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This weeks Waatea news column – NZ Mainstream media will focus on Maori TV when Journalists leave, but not when their Journalists get arrested by Israel

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

This weeks Waatea news column – NZ Mainstream media will focus on Maori TV when Journalists leave, but not when their Journalists get arrested by Israel

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The creeping privatisation of mail delivery

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

When I opened up my mailbox yesterday there was a NZ Post leaflet cheerily telling me that “The world is changing, so we’re changing with it.” Good news? Unfortunately not.

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TDB Political Caption Competition

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  10 Comments

TDB Political Caption Competition

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Tuesday 30th June 2015

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  11 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – That budget and why I voted for it

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Last Thursday, as I did the previous four years, I voted to support the council budget, or Long Term Plan as it is called. Though this time I confess I was sorely tempted not to.

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A Short History Of German Debt Forgiveness … By Other Nations. Why Not For Greece?

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

An entire Nation of people should not be made to suffer simply for the mistakes of a generation of politicians.

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Poor people – let them eat cake; grow veges; not breed; and other parroted right wing cliches… (part rua)

By   /  June 30, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

There are six policy reforms which, if carried out, would go a long way to reversing the ingrained poverty caused by forty years of a failed free-market experiment;

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When people get more upset about Greenpeace activists scaling parliament than the millions of people who will be killed in climate-related disasters, we have a problem

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

There has been a lot of condemnation and ‘tut, tut, tutting’ and finger-wagging directed at the allegedly illegal actions of these Greenpeace activists.

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Why Greece matters

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

The financialization of the global economy has created corporate gangsters and where better to symbolically crucify democratic states than in the home of democracy?

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Spare a thought for the Religious Right in America

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

It can not be easy for the religious right in America. Banning racist confederate flags is bad enough, but Gay weddings?

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And then John Key came for the Internet

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

I think the reason why so many MPs are on board with this is because of the kind of interaction they get every day now through social media….

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Climate denial is cultural not scientific

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  52 Comments

Those who benefit from the current system don’t want to accept that system is broken and requires radical change for us to be able to adapt to the climate change realities our pollution is creating.

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Unions are the solution to Labour’s worries, not the source of them

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Unions are an important part of the equation for reducing inequality – They have an important leadership role in the debate.

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Making money from misery – the TPPA & privatisation of social services

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

How far has Aotearoa walked from the path of egalitarianism and how many of our values have we traded after a mere 7 years of being led by a vacantly optimistic money trader?

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Fiji, PNG lead betrayal, but still West Papuans triumph

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on Fiji, PNG lead betrayal, but still West Papuans triumph

The Melanesian Spearhead Group leaders’ summit in Honiara last week had the opportunity to take a fully principled stand on behalf of the West Papuan people, brutally oppressed by Indonesia for more than a half century. In the end it was a compromise.

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James K Baxter’s Birthday

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  3 Comments

One of the greatest poets NZ has ever birthed was born today.

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