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Dear Teachers of NZ, ignore your useless union and strike, strike, strike

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

Dear Teachers

Let’s be honest shall we?

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Whistleblower review is a whitewash joke

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

When you consider the state housing meth hysteria, the abuse of power by the police, GCSB and SIS, the horrific manner the mentally ill are treated with, the abuse of prisoners etc etc etc, the public service want to limit any whistle blower protections as much as possible and it shows in their spineless recommendations. 

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Rating Reality Television

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

HAVE YOU EVER wondered what the enormous popularity of reality television reveals about contemporary New Zealand culture? Understandably, the nation’s cultural elites do not consider this to be an important question. What the lower orders choose to pollute their minds with is hardly worthy of serious consideration. The only social significance attachable to reality television is the extent to which it uses up space and resources that could, much more profitably, be devoted to genuine cultural production.

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Waatea News Column – The attacks by National on Immigration Minister, Iain Lees-Galloway are ridiculous !

By   /  November 10, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

The attacks by National on Immigration Minister, Iain Less-Galloway are ridiculous! The Minister based his decision on Karel Sroubek using the best information from the Ministry. Allegations and accusations aside, a 3 week inquiry will get to the bottom of the decision and then we will have clarity.

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Why The Democrats Actually Lost The Midterms

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Controversial Opinion: The Democrats actually kinda *lost* yesterday’s US Midterms.

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MUST READ: The White, Male, Losers’ Liberator Wins Again

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  52 Comments

VERY LITTLE on this earth can match the agony of being trapped inside your own skin. To be aware that you are not what those whose opinions you respect wanted you to be. Your parents, your family, your pastor, your teachers, your boss, your friends: all of them at one time or another believed in you; thought you had what it took to succeed. Except you didn’t succeed, you failed. You are not a winner, you’re a loser. A loser trapped inside his own skin.

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How Identity Politics & Free Market Globalisation ultimately damages Democrats, why Trump is far more dangerous than we comprehend and why beating him in 2020 is cruelly easy

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  42 Comments

It’s not just the damage he is causing now, it is the damage he has done to the entire political environment. By lowering the standards so much for the baying masses, he has radically reset the political landscape for the next Trump and the next one after him.

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American Midterm Elections – Dems win poisoned chalice – Trump 2020 still on the cards

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

The blue wave turned into a weak trickle. The Dems lost 2016 by calling all Republican’s racist, it looks like they squandered 2018 by calling them all rapists.

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Jamal Khashoggi’s murder- a watershed moment in the history of assassination as a state weapon

By   /  October 27, 2018  /  Donna Miles, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

A robust international response to the gruesome murder of Khashoggi might offer a watershed moment in the dark history of despotism in the Middle East.

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The 6 different stories Saudi Arabia has given us to explain butchering a journalist

By   /  October 21, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

Ok, so let’s just see if we can keep up with Saudi Arabia’s ever changing story regarding the death of Washington Post Journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

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Donald Trump And The Art Of Populist Grotesque.

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  37 Comments

IN A RECENT POST Jane Kelsey identifies some of the more important challenges posed for the Left by Donald Trump. His peculiar mix of worker-friendly policies and corporate concessions. His willingness to advance protectionism – along with a host of other ideas long-declared “verboten” by neoliberal ideologues. His brazen rejection of globalism. His reaffirmation of the citizen’s indissoluble duty of loyalty to the nation state – and vice versa.

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GUEST BLOG: Diana Phillips – In the Midst of the Kavanaugh Debacle, the Culture of Rapism Must Be Addressed.

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Diana Phillips – In the Midst of the Kavanaugh Debacle, the Culture of Rapism Must Be Addressed.

This week, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, despite massive protests, making him the 4th on the bench that has been nominated by a president that was not elected by popular vote.

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First World Problems

By   /  October 9, 2018  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

Reckless, provocative and dangerous as Trump is, and despite the gravity of our first world concerns, they’re convenient distractions from unpalatable everyday wars and tyrrany of the world’s evil affecting the already most vulnerable and dispossessed. We’re just lucky Trump’s not at war with us.

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Over heated US economy & Trumps China trade war, Italian economic suicide & the geopolitics of Iranian oil – the ingredients of the next crash?

By   /  October 7, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  13 Comments

With Trump claiming China is attempting to interfere in the upcoming mid term elections, the speed with which mistakes could compound ignorance and collapse the entire house of cards is higher than ever before. 

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Dr Liz Gordon – The witch trials

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

I feel sorry for Trumps, junior and senior.  Don’t laugh.  I really do.  For them, the world is now populated by #MeToo unleashed.  Unpredictable and venal women who, at the drop of a hat, will claim sexual assault in order to get what they want.  Poor Don Jr fears for his sons, in a world where women have power.

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Democrats lost the last election by framing all Republicans as racist – let’s see how framing them all as Rapists works out

By   /  October 3, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  19 Comments

This election Democrats have decided painting Kavanaugh as a pack raping angry drunk is the trick and calling anyone who thinks due process and the presumption of innocence matters as rape enablers is the magical strategy towards winning.

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