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Why we urgently need to investigate Chinese influence over National

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  107 Comments

National Party MPs are personally invested in Chinese Business Interests and shock horror the policy National puts out just happens to benefit those Chinese Business Interests, as for China using farms to help test missile guidance systems for the Chinese military, can anyone possibly find an example more spectacularly splendid than that?

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Trumpwatch – How Elon Musk can overcome Trump’s climate-change obstinacy

By   /  June 18, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Ironically, big corporations have parted company with Trump and the American Right, siding instead with the science community;

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Trumpwatch: The Drum(pf)s of War

By   /  February 13, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  55 Comments

Not since Bush launched a propaganda war against three nations (Iran, Iraq, and North Korea) with his jingoistic “Axis of Evil” rhetoric in 2002, has a U.S. president so successfully instigated Cold War II on so many fronts.

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Trump escalates, Putin congratulates

By   /  December 27, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  28 Comments

With 115 characters, Donald Trump declared a return to a global nuclear arms race.

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“Spinning” in a post-truth era

By   /  August 13, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Two recent media stories, on two utterly disparate issues, were clear examples of how tax-payer funded media “spin doctors” were guiding government ministers to respond to questions in a certain way.

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Four Ways to Madness, Kiwi-style – a day in our media

By   /  September 17, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

September 15 – A day in our history when four items of news were reported in our media, and few people seemed aware of the new depths of craziness that our country has sunk to.

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Amnesty International – The conversation that needs to be had with China

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Human Writes, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

here at Amnesty International we’d like to suggest John Key and President Xi have a different conversation. The problem is the list of human rights abuses taking place in China is so long, it’s hard to know where to start…

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