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Call For Expanded Cannabis Decriminalisation – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill doesn’t go far enough, says criminal justice research group People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA). The Bill, which is currently going through the select committee, decriminalises cannabis use for terminally ill people. Supply of cannabis remains illegal, and people who use cannabis and are not terminally ill can […]

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Final week for submissions on draft Terms of Reference – Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care has received over 200 submissions from the public on the draft Terms of Reference. Public submissions close on April 30th. Chair of the Royal Commission Sir Anand Satyanand says he’s pleased with the number and quality of submissions from individuals and groups. “The success […]

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BAS’ Vision for Beneficiaries (part 2): Benefit Levels

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

This is our second segment in our series of suggestions for the future based on our vast experience helping people on benefits. Our main & most urgent suggestion for changes in the system would be to raise benefit levels immediately. Katarine cares for her children by herself and really struggles to meet all her weekly […]

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In support of Golriz Ghahraman

By   /  April 26, 2018  /  Leslie Bravery, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Golriz Ghahraman should be congratulated for her courageous outspokenness. In spite of myriad UN Security Council and General Assembly Resolutions, the Israel Lobby’s malevolent political influence among Western-allied states continues to contribute massively to Israel’s impunity. The lack of informed reporting by the mainstream news media regarding Palestine is also of great help to Israel. Protest is essential – silence is shameful.

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ANZAC Day – Lest we remember

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The glorious war dead lie cold in the ground and must weep at our militarism and how their sacrifices have been twisted into continued justification for violence. 

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Greens trash Labour’s chances in Northcote – with allies like this, who needs National?

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

The Greens running in the Northcote by-election is as counter productive as Clarke Gayford asking Deborah Hill Cone for a character reference. 

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GUEST BLOG: Joe Trinder – Every ANZAC Day we pretend that our nation was forged in a failed maritime invasion of Turkey

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

We adopt historical amnesia of the men woman and children that fought for their country on the battlefields of the New Zealand wars they are rarely mentioned at the cenotaphs every ANZAC parade.

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Malcolm Evans – ANZAC Day 2018

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – ANZAC Day 2018

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 25, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

My hand is big. I have a big hand. Look at how big my hand is.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 25th April 2018

By   /  April 25, 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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The Ben Bohane photo that Facebook censored on an article about Indonesia

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The original version of this photo, of West Papuan nambas (traditional penis gourds), which was published in the weekend edition of the family newspaper Vanuatu Daily Post and then by Asia Pacific Report, was deemed to have breached Facebook’s “community standards”. The photo was by award-winning photojournalist Ben Bohane, who lives in Vanuatu and whose work was published recently in the PMC book Conflict, Culture and Conscience.

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Unite accuses McDonald’s of wage theft

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Unite Union has accused McDonald’s of deliberately denying many workers their legal entitlement to an alternative holiday or lieu day for working a public holiday, or alternatively denying workers pay for a public holiday when they were entitled to it. “From wage and time records we have received and analysed, it seems clear that on […]

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Malcolm Evans – Balance of hate

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Malcolm Evans, Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

Malcolm Evans – Balance of hate

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After character assassinating Clarke with an e – is the NZ Herald now just a blog with Trolls?

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

The Herald have had the audacity to pick up on their own columnists smear job on Clarke with an unnamed ‘story’ covering the outrage they created.

Clickbait using clickbait.

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The Kiwi Connection In Palestine

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

I DON’T KNOW which is more embarrassing: to have a lawyer called Trotter defending a woman who prostituted her own daughter; or a PhD history candidate called Trotter “Exploring the Kiwi connection as Israel turns 70”.

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Breaking the billionaires’ grip on our economy and our lives

By   /  April 24, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Our lives have been hijacked by billionaires.

They cream off the wealth we create and leave us and our families struggling.

Most of us work longer hours for poor pay in insecure jobs. We have less money, less choices and face lives of increasing struggle. Most of our children will never own a home and face bleaker life chances than us today.

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