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Campaign Involving Kiwis Wins Nobel Peace Prize – New Zealand Peace Foundation

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

The Peace Foundation worked to realise the New Zealand Nuclear Free zone in 1987, and has since worked with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to inspire others to realise a nuclear-free world. Through Laurie Ross we promoted the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) in Auckland in public peace education events, […]

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Gynaecologists to Train on Live Sheep – NZAVS

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) are asking the organisers of an upcoming surgical workshop to reconsider using anaesthetised sheep. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) will be in Auckland in late October for their Annual Scientific Meeting – which includes a workshop for the development of gynaecological surgical […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

Donald Trump spray tanned at White House

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 17th October 2017

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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The Maker Of “Men” – Masculinity and its Origins

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

WHO MAKES “MEN”? With the behaviour of movie magnate, Harvey Weinstein, dominating the headlines, the nature and origins of masculinity have become a hot topic. At issue is whether all expressions of masculinity are to a greater-or-lesser extent “toxic” – or only some? And, whether the ultimate liberation of womankind is contingent upon the unequivocal elimination of the culturally constructed beings we call “men”?

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How Winston could use MMP for NZ First and put New Zealand second

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

There was a lot of behind the scenes happiness that Labour and NZ First were making great head way in terms of policy agreements, but the fact that the actual model of how the Government would function hasn’t yet been discussed should have Jacinda blinking rather than winking.

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Why Trump’s misnaming of the Persian Gulf has angered Iranians

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

It was not the decision to decertify the Iran’s nuclear deal that has left most ordinary Iranians incensed but the US President’s misnaming of the Persian Gulf as the Arabian Gulf. Many Iranians have taken to the social media to express their rage and disappointment at the President’s failure to refer to the Persian Gulf by its proper name.

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Controversial I know, but Sean Plunket should NOT have resigned from the BSA (sit down lil bitch be humble – a guide for white guys)

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

I’m going to try and use this excuse if I ever get caught smuggling a tonne of cocaine across the border, ‘but your honour, it’s a social experiment bro’. 

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Urewera 10 years on – any lessons to remember?

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

On the 10th anniversary of the Urewera raids we should recount the lessons – and we should remember. Breathless police and media commentary about a cocktail of napalm bombs, terrorist cells, guns, ammunition, Maori extremists, guerrilla warfare, assassination threats against politicians, greeted the public on the 15th October 2007. You name it – the police claimed it and the media hyped it.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  7 Comments

When I give the sign, begin the revolution

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 16th October 2017

By   /  October 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 15th October 2017

By   /  October 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  10 Comments

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 14th October 2017

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  15 Comments

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NZ companies complicit in culture of violence, intolerance and oppression

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

War is great for business. About $1.68 trillion worth of business globally as of 2015. Defence market reports say global tension and conflict will drive ongoing defence spending, “leading to global market opportunities for exporters”. Even here in NZ, our comparatively small defence budget is increasing, and NZ based military technology manufacturers are poised to […]

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GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – Make Money Über Alles?

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

A friend has alerted me to a story that I missed when it was printed in the business section of the Oct 07 Press. Just when an Arms Fair was being held in Wellington, promoting the latest in weaponry, the Press ran a story ‘Unease at innovation agreement with Israel’. The story reports on NZ and […]

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Dainties and Chains: Progressive MPs and the “Wellington Bubble”

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  18 Comments

EVEN IF WINSTON VEERS LEFT, the progressive New Zealand community still has a problem. Their new political representatives: the people upon whom so many progressive voters have pinned their hopes for meaningful change; will soon discover that the speed at which they, themselves, are being transformed is far outstripping any changes in the wider world. […]

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