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How badly beaten down have we become by drug prohibition? When we are offered crumbs we cheer

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

…giving Police discretion to prosecute drug users is not a solution and will result in racist outcomes, which is what we have now – but by all means, cheer like this is meaningful.

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Soaring rents, skyrocketing suicide rates, environmental scientists too frightened to talk and 100 000 hungry children – Merry Christmas NZ

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  22 Comments

We have lost perspective on what actually matters in this country. It’s partly a current affairs and news environment more focused on petty gotchas and infotainment, it’s partly a smug conceit by the Left who have ignored those issues because Labour is in Power.

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Of all the people to attack, Richie Hardcore isn’t one of them!

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  16 Comments

…this story is such horse shit! If there are any questions to answer it’s from Simon Bridges and the National Party member who is in a relationship with Sroubek’s former partner…

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Dear little baby Jesus, let this orange freak die so I can become President and start your apocalypse.   

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The horror of Antarctica meltdown

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

While our political leaders are numbed into inaction by business interests who gain the most from climate change pollution, the one place climate deniers always pointed at to claim global warming wasn’t really happening, is in meltdown…

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Māori Climate Commissioner condemns Australia’s climate denial and calls on Patrick Suckling to resign

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata, has condemned Australia’s decision to doom its Pacific neighbours to climate catastrophe by appearing at a Coal conference at the UN climate change summit. “By appearing at America’s coal carnival, Australia has slapped the Pacific in the face. Climate change means there can be no future in coal and […]

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Air NZ: We have a deal – E Tu

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

After three days of mediation, the unions representing Air New Zealand Logistics and Engineering workers have reached agreement in principle with company representatives. Talks concluded at Air NZ HQ at 10pm tonight. As a result, the three one-day strike notices on 21, 22, and 23 December have been lifted. The members core aims have largely […]

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Campaign Congratulates Medicinal Cannabis Activists – Cannabis Referendum Coalition

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The expected passage of the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill this evening has been hailed as a victory for grassroots campaigning, by the #makeitlegal campaign group the Cannabis Referendum Coalition. “We take our hats off to the many people who have campaigned for this over the years – a number of whom have […]

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TOP Leadership Election Winners Announced

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The Opportunities Party is delighted with the results of the first-ever party election: The winner of the Leader position is Geoff Simmons. Geoff has been acting as the interim leader and was formerly General Manager of the Morgan Foundation. He brings with him a rock-solid background in TOP’s policy as well as excellent communication skills, […]

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Save the Children Welcomes Paper on Preventing Family Violence – Save The Children

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) welcomes the release of the latest discussion paper from the Chief Science Advisor to the Justice Sector, Dr Ian Lambie, Every 4 Minutes’. Family violence is a significant issue affecting our children, families and wider society; every four minutes there is a notification to Police or a child protection […]

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ALRANZ Takes Case to Human Rights Review Tribunal

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

ALRANZ announced the Office of Human Rights Proceedings (OHRP) has decided to provide ALRANZ with representation before the Human Rights Review Tribunal (HRRT). Last year, ALRANZ and five individuals complained to the Human Rights Commission that New Zealand’s abortion laws discriminate against women and pregnant people. The complaint was not settled, and will go before […]

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NZ called on by global leaders to step up at COP24 – Greenpeace

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace International Executive Director, Jennifer Morgan, says the New Zealand delegation has been “quiet” at the conference, which is at odds with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s bold action earlier in the year to ban new oil and gas exploration permits. “Because there are so few countries on our side, we urgently need New Zealand to […]

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New information campaign highlights multiple risks of legalising euthanasia – The Care Alliance

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

A new information campaign highlighting the risks of legalising euthanasia was launched today at a public meeting in Christchurch. The icare campaign features 24 short videos of disability advocates, doctors, nurses and a lawyer talking about why euthanasia is unnecessary, unsafe and unwise. Carried across multiple digital platforms, the campaign aims to inform New Zealanders […]

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Waatea News Column: ‘How Santa Parades became a flash point for racism’

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I’ve always felt, as a Pakeha, that just below the surface of the civility of New Zealand culture, there bubbles something pretty bitter in the soul of many white Kiwis.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 13th December 2018

By   /  December 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

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

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Malcolm Evans – Air NZ strike

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Air NZ strike

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