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Final Forecasts for Election 2014

Friday, 19 September 2014, 1:29 pm | NZ Election Data Consortium

National are forecast to pick up 44.8 percent of the vote on Election Day with Labour on 24.5 percent, the Greens 12.7 percent and NZ First 9.7%. More >>

Lyndon Hood Satire: There Is No Surveillance In New Zealand

Friday, 19 September 2014, 12:36 pm | Lyndon Hood

There is no surveillance in New Zealand There is no one listening to your phones There is no surveillance in New Zealand You can all crawl back under you stones More >>

The selling of New Zealand by our prime minister

Friday, 19 September 2014, 12:02 pm | Charles Drace

The selling of New Zealand by our prime minister By Charles Drace 19 September 2014 More >>

Confident Consumers Sway To National

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:58 am | NZ Election Data Consortium

Since the end of 2013 voters who expressed great consumer confidence moved to support National even though the overall number of those who described themselves as “very confident” fell. More >>

Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:56 am | Ramzy Baroud

Convenient Genocide: Another Failed War to Re-Arrange the Middle East By Ramzy Baroud 19 September 2014 More >>

Spike Mountjoy Cartoon: Reading The Election

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:52 am | Spike Mountjoy

A comparison of a concerned voter's Facebook and the media More >>

Whither Future Development Goals?

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:47 am | Shobha Shukla

Abused by her own family in childhood, Bela (name changed) was sold by a relative and trafficked to India. She eventually came out of her harrowing ordeal, turned her life around and became a peer counsellor and educator with Family Planning Association ... More >>

The Squeeze On Labour

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:46 am | NZ Election Data Consortium

The Green Party has been eating into the Labour’s higher income supporters in recent times, while National has made inroads into Labour’s support amongst the lowest income earners. More >>

Political power after tomorrow's election

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:37 am | Don Franks

One more day of shiny faced candidate posters. After weeks of campaigning the forced grins on election posters all start looking the same. More >>

Corporate Personhood is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:37 am | Solartopia

Corporate Personhood is the Ebola Virus of Climate Chaos By Harvey Wasserman 19 September 2014 More >>

Spike Mountjoy Images: The GCSB/Five Eyes Shemozzle

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:36 am | Spike Mountjoy

Cartoons and an imagey thing about the recent New Zealand spying revelations. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Election on a fork 'n' knife-edge

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:20 am | Martin Doyle

John Key's "steak" versus "a lamb chop" [comparison between National and Labour] is the smug language of arrogant restaurant diners. With such a large lead in the opinion polls, many of his supporters will be dining out early. More >>

Gordon Campbell on a campaign that is ending as it began

Friday, 19 September 2014, 10:55 am | Gordon Campbell

This election campaign is getting no less strange as it heads on down to the wire. Winston Peters is still refusing to say whether a vote for New Zealand First is a vote for changing the current government and its awful, awful policies, or ensuring ... More >>

Top 5 Scoop Press Releases Week To 13th Sep 2014

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:45 pm | Scoop Insights

The following five press releases were the top performing press releases (by NZ page view numbers) according to Google Analytics on Scoop for the seven days to 13th September 2014. More >>

Reactor Rates The Final Debate An Even Affair

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:38 pm | NZ Election Data Consortium

The final Leaders Debate was an even affair with viewers responding negatively when John Key and Cunliffe argued and people responding positively to Key’s criticism of Kim Dotcom. More >>

Foreign Affairs as Opera Buffa: The Fight Against Isis

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 2:16 pm | John Chuckman

Foreign Affairs as Opera Buffa: The Global Fight Against Isis By John Chuckman 18 September 2014 More >>

Adrian Maidment Cartoon: Spring Cleaning

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:21 pm | Adrian Maidment

Winston Peters dusts off his ministerial nameplate More >>

It’s business as usual between the United States and Israel

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 12:40 pm | Redress Information

The numbers may be shocking but it’s business as usual in that most venomous of love affairs, the United States-Israeli relationship. More >>

When Black Things Propel Us: ‘Deep State’ Power Crimes

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:43 am | Snoopman News

USA. It’s propaganda was always slicker than the Nazi’s. It has decades more experience in terrorism than Al Qaeda. And now it comes first in the world for state mass surveillance too. More >>

Laughing Our Way to Destruction

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:48 am | David Swanson

http://warisacrime.org/content/laughing-our-way-destruction If members of the U.S. public were ever to wonder what the other 95% of humanity thinks about them, would it be better to break that harsh truth to them gently or just to blurt it out? More >>

Gordon Campbell on first time voting (Greens)

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:45 am | Gordon Campbell

For the last two days, I’ve turned my column over to a couple of guest columnists who are first time voters. They’ve been asked to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping ... More >>

