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After Lorde’s courage, why has WOMAD invited Israeli singer to New Zealand?

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

Israeli singer Victoria Hanna is due to perform at the New Plymouth WOMAD festival (17-19 March 2018). She should never have been invited to come. Hanna is currently based at the University of California as part of the Visiting Israeli Artist Programme of The Israel Institute who describe their role in these terms –

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GUEST BLOG: Sister Barbara Cameron – One Palestinian Family’s Story

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

In 2011 as a NZ  Catholic nun, a Mission Sister, I had volunteered with the  International   Women’s  Peace Service group in Palestine on the West Bank, a group that supports the Palestinians in any  non violent resistance to the occupation of their land by  Israel, and reports on human rights abuses.

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Response to Bryce Edwards

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Edwards spent 575 words and provided seven on-line links in presenting the case for boycotting Israel. He devoted 1758 words with 18 links to the Zionist, pro-Israel argument. The case for boycotting Israel is simple but the Zionists desperately need to obscure the truth.

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Twitter Watch: Rachel Stewart takes to NZ Twitter in best 2017 thread

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Here’s to a year where Twitter becomes a vehicle for communication that side steps the mainstream media corporate gatekeepers and becomes less of a public shaming avenue for frustrated angry liberals keen to virtue signal their way to identity politics heaven. 

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

National Party Christmas Party gets creepy

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 31st December 2017

By   /  December 31, 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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2017: Parting shots from the Right: tantrums, bloated entitlements, and low, low expectations for our Youth – tahi

By   /  December 31, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Taking personal responsibility Mike Hosking-style

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Lorde’s apology & ignorance, unfair hard left criticism, claims of hypocrisy and the power of Israeli propaganda (cough-cough plus Brian Edwards)

By   /  December 29, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  70 Comments

There has been an enormous amount said about Lorde’s decision to not play Apartheid Israel. There have been hypercritical claims from some on the hard left that her stance is empty and self interested and there have been claims from pro-Israel critics she is being hypocritical.

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GUEST BLOG: Dr Liz Gordon – Getting nevvie off the couch

By   /  December 29, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

 In New Zealand, the morals of the young were first attacked in the 1950s, when a milk bar in Lower Hutt was identified as a hangout for youth involved in questionable (i.e. sex) practices and two middle class girls murdered the mother of one in the notorious Parker-Hulme killing.

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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – Lorde has spoken; a courageous move in a complex struggle

By   /  December 29, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

New Zealand superstar Lorde has attracted a lot of attention by canceling her show in Tel Aviv, the (current) capital of Israel. This predictably created an uproar – political decisions made by celebrities on the Israel/Palestine conflict always does.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

How Israel tries to sell itself to the world

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 29th December 2017

By   /  December 29, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  Comments Off on The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 29th December 2017

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

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Malcolm Evans – BDS & Goliath

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – BDS & Goliath

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

Spot the difference: Trick question, both are stuffed. 

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Statement of abuse for Kelvin Davis

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

This is your prison system now and the violence and abuse used against me is an affront to basic decency. 

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Palestinian Heroine

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  48 Comments

What would you do if armed soldiers of an occupying force shot your 14-year old cousin in the face at close range and then tried to force their way into your property?

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