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TV REVIEW: Jono and Ben @ 7.30pm

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

In a media landscape barren of humour and satire, this is a tiny oasis, but under National with their desire to crucify all public TV, a tiny oasis is the best we’ve got.

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The Common Affairs Of The Whole: Why National is so bad for Capitalism

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

There’s an enormous difference between managing the affairs of the employing class as a whole, and arranging sweet deals for your mates.

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Games of Dominos: Selection, Rejection and Belief

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

Remember those Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction”. They were so obviously a political ruse. Yet so many of us seemed to fall for it. The naïve mainstream media gave credibility to an obvious pretext for western aggression. It was our leaders who wanted to go to war, and we were so easily conned.

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Whatever! GUEST BLOG: Leslie Bravery – Zionism rules in Israel/Palestine – no matter who wins

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Regardless of the result of the 2015 Israeli election, the winner was always going to be Zionism, the founding ideology of Eretz Israel. The signatories to Israel’s 14 May 1948 Declaration of Independence identified themselves thus: “. . . We members of the People’s Council, representatives of the Jewish Community of Eretz-Israel and of the […]

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A little Education wish list…

By   /  March 28, 2015  /  Dianne Khan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

It’s my birthday today and I have a wish list:

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Leaked TPPA chapters shows it up as a corporate gangster shakedown

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

Seeing how incompetent Key was with the SkyCity deal, how on earth can we trust National to sign the TPPA?

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Privilege in an under privileged country part 2

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

Today’s story about an Auckland property developer’s Lamborghini which was towed for illegally parking in a disabled space has provided a quote so privileged that it simply can not pass without comment.

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All behind you Winston

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  41 Comments

To quote The Other Winston … “This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – Responding to Auckland Council’s criticism of blog

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

A Council statement officially ‘attributed to Dr Roger Blakeley Chief Planning Officer’ released by Council communications people last night challenging the veracity and fairness of my Daily Blog guest post does require a response.

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The Budget must get this one right: More income to fix child poverty

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  13 Comments

Children’s income support policies are a mess. For years CPAG has argued that Working for Families is based on faulty thinking that belongs if anywhere in the past century. A more convoluted, discriminatory and illogical combination of confusing tax credits would be hard to imagine.

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It is outrageous that Northland will vote before knowing Sabin’s personal reasons

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

It is outrageous in the extreme that Northland voters are being asked to elect a new representative without being allowed to know why their last elected representative stood down for ‘personal reasons’.

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This weeks Waatea news column – Privilege in an under privileged country

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on This weeks Waatea news column – Privilege in an under privileged country

This weeks Waatea news column – Privilege in an under privileged country

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RMTU: Government closes door on local businesses

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Morgan Godfery, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

New Zealanders will not get a say on the government’s decision to ratify an international agreement which removes the right to protect local jobs

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Sgt Shultz – a bridge too far

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Kelly Ellis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

That National could have entrusted the North to Sabin showed the arrogance of a complacent government. Putting up a blundering Osbourne as his replacement showed just how out of touch National is. With the castle left guarded by a fool, it should have known that a wily warhorse like Peters would overrun their previous stronghold.

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‘What does his Denny’s order say about him’?

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

‘What does his Denny’s order say about him’?

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GUEST BLOG: Graham Bidois Cameron – Burning down the house: how social housing could break NZ communities

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Unwelcome changes in Housing New Zealand policy are just part of the lives of people who live in Housing New Zealand homes. In my time at the Merivale Community Centre, the unwelcome policies included…

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