Why over egging ‘Russian collusion’ has helped Trump and damaged media credibility

By blaming Russia and promising a conviction of collusion, the mainstream media have given proof to Trumps ‘fake news’ narrative. The impact of this may give our carrot coloured maniac another 4 years.

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Those Who Do Not Learn The Lessons Of History …

By Chris Trotter

MARAMA DAVIDSON and Golriz Ghahraman would be well advised to take a break and read a little history. Not the history of colonial New Zealand: they seem very well-acquainted with that dismal narrative. No, the history they should familiarise themselves with, is the history of the Alliance in the weeks and months that followed the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.

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Here’s what the Daily Blog investigation into white supremacists said in 2015

In 2015 Ben Peterson explored NZs far right, his insights from 4 years ago are painful to now read.

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A Tale of Terror and Love

By Christine Rose

I don’t believe in any God, but wish I did. For what good prayers and hugs in defence against violence and terrorism have served in the past, it might provide some comfort to the believers. It’s hard to believe in the saving graces of love and hope when they can so easily be overthrown by one evil man with several guns.

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Waatea News Column – A Mass surveillance response would be unacceptable

There are already murmurs being made that the GCSB, SIS and Police need mass surveillance powers to combat the extremism that erupted so violently towards Muslims in Christchurch last week.

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The Jordan Peterson backlash, White Supremacy Intelligence failures, Healing and confronting Islamaphobia, the importance of a fair trial, the limitations of Identity Politics & the safety of the Prime Minister: What Happens Next?

As the numbness dissolves, as the recoil shock to ourselves and our national identity slows in its reverberations, we are left with an enormous amount of damage to heal, new steps forward to take and real questions that demand answering.

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Why NZ must get rid of ISDS now

By Professor Jane Kelsey

Information just revealed under Australia’s Freedom of Information Act shows taxpayers bore half the AUD23 million cost of defeating an investment dispute brought by tobacco giant Philip Morris.

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I used to have a car like that.

By Bryan Bruce

A lot of jokes don’t make sense until you get to the end.

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The Christchurch Attack: is the stage set for a continuing domino of death?

By Frank Macskasy 

Some may balk at these suggestions. I make no apology for making them.

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He-who-must-not-be-named

By Dr Liz Gordon

In the Harry Potter books/films/ iconography, the Wizarding community avoided naming the evil Voldemort out of fear, as if the very name would bring evil upon them.  Only Harry Potter, unsaddled by age and prior knowledge and with an over-confident courage, systematically names the fear from which everyone else resiles.

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Could the woke do to Christchurch solidarity what they did to the Pride Parade?

…attempting to connect the violence on Friday with right wing opinions, the defence of free speech or concerns about immigration and conflate that with all white people as racist murderers is a sure fire way of eroding the solidarity in sorrow that has bound many.

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The Liberal Agenda – National Day of mourning still needed

By Mike Treen

A National Day of mourning is still needed. One was held following the Christchurch earthquake and today’s terror victims deserve at least.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The horror of the atrocity in Christchurch

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The horror of the atrocity in Christchurch

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Those Who Do Not Learn The Lessons Of History …

By   16 hours ago

MARAMA DAVIDSON and Golriz Ghahraman would be well advised to take a break and read a little history. Not the history of colonial New Zealand: they seem very well-acquainted with that dismal narrative. No, the history they should familiarise themselves with, is the history of the Alliance in the weeks and months that followed the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.

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A Tale of Terror and Love

By   16 hours ago

I don’t believe in any God, but wish I did. For what good prayers and hugs in defence against violence and terrorism have served in the past, it might provide some comfort to the believers. It’s hard to believe in the saving graces of love and hope when they can so easily be overthrown by one evil man with several guns.

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Why NZ must get rid of ISDS now

By   2 days ago

Information just revealed under Australia’s Freedom of Information Act shows taxpayers bore half the AUD23 million cost of defeating an investment dispute brought by tobacco giant Philip Morris.

