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If we are quite finished with patting ourselves on the back for a fairly meaningless call in Paris to restrict free speech could we get back to housing and homelessness?

By   /  May 19, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

While Grant Robertson and James Shaw continue to promise our corporate overlords that a Labour led Government will maintain National’s old austerity budget, those children living on the streets are the most obvious amputation of the politics of kindness. 

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NZs ‘Mr Israel’ to set up far right Christian Party to put National into power – our own Handmaid’s Tale moment

By   /  May 17, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

The horror of what Alabama has pulled off by effectively banning abortions is their ‘Handmaid’s tale moment’, NZs ‘Mr Israel’ setting up a far right Christian Party is to prop up National is going to be ours.

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Mass surveillance of Beneficiaries is sickening

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

Like an official panty sniffer, the Ministry of Social Development sneak around people’s bedrooms to see if they are in a relationship or not.

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Jacinda’s leadership dazzles on the international stage again

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Leading the charge to demand social media companies face regulation to stop the live streaming of terrorist acts is noble and an appropriate response to the atrocity in Christchurch.

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Cheating students at exploitative educational facilities doing scam degrees – how very Nu Zilind

By   /  May 16, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

We currently do these international students a terrible disservice so news there is cheating rife throughout the entire structure is the perfect symptom to a rotten industry.   

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Trump’s Iran, Venezuela and China gambit

By   /  May 15, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  17 Comments

To date, Trump’s nationalism has had an isolationist feel about it when it comes to his foreign affairs agenda.

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Can we all just pause for Dave Macpherson and his whanau?

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

What else can a parent do when the state kills your child? You run to be a public voice on the organisation that killed and you highlight the incompetence and corruption and for doing so get sacked when the Government wants to sweep it all under the carpet.

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All white gun owners are learning is how NZ Police treat brown people every week

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

…Police overkill has been a feature of urban policing for a long time now, it’s just this current group being targeted haven’t been targeted in the past.

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Sacking the Auckland Transport Board & cutting deals to decongest traffic in central Auckland – JT vs Goff week 1

By   /  May 14, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

You can say many things about JT, lack of vision isn’t one of them.

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Mega-strike a taste of the new militant Union landscape in New Zealand

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

Ever since the National Party neutered the Union movement with the Employment Contracts Act, Public sector Union’s have been cowered into acquiescence and the militancy evaporated.

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Sexual assaults in prison shouldn’t get ideologically hijacked

By   /  May 12, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Let us have a serious debate about sexual assault in prisons by acknowledging double bunking has been an enormous failure in keeping prisoners safe and that it must be removed as a policy if we are to do anything meaningful on sexual assaults in prison.

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Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm shouldn’t an advisory board to the PM on censoring the internet require some academics and experts on civil rights and freedom of speech?

By   /  May 11, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

A couple of tech people, a lawyer, industry interests, corporate media interests and Lizzie Marvelly???

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Of course the 100000 Kiwibuild houses was a stunt

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

I have spoken to the person who was Shearer’s advisor on this, and they admitted that it was a stunt to blunt Cunliffe’s aspirations and that it was never costed out because who would complain if they only built 70 000?

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Sure, Russell Brown & The Drug Foundation are excited, but should the rest of us be excited?

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

It isn’t binding in a move to drag stoners to the ballot boxes, it is a similar stunt to what Labour is proposing for social welfare, ‘vote for us and we might implement benefit increases and implement cannabis reform’.

Never mind the ongoing injustice.

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Last week Simon Bridges was attacking slushies this week Paula Bennett is raging against cannabis gummy bears

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

The simple truth is that the National Party are being dicks about the Cannabis referendum. 

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Why being Carbon Neutral by 2050 is meaningless

By   /  May 9, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Being soft on methane is such a spineless move for a sunset industry like dairy who even in their death throws of being economically viable in the wake of synthetic meat and milk still manage to drag our collective feet on any meaningful legislation.

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