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Public Address 05/11/07 - Scuffling on The Left

Public Address 05/11/07 - Scuffling and screaming on The Left

Not quite everything you ever wanted to know about bail | Nov 04, 2007 15:32
GUEST: Graeme Edgeler answers the questions
Bail has been in the news quite a bit recently. You might have an idea how it works, or be surprised that someone got it, or someone else didn't, but how does it all work? Put simply, bail is a legally enforceable promise to turn up to court to face...,

Scuffling and screaming on The Left | Nov 04, 2007 12:56
Russell Brown's Hard News
Which was the greatest irony? That Len Richards, the Labour delegate who took a swing with a megaphone was, until last year co-leader of the Alliance? That he last week published a statement unequivocally condemning both the Ruatoki raids and the Terrorism Suppression Act? Or that his partner, and fellow...,

PA Radio: Talking about Pot
Posted at 9:33AM on 5 Nov 07
Russell Brown talks to New Zealand Drug Foundation director Ross Bell about the Foundation's new Let's Talk About Pot project, which aims to stimulate public discussion around cannabis policy. As part of the project, the foundation has published a series of essays on the topic on its website, and is inviting comment from the public.,815,


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Binoy Kampmark: Ineffectual Boycotts: The Beijing Winter Olympics
Making moral statements in the blood and gristle of international relations can often come across as feeble. In doing so, the maker serves the worst of all worlds: to reveal a false sense of assurance that something was done while serving no actual purpose other than to provoke. Anger, and impotence, follow... More>>

Keith Rankin: Science, Scientists, And Scientism
Science, in the not-so-recent-past, has often had a bad press. It's been personified, particularly by the political left, as Frankenstein, as agents of capitalism, classical liberalism, colonialism, sexism (yang over yin), eugenics, and god-like pretension. More recently though, in the zeitgeists of climate change awareness and covid, it's had an unusually good press; although we retain this persistent worry that viruses such as SARS-Cov2 may be the unwitting or witting result of the work of careless or evil scientists... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Can ACT's Dream Run Continue?

By most reckonings the ACT Party has had a very successful political year. Not only has its expanded Parliamentary team settled in well to its work, without controversy or scandal, but its leader has gained in community respect, and the party’s support, at least according to the public opinion polls, has increased sharply... More>>

Dunne Speaks: Question Time Is Anything But
The focus placed on the first couple of Question Time exchanges between the new leader of the National Party and the Prime Minister will have seemed excessive to many but the most seasoned Parliamentary observers. Most people, especially those outside the Wellington beltway, imagine Question Time is exactly what it sounds... More>>

Gasbagging In Glasgow: COP26 And Phasing Down Coal

Words can provide sharp traps, fettering language and caging definitions. They can also speak to freedom of action and permissiveness. At COP26, that permissiveness was all the more present in the haggling ahead of what would become the Glasgow Climate Pact... More>>

Globetrotter: Why Julian Assange’s Inhumane Prosecution Imperils Justice For Us All

When I first saw Julian Assange in Belmarsh prison, in 2019, shortly after he had been dragged from his refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy, he said, “I think I am losing my mind.”
He was gaunt and emaciated, his eyes hollow and the thinness of his arms was emphasized by a yellow identifying cloth tied around his left arm... More>>