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Tragic awakening

By   3 days ago

If there is any solace to be found following the atrocities in Christchurch, it is in the loving expressions of shared humanity that followed them. With that outpouring of grief and understanding, racism was defeated, its hateful message repudiated – not in our name! That will ring around the world. The future of humanity on this fragile planet depends upon the recognition of our oneness in diversity. Firm and uncompromising support for the UN in strengthening respect for, and observance of, international humanitarian law has become desperately urgent. Never surrender our independence.

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The Christchurch Attack: is the stage set for a continuing domino of death?

By   3 days ago

Some may balk at these suggestions. I make no apology for making them.

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Dr Liz Gordon – He-who-must-not-be-named

By   3 days ago

In the Harry Potter books/films/ iconography, the Wizarding community avoided naming the evil Voldemort out of fear, as if the very name would bring evil upon them.  Only Harry Potter, unsaddled by age and prior knowledge and with an over-confident courage, systematically names the fear from which everyone else resiles.

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Keeping The Devil Down In The Hole.

By   5 days ago

The proposition being advanced by Davidson, Ghahraman, and many others on the left, is that terrorist acts are the by-products of societies steeped in racism and xenophobia: that they constitute the merely the awful apex of a much larger pyramid of prejudice. By discouraging the expression of the milder prejudices embedded at the base of this grim pyramid, they argue, their transmission upwards to damaged individuals like the Christchurch shooter can be interrupted, and lives saved.

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Why over egging ‘Russian collusion’ has helped Trump and damaged media credibility

By   12 hours ago

By blaming Russia and promising a conviction of collusion, the mainstream media have given proof to Trumps ‘fake news’ narrative. The impact of this may give our carrot coloured maniac another 4 years.

Read More →

The Jordan Peterson backlash, White Supremacy Intelligence failures, Healing and confronting Islamaphobia, the importance of a fair trial, the limitations of Identity Politics & the safety of the Prime Minister: What Happens Next?

By   2 days ago

As the numbness dissolves, as the recoil shock to ourselves and our national identity slows in its reverberations, we are left with an enormous amount of damage to heal, new steps forward to take and real questions that demand answering.

Read More →

Could the woke do to Christchurch solidarity what they did to the Pride Parade?

By   2 days ago

…attempting to connect the violence on Friday with right wing opinions, the defence of free speech or concerns about immigration and conflate that with all white people as racist murderers is a sure fire way of eroding the solidarity in sorrow that has bound many.

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So what happens if Mueller finds no collusion?

By   2 days ago

Mueller’s report is finally over and while the White House may try and censor anything too embarrassing, it doesn’t look like Trump is panicking at all and that could suggest that there’s no evidence of collusion.

If that’s the case, I think we are in real trouble.

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1 week after mass shooting atrocity, Jacinda bans machine guns – this is what political leadership looks like

By   5 days ago

‪Hasn’t every person who claimed Jacinda couldn’t be a mother and lead the country at the same time been shamed by the incredible courage, empathy & fortitude she has shown over the last week – we would be a lesser people right now without her leadership.

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Everyone wants to blame Mike Hosking, Duncan Garner & Chris Lynch – why that’s too easy

By   6 days ago

Blaming Mike Hosking, Duncan Garner & Chris Lynch  is easy and it might make us feel better, but it won’t provide us with real answers or keep us safe, that falls upon the Intelligence agencies who had a combined budget of $230m last year.

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The SIS & GCSB combined budget for last year was $230m – how come they didn’t see a white supremacist plotting an atrocity?

By   7 days ago

I’m sick of hearing ‘he wasn’t on our radar’ the fucking radar wasn’t switched on!

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On the trial, on the failure of our intelligence agencies & on the blame game

By   1 week ago

Wanting to censor the trial or hide his words is a natural response but we are being tested globally and our justice system is strong and our values deeper than his sophistry of hate. We have nothing to fear standing in the light and dragging him into it. In fact, it’s our obligation to do so.

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Media Watch View All →

Waatea News Column – A Mass surveillance response would be unacceptable

By   16 hours ago

There are already murmurs being made that the GCSB, SIS and Police need mass surveillance powers to combat the extremism that erupted so violently towards Muslims in Christchurch last week.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – How white supremacists are recruited

By   3 days ago

Amy Goodman host of Democracy Now! holds a very informative interview with Christian Picciolini, the founder of Free Radicals Project, a nonprofit helping people disengage from hate and violent extremism.

