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Bill English admits he lied about cost to stop increasing paid parental leave

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Sue Moroney, the Labour Party MP who has tirelessly pushed for an increase to 26 weeks paid parental leave has a majority in Parliament to get the Bill passed, and yet the Government have managed to claim that because the law will cost too much, they can shut it down regardless of the Opposition managing to get a majority.

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Wow, it only took 2 years for Key to take NZ from 1 to 10 in the global social progress rankings

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

…if you voted National, this is on you now. This inequality and poverty is on you. This Government who don’t give a damn is on you. This Government who are more focused on smearing people actually working on the housing crisis than deal with the housing crisis is on you.

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Waatea 5th Estate – Shewan tax haven report

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Join Andrew Little, Winston Peters and James Shaw to discuss the tax haven report

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‘Out of touch’ Government blocks Easter trading petition in Parliament

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on ‘Out of touch’ Government blocks Easter trading petition in Parliament

    The union representing retail workers is warning that the Government is out of touch with working people after passing the second reading of the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill, a law handing local authorities the power to permit trading on Easter Sunday.   ‘New Zealanders are only guaranteed three and a half days […]

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The horror of inequality in an egalitarian nation

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

…the top 10% own half the wealth while the bottom 40% hold less than 3% of the wealth. How this horror story has been allowed to occur in a nation that once prided itself on its egalitarianism is the real issue here, this is the true legacy of 30 years of neoliberalism.

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A Socialist perspective on Brexit, the European Union and the Coup against Corbyn

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on A Socialist perspective on Brexit, the European Union and the Coup against Corbyn

Socialist Aotearoa presents a public forum on the UK exit from the EU (Brexit), a Marxist critique of the European Union, and the very British coup against Jeremy Corbyn.

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GUEST BLOG: Carmel Sepuloni – Food insecurity in NZ on the rise

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Food insecurity, a housing crisis and a welfare system that now has so many gaps in it that it resembles more of a giant hula hoop than a safety net are three of the many gifts that eight years of a National Government have given us

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Winston’s Bottom Lines – What Do They Mean For 2017

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Curwen Rolinson, Deconstructing Headlines, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Due to the obvious importance of New Zealand First to either side forming a government in 2017, from now til the next Election there will be an absolutely huge quantity of political pontification from pundits, politicians, and assorted other somewhat self-important talking heads as to what Winston – or, more properly, NZF as a whole – might do.

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Rally for Palestine 2pm Saturday July 2nd

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

The Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand (PHRC) works to raise public awareness of the Palestinian people’s struggle to resist Israeli military occupation and Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  8 Comments

satire

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Daily Meme

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on Daily Meme

Daily Meme

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday – 29th June 2016

By   /  June 29, 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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Boxing legend David Tua heads #Parkup Onehunga – CPAG

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Hundreds braved wind and rain over the weekend to #ParkUp in Wellington and Otara in a show solidarity with those sleeping in their cars. And hundreds more are expected to #ParkUpForHomes in Onehunga this coming Saturday. This movement of peaceful protests all share a common goal of seeing an increased Government response to the growing […]

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Our Man In London

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

PICTURE HIM. He’s in his late 40s, tall, greying hair elegantly styled. His suit is Italian bespoke, from the immigrant tailor with the studio just around the corner from his favourite pub. His basic salary is safely into six figures (Sterling) and his bonus this year was spectacular. What does he do?

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Key’s tax haven whitewash report and the politician about to have a Panama Paper meltdown

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

…if it quacks like a tax haven, walks like a tax haven and avoids tax like a tax haven – it’s a bloody tax haven!

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6 steps to revolution – from throwing sex toys to molotov cocktails

By   /  June 28, 2016  /  Josie Butler, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

The flatmates and I were sitting on the couch laughing at how ridiculous our government is and I casually said ‘gosh I could do a better job with my hand tied behind my back.’ A few beers later, and I’ve ended up with my arm tied behind my back typing up my manifesto for the revolution. Challenge accepted!

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