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If Phil Goff won’t fix Auckland’s housing crisis – could John Tamihere take the Mayoralty off him?

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Goff has been great at treating the symptoms of Auckland’s housing crisis, Tamihere however could focus on a cure. 

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Carmel Sepuloni must assure NZers that MSD didn’t remove children from State Tenants because of meth hysteria

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

We know now that Housing NZ were cruel and spiteful to their tenants, and we know that MSD and WINZ has a vicious reputation for treating beneficiaries with contempt so the NZ Government needs to assure the public that no child was taken off a state tenant because of this meth hysteria.

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On the same day NZ Herald profiles China threatening academic, they run Chinese propaganda

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Oh the irony. Nothing sums up the current failure of NZ media better than this.

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Update on my case against NZ Police illegally spying on me

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

…Our watchdogs have no teeth or bark.

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Oslo deception exposed – defend UNRWA – BDS can bring justice

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  No Comments

A member of the Israeli anti-Zionist Breaking the Silence movement, who had served with Israeli Occupation forces in the Palestinian city of Hebron, described in a television documentary interview the Israeli Army policy of photographing Palestinian families inside their homes. Following home invasions, often without warning, in the middle of the night, the families would […]

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Pitiful response to Housing NZ meth hysteria

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

The “pocket money” offer to state house tenants wrongly evicted from their homes based on bogus meth testing is deeply cynical and insulting.

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Sacking a female Māori MP in the week of Suffrage 125

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

What a tragic symbolism for Māori women in the week of Suffrage 125.  

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Annual Leave: Time’s Up – Pay it back!

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

Hundreds of millions of dollars are owed to hundreds of thousands of workers and only the top 100 employers are being asked to fix the problem and pay it back.

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A Modest Proposal For Russia’s Response To Israel In The Wake Of An F-16

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

So now the dust (or, perhaps, some measure of the ‘fog of war’) is starting to clear over Monday’s events in Syria, it’s probably prudent to reflect on what Putin can and should do in response to what has occurred.

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Has Neoliberalism Colonised Our Minds?

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

New Zealand is by no means exempt from the effects of this unravelling neoliberal hegemony. In this country, also, there is a large colonised population presided over by a distant and hated elite. We, too, have constructed an underclass whose full citizenship and personhood is routinely denied in overcrowded prisons; at the counter of the local WINZ office; and by “unconsciously biased” teachers, medics and cops.

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So when will the NZ mainstream media start examining how they contributed to the Meth Hysteria story?

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

How did this monstrosity manage to get out of hand so fast in a first world country based on science? Because the corporate media’s favourite whipping boy, beneficiaries, were involved and no one lost money in newspapers from beating up on bludgers.

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David Fisher and the double standards of NZ Politics

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Labour will always be crucified for policy in a way that National never does.

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Twyford gutlessly fears PSA, lets HNZ off hook for $120m meth hysteria

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

So, 2400 tenants mercilessly thrown onto the street, $120m needlessly pissed against the wall, National use entire fiasco as cover for state housing privatisation while homelessness spikes, the mainstream media whip it up for ratings & not one fucking person is held accountable at Housing NZ because Labour are too gutless to annoy the PSA???

Welcome to fucking NZ.

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Why National Party MPs are scum sucking maggots

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

…who the Christ goes out of their way to remove peoples rights to sue the State for discrimination, especially when those people are carers for family members who have serious illness or disability?

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Massey University lied – bad day for the woke anti-free speech brigade

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Reading Farrar is like going to the dentist, no one wants to go and while you know it will hurt it’s sometimes necessary and his expose on what really happened at Massey means the Vice Chancellor must be forced to resign.

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The State Stasi have used corporate spies on beneficiaries as well, not just activists so who will the NZ Deep State spy on next?

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

I persoanlly have always found it fascinating that the whispering campaign against Clarke Gayford exploded in terms of amplification right after Jacinda ruled out all State agencies using Thompson & Clark.

How interesting. 

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