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Seven Days In Dhaka: Dying for Fast Fashion

By   /  June 30, 2018  /  Kate Davis, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

The world has forgotten the survivors and the victims. The children being raised without parents have receded in our collective consciousness in the stampede  to get to the next shop sale or mega mall opening.

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Have we finished crucifying Losi Filipo? The case for 17 year olds in Youth Court

By   /  October 2, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

It is difficult to put aside our righteous disgust at his bullying violence on that night, but that’s what we as citizens in a liberal and progressive democracy must do. We have a Judiciary who is asked to stand above the anger and make decisions on punishment that are beneficial to the wider community.

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If NZ is so immersed in rape culture – do we need to end Jury trials?

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

The right to decide how you will be judged is an incredible protection, but if you are constantly sourcing a Jury that are as ignorant and biased as the person committing the rape, then you will never see justice.

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EXCLUSIVE GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – why I believe Malcolm Rewa is a Police Informant

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Senior Police would have known all about this which is why Police have always had good reason not to have Malcolm Rewa exposed to too many questions. That is why Teina Pora went to prison in the first place and why it has been so hard to get him released.

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#FreeScottWatson

By   /  August 11, 2016  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Admittedly, there is nothing so obvious and egregious to the Watson case that has yet come out as the planted bullet which did in Arthur Allan Thomas – but even taking a cursory run-through of the case and judgements against Watson, it would be exceedingly hard to argue that his conviction is in any way “safe”.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – my private prosecution against prison snitch confessions

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

It’s important not only because it’s the first time a serving inmate has criminally prosecuted anyone, it’s important because it will show that the Police ought to have done the prosecution themselves years ago

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Bain and Pora highlight the emptiness of NZ Justice

By   /  August 2, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  51 Comments

Our love of locking people up has been manipulated so much so that we don’t actually care anymore if innocent people are trapped within our prison system. The Government won’t even consider if we have innocent people in prison, which is why a group of academics have had to step in and build an innocence project themselves.

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Let’s be honest as to why the Police don’t want to reopen the Susan Burdett case

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Come on everyone, let’s be honest as to why the Police don’t want to reopen the Susan Burdett – Police arrogance mixed with an alpha male belief that exposure of their internal corruption will spook the sleepy hobbits of NZ.

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Documentary exposes litany of state injustices against the Tūhoe, but also offers hope

By   /  July 25, 2015  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch  /  2 Comments

Kim Webby’s incisive and compassionate new documentary, The Price of Peace, about Tūhoe campaigner and kaumatua Tame Iti and the so-called “Urewera Four” is arguably the most brilliant and compassionate film portrayal of race and cultural relations in New Zealand in contemporary times.

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The truth about Teina Pora that we refuse to acknowledge

By   /  May 25, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

There is a dark unacknowledged truth regarding Teina Pora that NZ is refusing to accept.

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Teina Pora a victim of our system

By   /  March 8, 2015  /  Latifa Daud, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Teina Pora just spent 22 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to spend the peak of your years behind bars as an innocent person, while those who are clearly guilty roam free.

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Let’s be clear – the Police framed Teina Pora

By   /  March 6, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  14 Comments

The Police framed a young brown kid to take the fall and what we now see represents the worst miscarriage of justice ever in NZ history.

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Teina Pora’s horror ends – how did NZ justice get it so wrong?

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  26 Comments

Deep questions about NZs so called justice system must now be asked.

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A brief word on Peter Ellis and Don Brash

By   /  January 19, 2015  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

This is a blot on our justice system that needs urgent attention. I don’t think NZers now would believe the manner in which this case was prosecuted and would be horribly embarrassed that it had been allowed to stand unchallenged for such a long time.

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GUEST BLOG: Kelly Ellis – The smell of freedom

By   /  July 3, 2014  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Her whole life smelled of him, right down to the inside of her car

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Another useless law?

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The latest “bright idea” from this government…

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