Ardern’s Manus Island offer

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Date published: 7:36 am, November 18th, 2017 - 109 comments
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The Australian Government has this week been attempting to undermine Jacinda Ardern’s humanitarian request that the refugees on Nauru Island should be treated humanely.

Open Mike 18/11/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, November 18th, 2017 - 101 comments

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Daily Review 17/11/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 17th, 2017 - 29 comments

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The Panel – how do I love thee?

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Date published: 1:23 pm, November 17th, 2017 - 32 comments

RadioNZ seems to be diversifying its pool of political commentators.

To you live, from bed! – Writehanded

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Date published: 8:47 am, November 17th, 2017 - 1 comment

Writer Sarah Wilson blogged about her experience of the recent Nethui event, looking at Nethui itself, corporate control and the internet, safety for kids, sex worker access to the net, disability access, the importance of digital inclusion and literacy, and the social/cultural consequences of the internet.

Open Mike 17/11/2017

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Daily Review 16/11/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 16th, 2017 - 45 comments

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Wellington Rail Workers Strike to Defend Their Working Conditions

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Date published: 9:34 am, November 16th, 2017 - 83 comments

“two multinational companies are demanding the removal of long-standing terms and conditions in the collective agreement.”

Tampa, Ardern and positioning small countries

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Date published: 7:30 am, November 16th, 2017 - 41 comments

There are major similarities between Helen Clark’s decision to accept into New Zealand refugees from the Tampa boat and Jacinda Ardern’s pushing for New Zealand to accept refugees based on Manus Island.

Green Maiden Speeches

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Date published: 7:20 am, November 16th, 2017 - 11 comments

Green backbenchers Chlöe Swarbrick and Golriz Ghahraman just gave their maiden speeches recently.

Open Mike 16/11/2017

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The Yellow Peril?

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Date published: 10:30 pm, November 15th, 2017 - 252 comments

What’s with the academic panic epidemic about China? Two in our media in the same week, referencing each other with vague warnings about the Chinese bogey. It’s not quite Lionel Terry in Haining Street again; more likely in my view a case of singing to someones else’s geopolitical tune. No prizes for guessing whose.

 

Daily Review 15/11/2017

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Date published: 5:30 pm, November 15th, 2017 - 72 comments

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Australia supports same sex marriage

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Date published: 12:18 pm, November 15th, 2017 - 20 comments

Australian electors have voted overwhelmingly in favour of allowing same sex marriages.

Minister puts sustainability, and government’s reputation at risk

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Date published: 7:45 am, November 15th, 2017 - 33 comments

A guest post by Christine Rose on Fishing Minister Stuart Nash’s strange decision to delay the implementation of video surveillance on fishing ships and the implications for endangered Maui’s dolphins.

The Accidental Bodyguards of Capitalism

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Date published: 6:33 am, November 15th, 2017 - 64 comments

What does it mean to look beyond capitalism? We do not yet know what it will look like because we have not yet ventured out from our caves.

NRT: “Daddy leave” and the parental leave bill

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Date published: 6:06 am, November 15th, 2017 - 7 comments

Idiot/Savant at No Right Turn looks at the Paid Parental Leave Bill and how National are trying to wreck it.

Open Mike 15/11/2017

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Daily Review 14/11/2017

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United has no future

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Date published: 8:56 am, November 14th, 2017 - 54 comments

United Future has announced that it will be wound up.

Measuring the honeymoon

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Date published: 8:27 am, November 14th, 2017 - 34 comments

One of the things that I like about the Horizon poll is that it is unashamedly qualitative and highlights data beyond what is required for idiot talking heads needing a soundbite. Horizon breaks down some of the demographics to look at who is giving the government their honeymoon.

TVNZ pays Chief Executive a bonus after massive plunge in profits

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Date published: 7:39 am, November 14th, 2017 - 40 comments

TVNZ’s board has decided to respond to a massive plunge in profitability by paying it chief executive a bigger salary package and a large bonus.

Open Mike 14/11/2017

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Labour maidens – Greg O’Connor

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Date published: 4:37 pm, November 13th, 2017 - 22 comments

Greg O’Connor talks about how his time with police led him to Labour.

Greens oppose rebranded TPPA

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Date published: 12:33 pm, November 13th, 2017 - 150 comments

The Green Party will vote against the TPPA.

Election autopsies

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Date published: 12:31 pm, November 13th, 2017 - 29 comments

US democratic activists have conducted a number of reviews on what went wrong at the last election.  The conclusions they have reached could helpfully inform New Zealand political activists on what to do in 2020.

TPP: A slight improvement but deservedly still a zombie

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Date published: 9:23 am, November 13th, 2017 - 123 comments

Fortunately the TPP is still the dead walking. Now that the immediate rush for ‘momentum’ is over (a scam phrase), it is time to do some real analysis of the project. This government, if it wants to convince its own supporters to support it, needs to discard that hucksterism fostered by the John Key government. Because to me TPP is a still a crock.

Ardern has words for Trump and Turnbull

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Date published: 8:16 am, November 13th, 2017 - 67 comments

Jacinda Ardern has publicly criticised Donald Trump for idiot treating and Malcolm Turnbull for unacceptable handling of the Manus crisis.

Open Mike 13/11/2017

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Labour maidens – Willow-Jean Prime

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Date published: 5:27 pm, November 12th, 2017 - 29 comments

“It means protecting and growing our rights as people, not just as economic units, health clients, “clients” of any kind.”

A strong start by Willow-Jean Prime.

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