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If Jacinda wants to lead the International Agenda, offer Assange asylum

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Pilger’s incredible critique of the Assange issues makes for fearful reading. If Jacinda wishes to stride the International stage with real purpose and mana, she should offer Assange asylum as a direct stance of independence for NZ and as a defender of journalism and free speech.

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I hope I never piss Phil Quin off

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The redefining of hate speech laws is a debate we desperately need to have because the hate speech is coming.

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Tell Gluckman he’s dreaming and why George Monbiot is the only answer

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

We need a publicly accessible virtual town hall to debate issues like adults, not trigger free safe space echo chambers.  Without that the electorate will continue to remain one dominated by the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind. 

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Pt Chev are being targeted to manufacture attention

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

As NZ wrestles with hate speech vs free speech, the anti-Māori crowd have maliciously attempted to force themselves divisively into the debate…

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The Liberal Agenda MOVIE REVIEW: Us – 5 stars

By   /  April 14, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  1 Comment

Jordan Peele’s latest horror offering of ‘Us’ suggests his skills as a movie maker and social critic have merged to a new high that manages to eclipse  his previous horror romp ‘Get out’, which is no easy feat because ‘Get out’ was brilliant.  

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If NZ Politics were Harry Potter – Jacinda Ardern and the Neoliberal Curse

By   /  April 14, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

If NZ Politics were Harry Potter…

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The first Intelligence apologist propaganda hits the NZ MSM

By   /  April 13, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

If the SIS & GCSB can co-opt the reasoning of the woke for an enormous budget and surveillance power upgrade, our tiny wee country will finally have a deep state worthy of the name.   

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The tiny victory of making Israel Folau a martyr for homophobia

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  55 Comments

Look, I feel for the homosexual community being offended & hurt by Israel Folau’s Instagram post, but spare a thought for all the drunks, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists & idolators out there who he also doomed to hellfire? Israel’s dinner parties must be very dull.

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The crucifixion of Julian Assange

By   /  April 12, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  93 Comments

No one else managed to expose state secrets like he did, their wrath will be unforgiving

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Latest Poll: Labour 49.6%, National 41.3%, NZ First 2.3%, Greens 3.9%

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

The Business NZ Poll taken just after the atrocity shows what TDB suggested the political outcomes from the Christchurch attack would be…

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Census has been an utter, utter, utter failure – why isn’t anyone being held responsible?

By   /  April 11, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

Just like the Housing NZ meth house abortion, just like the Kiwbuild fiasco, just like stealing Māori children into a state care system that abuses them, just like a dozen other neoliberal hollowing out of a Public Services, we’ve been left with a service that doesn’t serve the public, it serves the bureaucrats and then the bureaucrats get flustered that the public have nothing but contempt for them.

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Why Hooton is half right, Liam Heir assures the Right they can go back to being arseholes and the less said about Kate Hawkesby the better

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

The right wing pundits are desperate to move the debate along because Jacinda led in a way that they can’t seriously counter and so would prefer to forget her extraordinary leadership by sullying it by suggesting immoral political expedience, the political ‘gravity’ returning pettiness to the agenda or personal aggrandisement ending the Government altogether.

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Waatea News Column: Meanwhile, the planet is melting

By   /  April 10, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation out this month makes for some grim reading.

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Ummmm, soz Mike Hosking, but the CGT numbers do deceive

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

Labour can get a CGT over the line by restricting who it punishes, and by aiming its sharpest edges towards those who property speculate. As long as Labour are prepared to fight and articulate why a CGT is fair, they can get this passed. 

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NZ can only trade with China while it remains Internationally benign – what happens if that changes?

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Becoming economically reliant on China is not a position we want to remain in.

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The neoliberal welfare state is refusing to pay the politics of kindness anything other than lip service

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The only way to force reform is shaming. The Government must look to the many, many NGOs and Community organisations that are forced to interact with the neoliberal welfare state and fund them to act as service support for beneficiaries and to produce public reports on counter productive policy.

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