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Racist Talleys to Cancel Waitangi Day Holiday?

Written By: - Date published: 7:52 pm, February 7th, 2016 - 25 comments

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The Talley’s owned meatworks in Rangiuru is threatening to discipline workers and sue their union if workers choose to observe the Waitangi Day holiday tomorrow. How’s that Brighter Future working out, people?

TPPA snippets and media coverage

Written By: - Date published: 11:25 am, February 7th, 2016 - 24 comments

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Snippets from recent pieces on the TPP, including The Spinoff’s José Barbosa an his take on the media coverage of the Auckland protest.

Jobs and wages

Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, February 6th, 2016 - 52 comments

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Boring stuff about boring old jobs and wages.

20,000 protesters – 0 arrests

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 5th, 2016 - 230 comments

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Despite the travesty inside SkyCity, what was happening outside was in many respects a democratic nation at its finest.

UN experts issue warning on TPP

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, February 4th, 2016 - 26 comments

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When the UN is issuing warnings on the TPP, don’t you think it would be wise to listen?

The TPPA day of shame

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 4th, 2016 - 224 comments

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Undated: The TPPA has now been signed, but not ratified, and not (hello NZ Herald!) “passed in to law”. There have been widespread protests throughout Auckland.

RNZ had live coverage with John Campbell.

Garner’s TPP rant rejected by the silent majority

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, February 2nd, 2016 - 81 comments

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TPPA ‘National Interest Analysis’ – get both sides

Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, January 26th, 2016 - 85 comments

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The Government has released a TPPA ‘National Interest Analysis’. It should be read along with TPP Legal’s extensive analysis of the costs and risks.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Written By: - Date published: 9:13 am, January 25th, 2016 - 135 comments

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Regular commenter Paul rounds up the links you need to read to prepare yourself for the coming second GFC. National won’t be able to pass this one on to future generations by loading NZ up with crippling debt. We’ll be paying for GFC2 economically, socially and personally, right here, right now.

Key deserved boos for his TPP lies at Ratana

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 25th, 2016 - 113 comments

Truth-and-Lies spin

Key’s “strident” defence of the TPP was booed at Ratana yesterday. With good reason, because his glib assurance that “Not a single part of TPP cuts across the Treaty of Waitangi” is yet another Key lie.

NZ participating in climate fraud

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, January 23rd, 2016 - 52 comments

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An article that appeared on December 26th in the Dom Post is much too important to be left languishing in the Christmas news vacuum. “We [NZ] have been the biggest abuser of fraudulent carbon credits. Someone should be answerable as an accessory to the fraud.”

TPPA don’t sign speaker tour details

Written By: - Date published: 7:48 pm, January 21st, 2016 - 92 comments

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Professor Jane Kelsey and Lori Wallach are speaking in the main cities next week about the repercussions of New Zealand entering into the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement.

Another attempt to minimise the significance of poverty

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, January 21st, 2016 - 164 comments

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A piece yesterday foreshadows a report on poverty from right-wing lobby group “The New Zealand Initiative”. It’s (surprise!) another attempt to minimise the significance of poverty in NZ – and it’s another big distraction…

Rightwing populism is the new normal – Gary Younge

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, January 20th, 2016 - 10 comments

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Gary Younge is a feature columnist with the Guardian.  In this film he explains why the Trump phenomenon is a symptom of current societal change.

Building a mass movement

Written By: - Date published: 3:13 pm, January 19th, 2016 - 58 comments

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Republished by request, and permission from Stephanie Rodgers at Boots Theory

[Content note: mentions of transphobia, sexual violence and violence against people of colour]

62 vs 3.6 Billion

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 19th, 2016 - 155 comments

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Ever widening inequality generates ever more astonishing statistics – suck up economics in action. The super-rich are laughing all the way to the bank.

Robertson / Labour on the future of work

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 18th, 2016 - 60 comments

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It’s a good thing that one of the major parties is thinking seriously about the future…

Not all research is created equal

Written By: - Date published: 12:59 pm, January 17th, 2016 - 191 comments

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A recent “research” report on alcohol, funded by brewing company Lion, has been in the news lately. Sadly, not everything that purports to be research is honest research.

How to improve pay gender equality

Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, January 15th, 2016 - 17 comments

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It’s been a hardy annual finding of late – the pay gap between males and females is getting steadily worse. History suggests that Labour governments have some answers…

TPP circus rolls on

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, January 14th, 2016 - 203 comments

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The new year begins much as the old one ended, with secrets, evasions and dissent over the TPP and what it means for NZ.

Boots Theory: Move left to win? Move left to win!

Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, January 13th, 2016 - 77 comments

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Boots Theory on the American Working Families Charter, how they are trying to move the Democratic Party to the left, and possible lessons for New Zealand.

Royal Bank of Scotland to investors: “Sell everything”

Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, January 13th, 2016 - 154 comments

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The Bank of Scotland has advised advised its clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis.

National’s vision for New Zealand’s future

Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, January 12th, 2016 - 94 comments

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Stephen Joyce has had published an opinion piece in this morning’s Herald which extolls the virtue of free trade and ignores the pitfalls.  Such as those shown this week when TransCanada sued the US Government for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline contract.

Why are we working so hard?

Written By: - Date published: 11:42 am, January 10th, 2016 - 46 comments

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A recent New Matilda article discusses why at a time of increasing productivity the need to work has increased and not decreased.

The problem with free market capitalism

Written By: - Date published: 11:16 am, January 9th, 2016 - 248 comments

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This morning’s Herald contains a story about a young man who with a family gift has managed to purchase eleven houses over the past five years and can afford to pay World of Warcraft all day.

The major world risks in 2016

Written By: - Date published: 12:37 pm, January 5th, 2016 - 13 comments

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Ad reviews Eurasia’s appraisal of global risks the world faces in 2016.

The China Stockmarket crisis

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, January 5th, 2016 - 103 comments

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Overnight there has been further turmoil on the Chinese Stock exchange with stocks plummeting 7% before trading was stopped. And things may only get worse when a 6 month ban on trading by major stock owners is lifted.

John Key – the White Ribbon Ambassador

Written By: - Date published: 12:03 pm, December 28th, 2015 - 278 comments

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A comprehensive run through of behaviours and attitudes associated with a White Ribbon ambassador.

Guest Post: Employment and Unemployment

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 am, December 26th, 2015 - 46 comments

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Incognito on the meaning of work and unemployment at a time of increasing change.

On the twelfth day of Christmas AFFCO gave two of its workers …

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, December 24th, 2015 - 189 comments

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AFFCO clearly lacks any sense of a christmas spirit when dealing with its workers.

Child poverty has been monitored – now what?

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, December 18th, 2015 - 104 comments

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A guest post from McFlock on what we might do about poverty when the talking’s done.

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