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New Zealand government must condemn political assassinations

In a letter today to the New Zealand Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, the Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa is calling on the government to condemn the political assassination of two leaders of Islamic Jihad.

Thank God for the Privacy Commissioner! Finally someone gets the problem...

As TDB has been pointing out from the beginning, the issue with the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill is not as the Greens tried to claim about Identity Politics, it's the fact that this entire house of cards is based on an evidential threshold FAR below that of Criminal…

Waatea News Column: The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki’s uplift...

The fundamental problem with Oranga Tamariki's uplift apology is that it's not really an apology at all because they still believe they had every right to take the infant and are apologising for the lack of communication.

GUEST BLOG: Barry Coates – Nukes with your KiwiSaver?

Most KiwiSaver funds promised to get out of investments in cluster munitions, landmines and nuclear weapons after a public outcry in 2016. A new investigation by the charity, Mindful Money, reveals that over $100 million of KiwiSaver funds are still invested in the production of nuclear weapons.  

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If looks could kill, Shane Jones would be dead a thousand times. 

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

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.

Chosen To Rule? What Sort Of Christian Is Chris Luxon?

CHRIS LUXON has some explaining to do. He has been identified as an evangelical Christian, which, if you’ll pardon the religious cliché, covers a multitude of sins. That’s why I believe Chris Luxon owes New Zealanders a working definition of evangelical Christianity – and how he intends to practice it.

Maggie Barry quits, Shane Jones doubles down & what an arsehole is Christopher Luxon?

It's amazing how Luxon can go from a petty tyrant who used Air NZs monopoly position to price gauge and skimp on service to wide eyed right wing eugenics sadist in the space of 24 hours.

Has Shane Jones Just Saved NZ First?

SHANE JONES may just have come up with a sure-fire MMP threshold-busting election strategy. He has committed NZ First to formulating a comprehensive “population policy”. If handled adroitly, this exercise will likely evoke a strong electoral response from “native” New Zealanders. Almost certainly powerful enough to guarantee the party’s return to Parliament.

Waatea News Column: National’s new draconian Oranga Tamariki welfare reforms are anti-Māori, anti-women and...

It's difficult to know where to begin in attempting to sift the outright spite and maliciousness of National's new welfare reforms. Firstly, let's just acknowledge that while National say beneficiary and gangs, their angry voters hear Māori.

Breakfast TVNZ review: Paula spreads her weaponised welfare spite

How dare Paula Bennett be allowed on TVNZ Breakfast and pretend this bash the bennie shit is anything other than raw meat spite for her feral ruddy necked banjo twanging voter base - it's demonisation of the poorest for the worst political desires.

Ok Boomer – a weary insult from a gathering generational war

Bless Chloe Swarbrick for just dropping the 'Ok Boomer' retort in Parliament as she explained why her generation struggles to remain calm in the face of Boomer apathy over something as agenda setting as climate change.

Rugby, capitalism and intellectual property: a structural analysis of the All Blacks loss to...

The lesson to be drawn is this – at the highest levels of professional sport, including rugby union, intellectual property cannot be secured indefinitely within national borders, plagiarism is rife.

Not so much ‘Ok Boomer’ as ‘Ok Ruling Class”

If the members of Generation X and the Millennial Generation really want to improve their lifestyles, then they should force up the price of complicity in class oppression by threatening to embrace or, even better, adopt for a generation or two, the precepts of Marx’s class struggle.

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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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