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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Double Bunking Prison Rapes, my submission on prison narks and punishment for watching Lisa Owen

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

Corrections Dept negligence and the double bunking policy caused this by giving rapist & Black Power member William Katipa his opportunities . No Corrections officer has been held accountable & 50 potential further victims are not being individually notified .

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – new strides at Waikeria prison

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

I had a productive session this week with Prison Inspector Jason Eakins regarding some recent issues I raised with the Inspectorate .

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GUEST BLOG: Roger Fowler – Sweden issues demands – but will Peters say anything?

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

The stark contrast of two governments to the illegal hijacking of flotilla boats & their citizens

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Hararwira – Israel doesn’t want you to see this

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Whenever a dictatorship says “don’t show this” we have an obligation to show it far and wide …

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GUEST BLOG: Philip Patston – The difference between free speech and hate speech

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  54 Comments

This morning, I saw at least two tweets denouncing the disallowing of conservative rhetoric and hate speech, citing media attention as a reason to turn a blind eye to this kind of right-wing propaganda masked as “free speech”.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – AMAZON and THOR!!

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Went out last night … and got jumped by AMAZON and THOR!!

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – My cell block at Waikeria

By   /  August 7, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Note I am a 62 year old Low Security Inmate, so it’s illegal to keep me here, but Corrections is getting desperate as it ramps up its retaliation to my High Court “double bunking” challenge.

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GUEST BLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – Interview with Ari

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Ari is a resilient, strong, beautiful, intelligent and kind transgender young woman who has faced many adversaries throughout her transition to her preferred gender. Ari has lived an incredible life resulting in a high level of maturity and an authentic view of the world we live in today. I admire Ari’s strength and transparency so I decided to approach her for an interview! 

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Domestic violence survivors’ leave attacked as ‘too generous’

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

We were elected to make change, and we make no apologies for that. After nine years of obscene underfunding of almost every public service and infrastructure in the land, this Government is dedicated to implementing real change, not a shallow con job of change.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Double Bunking leads to more crime, not less

By   /  July 31, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

This is from a statement given in his cell by an inmate to a lawyer, who has taken it up with prison management and Ministers . This supposedly occurred over a board game by an inmate who wasn’t taking his anti psychotic medication .

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GUEST BLOG: Tony Stevens – A Healthy Workplace

By   /  July 30, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Tony Stevens – A Healthy Workplace

In New Zealand, across the world, the cultural response to mental health in the workplace is troubling. Broadly there’s been a lot of progress tackling the mental health stigma in recent years, but workplaces have not caught up to the important discussions happening in wider society.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – The Helsinki Deal and the American Empire

By   /  July 29, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

There is a lot of confusion about Trump’s behavior in Helsinki. Is he crazy, a traitor, or dupe of Putin? Nah. It’s not that hard. It’s still about the Great Game for Eurasia. Trump is picking a fight with China which is the main economic threat to US imperialism. China has said it will ignore the sanctions on Iran. Trump wants to test the loyalty of Putin to Xi in the hope of weakening the China/Russia bloc. He wants a new deal.

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GUEST BLOG: Mike Lee – Goff’s ‘Toilet Tax’ – Auckland’s ‘winter of discontent’ set to continue

By   /  July 29, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Just one week after the imposition of the council’s regressive fuel tax and a bunch of new targeted rates, came the disclosure in the NZ Herald that mayor Phil Goff has been planning ways to impose a so-called ‘Toilet Tax’ on the ratepayers of Auckland.

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GUEST BLOG: Chester Borrows – Prison in the 21st Century

By   /  July 26, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

A 21st century prison would recognise that the prevalence of offending is not truly reflected in the prison population. People only go to prison who are convicted, and the guilty get off sometimes and occasionally the innocent slip through filters in the justice system. It would recognise that offending doesn’t occur in a vacuum and that triggers for offending, and studies show that serious offenders have many common factors. These factors can be articulated and understood, and so prison conditions and policies should not be predicated on rhetoric and political idealism.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – My next new court case

By   /  July 23, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

I filed my Statement of Claim re double bunking , staff to inmate ratio , illegal Waikeria prison rules etc . at the Hamilton High Court on 29 June . Crown Law has just asked for an extra month to prepare their Statement of Defence .

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – Celebrate the Legends

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Hone Harawira is the leader of the MANA Movement and is currently touring Native American meetings.

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