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Tony Veitch fractured his partner’s spine in four places but still thinks he is the “victim”

By   /  October 23, 2015  /  Chloe King, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  50 Comments

In Aotearoa we don’t just give rich white men like Tony a “get out of free jail card” when they beat women over sustained periods of time and break their bones, we celebrate them.

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NEWSTALK ZB REVIEW: Climate change is without question a defining crisis but so is compassion

By   /  October 7, 2015  /  Chloe King, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

I was surfing through radio stations on my cellphone a couple of weeks ago while sitting on the bus and I heard the words “climate change refugee.” I stopped on the station from which these words rang out which unfortunately happened to be radio talkback station RadioZB.

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Now we got bad blood: being poor in a rich world

By   /  August 27, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  88 Comments

Our most vulnerable people are not being protected by their own government, nor even having their voices elevated by the vast majority of media tycoons such as Mike or journalists, who are meant to be truth speakers in times of universal deceit.

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In the playground of the rich, wealth flaunting is a sport

By   /  August 11, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  86 Comments

In a country where there is an abundance of money and resources to go around, an elite selfish and callous few are refusing to share. For a few to prosper many must suffer.

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On the “Radical Self-Love” Movement: Beware of “positive attitude” advocates

By   /  July 9, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  26 Comments

Radical self-love gurus do not tend to promote or even really engage in discussions on privilege or the disadvantages people are born into; that shit would undermine the cause of “changing yourself, not the system.”

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When people get more upset about Greenpeace activists scaling parliament than the millions of people who will be killed in climate-related disasters, we have a problem

By   /  June 29, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

There has been a lot of condemnation and ‘tut, tut, tutting’ and finger-wagging directed at the allegedly illegal actions of these Greenpeace activists.

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The rising costs of low-waged work

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Chloe King, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

Our government are punishing people who fail to secure jobs that simply aren’t there. Overwhelmingly, the jobs that are available in this country are demeaning, poorly-paid and offer almost no security.

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