43 Million People Kicked Out of Their Homes

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:41 am | David Swanson

Well, maybe not so much for the 43 million people who’ve been driven out of their homes and remain in a precarious state as internally displaced persons (24 million), refugees (12 million), and those struggling to return to their homes. More >>

Another Drone Protester Found Not-Guilty

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 9:31 am | David Swanson

Eve Tetaz, 83, found NOT GUILTY last night in De Witt town court for opposing Reaper Drone War Crime at 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Air Base near Syracuse, NY More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The simple reason why

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 5:35 pm | Martin Doyle

The main thing a nation loses when subjected to mass surveillance is all its digitised intellectual capital. It's the electronic equivalent of 'picking someone's brains'. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Bum rap for the rowing team

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 5:31 pm | Martin Doyle

Eminem's legal action over the National Party rowing ad raises two key questions: Should the boat perhaps fly the 'Scull' and Crossbones? Is this the party of waterborne piracy? More >>

The More Things Change…

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 3:13 pm | Ian Llewellyn

The latest Roy Morgan poll indicates the next Parliament will look much like the last and one of the striking impressions from the time series of the New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll is how little change there has been in the political landscape since ... More >>

Typhoid Marys

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:56 pm | Alexander Lowe

Typhoid Mary was a nickname of Irish cook Mary Mallon, carrier of salmonella typhi, responsible for the outbreak of typhoid in New York in 1900s. She worked as a cook moving from one household to another and infecting their families with the disease, ... More >>

Microsoft Azure: Cloud for the rest of us

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:10 pm | Digitl

Cloud computing is great. Yet anything beyond Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud can be daunting for those of us who aren't IT professionals. While Amazon is the market leader at selling cloud services to business, you couldn't describe setting up a ... More >>

Touch Voicemail iPhone app makes smartphones smarter

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 2:04 pm | Digitl

Modern cellphones are smart, but that’s not what it feels like when it comes to voicemail. Until now the only way to get at missed incoming messages is to call your phone network’s voicemail service, wade through clumsy prompts and listen to messages ... More >>

NZ government, opposition support US war in Middle East

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:25 am | World Socialist Web Site

New Zealand government, opposition support US war in Middle East By Tom Peters 16 September 2014 More >>

Ahead of election, Snowden reveals mass spying in NZ

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:22 am | World Socialist Web Site

Ahead of election, Snowden reveals mass spying on New Zealanders By Tom Peters 16 September 2014 More >>

Gordon Campbell on first time voting (centre right)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:17 am | Gordon Campbell

For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their ... More >>

Mass Surveillance in NZ: Tapping the South Cross Sea Cable

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:17 am | Binoy Kampmark

Mass Surveillance in New Zealand: Tapping the South Cross Sea Cable By Dr. Binoy Kampmark 17 September 2014 More >>

Tackling the race ruckus

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 10:13 am | John Bevan-Smith

In a speech entitled ‘Race has no place in the law’ given at ACT’s Waikato Conference on July 26, 2014, the ACT Party Leader, Dr Jamie Whyte, a philosopher, advanced the proposition that ‘Maori are legally privileged in New Zealand today, ... More >>

Mass Surveillance and Resistance

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:53 am | Fightback

Revelations just 5 days before the General Election pose serious questions about the nature of the New Zealand government. Whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed details about the GCSB and the rest of the spying apparatus. The revelations on spying ... More >>

Gordon Campbell: the Greenwald/Snowden revelations aftermath

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 4:18 pm | Gordon Campbell

1 The email. This has to do with whether Key knowingly agreed to use our immigration rules as a tool to ensnare and ultimately extradite Kim Dotcom, and do so largely at the behest of Hollywood’s leading corporates and their best friend in the White ... More >>

Mass surveillance and sexual violence: Assange and Snowden

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:01 pm | Fightback

Mass surveillance and sexual violence: The difference between Snowden and Assange by Fightback Admin 16 September 2014 More >>

32 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre..tensions rising

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:58 pm | Franklin Lamb

32 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre Tension mounts in Lebanon’s teeming camps…. By Franklin Lamb 16 September 2014 More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Moment of Truth

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:21 pm | Martin Doyle

It's hard to dispute the existence of mass surveillance when one of the actual exponents of it chooses to speak the truth. More >>

Australian Aid for Australian Trade

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 12:50 pm | Pacific Network on Globalisation

The recently released Australian foreign aid policy claims to be heralding a new paradigm of aid delivery. This new paradigm will see the 'Aid-for-Trade' component increase from 12.5% to at least 20% of the aid budget by 2020 in an effort to encourage ... More >>

Wordcloud: Dirty Politics replaced by The Moment of Truth

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 10:48 am | NZ Election Data Consortium

The “Moment of Truth” took over from “Dirty Politics” on twitter with much heavier traffic than usual. The data insight organisation Qrious collected all tweets that used the hashtag #nzpol since midday on Monday to produce this wordcloud. More >>

