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Kim Hill destroys Anne Tolley and are National protecting paedophile rings?

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  39 Comments

What is the National Government hiding and who are they protecting by refusing to hold an independent inquest into historic and current child abuse by State services?

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GUEST BLOG Comrade Dave Brownz – Climate Crash: The case for Survival Socialism

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The recent news about the lack of ice in the Arctic has “shocked” mainstream climate scientists even if a few have been predicting such abrupt changes for years.

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GUEST BLOG: Ben Peterson – Fidel Castro- A Revolution is not a Man

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Ben Peterson – Fidel Castro- A Revolution is not a Man

This blog is not the place to give an exhaustive examination of the Cuban revolution, its achievements, its mistakes, and its attempts to overcome them. However, with Fidel’s death it is worth taking a moment to reflect on the lessons of the Cuban revolutionary experience.

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Dear editors: you are wrong to reject Commerce Commission’s draft decision

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Donna Miles, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

A group of more than 30 editors who penned a letter against the commerce commission’s draft decision to reject the merger between Fairfax and NZME, proved how easily commercial concerns could cloud sound journalistic judgment.

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The biggest threat to NZ is not terrorism, it’s poverty

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Sian Robertson  /  18 Comments

The government recently announced an extra $20 billion in military spending over the next 15 years. When the greatest threat to our sovereignty comes not from war and terrorism, but from unaffordable housing, health and education, how can we justify this?

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Fairfax & APN threaten Commerce Commission if they don’t get their monopoly

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

In other countries with a sophisticated enough media, such threats by Media Corporates would dominate headlines alongside a critical analysis providing insight into how these media monoliths undermine the quality of our democracy. Unfortunately we live in NZ and have a media with the maturity of your average can of coke.

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Political Caption Competition – Kaikoura Quake Photo Op #167

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

Political Caption Competition – Kaikoura Quake Photo Op #167

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 30th November 2016

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on TDB Top 5 International Stories: Wednesday 30th November 2016

5: STANDING ROCK DEMONSTRATORS FILE CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT OVER POLICE VIOLENCE
4: Who is the real Tony Blair?
3: Trump Matters More for US-Cuba Relations Than Castro’s Death
2: Trump’s election led to ‘barrage of hate’, report finds
1: Democracy Now! Special: Bernie Sanders on Trump’s Victory & the Need to Rebuild the Democratic Party

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Pike River families to meet with Solid Energy today – Stand with Pike

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

More than two weeks after protest action and support from contractors and businesses stalled the sealing of the Pike River mine, Solid Energy is meeting with families today in Greymouth. The meeting marks the first time the Government-owned business has met with Pike River families since they stopped the mine being sealed. Anna Osborne, whose […]

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 30th November 2016

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  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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Banana Split: David Seymour’s Latest Declaration of Intergenerational War

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

THAT DAVID SEYMOUR’S latest effusion of political bile is being hosted by The Spinoff is entirely fitting. The ACT leader and his hipster enablers cannot wait to get into the political engine-room, and their chosen path to the centre of power is via fomenting an intergenerational war.

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Living Wage Movement gaining traction despite National Government

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Annie Newman, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

After four years of campaigning, the words “Living Wage” will echo through the chambers of at least six councils across Aotearoa and at least one council is poised to become an accredited Living Wage Employer: Wellington City Council.

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The Authorised Dying Bill and why I support it

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Louisa Wall, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

An ethical question this process seeks to address is can society do harm to a person with a terminal illness who is facing death by allowing them to choose when and how they die with the support of an authorised medical practitioner?

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Malcolm Evans – RIP Fidel

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Malcolm Evans – RIP Fidel

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Political Caption Competition

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

Donald Trump and the Alt-Right

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Tuesday 29th November 2016

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

5: How much longer can east Aleppo hold out?
4: What Oil Pipelines Can Do to Native American Land and Life
3: OBAMA’S USE OF UNRELIABLE GANG DATABASES FOR DEPORTATIONS COULD BE A MODEL FOR TRUMP
2: After Surviving 600 Assassination Attempts & Outlasting 11 U.S. Presidents, Fidel Castro Dies at 90
1: Great Barrier Reef scientists confirm largest die-off of corals recorded

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