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Please take the time to sign this in support of the NZ Tamil Association

By   /  April 4, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Urge the Government’s representative at the United Nations to engage more actively with the United Nations Human Rights Council on the issue of war crimes and genocide of minority Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government.

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MINTO’S LAST NORTH ISLAND KILOMETRE IN WALK FOR PALESTINE

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The last kilometre for Palestine! I’ll be walking the last kilometre of the North Island section of Te Araroa this Friday 1 March. If you are in Wellington and can make it I’d love you to join me. It will be from Houghton Bay to Island Bay leaving Houghton Bay at 12 noon. Wear your Palestinian solidarity T shirt and bring flags and banners etc to support he struggle for freedom in Palestine. Please help spread the word to friends and family who are in Wellington and encourage them to join me.

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Despite Dairy clean river propaganda – look at this

By   /  February 19, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

Dirty dairying still trashing our rivers.

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Walking for Palestine

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Walking Te Araroa – from Cape Reinga to Bluff – carrying this important message on my T-shirt.

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That little sticker to the right of the kilometres to Bluff

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

I’m walking between Kerikeri and Waitangi, the first 9 days have been fabulous weather.

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Merry Christmas for Palestine

By   /  December 15, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

I’m off today walking Te Araroa – from Cape Reinga to Bluff – carrying this important message on my T-shirt.

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A breath of fresh spring air shows the way out of a dark age in education

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

The restructuring of state education proposed by the government working group led by Bali Haque, feels like a fresh breath of spring air after 30 years in the dark ages of Tomorrow’s Schools.

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Qana massacre remembered – as should New Zealand’s protection for the Butcher of Qana be remembered

By   /  December 9, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

Yesterday the Fiji Times reported Prime Minister Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama attended a memorial service at Qana in Southern Lebanon to remember the Fijian soldiers who died as part of United Nations peace keeping missions in Southern Lebanon.

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MUST READ: New Zealand’s economy depends on Chinese mothers NOT breastfeeding their babies

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

How did it come to this?

New Zealand’s economy now depends on more Chinese mothers NOT breastfeeding their babies.

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Nuk Korako – National Party placeholder for Zionist brutality

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

Earlier this year Nuk Korako was one of six National MPs who attended a dinner hosted by the Israeli ambassador with the aim of establishing a New Zealand Parliamentary Friends of Israel group. (For the record the other MPs were Alfred Ngaro, Tim McIndoe, Todd Muller, Jian Yang and Paul Goldsmith)

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Tamaki gentrification comes to East Porirua?

By   /  November 3, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

The government’s announcement today of a major regeneration project for East Porirua has all the hallmarks of Auckland’s Tamaki tragedy whereby low-income residents and families are being displaced from Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure as these suburbs are gentrified for the middle class.

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Paula Bennett – a well-practised political conniver

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

Despite claiming National was concerned about Jami-Lee Ross’s mental health, Paula did her best to exacerbate it in revealing aspects of his private life.

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What should be our response to the “fines” handed down by an Israeli court against Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab?

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

The most important lesson to learn from the Israeli court case which saw “fines” handed down to Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab is just how important and effective the BDS campaign has become in fighting for Palestinian political and civil rights. Justine and Nadia wrote a letter to New Zealand singer Lorde which asked her […]

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Open Letter to Mediaworks to withdraw Sodastream sponsorship of “Married and First Sight” or face boycott

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  John Minto, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Our request is made as part of the international BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign which was launched in 2005 by Palestinian civil society groups to bring pressure to end Israeli apartheid. Israeli-made products such as Sodastream are one focus of the campaign.

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Christchurch City Council subsidises building homes for the wealthy but refuses to rebuild council rental housing destroyed in the earthquakes

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

It should make an uncomfortable juxtaposition for the mayor and councillors.

One week they vote an extra $220 million for a new rugby stadium without public consultation and the next they are consulting on whether they should give a $30 million loan to the council’s housing arm – the Otautahi Community Housing Trust – to build 130 more council rental homes. 

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Why does a minimum wage worker pay a higher tax rate than a rich lister?

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

If those on the lowest incomes pay the highest tax rates that means the average Maori or Pasifika taxpayer pays a higher proportion of their income in tax than the average Pakeha family – or the average beneficiary pays a higher tax rate than a rich lister.

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