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How many times has the National Government lied to us about Pike River Mine?

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  20 Comments

This Government have lied, lied and lied again about what happened at Pike River, it is time this madness ended.

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GUEST BLOG: Comrade Dave Brownz – Rip, Shit, Bust: The Pike River Mine Disaster and the Role of the Unions

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Pike River was a failure of the unions to insist on health and safety conditions for the miners under both Labour and National Governments. The deregulation of industry was started by the 4th Labour Government under Lange. It was symptomatic that under Labour the unions fell into line with its policies and failed to put up a serious fight against the monetarist deregulation of the economy at the cost of many workers lives.

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Why Pike River Mine matters and why we owe the families

By   /  December 14, 2016  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

What Winston, the Greens and Labour all understand and appreciate about the Pike River Mine is how utterly responsible we all are as a civil society for the deaths there.

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A Mines Rescue brigadesman’s perspective on the Pike River Mine

By   /  September 27, 2014  /  Most Recent Blogs, Samantha Anderson, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

John Key got his 3rd term, Peter Whittall is a free man and men in suits are still lying to people in tears.

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