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What the 2017 youth quake really means for 2020

By   /  November 2, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Let’s look at what this small increase in turn out by young people in NZ actually meant for the election result. With a modest increase of 6.5% and more Maori voting, they managed to throw out the National Party despite the National Party getting an incredible 44%.

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Mainstream media claim no Youth Quake (cough, cough – bullshit)

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  12 Comments

Remember all those msm political pundits who claimed there hadn’t been a Youth Quake and that the Left had failed to rouse them to the ballot boxes?

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Why the new Government is far more revolutionary than many suspect

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  25 Comments

The first hundred days is just a start, it won’t be revolution but it sure as hell will be a rapid evolution and those who put this Government together in the background understood the transformative possibility this all could bring about.

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Strategies Of Right-Wing Resistance: It Can Happen here

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

CAN WE REALLY DO THIS? As the euphoria of victory wears off, and the sheer enormity of the challenge confronting progressive New Zealand reveals itself, it would be foolish not to feel just a little bit daunted. We face an economic system without the slightest idea how to solve the problems created by its discredited […]

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Crazy shit the right wing are saying about the new Government

By   /  October 26, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  18 Comments

Those on the Right claiming we are now a communist state don’t understand the words ‘communist’, ‘state’, ‘we’, ‘now’, ‘are’ or ‘a’.

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The 5 images that best sum up NZs new Government

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

The magnitude of change that this new government actually represents hasn’t sunk into the mainstream media yet. Most of them believed National would win, hence their bitter shock and they have barely caught their breath on what Labour, NZ First and the Greens truly represent. While they stumble into comprehension of actually how far this new Government intends to go, here are the 5 images that sum up the change best.

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A reminder to Labour about the TPPA

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Next Monday officials from the eleven remaining TPPA parties will reconvene in Japan. They will continue working through a list of 50 items that different countries want to put on ice unless and until the US re-joins. Relatively few of those items have been settled.

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