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Judith Collins – Foot in Mouth Award? Or something more sinister?

Former Police, Corrections, and Justice Minister in the previous John Key government, Judith Collins, has been ridiculed on social media after posting a comment on Twitter that was patently untrue;

Will the economic meltdown hurt Trump? Really?

We tell ourselves that Trump will lose because we want to believe it, but Trump was elected because of economic anxiety, how much more enraged will his electorate become when they truly feel that anxiety become economic reality?

Let’s talk honestly about the crisis in NZ news media and...

The Government has to restructure the economic modelling of the media so that they can independently continue without needing to curry favour with the Government of the day. 

GUEST BLOG: John Tamihere – Auckland is in gridlock

Anyone that says it will bankrupt the city is simply not telling the truth. The choice is very clear you can wallow in the present failing status quo or change tomorrow.

Pub Politics – The Cannabis Referendum Debate – 8pm September 2nd...

Deputy Leader of the National Party, Paula Bennett. Leader of the ACT Party, David Seymour. Green Party spokesperson on Drug reform, Chloe Swarbrick. President of NORML and TDB cannabis blogger, Chris Fowlie.

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We Have A Problem

Does humanity grasp this: the brutal, but inescapable, reality that lies at the heart of the problem within the problem of Climate Change? That to come through the next 100 years, the human species will, somehow, be required to reduce its present population by nine-tenths?

Ihumātao a reminder in making sovereignty our own

We can take inspiration from the current occupation of Ihumātao and its reminders about the wider Treaty principles of tino rangitiratanga and kawanatanga, governorship and sovereignty. In fact, those principles, and occupation as an example of passive resistance, will be more important tools through time.

So both Mike Hosking AND Simon Bridges would send the army into Ihumātao? Why...

If Bridges and Hosking have their way, they would demand Police remove the protesters, the protests would swell beyond the ability of the local pigs to control and Bridges would need to send in the army with Hosking cheering from the sideline.

Should Labour kneecap the Greens for NZ First in order to win 2020 election?

No one should think that the 2020 election will be a walk in the park. On social media the activist base seem delighted that the TVNZ Poll put them in front but this could all change in a flash.

Kafka’s Shadow: My hearing against NZ Police & secret trials

It is important that this precedent is not allowed. The State are trying this on when they don't think anyone is looking. Secret trials and secret evidence require enormous checks and balances which the Human Review Tribunal has been too underfunded to enable.

A New Revolution?

Capitalism is in urgent need of new leadership. The neoliberal model, tested in Chile between 1974 and 1978, and then rolled out in the UK and the USA between 1979 and 1985, has failed to generate the broadly shared wealth Capitalism requires if it is to remain politically sustainable

Simon Bridges Leads National Down Into The Dark

AND SO IT BEGINS, the National Party’s simultaneous descent and ascent. Downwards, into the dark territory of “whatever it takes”. Upwards, into the glare of electoral victory. It’s happening because the party’s present leader has convinced himself that it is only the first movement which makes possible the second.

To Kill A Fantail – What the latest Labour Party sexual assault scandal says...

Is that unfair and cruel? Sure, but this is where we are now. 

China continues to threaten NZ

...this phenomenal ricocheting up of tensions is being ignored by the mainstream media who are more focused on a storm and Julie-Anne Genter's 'secret letter'. 

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Kafka’s Shadow: My hearing against NZ Police & secret trials

It is important that this precedent is not allowed. The State are trying this on when they don't think anyone is looking. Secret trials and secret evidence require enormous checks and balances which the Human Review Tribunal has been too underfunded to enable.

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