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AUCKLAND PRIDE 2018 RAINBOW WARRIORS: PRIDE AND PEACE

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  No Comments

Human rights and LGBTIQ+ people are under attack all over the world. In 2018, the Auckland Pride Festival and Parade will make space and march for peace, love and unity. “As last year’s 30th anniversary of homosexual law reform reminded us, human rights – and especially LGBTIQ+ rights – have been hard won, and often […]

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Labour must address its own criticism of TPPA – Professor Jane Kelsey

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

‘Before the new government can decide its position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), including whether it would genuinely boost exports and provide a net benefit to the country, Labour needs to address its own criticism that there is inadequate evidence to support even the original deal’, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey. […]

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Malcolm Evans – The National Party Caucus

By   /  October 24, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – The National Party Caucus

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Update on my case against the NZ Police with the Human Rights Review Tribunal

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

It has become obvious to me from the outset that this entire process to hold the NZ Police to account for breaching my privacy and civil rights is made to be as difficult and impossible as possible so that people complaining give up rather than hold them to account.

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BREAKING: Why National Party MP Matt King is claiming a coup has stolen NZ election

By   /  October 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  71 Comments

Let’s put aside the irony of a National Party MP daring to call the formation of the new Government a coup when his Party in power colluded with the Secret Intelligence Service to falsely smear Phil Goff months before the 2011 election. National crying abuse of power is like Harvey Weinstein lecturing on everyday sexism.

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The purge the civil service desperately requires – how Jacinda masters a hostile public service

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

After 9 years of National, our public service has become a highly politicised and increasingly ideologically damaged entity which threatens to stop any progressive change that the new Government may want to enable. 

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How the corporate elite will attack Jacinda, Winston & the Greens

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  53 Comments

Expect an entire array of dirty tricks and economic self sabotages to damage Labour erupting  before Christmas and expect the corporate mainstream media to blame Jacinda, Winston and James every step of the way. 

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I’m not joking, NZ mainstream media accuse Jacinda of witchcraft

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Will she get blamed for curdled milk and crop failure as well?

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The new Labour-led government has agreed to hold a binding referendum on legalising cannabis by or at the next election in 2020.

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Chris Fowlie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

After years of denial and obfuscation by the National-led Government, this is a massive opportunity. The world is watching.

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The Neverending Story in Mainstream Media Fairytale Land

By   /  October 22, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The media role is reporting post-election politics has not been an edifying spectacle to watch. Put simply, the most exacerbating aspect of three weeks of coalition negotiation has not been the length of time – remarkably short by international standards – but the interminable, inane,  media commentary we’ve had to endure.

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Labour-NZ First-Green Government 2017 – Winners and Losers

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  33 Comments

Jacinda has pulled off one of the greatest political come backs in NZ history. To think that she has turned the Labour Party around and won the 2017 election in the space of 10 weeks is an achievement like none other in NZ politics and her leadership, courage and tenacity bear all the hall marks of a truly great Prime Minister. With Winston in full war mode against neoliberalism next to her and the very smart James Shaw on the other side, this is a Government who have every chance of producing an incredible 3 years.

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WaateaNews: As we celebrate a magnificent political win – let’s remember those who could not survive National

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The Labour-NZ First-Green Government was a dream, an illusion with no fixed reality 10 weeks ago, yet here we are after MMP with a mandate for change and a functioning Parliamentary majority. This is indeed a time for us to rejoice and feel empowered by our democracy. But after we have celebrated, let’s remember those who could not endure National’s 9 years in office or who were crushed into apathy by their brutal policy decisions.

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The magnificence of the new Labour-NZ First-Green Government

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

Actually governing with a global financial collapse imminent, environmental apocalypse caused by climate change and corporate vested interests challenged, the Labour-NZ First-Green Government is going to have to fight every day to maintain their momentum.   

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New Government’s TPPA Problems Start Next Week

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Raw News feed  /  8 Comments

‘The new government of Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens will have to move fast if they are going to influence the outcomes of trade and investment agreements being negotiated under the National government’s mandate, and which they all, in various ways, have opposed’, says Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. There are at […]

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New Zealand Democracy; looking backwards and forwards

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

The new government got off to a pretty good start – indeed a few minutes before it was announced – when Winston Peters indicated that its mission is no less than to humanise capitalism in New Zealand. This reminds us that Winston Peters is by far the most qualified person in this government to be Minister of Finance, and that it’s Finance Ministers that make or break governments.

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Dark Transactions: Winston Peters Decision To “Go Left” Has Already Set His Enemies In Motion

By   /  October 21, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  76 Comments

IN ALL ECONOMIES, and in every political system, there are roped-off areas of shadow and hidden places swathed in deliberate darkness. In these light-starved locations all kinds of disreputable economic and political transactions take place.

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