nagging suspicion that their self-appointed liberators regard them as being either too vicious or too stupid to grasp the arguments in favour of individual freedom and social justice without instruction from above?

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Free speech for racist or religious hatred?

By   2 days ago

In this environment progressive New Zealanders must fight for free speech in every arena possible but this does not include defending “rights” of anyone to promote racist or religious hatred which smooths the path to fascism.

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Hahahaha – Waikeria prison far worse than first thought – like TDB pointed out last month

By   1 day ago

Another home goal by a Government who seem to think their problem is a lack of ‘gender intelligence’ in selling their ideas, and not basic strategic competence.  Isn’t it time someone called back in Matt McCarten? Hasn’t he been punished enough and isn’t this incompetence starting to hurt?

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Sub killing planes vs Greens, China vs America and why Jacinda should stand for an independent NZ

By   1 day ago

Why let the war mongers dictate the narrative? Why not have a leader who can articulate a vision of co-operation in the Pacific challenge that narrative by being direct in our criticism while inclusive in our solutions?

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Police claims of no risk to the Public ring hollow

By   1 day ago

I think what the NZ Police meant to say was…

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Trump & Putin – the new Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

By   2 days ago

Putin just can not believe his luck can he? Look at the glee in his eyes as he meets this orange carnival of ignorance. I never thought I’d see the day when the President of the United States of America sided with the Russians?!? 

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How should new Government deal with wave of industrial actions?

By   3 days ago

Ineffective Union Leadership + self-saucing member militancy on social media = bad times for Jacinda.

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Did NZ just get trolled by the alt-right?

By   5 days ago

Since when were we on the Left such intellectual cowards? We, and the progressive liberal democracy we call home, deserve better champions for our values than punch Nazis in the face cheerleaders who celebrate restricting freedom of speech.

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Will Freedom of Speech debate become our ‘deplorables’ moment?

By   1 week ago

You don’t beat crypto-fascists with trigger free safe spaces and emotional support peacocks.

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The glee over TOPs demise

By   1 week ago

Yes, Morgan & Plunkett had all the charm of car accidents involving school children, BUT their policy was courageously light years ahead of most everyone else.

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Media Watch View All →

Saving Spinoff TV

By   24 hours ago

Apparently The Spinoffs “Gonzo reporting, scorching hot takes, and ruthless media analysis” – (that’s honestly a real quote, I’m not factiously making that up) – has gone down about as well as Donald Trump acting in a self written play performed at Silo Theatre during Pride Week.

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The irony of identity politics, David Cormack’s civility and the paradox of Karl Popper’s tolerance

By   2 days ago

Those who would weaponise difference and seed resentment require brutality, civility is a guard against that. I’m not saying turn the other cheek when a Nazi strikes you, confusing civility with refusing self-defence isn’t a solution, but by strangling off freedom of speech, we only add to their cause, we don’t counter it.

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Marae TV Review: Awanui Black

By   4 days ago

If people don’t believe in the justice system, they will turn to alternatives to find that justice, which in turn can easily become vigilantism. In an increasingly social media dominated environment, how can we differentiate between subjective belief and objective truth without due process?

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Nauru, Fiji and Pacific Facebook gags criticised in Asia-Pacific media freedom summit

By   5 days ago

When Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire introduced the Paris-based global media watchdog’s Asia-Pacific press freedom defenders – including from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea – to his overview last week, it was grim listening.

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Cough cough – umm Te Reo Putake about your attack on Chris Trotter

By   7 days ago

I appreciate this issue is vexatious, there are real concerns colliding with vital principles at stake, but this attack on Chris is beneath you.

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Huge loss for NZ Twitter

By   1 week ago

NZ Twitter will sadly miss Finlay’s wisdom.

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Radio NZ blacklist Chris Trotter so they can set up Don Brash – why no actual freedom of speech debate?

By   1 week ago

Are Radio NZ so frightened of an actual debate it has to be framed by Don Brash?