Snowden, Greenwald, Dotcom, Key - Mass Surveillance In NZ

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 9:11 am | Scoop Full Coverage

Full Scoop coverage and reaction to surveillance of NZ buy the GCSB and NSA through Five Eyes network, revealed by Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden at Kim Dotcom's 'Moment of Truth' event. More >>

The Art And Guile Of Vote Splitting

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:53 pm | Ian Llewellyn

National appears to have trained its supporters well in the tactical issues around splitting their votes. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Long-suffraging prisoners

Monday, 15 September 2014, 5:29 pm | Martin Doyle

The removal of the 'right to vote' from New Zealand prisoners four years ago raises an interesting question: why have a Bill of Rights law if you are not even going to abide by it? More >>

Protestors March, Call for an End to Domestic Violence

Monday, 15 September 2014, 5:09 pm | Elizabeth Beattie

Hundreds of protesters marched down Lambton Quay to Parliament today calling for an end to domestic violence. Wearing white facemasks, waving banners and calling for “safety” for the women and children of New Zealand. More >>

Nation of Cowards

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:53 pm | John Chuckman

What else can you fairly call a people who attack a population of refugees confined to a small space surrounded on every side by fences and machine-gun towers, a population with nowhere to run? No, that is not put strongly enough. Not just attack, but use ... More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Police stop laying egg [charge]

Monday, 15 September 2014, 4:17 pm | Martin Doyle

The Boys in Blue do have compassion. And with the election only days away, they demonstrate extraordinary political astuteness as well. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Mass surveillance

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:45 pm | Martin Doyle

In absolutely NO NATION on the planet would the activities of the National Party [and the PM's department, no less] be tolerated. And on another level again, if the accusation of mass surveillance is even partially proved, then it is treasonous. ... More >>

Christchurch and second-class citizenship

Monday, 15 September 2014, 11:20 am | Anthony Ravlich

I demand the right to inform Chch post-quake victims of the human rights truth and ethical plan By Anthony Ravlich 14 September 2014 More >>

Meeting in a Tunnel

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:14 am | Uri Avnery

THERE WAS this village in England which took great pride in its archery. In every yard there stood a large target board showing the skills of its owner. On one of these boards every single arrow had hit a bull's eye. More >>

Metro Gaza

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:06 am | Uri Avnery

TEL AVIV has no metro. It has been discussed for decades. Successive mayors have promised it. Alas, still no metro. More >>

Son of Death

Monday, 15 September 2014, 10:01 am | Uri Avnery

THE WAR was over. Families returned to their kibbutzim near Gaza. Kindergartens opened up again. A ceasefire was in force and extended again and again. Obviously, both sides were exhausted. More >>

The War for Nothing

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:57 am | Uri Avnery

On the Palestinian side: 2,143 dead, 577 of them children, 263 women, 102 elderly. 11,230 injured. 10,800 buildings destroyed. 8,000 partially destroyed. About 40,000 damaged homes. Among the damaged buildings: 277 schools, 10 hospitals, 70 mosques, ... More >>

God Wills It!

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:54 am | Uri Avnery

FOR SIX decades my friends and I have warned our people: if we don't make peace with the nationalist Arab forces, we shall be faced with Islamic Arab forces. More >>

Hannibal ad Portas

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:47 am | Uri Avnery

THE LAST war has come to an end, the next war has not yet started, so let's use the time to speak of many things. More >>

Physical and mental tunnels

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:41 am | Adam Keller

On Wednesday afternoon I went into our neighborhood pizzeria and noticed that their TV was no longer tuned to the non¬stop 24¬hour war channel. Rather, there was a non¬Israeli music channel featuring a Spanish guitar player. That evening came the ... More >>

How dare they

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:34 am | Adam Keller

Last night was very restless. Once every hour or two we got up to listen to the radio and look up Israeli and Palestinian and international news websites. There were many rumors and speculations and few pieces of hard news, but past midnight it had become ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Glenn Greenwald revelations

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:28 am | Gordon Campbell

All that hanging out with the All Blacks clearly hasn’t taught Prime Minister John Key a thing about the ethics of playing the ball, and not the man. Still, in slagging off Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald as “Dotcom’s ... More >>

The Emperor is naked

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:24 am | Adam Keller

At 10.30 pm the website of the Palestinian news agency Ma’an bore an ominous headline: “Ceasefire falls apart in final hours, with no renewal in sight; Palestinian negotiators charge Israel has refused to accede to Palestinian requests”. So, the opposing ... More >>

Children want to live

Monday, 15 September 2014, 9:17 am | Adam Keller

Fifty days. Seven weeks and a day. No doubt, many wars in history had lasted longer than that, and there had been worse horrors than what happened in Gaza. "We did it in the least terrible way possible" says today the IDF Chief of Staff ... More >>

 

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