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GUEST BLOG: Curwen Rolinson – OURTEAROA: Bringing Back Civil Society and a Progressive Nationalist Youth Organization

By   /  October 6, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

The lessons I took from polling day were as follows:

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Party members and affiliates – the real losers in Labour’s leadership fight (Meanwhile the NZ Herald is pimping for war)

By   /  October 1, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  35 Comments

The combined wisdom of the last two reviews was that the Party had to give affiliates and members a say so that they would feel connected to Labour and such interaction would boost membership. So how do those affiliates and members now feel after the Leader they selected had a Caucus sit on its hands and sulk?

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GUEST BLOG – P Campbell – To the Left with love

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

A week after the general election results I feel wrung out emotionally, having been through the disappointment, depression and anger of seeing another right wing government elected overwhelmingly by winning support from the parts of NZ that will never benefit from their policies. Here are the topmost thoughts from a week of reflection.

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GUEST BLOG: Anjum Rahman – Loyalty, Leadership and the Labour Party

By   /  September 28, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

We all have our thoughts on the reasons for these results, and I will certainly be giving mine during the Labour Party review. Unlike some Labour MPs, I don’t intend to use public forums to air internal party issues, in a way that is destructive to the Party.

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Cunliffe vs Robertson – Round 2

By   /  September 28, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  32 Comments

If Cunliffe can’t show he has listened to the damage that disunity has produced, then he isn’t fit to be a leader. One means available to Cunliffe for this is the symbolism of who he picks as a running mate for this primary. In this Stuart Nash has the edge.

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The tasks before the left and labour movement

By   /  September 28, 2014  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

Anyone on the left would have been disappointed at the result of the election.

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GUEST BLOG: Kate Davis – The post election postmortem is giving me post party depression

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  28 Comments

Just get back on the horse and giddy the fuck up Labour. You may have been lapped but we need you still in the race.

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The Left Triumphant! A Counterfactual History of the Last Twelve Months.

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  40 Comments

DID IT REALLY HAVE TO END LIKE THIS? Reading through the commentary threads of the left-wing blogs it is impossible to not feel the anger; the sense of betrayal; the impression of having had something vital ripped from their grasp; that many left-wing voters are still experiencing.

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GUEST BLOG: Dr Jarrod Gilbert – Proof of David Farrar’s deception: my own experience of Dirty Politics

By   /  September 26, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

In the lead up to the election the Minister of Corrections Anne Tolley launched a gang policy. In order to justify the government’s approach she used gang figures that overstated the gang problem. Not by a little bit, but a lot. And I mean a lot.

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Uncomplicated Loyalties: Why Cunliffe and the Labour Left Cannot Win

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  88 Comments

Is there no way back for Cunliffe and the Left? No way at all?

No, there is not.

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Can Labour be saved? Why Whaleoil & National won and why we need a new media

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  92 Comments

The Labour Party of NZ need to work out what they are. Are they a modern democracy whose members and affiliates have an active say in the shape and direction of the Party, or are they merely a political management team who work to not spook the corporate forces of capitalism?

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One Party State

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Dr Wayne Hope, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  61 Comments

In years to come this election will be seen as a historic turning point towards one party rule.

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Hang tight everyone – Marama Davidson campaign reflection

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Marama Davidson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  33 Comments

I am not leaving this fight. Striving for a fairer society is too important.

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Reflecting on Elections Past

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Keith Rankin, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

Learn from history. While history never repeats, those politicians (and political hopefuls) willing to take a nuanced perspective can take heart.

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GUEST BLOG: Kelly Ellis – The Reptile Room

By   /  September 23, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  48 Comments

If ever a good message was butchered by bad messengers, this was it. It not the Moment of Truth. It was the Moment of Death.

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The success of right-wing counter messaging in the election

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs  /  114 Comments

One of the reasons National won the election was due to its success in counter messaging – and the way so many media commentators ran with th the right-wing spin.

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