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Open Mike 24/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, July 24th, 2018 - 87 comments

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Daily Review 23/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:29 pm, July 23rd, 2018 - 31 comments

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Helen Kelly: Together

Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, July 23rd, 2018 - 7 comments

In 2015 Helen Kelly agreed to let documentary maker Tony Sutorius – the award winning director of Campaign – into her life to document her last year of activism. The result is Helen Kelly: Together – a stunning affirmation of both her dedication to justice, and her friendships with those she fought alongside.

Scrap the spending cap

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, July 23rd, 2018 - 152 comments

Economist Ganesh Nana and Alan Johnson from the Salvation Army have urged the Government to relax the fiscal straight jacket imposed by its budget responsibility rules.

Open Mike 23/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:54 am, July 23rd, 2018 - 119 comments

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The UN is shocked by NZ’s child poverty rates

Written By: - Date published: 11:40 am, July 22nd, 2018 - 89 comments

Earlier this year the United Nations expressed shock and concern at New Zealand’s rates of child poverty, homelessness, incarceration and violence.  What is this Government doing to address these issues?

Julian Assange; Journey’s End?

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, July 22nd, 2018 - 165 comments

Is Julian Assange about to be arrested? Equador looks set to evict the accused rapist and capitalist tool from its London embassy.

Government with a plan

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 22nd, 2018 - 46 comments

Labour and New Zealand First Ministers under the first term of the sixth Labour government sitting in the Cabinet office.

The polls are great. Top work. But I’m getting worried about the entropy of this government already. Matthew Hooten and Karl Marx agree with me.

Open Mike 22/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:54 am, July 22nd, 2018 - 171 comments

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My Little Eye…

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, July 21st, 2018 - 17 comments

Something beginning with…wtf?!

Open Mike 21/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:53 am, July 21st, 2018 - 94 comments

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Daily Review 20/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 20th, 2018 - 16 comments

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Alt Reich Speakers get Visas; still lack Empathy, Compassion and Humanity

Written By: - Date published: 12:16 pm, July 20th, 2018 - 132 comments

Two Canadian far right bigots have been granted visas to visit NZ. Let’s make them wish they’d never left Canada, eh.

Is Matthew Hooton becoming a socialist?

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, July 20th, 2018 - 41 comments

Occasional Standard reader Matthew Hooton has written a cogent column on industrial relations in which he realises and accepts that wages for ordinary workers are too low.

Open Mike 20/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:53 am, July 20th, 2018 - 124 comments

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Daily Review 19/07/2018

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

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Duck Futton

Written By: - Date published: 4:59 pm, July 19th, 2018 - 46 comments

The Australians are upset with Andrew Little expressing concern about their inhumane treatment of some Kiwis living in Australia and are throwing Donald Trump type tantrums to show their displeasure.

Happy birthday Nelson Mandela

Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, July 19th, 2018 - 43 comments

It is Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday. Happy birthday to him. If he was alive today he would be 100 years old.

Glenn Greenwald on…

Written By: - Date published: 11:53 am, July 19th, 2018 - 113 comments

Excerpts from Glenn Greenwald speaking on Democracy Now! (h/t Adrian Thornton)

What has happened to Simon Bridges?

Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, July 19th, 2018 - 42 comments

You would think that while Jacinda Ardern takes time out to properly introduce baby Neve to the world opposition leader Simon Bridges would be striding throughout the country like a colossus and really make a name for himself.  But of late he has been rather invisible.

Open Mike 19/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:53 am, July 19th, 2018 - 113 comments

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Daily Review 18/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 18th, 2018 - 21 comments

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Oh, Yulia!

Written By: - Date published: 3:05 pm, July 18th, 2018 - 60 comments

Whodunnit?

What is eating Mike Hosking?

Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, July 18th, 2018 - 77 comments

Mike Hosking appears to have entered into a particularly dark time.

Open Mike 18/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:53 am, July 18th, 2018 - 95 comments

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Daily Review 17/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 17th, 2018 - 6 comments

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Trumputin

Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, July 17th, 2018 - 206 comments

Donald Trump has directly contradicted the collective decision of the United States Security agencies by denying that there was Russian involvement in the last US general election.

Free Speech Coalition’s litigation strikes a major snag

Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, July 17th, 2018 - 138 comments

The free speech coalition’s desire to get the High Court to enforce the rights of Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux has struck a potential snag. A rather major snag.

Open Mike 17/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:53 am, July 17th, 2018 - 71 comments

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Wool. Eyes. Pull.

Written By: - Date published: 5:52 pm, July 16th, 2018 - 8 comments

As though politicians with a social democratic bent don’t have enough to contend with…

Daily Review 16/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 16th, 2018 - 16 comments

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