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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Better Red than Dead

By   /  October 15, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Capitalism is on its last legs and can only survive by making us, the vast majority of working people the world over, pay for it by giving up our livelihoods and our lives. For that reason, we have to get over our magical thinking that capitalism can be saved from itself, and fight for survival socialism. 

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Penny Bright’s funeral

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

It was a privilege to go to Penny Bright’s funeral this afternoon, there was a lot of great kōrero.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Why my latest case is in the public interest and an example of the petty tyranny of Prison staff

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Justice Anne Hinton was a fearless advocate for womens’ rights in matrimonial property cases during her career as a QC, so I was surprised how hard I had to fight at the Case Management hearing this morning to persuade her my case against Corrections involved Public Interest & I should not have to pay Security […]

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – What charter schools mean to Māori and why NZ needs to listen

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

Now that the charter schools have transitioned into mainstream as character or state integrated schools, I want to explain why I supported them and helped build one on my marae, Ngā Whare Waatea.

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GUEST BLOG: Diana Phillips – In the Midst of the Kavanaugh Debacle, the Culture of Rapism Must Be Addressed.

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

This week, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, despite massive protests, making him the 4th on the bench that has been nominated by a president that was not elected by popular vote.

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GUEST BLOG: Maire Leadbeater – Indonesia rails against Pacific support for West Papua

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Indonesia is becoming increasingly frantic about the Pacific Island states who speak up for West Papua.  Triggered by Vanuatu’s prime Minister, Charlot Salwai’s address at the UN General Assembly this month, Indonesia went on a no-holds-barred attack.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – despite legal wins in Court, NZ Corrections continue harassment campaign

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

After last Friday’s double wins for me in the Courts , it was perhaps too much to be expected the “system ” ( Corrections ) would leave me be.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Maximum Security design faults, prison labour, Parole & death threats from prison narks

By   /  October 5, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Judge Whata still hasn’t released Harris’ perjury hearing transcripts to the Police so they can conduct an investigation into further perjury allegations against Harris . With the recent death threat letter against me from Harris , it looks as though these delays could be emboldening Harris

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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – If immigrants need to prove their values so should we

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

There is a lot of commentary regarding New Zealand First’s proposal of a ‘Respecting New Zealand Values Bill’ which emerged out of a popular vote for the remit to be considered for policy.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – Here you go my brothers.

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Something to read. Something to ponder. Something to understand. Something to believe. Something to accept. Something to act on.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Could the “Taylor” Decision torpedo the “Waka-jumping”Bill?

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Could the “Taylor” Decision torpedo the “Waka-jumping”Bill?

The Peters-inspired “waka jumping” bill could be a candidate for a Declaration of Inconsistency if enacted. The Attorney General has more than the usual amount of conflict of interest in delivering his NZBOR Review below.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Gould – Positive Money Petition

By   /  September 22, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Many of today’s generation will have forgotten or be unaware of the brave and successful initiative taken by our Prime Minister in the 1930s – the great Michael Joseph Savage.  He created new money with which he built thousands of state houses, thereby bringing an end to the Great Depression in New Zealand and providing decent houses for young families (my own included) who needed them.

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GUEST BLOG: Amnesty International – Police spying must be investigated

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Rochelle Rees  is a mother of a seven-year-old, an IT professional that drinks soy lattes and she’s pretty sure the police have been spying on her.

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GUEST BLOG: Damon Rusden – 1080

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  38 Comments

Sadly, much of the substance of the anger at 1080 seems to draw from the anti-establishment well. This is what saddens me the most; that despite all the evidence of 1080 being effective it is quickly dismissed because there is some relation to a crown entity or state department. Even the independent charities, such as Forest and Bird, are dismissed as being too cosy with government. While there are obvious and understandable reasons people may be sceptical of government and even science; but pest control is not a profitable industry. There is no financial motive, or any discernible motive that comes from the use of 1080. So why would we continue to use it? Because it’s proven to work.

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GUEST BLOG: Dr Alison Campbell – So what does the actual Science say about 1080?

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

The scientists & conservation workers that I know look forward to the time when reliable, equally-effective alternatives become available – but that time is still, realistically, years away and frankly, our native ecosystems can’t wait that long. We definitely need to keep talking about this issue, and we need to improve the way we do that. The grandstanding and the untruths don’t help anything, least of all the living taonga we all want to protect.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Reclaiming Marx 2 – Marxism after Marx

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Reclaiming Marx 2 – Marxism after Marx

Dave Brownz is TDBs guest Marxist because every left wing blog needs a Marxist.

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