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Clare Curran & NZ on Air – feeding the echo chambers

By   1 week ago

Clare Curran promised public broadcasting, all she’s done is fed the echo chambers and nothing resembling ‘independence’ will emerge.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – Celebrate the Legends

By   3 days ago

Hone Harawira is the leader of the MANA Movement and is currently touring Native American meetings.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – RESPECT

By   3 days ago

I’ve found officers who start off treating inmates with a modicum of respect have the least trouble with them, and it helps with the inmates’ rehabilitation.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – How Marxists fight Fascism in Aotearoa

By   5 days ago

Today, capitalism is dying and is thrashing about destroying everything it touches. It deserves to die, but not to take us with it. Fascism is the political response of last resort against the overthrow of capitalism by the working class. It will not give up its fight peacefully, logically, rationally, resorting to undemocratic and illegal actions, wars and genocide.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Penny wise, pound foolish Corrections Dept

By   1 week ago

Someone “in the know” says fights are going on at Ngawha Prison in cells where prisoners double bunked. One inmate had his nose broken, 4-5 teeth chipped, beaten about the head, concussed and upgraded from Low-Medium security to HighSecurity at Mt Eden.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – Another Pipeline, Another Struggle

By   1 week ago

When a Maori hears about a protest against a pipeline in the US, he naturally thinks of Standing Rock. Unfortunately … there’s more.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Sometimes, not very often, just sometimes, a story manages to attract the World’s attention

By   1 week ago

Yet, sometimes, not very often,  just sometimes, a story manages to attract the world’s attention. Videos of cruelty get widespread exposure. Sometimes, even overseas political officials take notice.  Such is the case of the plight of the West Bank Bedouin  village, Khan al Ahmar, under demolition orders.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Simon burns bridges as National bashes workers

By   2 weeks ago

This Government is here to make change, instead of making up petty lies and stoking fear and anger. National should start working with the people instead of against them for once. 

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MUST READ GUEST BLOG: A heartfelt letter penned by “Ms F” after her win against MSD

By   2 weeks ago

In a breakthrough decision yesterday, the High Court determined that loans could not be counted as income for social security purposes – a huge victory for Ms F. But the years and the overwhelming stress she experienced cannot be taken back. These are her words:

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

The Liberal Agenda – Green Light or Light Green? The Government’s environmental reforms

By   1 day ago

Join us on 1-2 August 2018 for New Zealand’s leading, thought-provoking environmental conference.

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The Liberal Agenda – Whānau Ora Diploma Graduation 2018 livestream – August 3rd

By   1 day ago

53 kaimahi who work for recognised Whanau Ora organisations throughout the North Island will graduate with a Diploma in Whanau Ora at a ceremony in August.

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The Liberal Agenda – Free family fun to close out Matariki

By   2 days ago

WHAT: Matariki celebration

WHEN: 5.30pm, Saturday 21st 

WHERE: Silo Park

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The Liberal Agenda – A Window into the World of Efeso Collins

By   3 days ago

Efeso Collins represents the Manukau ward on the Auckland Council, bringing a critical voice from Otara to questions of Auckland, Samoan and national governance. His community, media and academic work draws on a deep experience and analysis of leadership and service within and across cultures. We are thrilled to host him at the Kai Pasifika Salon on Thursday 26 July.

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The Liberal Agenda – World first The Rainbow Cable Car event sells out

By   6 days ago

World first The Rainbow Cable Car event has sold out with 120 adults and children looking forward to a very special story-time event part of Beyond the Page (BTP), a literary festival for children during the July school holidays. Drag Artist HRH Queen Olivia St Redfern will be the guest reader, with librarians from Wellington, […]

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The Liberal Agenda – The Rainbow Cable Car

By   2 weeks ago

In a world first Drag Artist Queen Olivia St Redfern is reading to children on the historic Wellington Cable Car. Join Queen Olivia on Monday 16 July as she travels a return trip on the historic Wellington Cable Car, while listening to her reading aloud wonderful children’s stories. 

