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Dr O’Sullivan visits appalling homes of sick Kiwi kids

By   /  July 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Leading New Zealand doctor and health system disruptor Dr Lance O’Sullivan says rental properties owned by the government are in appalling third world conditions which is directly burdening the nation’s health system. Dr O’Sullivan recently moved from Northland to Auckland and he says he thought he knew what poverty was. “On my second day working […]

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – Celebrate the Legends

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Hone Harawira is the leader of the MANA Movement and is currently touring Native American meetings.

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – Another Pipeline, Another Struggle

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

When a Maori hears about a protest against a pipeline in the US, he naturally thinks of Standing Rock. Unfortunately … there’s more.

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Sweet Jesus! Parents hide your children – it’s that one time of the year Mike Hosking is kinda right

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

Labour have to find a solution here or their Deputy Police Commissioner will become a target around their necks.

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The Political Logic Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

By   /  July 3, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

Red-baiting is about to get a new lease on life.

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It’s not a ‘fake’ photo, your offence is fake!

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  11 Comments

If your only defence for Trump is that this photo didn’t result in the parent being separated from the crying child, then your need to not be offended by this cruelty has overtaken basic decency – it’s not a ‘fake’ photo, your offence is fake!

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US Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council Is Cold War Caricature

By   /  June 25, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

The US having issues around ‘inconvenient truths’ on human rights being brought up at the UN is not exactly a new phenomenon. This cartoon from the height of the Cold War depicts then-US President John F. Kennedy facing off against then-Premier/First Secretary of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev.

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Donald Trump’s orchestra – the screaming of children

By   /  June 19, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  27 Comments

The decision to go full blown Israeli on children at the border was a hardline position Trump decided to endorse because he believes the deep resentment he plumbs the depths of for power will see those screaming children and not blame Trump, but the parents who have brought them.

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The Italian Job

By   /  May 31, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  25 Comments

RECENT EVENTS IN ITALY raise some disturbing questions about the possibility of executing radical policy reversals in this country. While New Zealand’s constitution is a considerably looser affair than Italy’s, it is still worth pondering what might happen here if a newly-elected, about-to-be-sworn-in government was promising to roll back the gains of neoliberalism. Before attempting an answer, however, it is worth re-capping what has happened in Italy.

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Trump flunks North Korea

By   /  May 25, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  8 Comments

News out overnight that Trump has walked away from the North Korean summit shouldn’t surprise anyone more than the original announcement of the summit.

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Trump’s Christian death cult behind US embassy move to Jerusalem

By   /  May 24, 2018  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  10 Comments

The massacre of Palestinians by Israel over the US Embassy recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital is driven by fanatical American Christians who see violence in the middle east as a pre-requisite for their rapture to heaven.

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America’s Bitter Legacy In The Middle East

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

THE QUESTION CONFRONTING the Democratic Party when it next takes control of the White House will, simply, be: “What now?” The next Democratic President will likely enter office with the two most powerful Islamic nations in the Middle East, Iran and Saudi Arabia, locked in a nuclear arms race. Faced with the prospect of two bitter foes acquiring the means to wipe it off the face of the earth, Israel (which already possesses its own nuclear arsenal) will be screaming at the new Democratic administration to: “Do something – or we will!” Doing something will be unavoidable – but what is it that the United States should do?

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“Convergence Des Luttes” – A Convergence Of Struggles

By   /  May 8, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

EMMANUEL MACRON will be hoping that Mark Twain was wrong about history. In the French President’s ears, the celebrated American novelist’s famous observation that although history does not repeat itself, it sometimes rhymes, can hardly be reassuring.

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Giving Trump Enough Rope

By   /  May 4, 2018  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

THE SPEED at which the Right is mutating is nowhere more evident than in Donald Trump’s America. One has only to examine the tensions within the American Republican Party to get some measure of its disarray. In spite of controlling all three branches of the federal government, the Republicans have never looked more fractious. Fewer and fewer on the right are convinced that politics-as-usual is any longer capable of delivering the changes they seek.

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Juchee Vs McWorld – On The Perhaps Surprising Twilight Of The Idols Commencing In North Korea

By   /  May 2, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

So North Korea might be getting a McDonalds. Gosh, the bonanza of boons as a result of this nuclear climb-down just keep proliferating!

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Happy 200th Birthday Karl Marx

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  Dr Wayne Hope, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  11 Comments

May the fifth marks the 200th birthday of Karl Marx – philosopher, political economist and revolutionary. A few days before the celebrations begin he granted this extraordinary interview at an unnamed ale house in Auckland.     

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