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Gallery: Prayers and hijabs for peace at Ponsonby

By   3 days ago

The Pacific Media Centre has featured the Christchurch mosque terror attacks and the fallout in a series of articles, image galleries, videos and podcasts.

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Waatea News Column – White supremacy and terrorism

By   5 days ago

Our SIS & GCSB are supposed to protect us from this type of act, yet despite being warned about the shooter and the Muslim communities own complaints about ratcheting violence, white supremacists weren’t seen as a threat and according to the last decade of SIS reports, have never emerged as a specific danger.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The horror of the atrocity in Christchurch

By   7 days ago

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The horror of the atrocity in Christchurch

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Waatea News: Why I’m taking my daughter out of school today

By   1 week ago

I’m taking my 9 year old daughter to the climate protest today, which means she’s wagging a day from school.

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TWITTER WATCH: National Party – sensing the political backlash, quietly remove far right UN conspiracy

By   1 week ago

…so after National embarked upon a far right conspiracy about the UN we had the co-leader of the Greens punched by a man yelling angry things about the UN and we had this diseased human being scrawl messages about the UN on his guns…

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Donna Awatere Huata dismantles Duncan Garner’s climate denial on The AM Show

By   2 weeks ago

Since the student strike against climate change apathy was announced, Duncan Garner and his sidekicks have been shitting on the students and writing them off as a joke.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Don’t mention us

By   16 hours ago

As fingers point at our intelligence and security services ahead of an inquiry it’s also worth looking at the fingers pointing back at the accusers.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – I used to have a car like that.

By   17 hours ago

A lot of jokes don’t make sense until you get to the end.

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – Who to blame for Christchurch?

By   2 days ago

The aspect of these killings which, in my view is rapidly being swept under the carpet, is the failure of New Zealand GCSB (spies) and police intelligence units on both sides of the Tasman.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Jacinda versus Simon

By   3 days ago

Now is the hour for us all to briefly look at the facts before us concerning our choices as a democracy when it comes to leadership and even the intentions behind policy.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Nobody is to blame – cries Leighton Smith

By   3 days ago

NZME had barely finished their frantic efforts to find and hide their own racist, Islamaphobic, or nasty race based content, before they were busy sounding alarms about the dangers of the Blame Game!!!

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – “We are broken-hearted, but we are not broken. We are alive, we are together, we are determined to not let anyone divide us.”

By   3 days ago

50 people murdered and 42 injured in a few short minutes in our peaceful country…. just awful.

But today, as I watched on TV the thousands upon thousands of Kiwis who gathered to observe a 2 minutes silence in remembrance of the victims ( with so many women wearing headscarves in a display of solidarity with their Moslem sisters) I felt incredibly proud of our little nation.

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GUEST BLOG: Gerard Otto – Begrudging Jacinda

By   5 days ago

This world leading mother, brilliant, inspirational woman has taken the world by storm and there’s nothing to do but eat those words about lacking substance, about being out of her depth, about Winston running the show.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Exceptional Leadership Prime Minister!

By   5 days ago

Some of the weapons that will still be allowed I have to say are a real concern and I will be making a representation to the select committee to toughen the laws up even further.

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

The Liberal Agenda – National Day of mourning still needed

By   5 days ago

A National Day of mourning is still needed. One was held following the Christchurch earthquake and today’s terror victims deserve at least.

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The Liberal Agenda – Love Aotearoa Hate Racism – Thousands expected at Sunday rally

By   6 days ago

Love Aotearoa Hate Racism (LAHR) is anticipating an unprecedented turnout at our rally against Islamophobia and racism at Auckland’s Aotea Square this Sunday, March 24, at 2pm. 

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Public meeting in Christchurch this Sunday, about public media and social media.

By   7 days ago

What’s going on with media in New Zealand?
Is Facebook out of control?
Can social media be a public service?

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Vanessa Kururangi : Hate is not welcome here…

By   2 weeks ago

Vanessa Kururangi is a State House Tenant Advocate, a mother and a writer.

