The TDB Daily 5th March 2024 – Best NZ Left, Independent and Progressive Politics opinion daily reading list


Best NZ Left, Independent and Progressive Political opinion daily reading list

Because so much of the mainstream media is polluted by right wing free market ideologues pushing corporate interests:

TDB daily collates the best NZ Left Wing, Independent and Progressive Political Opinion and includes the best international voices.

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RNZ – Broadcasting Minister Melissa Lee denies hiding after Newshub news

Gavin Ellis – Newshub bell is tolling but who can hear it?

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Bryan Bruce – The Prime Minister’s moral compass clearly points to himself

Gordon Campbell on the flaws in anti-gang laws

No Right Turn – Climate Change: The opposite of what is needed

The Kākā by Bernard Hickey – Simeon Brown’s road-taxing bait-and-switch

Newsroom – Government puts Road to Zero out of its misery

Waatea – Government increases car rego and petrol

Chris Lynch: Christchurch’s Newsroom – Education Ministry response following “devastating” news on Rolleston College

The Daily Blog – Posie Parker Puncher gets mercy but victim ultimately wins politically

The Daily Blog – Luxon, the little baby Jesus and National Party entitlement – Luxon didn’t misread the room, the room misread him!

The Daily Blog – Right Wing Hate Bot Talking Points: “The Left love gangs” + “Why is the Left standing up for Newshub’ + “The Left hates tobacco but loves Weed” + “Queers for Palestine”

The Daily Blog – The more Seymour and Winston bully Luxon, the more tough love angry Dad routine the rest of us are forced to suffer!

The Daily Blog – Dear frightened Kiwis – this bloody gang patch ban won’t work and no we didn’t ‘just’ decriminalize domestic violence (it’s always been ignored)

The Daily Blog – To Kill A Wellington Mockingbird



The Guardian – UN finds ‘convincing information’ that Hamas raped and tortured Israeli hostages

Haaretz – Opinion | Israel’s Cruelty Is Concealed by Its Decentralization

The Washington Post – Supreme Court ruling darkens critics’ hopes for a judicial curb on Trump

Jacobin – Donald Trump’s Toxic Politics Continue to Set the Agenda

Caitlin Johnstone – “Pay No Attention To That Genocide Right In Front Of Your Face”

Crikey – Meta faces down a media more obsessed with peddling influence than public interest



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