Archive for January, 2018

The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership

Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, January 25th, 2018 - 137 comments

The positive aspects of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership.

Writehanded: The nature of gendered abuse

Written By: - Date published: 6:53 am, January 25th, 2018 - 152 comments

Sarah Wilson at writehanded.org writes “Amid accusations that our Prime Minister deliberately mislead the country by getting pregnant and will now be an unfit leader due to “baby brain” and motherhood, I’m reflecting on how it feels to be a woman in the public eye. You can almost always guarantee that when someone shouts “this isn’t a gender issue!” – it is. And the issues are many.”

Open Mike 25/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 25th, 2018 - 74 comments

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Daily Review 24/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 24th, 2018 - 23 comments

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No change to Green position on TPP

Written By: - Date published: 12:38 pm, January 24th, 2018 - 22 comments

“…we still don’t believe there are sufficient safeguards for people and the environment that would enable us to support the deal” – James Shaw

There is a hole left in the world

Written By: - Date published: 12:27 pm, January 24th, 2018 - 17 comments

Ursula K Le Guin has died.

Revised TPPA to be signed?

Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, January 24th, 2018 - 218 comments

Radio New Zealand is reporting that Canadian concerns about the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement have been addressed and the agreement is scheduled to be signed in March.

Open Mike 24/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 24th, 2018 - 63 comments

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Daily Review 23/01/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:52 pm, January 23rd, 2018 - 42 comments

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What should happen at Waitangi

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, January 23rd, 2018 - 6 comments

The ideal occurrences this year at Waitangi would be …

Jacinda to attend Waitangi day ceremony at Waitangi

Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, January 23rd, 2018 - 29 comments

Jacinda Ardern has announced that she will spend five days at Waitangi leading up to Waitangi day to make full use of the time when people are gathered there to meet together as a government that wants to form open transparent relationships.

Join Marama for an Announcement February 4th

Written By: - Date published: 6:19 am, January 23rd, 2018 - 7 comments

Marama DavidsonKia ora whānau! It would mean so much to me if you would all come and support my event on Sunday 04 Feb at 11am. We’ll be livestreaming the event so even if you can’t physically be there and you’d like to tautoko you can click ‘going’.

Open Mike 23/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 23rd, 2018 - 190 comments

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Daily Review 22/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 22nd, 2018 - 30 comments

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Auckland Council by election hypocrisy alert

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, January 22nd, 2018 - 13 comments

The National candidate for the Maungakiekie Tamaki Auckland Council by election is complaining that if the Labour candidate wins it will trigger a costly by election. But he is ignoring the fact that the three current by elections have all been caused by National endorsed local government representatives resigning.

Solidarity

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, January 22nd, 2018 - 7 comments

History not forgotten.

Open Mike 22/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 22nd, 2018 - 262 comments

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Women’s March Speech.

Written By: - Date published: 3:58 pm, January 21st, 2018 - 46 comments

Sometimes, someone just knocks it out the park. Viola Davis just knocked it out the park. (h/t Carolyn_nth)

High Country selloff scandal laid bare

Written By: - Date published: 2:11 pm, January 21st, 2018 - 33 comments

A feature in yesterday’s Domion Post Weekend lays bare the extent of the scandalous selloff of huge tracts of our high country. The tenure review of the high country has been conducted since 1992 to  privatise some of the land and also bringing parts into the conservation estate. The process has been followed by both National and Labour governments.

Obstructionist losers

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, January 21st, 2018 - 50 comments

Despite controlling all three branches of the Government the Republicans have failed to get a funding bill passed and the US Government is facing shut down.

Open Mike 21/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 21st, 2018 - 199 comments

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Cape Town

Written By: - Date published: 4:39 pm, January 20th, 2018 - 8 comments

A 100 day count down.

States United.

Written By: - Date published: 9:44 am, January 20th, 2018 - 12 comments

On how states in conflict, have seemingly and nevertheless, managed to share in the likely or possible creation of one common goal.

Why President Trump should be opposed by the left

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, January 20th, 2018 - 52 comments

Ten reasons why Donald Trump is anti worker and bad for America’s working class.

Open Mike 20/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 20th, 2018 - 131 comments

 

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Daily Review 19/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 19th, 2018 - 78 comments

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It’s time to embrace nanny state

Written By: - Date published: 1:45 pm, January 19th, 2018 - 22 comments

Rather than apologise, it’s time the Left and the new government embraced “nanny state” as a positive, just as the gay community claimed the previously pejorative term “queer”. A nanny state is clearly economically and socially more efficient. We should celebrate our nanny state and not apologise for it.

Congratulations Jacinda Ardern

Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, January 19th, 2018 - 124 comments

Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is expecting her first child.

Local Bodies: Climate Change Just Got Personal

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, January 19th, 2018 - 25 comments

“At 46 degrees latitude south, New Zealand’s southern most city has regularly been experiencing similar temperatures to cities near the equator. When we were sizzling at 32 degrees, we equaled Cairns, were 2 degrees warmer than Jakarta and Suva and 6 above Nairobi. These cities are used to such temperatures and their ecosystems have adapted to it, it has been a severe shock to ours.”

Open Mike 19/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, January 19th, 2018 - 165 comments

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Daily Review 18/01/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, January 18th, 2018 - 138 comments

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