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The Liberal Agenda – Hands off Venezuela – protest Saturday, 2pm, Aotea Square, Auckland

By   2 weeks ago

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is encouraging all supporters of peace and justice to join the international day of action on Saturday, March 16 against the US government’s effort to engineer a coup in Venezuela and a new devastating war there.

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The Liberal Agenda – Bryan Bruce interviews Max Rashbrooke

By   2 weeks ago

My thanks to the many people who supported and commented on posts relating to government and how, for example, we expect better from people like Judith Collins and Simon Bridges.

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RIP Luke Perry & Keith Flint

By   3 weeks ago

Two cultural books ends over a decade too short.

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The Liberal Agenda – Please sign this GPJA letter for a “Hands Off Venezuela” day of action March 16

By   1 month ago

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is asking for individuals and organisations to endorse the following appeal:

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The Daily Gallery View All →

Political Caption Competition

By   17 hours ago

Winston Peters from NZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 26th March 2019

By   17 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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Malcolm Evans – A spanner in the terrorist works

By   1 day ago

Malcolm Evans – A spanner in the terrorist works

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Political Caption Competition

By   2 days ago

This is what I do when I’m not spreading far right conspiracies about the UN.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 25th March 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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Malcolm Evans – Our assault weapon policy

By   3 days ago

Malcolm Evans – Our assault weapon policy

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 24th March 2019

By   3 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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Malcolm Evans – what we need to bury

By   5 days ago

Malcolm Evans – what we need to bury

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Raw News feed View All →

Fish & Game supports firearm law reforms – Fish and Game New Zealand

By   2 days ago

Fish and Game says the just announced changes to firearms legislation is a well considered and ensures public safety. The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a ban on military style rifles in the wake of the Christchurch mosque killings. There will also be restrictions on sporting semi- automatic shotguns including limiting their magazine capacity. […]

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Federated Farmers supports toughening up on firearms

By   2 days ago

Federated Farmers supports the government’s intention to toughen firearms regulations. “This will not be popular among some of our members but after a week of intense debate and careful consideration by our elected representatives and staff, we believe this is the only practicable solution,” Feds Rural Security spokesperson Miles Anderson says. “We are trying to […]

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Government applauded for decisive action on firearms – Police Association

By   2 days ago

The Police Association congratulates the government for demonstrating the courage to take decisive action and ban the firearms that have inflicted so much harm in New Zealand. Association President Chris Cahill says the reforms represent a fine balance between the practical requirements of legitimate firearms users throughout the country, and the need to protect society. […]

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CEAC press release on Environment – Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

By   2 days ago

We are delighted for Helen Clark to become Patron of the new independent think tank with University of Auckland called “The Helen Clark Foundation.” The Helen Clark Foundation is a new organisation and needs your support to grow. Helen Clark is seen on twitter about the Helen Clark Foundation. Great response to news about establishment […]

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Condolences to our Muslim Community in Aotearoa – Pacific Leadership Forum

By   2 days ago

As Salaam Alaikum, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha Ni, Kam na mauri, Namaste The Pacific Leadership Forum offers its deepest and sincerest condolences and aroha to our Muslim Community in Aotearoa, particularly those directly affected in Christchurch. The horrendous act of terror and hate that occurred on […]

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Update and information on firearm hand-ins – NZ Police

By   2 days ago

Since Police set up the 0800 number dedicated to the changes to firearms yesterday afternoon, 474 calls were received by 11am. The highest number of calls received in one hour is 127. More than a thousand people have notified Police using the online form that they wish to hand in their firearm. This form can […]

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Banning of manifesto a step too far – Free Speech Coalition

By   2 days ago

The Free Speech Coalition says the Censor’s banning of the Christchurch terrorist attacker’s manifesto is wrong, unconstitutional, and counterproductive. “This is a completely improper use of the censorship powers,” says Coalition Spokesman and constitutional lawyer, Stephen Franks, responding to media reports of the banning. “Most New Zealanders will have no interest in reading the rants […]

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Sellman v Slater No 7 [2019] NZHC 467

By   7 days ago

The High Court awards almost $25,000 of costs to three medical professionals for succeeding in interlocutory applications in their defamation proceeding against Cameron Slater, Carrick Graham and his company, Katherine Rich and the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.

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