Written By: - Date published: 7:46 am, September 26th, 2018 - 32 comments
What can one say about Trump’s daft bragging at the UN, that raised a chorus of laughter at what he was saying. Clearly his toad is out of control.
Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, September 25th, 2018 - 66 comments
Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand will not sign up to Donald Trump’s global call to action on drugs. Will Simon Bridges do the responsible thing and agree with her that the announcement is a misplaced attempt to continue the currently failing approach to drugs?
Written By: - Date published: 12:10 pm, September 24th, 2018 - 25 comments
The most dumbarse thing I have seen Simon Bridges quoted on was in an article about climate change issues saying that Jacinda Ardern should promote for more international tourism. After vast increases in visitors, we’re close to our current tourism capacity and we want to burn more carbon to get more tourists? WTF?
Written By: - Date published: 6:17 pm, September 18th, 2018 - 83 comments
A quick smorgasbord of reported news from Syria, to China and Sweden, to antisemitism and (hidden behind the links) an interview with (hopefully) the first woman who will serve as President of the USA.
Written By: - Date published: 11:40 am, September 14th, 2018 - 125 comments
It seems that for some, trashing out the lives of ordinary people is fine, because “Russia bad”. It’s not fine…
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, September 13th, 2018 - 67 comments
Fonterra has just reported an after tax loss of $196 million for the 2018 year. It’s never had an annual loss in its history.
Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, September 11th, 2018 - 32 comments
Ten years ago this week massive financial businesses in the United States started collapsing. How has the world recovered from this?
Written By: - Date published: 11:36 am, September 9th, 2018 - 65 comments
There is something very wrong with “our” media when it takes a stand-up comedian to alert people to important stuff. But anyway…
Written By: - Date published: 8:46 pm, September 8th, 2018 - 29 comments
In Politik’s 7 September issue we are told that Western diplomats in Wellington are surprised that Winston Peters has not accused Russia of the Skripal poisoning or joined some other countries in taking reprisals. Editor Richard Harman quotes a source to tell us that the British in particular were “pissed” at Peters’ response. Well dearie me. I’m with Winston, a wise old owl.
Written By: - Date published: 4:09 pm, September 8th, 2018 - 79 comments
I stumbled across two protests in Dunedin today. They offered up a few telling contrasts.
Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, September 7th, 2018 - 121 comments
Donald Trump thinks that the anonymous opinion writer in the New York times may have committed an act of treason. Others think that this is an act of loyalty to the country.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 5th, 2018 - 65 comments
UK Labour adopted the IRHA definition of antisemitism in full, and…
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 pm, September 3rd, 2018 - 86 comments
Jeremy Corbyn has a problem. His supporters are struggling to seperate anti-Zionism from anti-racism and the Tories can’t believe their luck. UK Labour desperately need to turn around the narrative that they’re tolerant of bigotry. And in just two days, a definition is going to define Corbyn.
Written By: - Date published: 3:22 pm, September 3rd, 2018 - 3 comments
A genius has set the recent Liberal Party putsch to scenes from Toy Story.
Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, August 31st, 2018 - 18 comments
Repbulican Ron Desantis has released what may be the worst campaign video ever.
Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, August 30th, 2018 - 45 comments
Following recent news it appears that in Australia Au Pairs of the rich and connected are welcomed and helped. Seriously ill refugees are ignored. And click bait racists are fine but peace activists are shown the door.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 29th, 2018 - 146 comments
Chelsea Manning wants to visit New Zealand and talk about how evil war is and what should be done to stop it. We should let her.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, August 28th, 2018 - 3 comments
Forward In 2016 I wrote the below dissertation as part of my History Honours degree at Victoria University. This dissertation explores the 1950s equal pay campaign, and specifically looks at the Jean Parker Case. Jean Parker was a PSA member employed at IRD, who like Kristine Bartlett 60 years later, won a landmark equal pay legal […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 25th, 2018 - 37 comments
What are the implications for New Zealand’s climate change policies of Australia’s change of Prime Minister?
Written By: - Date published: 2:29 pm, August 23rd, 2018 - 100 comments
Turnbull out, Morrison or Dutton in? The Australian Liberal Party self flagellation continues in Canberra. Updates as they roll in, cobbers.
UPDATE: Malcolm Turnbull calls press conference at 1PM AEST (3PM in NZ)
UPDATE: Turnbull to quit tomorrow, if ballot called.
UPDATE: Julie Bishop prepares bid.
UPDATE: Scott Morrison wins, Dutton defeated 45-40.