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Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees – Amnesty International

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees – Amnesty International

Manus Island: Authorities must prevent violence and ensure safety of refugees   Amnesty International researchers have been on Manus Island for several days interviewing a wide range of people about the human rights issues related to the proposed closure of the refugee detention centre at Lombrum. Amnesty International is concerned about what it has heard […]

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GUEST BLOG: Te Reo Putake – Catalonia; Why the Left does not support Puigdemont

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The working class of Catalonia is not overwhelmingly of Catalonian heritage. In the Franco years, Barcelona was flooded by ethnic Spanish workers seeking a better life. Generations on, Catalonia is as much Spanish as it is Catalan.

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Who Is Craig Renney, And What Is He Advising Grant Robertson To Do?

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  39 Comments

But what, exactly, does that mean? Is Craig merely putting flesh on the bones of Grant’s, and the Labour Policy Council’s, ideas? Or, are Grant and Labour merely repeating ideas and policy positions fed to them by Craig? And, if it’s the latter, then what are the ideas and policies our new government is being asked to swallow?

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Malcolm Evans – Sport & Politics

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – Sport & Politics

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 31st October 2017

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

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

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Labour risks being bulldozed on TPPA-11

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Raw News feed  /  10 Comments

Labour risks being bulldozed on TPPA-11, ignoring own view that the deal lacks merit ‘There is an imminent risk that trade ministry officials and the agriculture lobby will bulldoze of the new Labour-led government into taking a position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) this week and foreclose the fundamental rethink of the agreement that […]

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BSA recognises diverse culture in latest decision

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on BSA recognises diverse culture in latest decision

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has upheld aspects of a complaint about four broadcasts by Radio Virsa, a small Sikh radio station based in Auckland. The broadcast programmes were in Punjabi and contained host and talkback commentary about a wide range of issues and people in the local Sikh community. The Authority found that three of […]

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Outcome of re-investigation into Todd Barclay allegations – New Zealand Police

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Outcome of re-investigation into Todd Barclay allegations – New Zealand Police

“Outcome of re-investigation into Todd Barclay allegations” Attribute to Assistant Commissioner (Investigations) Richard Chambers: On 27 June 2017 Police announced that a re-investigation had commenced into allegations that the private communications of an individual were intercepted by Mr Todd Barclay, who was then MP for Clutha-Southland. This followed the earlier investigation in 2016 which found […]

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It’s not just housing affected by the TPPA, Prime Minister – ASMS

By   /  October 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on It’s not just housing affected by the TPPA, Prime Minister – ASMS

It’s not just housing affected by the TPPA, Prime Minister – don’t forget health “The new Government needs to also keep the potential impact on health in mind as it prepares to take on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement over offshore investment in New Zealand’s housing market,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association […]

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Arresting suicide victims

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

How the hell does arresting a suicide victim help that person? How cruel have we become under 9 years of National that arresting suicide victims is even considered a positive step forward?

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Can Labour resist the Prison Industrial Complex?

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

It takes far more money to heal human beings than punish them, but the results are far healthier for society as a whole.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  11 Comments

God wants us to have this rich car despite God spending most of his time reminding people not to be rich pricks

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 30th October 2017

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  9 Comments

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

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“Inflamatory Remarks”

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

You know, it is a peculiar thing to wake up to various people demanding the expulsion of an Iranian diplomat for remarks he made at a private gathering about the state of Israel. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong about this … but it was not Iran which boldly threatened a state of war with our country only a few months ago, now, was it.

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Avoiding another pledge-card government

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

There are some encouraging signs this Labour-led government will not be a “pledge-card” government. If it can develop and maintain programmes of change across housing, health, welfare, the environment, employment rights etc then while it will never be a revolutionary government, it could be a transformational government.

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Matilda’s Magic, Geoffrey Palmer’s consitution & School leaver’s toolkit

By   /  October 30, 2017  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Matilda’s Magic, Geoffrey Palmer’s consitution & School leaver’s toolkit

My companion and I attended the very final night of Matilda the Musical at the Civic in Auckland.  And his response was similar to mine, – “Wow! That was Amazing!”

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