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Freezing MP salaries, 1800 new cops and new major infrastructure body – new Government take control of narrative

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

The lack of traction over the time Jacinda has been away has been overcome within weeks of her being back. She is a phenomenon and if National are serious about beating her, they best not underestimate her ability to pacify their voting block while appealing to her own.

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This Is Your Green Captain: We Are Going Down.

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

GREEN POLITICS has never been about business-as-usual. Green politics has always been about the salvation of the planet and the reclamation of the human soul from the talons of the Capitalist death-machine. To reduce Green politics to mere environmentalism is to betray a complete misunderstanding of its raison d’être.

Sadly and predictably, however, that is exactly what the majority of New Zealand’s political commentators are doing. They are heaping their praise upon the Green caucus for taking the party back-to-basics with wonderful new policies about re-cycling car tyres and paying ten bucks to whoever before dumping your rubbish.

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Clash of Civilities – review of Dr Cornel West & Douglas Murray

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  Dr Wayne Hope, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

On Friday evening August 17 at Auckland`s Aotea Centre Cornell West and Douglas Murray faced off.

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GUEST BLOG: Arthur Taylor – Double Bunking Prison Rapes, my submission on prison narks and punishment for watching Lisa Owen

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Corrections Dept negligence and the double bunking policy caused this by giving rapist & Black Power member William Katipa his opportunities . No Corrections officer has been held accountable & 50 potential further victims are not being individually notified .

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Imagine if the rich listers paid the same tax rates as beneficiaries…

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

The National Business Review published its annual celebration of unearned wealth last week with the breathlessly-reported news that this bunch of specialised parasites increased their wealth from a net of $79.9 billion in 2017 to $100.8 billion this year.

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Dr Liz Gordon – Broken Society

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

A few years ago I wrote an article about a ride on the 486 bus from Symonds Street to Prestons Road (you know, in Otara), and the changing population that inhabited the bus as it moved south.  I still remember that ride.

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It’s the media’s fault for covering the reclaiming of the C word fiasco?

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

…note it’s not the Green’s fault for not having a media plan, no strategic forethought or plan of what to do when the media inevitably covered it.

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Wellington Paranormal: Sage Incompetence & Fitzsimons Naivety – Green Party Conference descends into omnishambles

By   /  August 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  52 Comments

Sweet Jesus, no wonder the Greens held their Party Conference in bloody Palmerston North, they would want this omnishambles that is erupting to be as far away from the media as humanly possible.

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#FakeNews: Trump & Corporate Media are both Enemies of the People

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

It’s almost as if Noam Chomsky never existed.

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Teachers Union falls into same trap as Nurses Union

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  40 Comments

Expecting Labour to fix 9 years of underfunding in 9 months seems absurd but that’s the position the Public Union Leadership have placed the Labour Party in.

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Tova O’Brien’s ‘gotcha’ political journalism lazy and tired – many better reasons to attack Simon Bridges

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

There are plenty of good reasons to bash Simon Bridges, what he spends on travel really ins’t one of them. This is lazy journalism and we shouldn’t celebrate it, even if it’s embarrassing our collective enemy, the National Party.

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State sanctioned double bunked rape pens – is it time for a Nation wide prison riot/strike?

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  37 Comments

Welcome to your double bunked over crowded and violent prison nation NZ!  Where people leave prison more damaged than they went in. The gloriously counter-productive fruit from allowing spite & anger to infect social policy is a wondrous thing but the true horror of our State sanctioned double bunked rape pens has never been laid so bone bare than this piercing exclusive by the brilliant David Fisher…

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National scream the new Employment laws are 1970s Unionism the way Fox News called Obamacare socialism

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The truth is that what the new Government are proposing are very weak measures in terms of worker protections.

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TWITTER WATCH: Clarke Gayford vs Matthew Hooton

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Hooton hears a what?…

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TWITTER WATCH: Hooton hears a what? And who is really launching an attack on Simon Bridges

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  15 Comments

Last night the architect of the Death Star and moral Shepard of the Right, Matthew Hooton, dropped a big claim on twitter…

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The sad spite of the ACT Party

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

While Brash’s brand of malicious race baiting is in vogue again, Seymour steps up the tune and pledges to mutilate NZ politics by robbing the indigenous Treaty Partner of their only electoral bulwark against total assimilation.

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