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China vs NZ

By   /  April 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

As China and America lock horns in a trade war and with the enormous build up of naval hardware in the South China Sea, it is becoming increasingly likely that NZ is going to get dragged into this geopolitical vortex.

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Was Israel Folau a missed opportunity?

By   /  April 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Maybe it’s me getting old and seeing looming economic crashes and environmental meltdowns that will demand a level of co-operation amongst our squabbling tribes that is making me so reflective but the entire Israel Folau issue just seemed like a terrible missed opportunity.

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New Government throw $28billion at desperately underfunded Auckland infrastructure

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

The reality is the crippling underfunding of Auckland’s infrastructure will require more than $28billion to seriously get the city moving.  

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Wait, what? There hasn’t been any oversight of our mass surveillance Intelligence apparatus since 2016?

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

National built a mass surveillance deep state, the supposed checks and balances to that deep state are a joke and mere window dressing. 

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National’s magical 4th term

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

To date, the National Party have behaved like a spoilt child convinced that somehow they were tricked and robbed into losing the election.

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Filthy dirty NZ Cops busted

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

…the NZ cops knew Roberto Conchi Harris was bent, but used his testimony to arrest and send Tamihere down. Harris has gone down for 8 years and 7 months for his role in framing Tamihere, but what about the NZ cops who used him?

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Wait, what? Hosking is blaming Clark with an e for Con with an e’s column?

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

…Hosking is criticising Clarke for responding to a fellow Herald’s character assassination as if it’s Clarke’s fault????

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Why we need immediate change and why Shane Jones is 100% right to attack public service

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Jones however correctly identifies the way in which the neoliberal Public Service bureaucracy slow down any actual ability to change things in NZ. This is a difficult reality for the Left to get their heads around, we have always seen the State as the means to create egalitarianism, what the new Government is quickly learning however is that the Ministries are fiefdoms of their own and serve in their interests, not the interests of NZ.

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ANZAC Day – Lest we remember

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The glorious war dead lie cold in the ground and must weep at our militarism and how their sacrifices have been twisted into continued justification for violence. 

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Greens trash Labour’s chances in Northcote – with allies like this, who needs National?

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The Greens running in the Northcote by-election is as counter productive as Clarke Gayford asking Deborah Hill Cone for a character reference. 

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After character assassinating Clarke with an e – is the NZ Herald now just a blog with Trolls?

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

The Herald have had the audacity to pick up on their own columnists smear job on Clarke with an unnamed ‘story’ covering the outrage they created.

Clickbait using clickbait.

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Banning the benefit for a Tinder date?!? This is why we still can’t trust Labour, the Greens & NZ First

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

There is a belief amongst some on the Left that our comrades inside the Government are so over whelmed by the enormity of the job and are being so expertly manipulated by the Public Services that there will be only shallow promises an no real policy change.

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Even for Deborah Hill Cone, this is petty & spiteful

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  55 Comments

I’ve grown to like Deborah Hill Cone. The neurotic insightfulness of privilege after two bottles of white wine on a Wednesday in Devonport mixed with prescription drugs never sounded so self assured.

There are times she soars with enlightenment, cheers with genuine humour and preaches with conviction.

This hate column attacking Clarke Gayford however, sure as fuck isn’t one of them.

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Dear Students of Auckland University – here is how you get your libraries (and power) back

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

If students want to keep their libraries and reject the hollowness of neoliberal culture myths, they must fight to bring back Universal Student Membership. 

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By suing Wikileaks. the DNC has shown how desperate they are to blame everyone but themselves

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Opponents of Trump like to point to the Russian interference in the election to explain Trump winning, but I think blaming Russia for ‘hacking’ the US Election is deeply counter productive.

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It’s fair to compare Heather du Plessis-Allan to Ann Coulter

By   /  April 23, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

It’s fair to compare Jacinda to Trump in that they are part of the same species, breath oxygen and both have two legs and two arms.

The similarities end there.

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