Archive for March, 2019

James Casson and why YOU should Stand for Council

Written By: - Date published: 7:08 pm, March 31st, 2019 - 168 comments

Hamilton City Councillor James Casson has been exposed as a bigot. You can help rid NZ of people like him in just a few months. Time to put your best foot forward, Standarnistas!

Daily review 31/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, March 31st, 2019 - 22 comments

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Open mike 31/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 31st, 2019 - 165 comments

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How To Get There 31/3/19

Written By: - Date published: 6:57 am, March 31st, 2019 - 54 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

Daily review 30/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, March 30th, 2019 - 16 comments

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The gun lobby fights back

Written By: - Date published: 12:27 pm, March 30th, 2019 - 16 comments

The Herald is reporting that Gun City the business that sold the military style semi automatic weapons to the Christchurch Mosque killer, has urged customers to sign a petition against banning military style semi automatic weapons.

Rooting Out Racism

Written By: - Date published: 12:12 pm, March 30th, 2019 - 296 comments

TS regular Maggie with an excellent analysis of the challenges facing men in a society in transition and what that means for the fight against racism.

Open mike 30/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 am, March 30th, 2019 - 33 comments

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Xi-ing Jacinda

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 pm, March 29th, 2019 - 73 comments

Jacinda Ardern will get a very warm welcome in Beijing based on immense respect for her and for New Zealand.  Xi Jin-Ping has just returned from a very successful visit to Europe, joining Italy to the Belt and Road initiative and buying 300 jets from Airbus. Pepe Escobar outlines the implications for Eurasia. Much food for thought.

Daily review 29/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 8:03 pm, March 29th, 2019 - 13 comments

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The Brexit Fuster Cluck

Written By: - Date published: 12:32 pm, March 29th, 2019 - 97 comments

Watching from the opposite side of the world it is hard to imagine how badly the Conservative Party has handled it. I mean we are days away from the end and the UK now relies on the whim of shifting temporary alliances to determine how it will finish. Theresa May is finished.  No matter what […]

Open mike 29/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 29th, 2019 - 84 comments

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The Green Party on the Mosque murders

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 29th, 2019 - 194 comments

Recent criticism of Marama Davidson and Golriz Ghahraman over their drawing links between racism and the Mosque murders is misplaced.

Daily review 28/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 28th, 2019 - 26 comments

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Leading a feminist Pacific

Written By: - Date published: 3:19 pm, March 28th, 2019 - 63 comments

It’s time to convert Ardern’s massive global symbolic capital into a lasting legacy for the Pacific. It’s time for a feminist international development policy.

Open mike 28/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:12 am, March 28th, 2019 - 198 comments

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Daily review 27/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:40 pm, March 27th, 2019 - 37 comments

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The Repentant Right

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 27th, 2019 - 121 comments

The former leader of various NZ neo Nazi groups reckons the kiwi far right are being driven underground. TRP argues they will instead look for another home.

Did Hanson’s One Nation Party seek funding from the NRA and the Koch Brothers?

Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, March 27th, 2019 - 23 comments

Pauline Hanson’s One Australia party is trying to defend claims that it should funding to oppose gun restrictions from the NRA and the Koch Brothers by stating that its chief of staff was drunk.

Open mike 27/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 27th, 2019 - 174 comments

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Daily review 26/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 26th, 2019 - 58 comments

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WTF Free Speech coalition?

Written By: - Date published: 7:54 am, March 26th, 2019 - 564 comments

The Free Speech coalition has attacked the Chief Censor’s decision to rule the Christchurch Mosque killer’s manifesto as objectionable as an attack on free speech.  But the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties has characterised the Censor’s decision as being entirely conventional.

Open mike 26/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 26th, 2019 - 86 comments

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Daily review 25/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, March 25th, 2019 - 39 comments

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We need more than capital gains tax to address inequality

Written By: - Date published: 2:41 pm, March 25th, 2019 - 46 comments

The most important comment in the Tax Working Group’s Final Report is that even the reasonably comprehensive capital gains tax proposed is likely to have only a minor impact on addressing inequality — what is needed is a more progressive income tax system that lifts the top marginal tax rate 

Trump: Nyet Collusion!

Written By: - Date published: 10:15 am, March 25th, 2019 - 138 comments

The Mueller report apparently clears Donald Trump of collusion. However, charges of obstruction of justice against his team remain possible.

Reform of the SIS

Written By: - Date published: 9:29 am, March 25th, 2019 - 60 comments

Following the Christchurch Mosque murders there are strong calls for an inquiry into the SIS. But should it be given more power or should it be reformed to remove a pretty clear blind spot.

Open mike 25/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 25th, 2019 - 265 comments

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The trouble with Facebook

Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, March 24th, 2019 - 79 comments

The Government and some major corporations have called for changes to Facebook in the way it operates.

Open mike 24/03/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, March 24th, 2019 - 108 comments

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How To Get There 24/3/19

Written By: - Date published: 6:57 am, March 24th, 2019 - 36 comments

Welcome to TS’s Sunday think piece. It’s a blank sheet, a tabula rasa, waiting for your thoughts on the future and How To Get There.  

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