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Do I really live in a country where a PMs vanity project masquerading as a flag debate will be a Rugby logo???

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  66 Comments

Could we be the worlds first Rugbyocracy?

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Why Key won’t lift refugee numbers

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

Despite Amnesty International and Opposition calls to lift out pathetic intake of just 750 refugees a year, John Key won’t lift it.

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Our Parliament – a place to ram through laws for beer drinking at Rugby games and announcing the All Black line up

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Other than ramming through mass surveillance laws and other controversial legislation under urgency, National have turned Parliament into a Sports Bar.

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WhaleOil Needs Your Cash

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Curwen Rolinson, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

I am Mr Pete, longstanding Gopher-To-The-Stars and Highly Executive Assistance to his Greasy Eminence, Mr Cameron Slater; working for WhaleOil Media Obfuscations.

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GUEST BLOG: Sam Oldham – TPPA: Steal This Agreement

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

On September 15, a group of activists affiliated with the Show Us Ya Text* campaign will converge on Parliament in an attempt to seize the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), an agreement that has so far been negotiated under secrecy.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Monday 31st August 2015

By   /  August 31, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  13 Comments

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

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When the Right ask ‘will throwing money at child abuse solve it’

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

We can spend $26million on a vanity project from the Prime Minister to change our flag but we can’t spend that money to stop children in state care being sexually abused and beaten.

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By calling TPPA protestors extremists – has Groser triggered mass surveillance powers?

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Are we protestors ‘extremists’ for demanding that a secret trade deal for US corporations that denies us the right to pass domestic laws be made public and debated before the NZ Executive just signs it off?

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Next set of Serco allegations to be worse

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Stripping prisoners of their right to vote, abusing them and leaving them in poorly guarded environments where that abuse can become the norm should embarrass us. It will barely rate a mention during the Rugby World Cup coverage.

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Have we allowed the Climate Deniers to win?

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  82 Comments

We have allowed the self interested and the selfish to dominate the debate. The reality is that a response needs to now not only highlight this jealous sophistry and expose it for the spite it is, we need to also promote solutions that openly critique and challenge neoliberal capitalism with courage, not the meekness of those who feel humbled just to be included in the discussion.

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Bassem Eid – Palestine’s Errol Tobias

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  58 Comments

Shame on Auckland University for hosting a public meeting for Eid and on the Astor Foundation and the Mira Szászy Research Centre which also supported this visit.

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GUEST BLOG: Leslie Bravery – Get thee glass eyes . . .

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

John Key’s shallow response to Kennedy Graham failed to give any recognition of the enormous and criminal imbalance of explosive power unleashed by Israel’s Operation Protective Edge blitz upon the captive civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

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State House Sale hikoi to Parliament Tuesday 13th October

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  5 Comments

If we do not fight back against this government’s war on the poor then we agree to living on our knees.

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Sorry, it was a busy day

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Efeso Collins, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

Race is never a focal issue for white, middle class and privileged groups because society is built on their accepted norms and traditions

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SUNDAY LONG READ: Douglas Renwick – How global capitalism actually works

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Probably the best way to start off with an analysis of capitalism in the 21st century is to give a bit of background information on how the system transformed from a production based system to a finance based system.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic Sunday 30th August 2015

By   /  August 30, 2015  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

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

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