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The Liberal Agenda: Collateral Damage: Investigating Civilian Casualties

By   2 weeks ago

Event details:

Date: Monday 16 July 2018
Venue: OGGB5 (260-051), Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building
Time: 5.30pm

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The Liberal Agenda – launch of See No Evil: New Zealand’s betrayal of the people of West Papua, by Maire Leadbeater

By   2 weeks ago

When: Sunday 15 July 2018, 3–5pm


Where: Ellen Melville Centre, 1 Freyberg Place, Auckland Central

Featuring special guests Reb Fountain and Steve Abel

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Malcolm Evans – The American Military Industrial Complex hates Trump

By   3 hours ago

Malcolm Evans – The American Military Industrial Complex hates Trump

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Thursday 19th July 2018

By   3 hours ago

5: Here’s the harshest thing Trump has said about Putin all week
4: Israeli forces ‘deliberately killed’ Palestinian paramedic Razan
3: WHAT MUELLER’S LATEST INDICTMENT REVEALS ABOUT RUSSIAN AND U.S. SPYCRAFT
2: Debate on Political Crisis & Violent Deaths in Nicaragua: Camilo Mejía vs. Julio Martinez Ellsberg
1: Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 19th July 2018

By   6 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   23 hours ago

Here’s how much compassion I have for anyone earning less money than me. 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 18th July 2018

By   1 day ago

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

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A week of Tim

By   2 days ago

A week of Tim

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Malcolm Evans – Auckland’s new statue

By   2 days ago

Malcolm Evans – Auckland’s new statue

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Raw News feed View All →

ACC medical advisors on strike today – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   1 day ago

The majority of highly experienced senior doctors employed by ACC to assess medical claims have gone on strike this morning for improvements to their collective employment agreement. The strike for four hours from 8am today is the first of a series of weekly rolling stoppages, says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association […]

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Net zero emission targets should be legislated now – Ora Taiao

By   1 day ago

Reaching net zero emission by 2040 should be legislated now, as championed by OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council with other health sector organisations, says the NZ College of Public Health Medicine (NZCPHM). In its submission on the Zero Carbon Bill, NZCPHM is lending its full support to OraTaiao’s submission, which states urgent […]

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Free Speech Coalition on details of legal action

By   2 days ago

The Free Speech Coalition can confirm it will this week be filing judicial review proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on two Canadian speakers from Council-owned venues. The pro-free speech group believes the Council and/or Mayor acted in breach of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and the Human Rights Act 1993. […]

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ANZASW statement on Nurses strike

By   2 days ago

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to once again express its solidarity with nurses who have been engaged in industrial action. Nurses, like social workers, play an irreplaceable role in society, offering vital preventative services and standing with people during times of acute crisis. They are undervalued yet indispensable, saving or […]

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Kmart steps in where The Warehouse fails – First Union

By   2 days ago

FIRST Union is pleased to announce retailer Kmart has stepped in where The Warehouse has failed, it has promised priority placement of 60 Red Shed workers at 14 of its stores nationwide. Following requests from the Union, Kmart has given the nod this morning for the creation of an application process for these workers. It […]

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Dr O’Sullivan visits appalling homes of sick Kiwi kids

By   2 days ago

Leading New Zealand doctor and health system disruptor Dr Lance O’Sullivan says rental properties owned by the government are in appalling third world conditions which is directly burdening the nation’s health system. Dr O’Sullivan recently moved from Northland to Auckland and he says he thought he knew what poverty was. “On my second day working […]

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ACC medical advisors start rolling strikes tomorrow – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

By   2 days ago

“ACC medical advisors are poised to walk off the job tomorrow because they’ve had a gutsful of their employer’s cavalier approach to their pay, conditions and well-being,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). The 39 medical advisors will strike for four hours from 8am Tuesday 17 […]

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Rail workers slam KiwiRail as “green-washing hypocrites”

By   2 days ago

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union says its members are laughing at the idea KiwiRail belongs in a ‘Climate Leaders Coalition’. The union says it is ridiculous for KiwiRail to claim they want to tackle climate change, while plowing ahead with plans to scrap electric locomotives and abandon electrification in general on the North Island […]

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