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The Labour interns – ACT exposes hypocrisy!

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

A few days ago, headlines appeared supposedly “exposing  a rort” by the NZ Labour Party to exploit American interns for electoral campaigning purposes;

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Defend Qatar, Defend al-Jazeera

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Keith Locke, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

The Saudi-led blockade of Qatar should concern us all. It is virtually an act of war for one country, Saudi Arabia, to cut off all land access to another, Qatar, and then combine with two other countries, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, to restrict air and sea access.

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Break out the champagne! City Care victory

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  John Minto, Media Watch, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

After a two-year battle KOA was successful in not only stopping the sale of the council works company City Care but also in pressuring the council to restore the company to the strategic assets list.

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Q+A review: Has anyone contacted slave pen crusader Matthew Hooton yet?

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

…this Labour ‘slave scandal’ proves the ease with which a Right Wing blog can still manipulate the NZ mainstream media.

This ability to manipulate the mainstream media is as cancerous in 2017 as it was in 2014.

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4 shades of Bill: There isn’t a tape! There is a tape! There might not be a tape! I was asked if I wanted to listen to the tape that didn’t exist?

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

How could English claim the tape doesn’t exist if Todd Barclay offered to play him the tape???

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Top 5 batshit crazy things we must believe to accept Bill English’s version of events

By   /  June 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  34 Comments

The list of batshit crazy things we are being asked to believe in order to accept Bill English’s version of events over what he knew, when he knew and how he knew about Todd Barclay breaking the law is becoming more absurd by the day.

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Rights groups condemn ‘cowardly censorship’ bid over Al Jazeera

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

“The attack on Al Jazeera is part of an assault on free speech to subvert the impact of old and new media in the Arab world. It should be condemned and resisted.” One of many global media responses.

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At some point people are going to admit this 2month old story about a Labour intern slave scandal was just a distraction from Bill & Todd

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  30 Comments

Audrey Young is no card carrying member of the Labour Party so her vicious take down of National when comparing Labour’s supposed scandal up against National’s actual scandal this week is devastating…

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Trumps anti-Cuba policy should be condemned

By   /  June 24, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The latest rollback of the Obama presidency’s easing of relations with Cuba as a deepening of the blockade, now in place for 54 years, should be condemned.

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The level of racism against Marae by right wingers desperate to denigrate Labour highlights the hatred that drives these people

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The spitefulness of those describing Marae as sweat shop slums for political gain is the ugliness here, not the attempt to engage youth at the ballot box.

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The broad definition of GCSB security

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

The broad definition of security is long-standing, introduced around the same time as the SIS botched break in of Aziz Choudry’s house in Christchurch at the time of an APEC meeting there.

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Why the Labour Party Student Intern ‘scandal’ is a smear

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  31 Comments

When the Labour Party Student Intern story erupted this week, just as Bill English was in serious trouble, I thought “Well that’s convenient isn’t it”.

I was out to the Marae 2 weeks ago having a look around at what they were doing. I had a meal with them, talked with some of the volunteers. They were fantastic young people who were loving the adventure of it all.

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Whale Oil confounded by history

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Leslie Bravery, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  48 Comments

Israel’s imposition of illegal settlements outside its borders and brutal military control of the Palestinian people are war crimes. They are violations of international law that demand the urgent imposition of UN sanctions designed to bring Israel to account.

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Malcolm Evans – Bill and the Gate

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Bill and the Gate

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Make Trade Fair in the Pacific

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  Barry Coates, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

We gain privileged access to Pacific markets, but they gain no new access to our markets. There are no obligations on Australia to stop their protectionist policies towards Pacific kava exports and other fruit and vegetables that are produced in Australia. New Zealand exporters will gain $20 million in reduced tariffs, but this is lost revenue for Pacific governments that are already struggling to provide basic health care and education to their people.

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EnglishGate Update: National Party Goon threatens, intimidates and bullies staff member

By   /  June 21, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

…so a National Party Goon, Glenda Hughes, a board member of National’s ruling council no less, contacts the staff member Barclay has been spying on and effectively bullies and intimidates the staff member into dropping the case.

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