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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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