Auckland Council is investigating online voting

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Date published: 12:34 pm, November 21st, 2018 - 45 comments
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Auckland Council wishes to conduct a trial of online voting at next year’s local government elections. Is it time to try this out as a voting system?

#IStandWithHarry

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Date published: 10:53 pm, November 21st, 2018 - 3 comments

Harry Leslie Smith, the 95 year old socialist Twitter star, is seriously ill in a Canadian hospital.

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Daily Review 21/11/2018

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Date published: 5:28 pm, November 21st, 2018 - 14 comments

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Open Mike 21/11/2018

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Date published: 5:59 am, November 21st, 2018 - 167 comments

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Political interference

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Date published: 10:35 pm, November 20th, 2018 - 73 comments

China certainly has interfered  in New Zealand politics, most notably by the offer of a free trade deal which delivered huge benefits to our economy.  Party and government officials all stressed to us that they were grateful for New Zealand’s support for their accession to the World Trade Organisation,  the rule-based trade body. The US and Australia in contrast want to build a military base on Manus Island north of Papua.

Daily Review 20/11/2018

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Date published: 5:33 pm, November 20th, 2018 - 36 comments

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Open Mike 20/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 20th, 2018 - 220 comments

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Daily Review 19/11/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 19th, 2018 - 24 comments

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Another day and more Simon Bridges f*&k ups

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Date published: 2:30 pm, November 19th, 2018 - 52 comments

Simon Bridges has in the last 24 hours blamed Labour law changes for increasing rentals but has forgotten which ones, and has disagreed that an apology is owed to the families of the Pike River miners on the 8th anniversary of the disaster.

Go Bus Lockout; Hypocrites Ngai Tahu and Tainui Screw Workers

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Date published: 1:31 pm, November 19th, 2018 - 70 comments

Ngai Tahu and Tainui remind us that they like exploiting working people as much as the next capitalist. They’ve locked out their Waikato bus drivers for asking to be paid the Living Wage.

We’re All Penguins Now.

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Date published: 1:25 pm, November 19th, 2018 - 26 comments

To jump or not to jump? Is “not jumping” about to mean “left behind”?

Open Mike 19/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 19th, 2018 - 215 comments

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My civics – the New Zealand civil war

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Date published: 5:19 pm, November 18th, 2018 - 65 comments

While looking at a missing post on Briefing Papers, I ran across some material on deficiencies in our current education regime looking at our civil war in the 19th century. So I wrote this post about why I personally think that it matters.

Auckland’s got a Bridge.

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Date published: 11:53 am, November 18th, 2018 - 42 comments

London’s bridges were closing down.

Will Andrew Little be responsible if the Pike River mine gets hit by a meteor?

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Date published: 10:10 am, November 18th, 2018 - 102 comments

Stacy Kirk has made the outlandish claim that Andrew Little is prepared to risk someone’s life in his desire to have the Pike River mine properly investigated.

Open Mike 18/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 18th, 2018 - 179 comments

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What happens if housing prices really go down?

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Date published: 8:00 am, November 17th, 2018 - 164 comments

So what if Labour decides to go ahead with its capital gains tax?  What happens to the equity of the remaining middle class?  What happens to the equity of those who were brought in under KiwiBuild?

Open Mike 17/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 17th, 2018 - 83 comments

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Has Julian Assange been charged?

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Date published: 7:22 pm, November 16th, 2018 - 65 comments

In breaking news it appears that the reason for Donald Trump’s grumpiness may have been the impending release of news that Julian Assange has had charges laid against him.

Daily review 16/11/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 16th, 2018 - 31 comments

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Climate Action Heating Up.

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Date published: 10:42 am, November 16th, 2018 - 14 comments

Yet another front opening up in the demand for action on global warming…

14 Million Yemenis and a Diplomatic Nightmare

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Date published: 8:32 am, November 16th, 2018 - 19 comments

In Yemen right now, children are living in the worst humanitarian crisis we have seen in the last 100 years.

Open Mike 16/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 16th, 2018 - 142 comments

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Daily Review 15/11/2018

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Date published: 5:22 pm, November 15th, 2018 - 12 comments

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May’s Brexit

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Date published: 1:02 pm, November 15th, 2018 - 91 comments

The unsolvable problem that is Brexit is reaching it’s denouement with Theresa May’s leadership on the line, talk of a no confidence motion, a very leaky cabinet, and no possible achievable resolution in sight.

Israeli Cabinet Resignation.

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Date published: 9:51 am, November 15th, 2018 - 13 comments

Avigdor Lieberman has resigned his position as Israeli Defense Minister because he can’t endorse the government’s “surrender to terrorism”.

Open Mike 15/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 15th, 2018 - 158 comments

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Daily review 14/11/2018

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 14th, 2018 - 30 comments

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The dirty politics of beating up on Karel Sroubek

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Date published: 8:30 am, November 14th, 2018 - 272 comments

You will be shocked to learn that the National Party has been less than honest about where it is getting its information regarding Karel Sroubek.

Pike River; Victory For the Families, Victory for Us

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Date published: 8:13 am, November 14th, 2018 - 121 comments

Pike River mine is to be re-entered and finally the truth will be told. Victory for the 29 is victory for all of us.

Open Mike 14/11/2018

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 14th, 2018 - 97 comments

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