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Flying a flag at half mast for a dictator

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Nothing shows how vacuous our independent foreign policy really is than putting our flag at half mast for a dictator who is best mates with America.

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Revolution is coming?

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  8 Comments

Revolution is coming?

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GUEST POST: Pat O’Dea – Stop Kopuku 1

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Those who support the opening of New Coal Mines in the age of climate change inhabit the lunatic fringe.

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Could MANA be the new anti-austerity radical Left Party?

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

With the astonishing win of Radical Left Party Syriza in Greece and the rise of Podemos in Spain, is their political room for a Radical Left Party in NZ and could MANA be that?

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UPDATE: BLOGWATCH: The Standard defends Farmer rape threats

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Good to know where the Standard are setting their standards now

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Je Suis Syriza

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

What Syriza reminds us is that people won’t forget that they are consumers and remember they are citizens until the economic model of the neoliberals is so broken that the false promise of trickle down starts to defy gravity and become trickle up.

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GUEST POST: Pat O’Dea – The time has come….

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Lewis Carrol’s famous children’s poem asks two specific questions – One; Why is the sea boiling hot? And Two; Whether pigs have wings?

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Is it over for the Greens?

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

With Labour now chasing the middle, the Greens find themselves at risk of getting politically snookered again.

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The sanctimonious love fest for a cruel and evil Saudi Dictator

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The West’s hypocrisy at lauding the Saudi’s form of brutal Islam while demanding war for the ISIS form of brutal Islam is a sick joke.

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Gen Xers and Gen Y locked out of property ownership forever

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Labour’s plan to build 100 000 houses for the children of the middle classes does nothing to stop this generational theft. I don’t want to change the Government like my tired friends at The Standard, I want a changed Government.

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Andrew Little at Ratana – ignoring the battle to win the war

By   /  January 26, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Andrew Little was one giant flop at Ratana, but that was always going to be the outcome.

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To Lunchtime And Beyond! Why there’s no more loyal servant of the Anglo-Saxon Empire than the New Zealand National Party

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

THERE IS A REASSURING CONSISTENCY about the prejudices of the National Party. No matter how thick the spin-doctors and PR specialists apply the lacquer of moderation to the institution’s exterior, the reactionary timber beneath just keeps rotting away.

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Dear Lynn Prentice – I have no interest in Scoop closing

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

The old Troll under the bridge at the Standard has bitten back with a 1980’s BBC TV barb that once again reminds us of the cutting edge satire The Standard is so well known for. I shudder with fear at any possible Lynn Prentice use of biting George and Mildred pop cult references.

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Is it time to invade Saudi Arabia?

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Why is it that one form of Islamic oppression seems to be far nicer than another form? Do we only go to war against those Islamic oppressors we don’t directly fund?

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Of course the Greens should be political on a political day

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Those upset the Greens actually have spine to be political at a political event is like an abusive parent demanding smiles at the xmas party. There is much to be angry about, National’s whitewash of history is just the start.

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Renters Rights

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

Because it’s the subdividing middle classes who have to deal with the RMA most, it’s their sense of grievance that drives the animosity to it. Those communities impacted by the moves have too little a voice in the media to counter this narrative.

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