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BREAKING Labour and the Greens have a Civil Union – will it work?

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  77 Comments

The Greens and Labour need to look like a confident functioning Government in waiting, that’s the point of this, but it all seems a bit clumsy and rushed.

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Get married stay married and you won’t be poor

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  15 Comments

The Family First report, Child Poverty: Don’t Mention Family Structure by Lindsay Mitchell extols the value of the institution of marriage. According to her, family structure is the elephant in the room when child poverty solutions are discussed.

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American propaganda overdrive, nuclear warships, Phil Goff, soft power and fear of linking the TPPA

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Once the social media campaign begins to link the TPPA to the warship visit, a showdown will be set and the Government’s only hope is that the legislation is voted in early and the sense of fury amongst the protest movement dissipates.

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“Not one more child”

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Annie Newman, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  19 Comments

NZ doesn’t have a functional civil society. Unlike Europe where power is devolved through European law to the states and within many of its states to these “mediating institutions” of civil society, New Zealand devolved power and responsibility directly to individuals, bypassing civil society altogether.

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Why Samantha and Ingrid can’t save TV3

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Unfortunately TV3 could appoint the second coming of Jesus Christ co-hosting with Lorde and it wouldn’t help them.

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Waatea 5th Estate  – are tobacco laws racist?

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Joining us tonight to discuss if tobacco laws are racist…

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  20 Comments

satire

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday – 31st May 2016

By   /  May 31, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

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

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Allowing the Fox to video the Hen house – fishing industry corruption a stench on us all

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

You can’t have a situation where the commercial players are immune from scrutiny while recreational fisher folk are getting punished and allowing the industry to police itself in this manner is a joke.

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The rules for the old too good for children?

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  19 Comments

This is how Bill English generates surpluses to justify John Key’s election year bribes of tax cuts to the rich.

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Leading New Zealand businesses line up with racism and apartheid in the Middle East

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

A delegation of New Zealand business leaders is leaving this week on an “innovation expedition” to Israel to build business links with the Middle East’s apartheid state.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  19 Comments

satire

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday – 30th May 2016

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

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

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Innovation expedition to Israel “politically naïve” – Palestine Solidarity Network

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

New Zealand’s so termed innovation expedition to Israel is ‘politically naïve and economically desperate’ according to Palestine Solidarity Network spokesperson John Minto. A delegation of 50 New Zealand business leaders, headed by Spark CEO Simon Moutter, is heading to Israel this week. But Minto says such large scale and high visibility tours are arranged primarily […]

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Waikato support workers to hold further strikes over “poverty” wages

By   /  May 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

More than 200 specialist support workers at Community Living Limited will take more industrial action, after employers refused to make more than a miserly pay offer to union members. Members of the PSA and E tū union will stage four one-hour strikes on June 9 and June 22. After initially offering to increase workers’ hourly […]

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1700 Suicides in New Zealand per year? What has happened to Aotearoa?

By   /  May 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

The reason we can’t talk about suicide is because we can’t stand to talk about the dark treacle of self hate and loneliness at the core of consumer culture. We don’t dare confront the hollowness of our existence on these far flung crags of rock for fear of what we will reveal about ourselves.

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