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Notre Dame burning while Labour walk away from CGT – why Danyl Mclauchlan is the most important political writer of our age & how to save Queen Jacinda

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Jacinda symbolises a modern progressive democracy, her being pregnant and a mother while in power added with her compassionate rhetoric and incredible emotional intelligence that guided a nation through an atrocity are too precious to throw away but she must take on the free market establishment if her symbolism is to mean anything.  

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Winston Peters and Neo-liberalism, Beat Compassion and Cool.

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

No wonder Winston Peters objected to the Coalition Government being called Labour-led. Because, on matters of most importance, it’s led by New Zealand First. And even though Fortune Magazine this week said Jacinda Ardern was the second most powerful leader in the world, that would make Winston the first.

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Why Extinction Rebellion are right

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

…more and more people of conscience are willing to be arrested to force the climate change debate. If every person genuinely concerned about climate change joined Extinction Rebellion protests every weekend and shut down roads and clogged the judicial process with thousands of arrests, the Government would be forced out of their bullshit Carbon Neutral by 2050 complacency.

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TVNZ current affairs upgrade

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

As news from social media gets regularly denigrated with the same derision as smoking in cars with babies, the large broadcasters are starting to steer back towards journalism rather than light weight pap.

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The danger of the NZ Police mass surveillance state – we have maintained a silence closely resembling stupidity

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

38 years ago this year a young NZ anarchist punk blew himself up outside the new Police computer building fearing that the big brother state was looming.

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A new political party in the wake of the CGT betrayal & the Politics of Kindness vs the unCivil Service

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

The explosion of rage at Labour’s betrayal can’t go anywhere because who else would they vote for? If a Party with the right leader could step up there might be a contest of ideas in 2020.

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Every MP who votes for Euthanasia will be branded suicide enablers

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Every MP who votes for this will be branded a suicide enabler and any time they attempt to speak on any social issue they should have their vote rammed down their throats. 

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Farewell and Thanks to a Rangatira

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

Last Thursday at Mangamuka we buried Rua Rakena, a quiet revolutionary who had an extraordinary, but largely unsung, influence on Maori and Tiriti politics from the 1960s to the 1990s

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Grasping the chance to do it better.

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda, Susan St John  /  4 Comments

While CGT might have been a one-way ticket to oblivion for this government, the original problems that the Minister of Finance asked the TWG 2019 to address have not gone away. These are housing unaffordability and increased inequality, both of which are highly damaging to New Zealand’s future stability and prosperity.  

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The Poet’s Lament (they crucified Baxter at Easter)

By   /  April 21, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  2 Comments

A Pakeha poet lay dying
In a paddock south of Auckland
And #MeToo caught up to him and said
“I reckon You’ve had it, man!

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There is a lot of noise but little light being shown on the debate over a capital gains tax (CGT)

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

What the middle-class liberals who dominate the leadership in the Green and Labour Parties don’t have any recognition of is that working people in New Zealand are radically overtaxed and deeply resent that. This is especially true when considered in relation to the benefits we are able to access through the public health, education, housing systems.

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Resist Zionism – defend international law

By   /  April 20, 2019  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

With US President Trump’s rejoicing, Israel has re-elected Netanyahu for a fifth term. An Israeli public relations firm took credit for placing hidden cameras at polling stations on election day, successfully reducing the voter turnout in non-Jewish communities. Netanyahu’s Likud Party admitted that it was behind the deployment of a reported 1,200 hidden cameras. In a previous election in 2015, the Israeli Prime Minister published a video, warning that ‘Arabs’ were “voting in droves” with the help of left-wing organisations.

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Plunket + Grant + Bradbury – Radio Rating Slayers

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Radio ratings are in and Magic Talk has become the 4th largest station.

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Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Sean Plunket’s Working Group with Bomber Bradbury & Damien Grant: This week – The CGT betrayal and when the next revolution should begin

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Malcolm Evans – Time

By   /  April 19, 2019  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Time

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If you think that the NZ Green Party (who are just as wedded to neoliberalism as Labour is) are your new political home, you are delusional

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  43 Comments

The truth that the NZ Left have to confront is that both Labour and the Greens don’t have the intellectual ability to counter neoliberal economics.

The question then becomes, what will the Left we do about that?  Will we continue to vote for parties who pay lip service or look to other political vehicles?

Those questions are now being asked. 

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