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So Southern and Molyneux might be coming – what do we do now?

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

Phil Goff was right to ban these crypto-fascsists from  a publicly funded venue, but his need to appeal to liberal Auckland at a time when his Leadership as Mayor was eroding him support from the Left threw a gas bomb on this and allowed these Hate Merchants to play the free speech martyrs.

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New Zealand must expel the Israeli Embassy

By   /  July 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 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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For every muppet who wants to arm the cops – 5 reasons not to

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 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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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  /  39 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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Police claims of no risk to the Public ring hollow

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

I think what the NZ Police meant to say was…

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Trump & Putin – the new Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  46 Comments

Putin just can not believe his luck can he? Look at the glee in his eyes as he meets this orange carnival of ignorance. I never thought I’d see the day when the President of the United States of America sided with the Russians?!? 

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How should new Government deal with wave of industrial actions?

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

Ineffective Union Leadership + self-saucing member militancy on social media = bad times for Jacinda.

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Did NZ just get trolled by the alt-right?

By   /  July 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Since when were we on the Left such intellectual cowards? We, and the progressive liberal democracy we call home, deserve better champions for our values than punch Nazis in the face cheerleaders who celebrate restricting freedom of speech.

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Will Freedom of Speech debate become our ‘deplorables’ moment?

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

You don’t beat crypto-fascists with trigger free safe spaces and emotional support peacocks.

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The glee over TOPs demise

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Yes, Morgan & Plunkett had all the charm of car accidents involving school children, BUT their policy was courageously light years ahead of most everyone else.

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Since when were we on the Left frightened to fight crypto-fascsists?

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  49 Comments

Look, I don’t think these alt-right polemicists should gain access to council venues either, just as I wouldn’t want ISIS recruitment seminars in the Town Hall, KKK monthly meet & greets in Council Chambers or Man love Boy Association annual sing alongs at Silo Park,  but I still support them appearing if they find a private venue, just as I am prepared to protest their appearing!

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The disconnect between platforming fascists and stopping them recruiting more

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Where I would accept the use of Council venues is if it were a debate. If these far right protagonists want to come to NZ to just demand a pulpit to preach from, there’s the door, but if they were prepared to debate their views under debate rules, step on up, let’s have the debate because here’s the real problem for us on the Left and the progressive side of politics, this isn’t going away.

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So technically, NZ is less environmental than Al Qaeda

By   /  July 9, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

So technically, NZ is less environmental than Al Qaeda?!? If you add the pointlessness of being carbon neutral by 2050 when the polar caps will be melted by 2030, our generations ‘nuclear moment’, as proclaimed by Jacinda is not exactly, “I can smell the Uranium on your breath from here’ moral certainty  and more, “I can smell the garlic down wind from you at an all you can eat garlic festival” undistinguishable passiveness.

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Hooton’s anti-Trump propaganda, climate change armageddon vs economic trade war meltdown and who Grant Robertson should call when shit hits the fan

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

…Hoots is correct to hold up Trump as a risk to everything, but it’s not the destruction he’ll do to the neoliberal hegemony that’s the issue, it’s that the neoliberal hegemony empowered Trump in the first place.

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South Right Whale vs South White Fail

By   /  July 8, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

Of course far right polemicists have the right to speak in NZ – what they don’t have a right to is community funded space to speak in – but nothing is solved by banning this toxicity – if the left can’t argue the far right and win, we’ve lost, not them

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