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Power Up!

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Date published: 10:51 pm, January 19th, 2017 - 1 comment
Categories: climate change, global warming, International, political alternatives, science
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Some moment in time will be that moment in time when reality’s faced; when both actions and words accord with it. That moment might as well be this moment as opposed to any other.

Dodgy foreign trusts – will English take action?

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Date published: 9:43 am, January 19th, 2017 - 18 comments

Matt Nippert continued his excellent work on foreign trusts yesterday in The Herald. Will Bill English clean up the mess that John Key was determined to ignore?

The CIA files on NZ

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Date published: 8:23 am, January 19th, 2017 - 25 comments

The release online of a trove of declassified CIA documents includes several pertaining to NZ. The Herald’s David Fisher has given us a fine summary.

Open Mike 19/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 19th, 2017 - 193 comments

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100 Coal Fired Projects Scrapped.

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Date published: 3:17 pm, January 18th, 2017 - 16 comments

…including some already in the construction phase.

Obama orders early release of Chelsea Manning

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Date published: 10:41 am, January 18th, 2017 - 75 comments

In breaking news: Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence.

Hard Brexit

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Date published: 8:25 am, January 18th, 2017 - 86 comments

Theresa May has finally set out some guidelines on the shape of Brexit. Out of the single market, rejecting the European court, full border control.

The shame of homelessness

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Date published: 8:04 am, January 18th, 2017 - 53 comments

A rich old white idiot, who would only be amused at our anger, has vented about the homeless, in a piece that shouldn’t be rewarded with our clicks.

Open Mike 18/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 18th, 2017 - 225 comments

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Love Trumps Hate Festival Wn Sat 21

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Date published: 8:15 pm, January 17th, 2017 - 1 comment

‘Love trumps Hate’ Festival in Wellington to celebrate democratic values and human rights will take place in Wellington to coincide with President-elect Trump’s inauguration on Saturday 21 January. Civic Square, noon- 2 pm, Saturday 21 January 2017. Details inside

Labour Greens plan joint state of the nation

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Date published: 1:42 pm, January 17th, 2017 - 35 comments

Good to see the effects of the MOU in action!

Powerdown

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Date published: 12:31 pm, January 17th, 2017 - 109 comments

Climate change, Peak Oil, resource depletion. Some of our options are better than others.

Women to protest Trump’s inauguration

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Date published: 9:07 am, January 17th, 2017 - 39 comments

Various events are planned in protest around Trump’s inauguration. One of them is a series of marches organised by and for women. There are (at time of writing) 386 marches organised world wide, including in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Oxfam on world wealth inequality

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Date published: 8:38 am, January 17th, 2017 - 91 comments

Guardian: “The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth.”

How do we increase voter participation?

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Date published: 7:02 am, January 17th, 2017 - 218 comments

Fewer people, particularly young people, are voting. How do we turn this around?

Open Mike 17/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 17th, 2017 - 181 comments

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Bradbury should be ashamed

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Date published: 2:59 pm, January 16th, 2017 - 145 comments

Martyn Bradbury has hit rock bottom and suggested that Pike River is somehow Andrew Little’s fault.

English’s three strikes

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Date published: 1:23 pm, January 16th, 2017 - 32 comments

The Herald’s John Roughan is not impressed with Bill English so far. And today English put his foot in it again.

More Multi-millionaires than ever!

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Date published: 11:59 am, January 16th, 2017 - 98 comments

In this glorious  ‘go ahead’, ‘get ahead’ land of opportunity…

Oxfam on wealth inequality in NZ

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Date published: 11:32 am, January 16th, 2017 - 35 comments

Oxfam’s report on wealth inequality in NZ has some staggering headline numbers.

Open Mike 16/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 16th, 2017 - 139 comments

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xkcd – Earth Temperature Timeline

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Date published: 9:39 am, January 15th, 2017 - 15 comments

When people say “the climate has changed before”, these are the kinds of changes they’re talking about. 

English in England

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Date published: 8:48 am, January 15th, 2017 - 48 comments

The usual media suspects are digging pretty deep to try and find anything supportive to say about English’s UK visit. English himself sounds like he has been put in his place.

Open Mike 15/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 15th, 2017 - 294 comments

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Spinning ‘social investment’

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Date published: 8:32 am, January 14th, 2017 - 53 comments

Bill English has co-opted the old term “social investment” to replace another old term “targeted welfare”. Simon Wilson (writing at The Spinoff) has bought into the spin and written a deeply confused piece about it.

The Lighthouse

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Date published: 8:00 am, January 14th, 2017 - 19 comments

The lighthouse is a piece of public art recently erected in downtown Auckland. It is to celebrate the institution of the State House and has been paid for by real estate barons.

Open Mike 14/01/2017

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Date published: 6:00 am, January 14th, 2017 - 163 comments

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Caption contest

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Date published: 2:33 pm, January 13th, 2017 - 33 comments

Refreshing honesty from English

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Date published: 12:44 pm, January 13th, 2017 - 58 comments

English – “One of New Zealand’s benefits is because we’re a long way away and fairly small we don’t attract too much attention.” Nice contrast to the usual Nat hysterical style. I guess there’s no need for all that domestic spying apparatus then?

Julie Anne Genter to stand in Mt Albert by-election

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Date published: 10:46 am, January 13th, 2017 - 39 comments

Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter will be standing in the Mount Albert by-election to be held on 25 February

Show me

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Date published: 9:39 am, January 13th, 2017 - 45 comments

It is time for Trump, English and Little to give us an idea on what their policies will do for employment and the rights of workers.

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