The TDB Daily 17th April 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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The Kākā by Bernard Hickey – Is saving one minute of a politician’s time worth nearly $1 billion?

RNZ – Ministry of Education to cut 565 roles, more than 400 to go at Oranga Tamariki

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Waatea – Lee silent as media implodes

Newsroom – Stuff takes a big risk on Newshub

No Right Turn – Climate Change: Criminal ecocide

Against the Current – Heather Du Plessis-Allan: A name you can trust?

Gavin Ellis – Silent majority must speak out to save vital journalism

Chris Lynch Christchurch’s Newsroom – “It feels like the wild west” Councillor says aggressive begging is getting worse

The Daily Blog – The Working Group with Arena Williams, Max Harris and Damien Grant

The Daily Blog – MEDIAWATCH: StuffedNews or NewStuff? Analysing Winners and Losers of Newshub deal

The Daily Blog – Ben Morgan’s Pacific Update A simple explanation of this week’s military and political developments in the Pacific

The Daily Blog – Chris Fowlie – Marijuana Media – Why NZ Police prioritise weed grows over burglaries; Euro hippies close cannabis market; India celebrates Holi with ganja & more 

The Daily Blog – John Minto – Open letter to NZ Foreign Minister Hon Winston Peters and Prime Minister Christopher Luxon


The Guardian – Netanyahu aims to trap west into war across Middle East, warns Iranian diplomat

Haaretz – How the International Cooperation That Thwarted Iran’s Attack on Israel Came Together

The Washington Post – Pro-Palestinian protests could foreshadow a summer of upheaval

Jacobin – Trumpism Is a Small Business Owner’s Revolt

Caitlin Johnston – If The Mainstream Worldview Was Accurate, Gaza Wouldn’t Be Burning

Crikey – Bruce Lehrmann raped Brittany Higgins, judge finds on balance of probabilities

Information Clearing House – How Iran attacks exposed Israel’s weakness



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