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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

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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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