What does it say about us as a people where we...

I will fight tirelessly to get cannabis reform in this nation not just because prohibition is a failure, not just because locking people up doesn't work, not just because it provides economic progress, but because I also believe we as a people need desperately to get stoned. 

GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – No not all cops are “bad”

No not all cops are "bad", but unfortunately too big a proportion of them are power trippers and let the uniform, car, taser, pepper spray, gun go to their heads. They let down all the good cops.

ALRANZ Co-sponsors National Day Of Action

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa is co-sponsoring a National Day of Action – Our Bodies, Our Choices, with Fem Force, Victoria University Feminists Organisation, NCW,...




Best of the Week

Latest TV3 Poll shows the horror scenario of Greens falling below 5%

As TDB has been pointing out for some time, the Greens are in trouble.

You forget how much this country genuinely hates young people until the entitlement of...

Listening to Boomers tell me replacing their precious Concert FM for a commercial free youth station is a 'neoliberal agenda' is like being lectured by Trump on feminism. 

Jacinda’s Political Faith Broader Than Any Church.

AS ELECTION-YEAR GAME-PLANS go, it’s a good one. Why bother to reconstruct Labour as a “broad church” when the same effect can be achieved by creating a broad political “faith” out of three separate parties. Broad churches were mandated by the first-past-the-post electoral system; proportional representation allows a broad faith to have “many mansions” – and even more voters.

The silence of the lambs – How did National get away with a failed...

When you remind yourself just how corrupt the National Party in power were, and then look at the so called 'corruption' of this current Government whose main criticism is that Jacinda is too popular overseas and hasn't managed to repair all the damage National caused over a decade, you really appreciate the double standards we as voters accept in NZ.

TVNZ Poll: National 46% Labour 41% Greens 5% NZF 3% ACT 2%

National + ACT are the Government on these numbers.

Who is going to take responsibility for the Greens plummeting to 5%?

The Greens have now dropped down to 5% - seeing as they over poll there is a very real chance they could slide under the threshold - who is going to accept responsibility in the leadership for this?

Ummmmmm, so Winston took photos of Journalists and gave them to a far right...

You can't take photos of journalists investigating you and then hand those photos over to a far right hate blog and pretend that's a legitimate way of countering that investigation.

Defining Issues

UNFOLDING, IN A WELLINGTON COURTROOM, is a drama which speaks directly to the defining issues of our time. What is racism? How central is racial discrimination to the moral deficiencies of our society? What is Hate Speech? More importantly, what is the relationship between Hate Speech and Free Speech? And, lastly, what sanctions – if any – should be imposed upon those whose opinions give widespread offence?

Jacinda’s “We’re fixing what you broke” attack line far better than Simon’s “stop making...

So Jacinda and Simon clashed in Parliament yesterday and we got to see how their peer reviewed attack lines played out and extrapolate from how they are insulting each other what they are trying to spin to the watching voters

In Focus

5 years and finally justice: NZ Police formally apologise & settle for breaching my civil rights

After 5 years, the NZ Police have apologised and settled my complaint against their breach of my privacy and civil rights during their deeply flawed case against Nicky Hager. The formal apology is as follows.

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