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New Zealand must expel the Israeli Embassy

By   /  July 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

…we can not in good conscience allow a country with a two tiered system based on race to continue to remain on NZ soil in any offical capacity.

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Large American Pot, Meet Small Chinese Kettle

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

IRONICALLY, THE CONCERN over Chinese influence in New Zealand is being raised against a backdrop of unchallenged American hegemony. Extending across the whole width of the nation’s political stage, this American backdrop has become so much a part of the play’s scenery that most Kiwis no longer notice it. The inclusion of a few Chinese props, however, is enough to induce something close to panic among New Zealand’s political class.

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Mike Hosking lecturing on public broadcasting is like Donald Trump lecturing on feminism, diplomacy and racial tolerance

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

With global economic recessions looming and the existential threat of climate change – we need  a town square on public broadcasting platforms that includes rather than splinter and divides in social media echo chambers.

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Whose column was more pointless? Art Critic Soper or Truancy Officer du Plessis-Allan?

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I get the Troll Farm at the NZ Herald need to churn out hate against the Left every day, but deciphering scribbles and criticising a Minister for not participating in a process he’s not allowed to participate in is pretty desperate even for the Troll Farm. 

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Since when did Family First get to threaten what I see on TV?

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

The show plays late at night on a  Friday, if you are at home and choosing to watch this, you need a hug and an intervention, not the God Squad playing TV Guide monitor. 

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Thoughts and Prayers with Mike Hosking for the pain of his holiday in Hawaii

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

When his wife isn’t complaining about prisoners not being beaten with rubber hoses and waterboarded, Trump defender and NZs answer to what would you get if Piers Morgan and a meth smoking scorpion had a baby, Mike Hosking, is at the NZ Herald Troll Farm today complaining about a holiday he had in Hawaii.

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For every muppet who wants to arm the cops – 5 reasons not to

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

We are not a people who will tolerate big swinging dick cops coming into our personal spaces armed. The guns will become an immediate source of tension, and that tension will get played out time and time and time again.

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Why Kate Hawkesby is a steaming pile of elitist human garbage OR Kate Hawkesby sings the blues

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

We should show her views and those who champion vengeance over mercy the contempt they deserve,   they have no enlightenment, just the boorish bruise of the very barbarism they claim to recoil from. 

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Malcolm Evans – The American Military Industrial Complex hates Trump

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Malcolm Evans – The American Military Industrial Complex hates Trump

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What’s Really Behind American Threats Against India

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

You know, it is a curious thing. When Pakistan made moves about potentially acquiring Russian-made S-400 anti-missile/anti-air system … there was, largely, silence. Yet when India goes to actualize acquisition of S-400 systems as part of a deal with Russia that was negotiated in 2016 – United States moves to impose sanctions on India.

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Zionist-Inspired Definition Of Antisemitism Deployed Against Jeremy Corbyn.

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  27 Comments

THE NEW ZEALAND LEFT is not alone in being torn apart by what should and should not be tolerated. Only yesterday, the British Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, was publicly upbraided for being “an antisemitic racist” by Margaret Hodge, a senior British Labour MP. Hodge was furious that Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has refused to accept, in full, the definition of antisemitism issued by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).

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Contrasting accounts of Indonesian genocide and betrayal in West Papua

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Two damning and contrasting books about Indonesian colonialism in the Pacific, both by activist participants in Europe and New Zealand, have recently been published. Overall, they are excellent exposes of the harsh repression of the Melanesian people of West Papua and a world that has largely closed a blind eye to to human rights violations.

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Saving Spinoff TV

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Apparently The Spinoffs “Gonzo reporting, scorching hot takes, and ruthless media analysis” – (that’s honestly a real quote, I’m not factiously making that up) – has gone down about as well as Donald Trump acting in a self written play performed at Silo Theatre during Pride Week.

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Hahahaha – Waikeria prison far worse than first thought – like TDB pointed out last month

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

Another home goal by a Government who seem to think their problem is a lack of ‘gender intelligence’ in selling their ideas, and not basic strategic competence.  Isn’t it time someone called back in Matt McCarten? Hasn’t he been punished enough and isn’t this incompetence starting to hurt?

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Sub killing planes vs Greens, China vs America and why Jacinda should stand for an independent NZ

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

Why let the war mongers dictate the narrative? Why not have a leader who can articulate a vision of co-operation in the Pacific challenge that narrative by being direct in our criticism while inclusive in our solutions?

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Mike Treen leaves NZ for Gaza Flotilla

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

Mike Treen – National Director of Unite Union Auckland speaks before departing to join the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla

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