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TDB September Contributions drive – last days

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The Daily Blog is the largest left wing blog in NZ and you know how dire the mainstream media has become so these few platforms left to fight back at the Government and corporate power are more essential than ever before.

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Paralympian Aine Kelly Costello – I am not a “Superhuman” and my blindness does not need to be “Cured”

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

Our language can’t exists in a vacuum, separate from our intentions. It is our job, as communicators, to constantly strive to make these two see eye to eye. That is #howeyeseeit

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Portrait of a Pākehā – LaQuisha St Redfern

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

I met Tatyana Kulida at the New Zealand Art Show, where I was interviewing artists for my YouTube series “A Taste of LaQuisha”. Her art was unlike the other art on display. It was from another era. An era, I later discovered, before photography, where a portrait painter would train as long as a doctor. Studying not only light and colour, but detailed human anatomy.

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GUEST BLOG: Kelvin Smythe – Hekia Parata fighting for her job

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

For Hekia to use this populist, down-home stuff to distract from the way she has ripped the heart out of New Zealand schools, especially primary schools, and to further her plans for more rough surgery (better called the ‘big shakedown’), demonstrates she senses a problem of tenure, and she knows it.

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GUEST BLOG: Amnesty International – Thailand: A culture of torture under the military

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Amnesty International – Thailand: A culture of torture under the military

Since seizing power in a 2014 coup, Thailand’s military authorities have allowed a culture of torture and other ill-treatment to flourish across the country, with soldiers and policemen targeting suspected insurgents, political opponents, and individuals from the most vulnerable sections of society, a new report by Amnesty International said today.

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`I’m comfortable with that’ A review of Gavin Ellis` ‘Complacent Nation’

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Dr Wayne Hope, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  14 Comments

Census figures reveal that the number of print, radio and television journalists fell from 2,214 to 1,170 between 2006 and 2013. Ellis notes that remaining journalists must respond to print, broadcasting and digital platforms as news budgets contract. Unsurprisingly, tabloid news values have predominated. Ellis` front page,weekday survey of five metropolitan dailies (during January 2014) showed that 60 per cent of the New Zealand Herald`s lead stories were about crime or emergencies.

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Malcolm Evans – Judiciary red carded

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – Judiciary red carded

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Political Caption Competition – Hipster cop with a taser

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  4 Comments

Hipster cop with a taser – I can chill on my Instagram and fry protestors

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Thursday 29th September 2016

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Thursday 29th September 2016

5: MH17: Missile fired from Russia-backed rebel area
4: Queensland’s Women’s Prison Is So Overcrowded Inmates Have to Sleep on the Floor
3: APPLE LOGS YOUR IMESSAGE CONTACTS — AND MAY SHARE THEM WITH POLICE
2: “I Called You to Help Me, But You Killed My Brother”: Police Shoot Dead Unarmed African-American Man
1: Two Aleppo hospitals bombed out of service in ‘catastrophic’ airstrikes

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 29th September 2016

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

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

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Thailand: Torture victims must be heard – Amnesty International

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Thailand: Torture victims must be heard – Amnesty International

Silencing human rights activists who highlight human rights violations will not solve the problem of torture and other ill-treatment in Thailand, Amnesty International said today. In Bangkok, Thailand’s authorities prevented Amnesty International from proceeding with the launch of “Make Him Speak by Tomorrow: Torture and Other Ill-Treatment in Thailand.” This report details torture and other […]

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UN Human Rights Council debate: New Zealand’s voice absent

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on UN Human Rights Council debate: New Zealand’s voice absent

“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action.” – Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007 On the 23 September more than 37 nations were represented at a Human Rights Council general debate on human rights in Palestine and […]

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E tū welcomes Regional Council Living Wage vote as a major step forward

By   /  September 29, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Regional Council Living Wage vote as a major step forward

E tū has welcomed today’s unanimous vote by Wellington Regional Council to support the Living Wage.    The current New Zealand Living Wage is $19.80 an hour. Today’s resolution applies to directly employed staff, with councillors also voting for a staged implementation of the Living Wage for council-controlled organisations and contractors who deliver council services. […]

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Christchurch needs a mayor with the will to dream and courage to fight

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

The Christchurch earthquakes that violently shook the ground underneath our feet did not distinguish between the rich and poor, East and West.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Macpherson – Mental healthcare heading for privatisation

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Dave Macpherson is The Daily Blog’s mental health blogger after losing his son to mental health incompetence. He is also a candidate for the Waikato DHB.

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Globalised Solidarity

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The Standing Rock Sioux and those who have joined them have been met with violence from private contractors , including pepper spray and attack dogs, one of the contractors being the large British multinational security contractor G4S.

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