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NEW POLL: One News Colmar Brunton Poll has Labour cannibalise Greens beneath threshold

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

The most concerning part of the volatility of the Polls has been how utterly manipulated they are by the mainstream media.

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Rachel Stewart destroys lying corporate dairy farmer water propaganda

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

National are the political expression of corporate farming and for too long we’ve allowed these thieves to rob us of our water for the benefit of their mates. they sold our bloody state energy assets to create a $400million irrigation slush fund. 

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Australia declares war on Jacinda

By   /  August 15, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  66 Comments

…Australia dares has the audacity to suggest they couldn’t work with NZ if Labour won?

We have put up with Australia’s blatant racism, citizenship rights double standards and their slavish devotion to American foreign policy and they are the ones questioning working with us???

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National’s ‘Maaaari-gonna-steal-the-water-under-Labour’ racist dog whistle shows how frightened they are of Jacinda

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

…Oh No! Maaaari might have a say over the heavily polluted rivers National helped exacerbate – what will motivate us?

Racism or clean drinking water?

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Stare how we treat disabled beneficiaries in the face

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

This is how the neoliberal welfare state that Metiria stood up against treats the disabled…

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Why National’s Bootcamps are 10 times worse than you thought they were

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

We know  our justice system is racist, this new policy is weighted heavily against Maori who would fail many of the set criteria being used. All this will do is put even more young Maori in prison.

We should be horrified at policy so openly racist.

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National’s response to mental health is a sick sad joke that should rule them out of Government

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

All National have announced is 17 new right wing social experiments to try and fix the dysfunction  they are exacerbating by using solutions that are the problem!

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10 Important stories about National’s political agenda that got lost in Jacindamania and Metiria’s assassination

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

With all the heat, noise and media attention on Jacindamania and Metiria’s political assassination, important news stories that really spell out the deficiencies and hollowness of National’s political agenda are being lost in the noise.

Here are the top 10.

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Nuclear war threats and Nazi rallies? That’s 205 days of President Trump

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

Trump is building a third electorate, alienated culturally and broken economically by Democrats and Republicans and fuelled on racist radicalism. All he needs now is some external threat to manipulate and demand total obedience from.

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Bootcamps? National want to bring back counter-productive bootcamps? No wonder we have such a high youth suicide rate

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Bootcamps don’t help those forced through them, bootcamps don’t stop our insane prison population, bootcamps make angry National supporters feel good.

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My biggest regret about the Metiria meltdown, where the Greens must go now and shout out to James Shaw

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

The Greens are the only political party who are genuinely offering the largest chunk of the missing million voters – beneficiaries – meaningful policy of $180 each week increases in welfare.

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The madness of National stealing water for Dairy Farmers, economic meltdown and the looming environmental catastrophe

By   /  August 13, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Watching Steven Joyce doing the weekend current affairs circuit describing Labour’s water tax on farmers as economic self mutilation and denying criticisms that National have stolen and subsidised water for their Dairy Farmer mates is evidence of a Government too self interested to think outside their special interests.

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Can we pause and consider what just happened to Metiria back there?

By   /  August 11, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

Metiria’s crime was not that she had told the truth about needing to game the draconian neoliberal welfare system, but that she had the audacity to tell her story with her chin up in defiance at the injustice of that system rather than the self-shaming we all demand from anything that is attached to the virgin sacrificing sacredness of ‘taxpayer money’. 

In NZ we accept the dignity of the broken, but never the dignity of the resistant.

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Kennedy Graham & David Clendon can not be allowed back into the Party

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

You don’t get to pull the suicide bomber stance they took by publicly resigning and then try to come back in.

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BREAKING: Neoliberal hate of the poor wins – Metiria resigns

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  106 Comments

…Metiria’s real crime was to challenge neoliberal cultural mythology and promise hope to beneficiaries that someone who shared their experience would force change for them.

Rich, white, male broadcasters have had their witch hunt and we have lost a civil rights hero. NZ is a poorer political landscape for it.

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If TOP can woo Kennedy Graham as a candidate – they hit 5%. Will Gareth Morgan be the Queenmaker?

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

If Labour continue to climb, and TOP can get Clendon or Graham, Gareth Morgan might be the Queenmaker, not Winston.

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