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Golriz Ghahraman, 1.5g of cocaine, a large Polynesian male and 4 cops walk into a bar…

By   /  February 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

This case matters because it’s about civil rights, not racial profiling. If this had happened to a white NZer it would be equally questionable. 

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Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord!

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  11 Comments

WHOEVER EMERGES VICTORIOUS from National’s leadership contest will face the challenge of re-defining their party’s core political mission.

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Protest today against rip-off of overseas students

By   /  February 23, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

A group of Chinese students are demanding that the government help them after NZQA have closed their school and discovered that the owner has stolen most of their money. 

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Mainstream media don’t ask Mark Mitchell about dead civilians, they do ask him about saving puppies

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

FFS – will one of you journalists do your actual job and directly ask…
‘Did you or any of your mercenary mates kill any civilians while on tour in Iraq’ 
…not ‘did you kill anyone’, that isn’t the question! GET HIM ON RECORD!

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EXCLUSIVE: It doesn’t stack up: Economics of TPP-11

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  Barry Coates, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

According to the government’s National Interest Analysis released yesterday, there would be a very small economic benefit from TPP-11. The costs and risks are far higher, including the real constraints on democratic decision-making and regulation of our economy to meet the challenges ahead. The TPP-11 is not in the interests of the New Zealand people. It should not be signed.

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Too Little, Too Late: The Opportunity To Stop the CPTPP Has Passed

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

“TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE.” That’s what I would say to David Parker on the day he released the text of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). With the signing ceremony due to take place in the Chilean capital, Santiago, on 8 March – a mere fortnight from the document’s release – the time available for thorough public scrutiny and debate is simply too short.

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It is not good enough when Mark Mitchell refuses to answer if he killed anyone

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

This man is now running for the leadership of the largest political party in NZ, not answering about his time as a mercenary in a war zone where mercenaries were ruthlessly murderous just isn’t an option!  

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Fairfax threatened NZ they would gut journalism if we didn’t give them their monopoly and they’ve lived up to that threat

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Relying on corporate media to be our fourth estate was always going to be problematic when their focus is on profit over democratic obligation, it’s time for the new Government to seek a new public broadcasting relationship if we are to have watch dogs rather than corporate lap dogs. 

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The continued attempt to crucify Kim Dotcom

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, the Public ‘Service’ is this Government’s real enemy and the Left need to get their heads around that rather than suck up to the PSA.

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The beauty of the National Party Leadership race

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

We have a situation where 2 out of the 5 current candidates have the ability to be dictators. National should be concerned, NZ should be alarmed. 

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Are we honestly considering a blood drenched mercenary to lead the largest political party in NZ? Really?

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

In my opinion, Mark Mitchell was a mercenary in a brutal occupation of Iraq based on the lie of weapons of mass destruction. This is ethically questionable and morally repugnant because Bush passed Order 17 in Iraq which allowed private military contractors to be legally exempt from Iraqi law.

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So why won’t Kiwis talk about Chinese influence over NZ?

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  36 Comments

Another damning and damaging denouncement of Chinese influence in NZ has been penned by Professor Anne-Marie Brady who recently revealed that she had been threatened and her home broken into (something that Jacinda bewilderingly only learnt about through the media and not our own security agencies) and it once again begs the question, why the fuck are the sleepy hobbits of muddle Nu Zilind not up in arms about all of this? 

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TPPA-11 Don’t Do It! Petition

By   /  February 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Professor Jane Kelsey, Setting The Agenda  /  15 Comments

Despite the government saying that they would refuse to support ratification of the TPPA and demanding independent economic and health analyses, and promising a new inclusive approach to trade and investment agreements, the new ‘progressive’ TPPA-11 is the same as before, with a small number of provisions suspended for now.

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Auckland Council step up because white people won’t listen to brown people

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

Let’s be honest about why the Council has needed to make this step, it’s because white people refuse to listen to brown people.

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So Jordan Williams is connected to pro Judith website yet mainstream media still can’t see any dirty politics in leadership race?

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Speak no Dirty Politics, See no Dirty Politics, Hear no Dirty Politics 

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Shouldn’t the news headline read ‘Public Service humiliate Prime Minister and Deputy’

By   /  February 20, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

When they do this to poor people, the Public Service Sadists scream welfare fraud, when they do it to the Prime Minister and Deputy, it’s just humiliation they dish out.

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