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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Whatsnexit?

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Yesterday’s overwhelmingly decisive vote against the Theresa May EU leave deal in the British House of Commons raises the question -what will happen next?

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Playing Russian roulette with Trump – what happens if the Mueller case finds no collusion?

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  23 Comments

Every day another breathless opinion piece tells us Trump is almost finished, that his poll numbers have collapsed, that he is besieged and that the Mueller investigation will destroy him.

Yet this orange tumour of a human being is still in the White House, still in power, still in control.

What happens if the Mueller investigation comes back and finds no Russian collusion? 

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Why Republicans Don’t Want YOU To Go Hard For Gabbard

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  20 Comments

I’ve seen a few strange things this morning; but one of the more peculiar has to be the Republican Party attacking Tulsi Gabbard’s just-announced Presidential candidacy, on grounds that “Progressives have blasted her”.

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Trump’s done enough to manufacture his border crisis in the minds of his supporters

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

He’s done enough to spook with crime stats & inject righteous fury into his support base – he’ll announce it’s a National Emergency once Democrats turn down this latest offer to mimic the pretence of being reasonable.

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GUEST BLOG: Ross Meurant – RUSSIA PHOBIA

By   /  December 31, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  6 Comments

since WW Two, American generated paranoia amongst its allies and the “International Community” (a figment of American mentality with no legal or actual substance and conceived to replace the United Nations as America’s puppet when they realised, they could no longer guarantee majority support in the institution they conceived in 1947), has run riot.

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GUEST BLOG: Barry Sheppard – Reflections on the Midterm Elections in the United States

By   /  December 3, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

In looking at elections in the United States, deeper trends in the population are difficult to discern, given that the choices are between two capitalist parties, both staunch defenders of capitalist rule and U.S. imperialism.

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On ‘smashing Brahminical Patriarchy’

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  Comments Off on On ‘smashing Brahminical Patriarchy’

Another day, another case of an American man whipping up ignorance and divisive idiocy via the Twitter medium they’re immanently associated with. Except in this case, it’s Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. And rather than speaking on a matter that is relevant to America, he’s chosen to wade into India’s ongoing post-colonial internal conflicts over “caste”.

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Trump, climate change denial & the Saudi’s

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Trump is not the first President to place cheap oil and unregulated corporate greed above the public good, but he is the first to be naked in his championing of those interests without the pretend crocodile tears.

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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  /  25 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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