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So for 38 minutes the people of Hawaii knew what it felt like to live in Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen & other places US + allies bomb

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

…except for of course that the people we bomb in those countries don’t generally get a text alert that we are about to blow them up.

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Idea Upgrades for 2018

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

One of the things dear to Jim’s heart was the idea that the State should use its power to make good outcomes and not leave it to the free market. In that vein, here are some upgrades for 2018 that we should push from a progressive Government.

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National’s road lust petition campaign gives insight as to how they plan to attack new Government

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

Vested commercial interests + pretence of democratic participation + culture war values = National in Opposition.

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People you should follow on NZ Twitter in 2018

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

There are some amazing voices and opinion on Twitter that you should consider following in 2018 to enable yourself to have a more rounded view of current affairs and the human condition.

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Jim’s legacy – what can we learn from his vision now?

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

If we want to honour Jim, the new Government should immediately pass legislation to make dental care free for children and teenagers, if we want to see Jim’s vision survive, we must all demand the new Government lives up to its obligations and not subcontract them out to the free market. 

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How sick that one of the best environmental scientists can be punished this way in NZ?

By   /  January 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

Here is one of this country’s best and bravest environmentalists admitting that his advocacy and the science behind his advocacy has been threatened…

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It’s official – MSD treats Ghosts better than they treat actual living beneficiaries!

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

It’s not that I want this compassion to be removed from the elderly or the veterans, I just wish that the same empathy could be extended to the beneficiaries whose lives they make miserable. 

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The Liberal Agenda – Banksy Exhibition – 5 stars

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  5 Comments

By turning up in your thousands you tell Banksy his work matters and you fulfil the spirit of danger his art exists in by scaring the bejesus out of the Government security agencies who will be inevitably monitoring the exhibition.

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Malcolm Evans – Rest in Peace Dear Comrade

By   /  January 8, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

Malcolm Evans – Rest in Peace Dear Comrade

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Rest in Peace Jim Anderton, you were a bigger man than Labour’s treachery could ever contain.

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

Rest in peace Jim, you were a bigger man than Labour’s treachery could ever contain. 

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2017 – The year of Trumpism, resentment kulture & climate change

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  21 Comments

There were many things that happened in 2017, but the most dangerous amongst them was the culture of festering resentment that eclipsed the better angels of our nature.

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Let’s start naming storms after MPs & NZ Corporations

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

From now on, The Daily Blog will be naming all storms hitting NZ by the names of MPs who are doing sweet bugger all and by the NZ Corporations exacerbating climate change.

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Appalling journalism by the NZ Herald

By   /  January 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

When the mainstream media scream against allegations that they are ‘fake news’, it’s this type of ‘journalism’ that gives proof that they are. 

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It’s like an extreme weather thing exacerbated by ‘something’ is impacting climate

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

It’s almost like an extreme weather event exacerbated by something is happening to the climate???

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NZ Landlords throw bigger tantrum than Israel

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  29 Comments

The crash is starting and the cold reality of how in debt the property class find themselves is starting to sink in. Watch them thrash around and twist in the wind as the reality of that mountain of debt starts to implode upon them.

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Why NZ dropped 8 places in the World Press Freedom Index

By   /  January 4, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

The World Press Freedom Index is out and after 9 years under National, NZ has dropped 8 places from 5 to 13. Here’s what the report had to say…

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