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Solidarity

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, January 22nd, 2018 - 6 comments

History not forgotten.

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)

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.

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 - 51 comments

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

Shock horror right wing think tank thinks NZ not very democratic

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, January 18th, 2018 - 74 comments

National’s cheerleaders are pushing an international report which suggests that New Zealand’s democratic system is only slightly better than average in world terms.  But the organisation behind the report and the methodology used need some checking.

NRT: Spain refuses to respect Catalonia’s election.

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, January 16th, 2018 - 12 comments

Idiot/savant on Spain’s love of democracy.

“Politics isn’t a game”

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, January 16th, 2018 - 26 comments

Branko Marcetic on a piece in the Herald about why Trump’s first year wasn’t that bad.

 

Racist dog whistling

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, January 14th, 2018 - 64 comments

We may think that we now live in more enlightened times where the scourge of racism is finally being dealt to and is no longer considered acceptable but recent events in Australia and the United States suggests that this is not the case.

Two Faced Liberalism.

Written By: - Date published: 3:31 pm, January 13th, 2018 - 89 comments

Caring and heartless.

Climate Change and the New Zealand Defence Forces

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 12th, 2018 - 74 comments

It’s always bugged me that our military forces are under-used in New Zealand. It’s time we invited them to protect us from climate change.

Theatre and Oprah

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 pm, January 9th, 2018 - 42 comments

Maybe ‘circus’ would be more apt that ‘theatre’ with regards the Oprah spectacle.

Hatchets and Knives.

Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, January 9th, 2018 - 20 comments

A little on the (predictable) fallout from Emily Thornberry’s BBC Radio 4 interview.

The Saviour Machine

Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, January 9th, 2018 - 66 comments

Our ingenuity.

UK Intelligence

Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, January 7th, 2018 - 42 comments

From the Opposition Labour Party, a rare instance of common sense and intelligence on display with regards foreign relations.

Up in Smoke.

Written By: - Date published: 2:38 pm, January 5th, 2018 - 23 comments

US reverses Federal marijuana stance.

The Froth Comes off The Beer

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 5th, 2018 - 77 comments

Auckland appears to be following the trend set by Melbourne and Sydney of a softening in expected prices for selling houses.

Duck and cover

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, January 4th, 2018 - 184 comments

Over the past 24 hours Trump has threatened war by comparing button sizes with Kim Jon Un and Steve Bannon has described Trump Campaign’s 2016 meeting with a group of Russians in Trump Tower as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”.

Israel fights back

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, January 2nd, 2018 - 168 comments

In what may be the first of a number of publicity stunts Rabbi Shmulay Boteach has placed a full page advertisement in the Washington Post condemning Lorde and New Zealand for showing solidarity with Palestine.

What will 2018 bring for Donald Trump?

Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, January 1st, 2018 - 181 comments

The New York Times has broken a astory suggesting that Australian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Downer informed the FBI that the Trump camp knew about the Russian hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails four months before the 2016 Presidential election.

The Failed Estate: Us and Them

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, December 31st, 2017 - 20 comments

In Australia the Murdoch press has chosen the Christmas down period to try and whip up some anti beneficiary hysteria.  Jim Parker from the blog Failed Estate calmly dissects the figures and concludes there is no reason for concern.

When the jet stream slows…

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, December 30th, 2017 - 39 comments

…let’s ridicule Donald Trump.

Man of the year and global leader of the year

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 30th, 2017 - 50 comments

Why Donald Trump should be considered to be man of the year and why the left should be thinking about why he is succeeding.

The Adventures of CosmoGuy: US Ambassador to New Zealand (and Samoa!)

Written By: - Date published: 1:35 pm, December 29th, 2017 - 3 comments

The alleged ‘thoughts’ of Scott Brown, the highly intelligent and very cool ambassador of the Partisan States of America to NooZiland. In an exposition of typical blinding intelligence, he tries to explain to his beloved Orange Lord what he is doing here (and in Samoa!).

The right loses its shit after a public servant accidentally tweets from the wrong account

Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, December 26th, 2017 - 111 comments

An accidental tweet from a Government account has led the right to claim the existence of all sorts of conspiracies.

Ain’t Gonna Play

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 26th, 2017 - 185 comments

New Zealand musician Lorde has announced that she will respect the boycott of Israel and not perform there.

Another middle finger?

Written By: - Date published: 10:33 am, December 22nd, 2017 - 3 comments

With just over half the votes counted, it looks like Catalonia has opted to ditch Spanish central rule.

The United Nations gives Trump the middle finger

Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, December 22nd, 2017 - 250 comments

The United Nations has responded to Donald Trump’s threat to cut aid funding if it voted to condemn America’s decision to recognise Jerisalem as Israel’s capital by overwhelmingly support the decision.

Jian Yang wanted to help the SIS with recruitment

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, December 21st, 2017 - 24 comments

Matt Nippert has made further revelations about Jian Yang including that he lobbied on behalf of an unsuccessful applicant for a security sensitive job with the New Zealand Defence Force and that he disclosed to Auckland University but not to Immigration that he had worked for a PLA University.

Germany and New Zealand Redux

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 20th, 2017 - 10 comments

New Zealand and Germany are both successful societies, with proportional democracies, strong economies, underpinned by strong public institutions and legal frameworks, and consistently believe that we are going in the right direction.  But both countries rely on MMP and coalition governments.  What will happen to the support parties?

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