GPJA #429: Part 1. News from Aotearoa New Zealand – 7/6/12

GENERAL

Pacific people to march for a bigger say http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10810004

Save TVNZ7 meeting Palmerston North & Dunedin this week http://tumeke.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/save-tvnz7-meeting-palmerston-north.html

Man hurt after arrest faces possible life in wheelchair http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10810578

‘Cuban Revolution is example for today’ – New Zealand meeting discusses publication of ‘Making of a Revolution Within the Revolution’ and ‘Cuban 5’ http://www.themilitant.com/2012/7622/762250.html

Petitions: Keep University Councils democratic http://teu.ac.nz/2012/05/democratic-councils/

The Foul and Bloody Story of the Esmeralda http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1206/S00042/the-foul-and-bloody-story-of-the-esmeralda.htm

Pushing for gay equality nationwide http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/love-sex/7023430/Pushing-for-gay-equality-nationwide

Music video: TUHOE (PRISONERS IN AOTEAROA!!!!)

Commission welcomes UN Committee recommendations on social, economic and cultural rights http://www.hrc.co.nz/2012/commission-welcomes-un-committee-recommendations-on-social-economic-and-cultural-rights

Law into Action: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/hrfbook.htm
SaveTVNZ7 http://www.youtube.com/user/SaveTVNZ7/videos

ican Aotearoa New Zealand – From nuclear weapons-free Aotearoa New Zealand to a nuclear weapons-free world http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/icananz.htm

Foreign Control Watchdog 129 http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00025/foreign-control-watchdog-129.htm

Harre repels cancer threat http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10810190

‘Racist’ Howick puts stop to special school http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/7044136/Racist-Howick-puts-stop-to-special-school

Gordon Campbell on the opportunity to force Petrobras’ hand on oil exploration http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/06/06/gordon-campbell-on-the-opportunity-to-force-petrobras-hand-on-oil-exploration/

Nurses forced to supply own thermometers http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/7036222/Nurses-forced-to-supply-own-thermometers

Church ‘losing the debate’ on gay marriage http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/church-losing-debate-gay-marriage-4915153/video

Search and Surveillance Bill passes http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/6625136/Search-and-Surveillance-Bill-passes

Budget Debate 2012 – Hone Harawira http://inthehouse.co.nz/node/12907

Call-centre woes force desperate moves http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7048262/Call-centre-woes-force-desperate-moves

CLASS SIZES

QPEC welcomes class-size decision as a victory for kids’ education http://www.qpec.org.nz/

Education Minister reverses teacher job cut decision http://newsroom.co.nz/stories/education-minister-reverses-teacher-job-cut-decision

Winter rebellion breaks class size cuts http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/winter-rebellion-breaks-class-size-cuts.html

Matt McCarten: Crash! Another Maori PM hope trips and falls http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10810318

Robin Duff: Govt’s class size debacle leaves a handful of options http://www.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=10810946

Putting the spin on bad news http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10810323

Maori, Pasifika and Working Class Kids Suffer the Most http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00032/maori-pasifika-and-working-class-kids-suffer-the-most.htm

Educators unite for fight over class sizes http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10810775

Private school funding ‘at expense of state schools’ http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/107482/private-school-funding-‘at-expense-of-state-schools

School cuts deeper, say unions http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/7050493/School-cuts-deeper-say-unions

Class size petition https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18076151/CLass%20size%20petition.pdf

Gordon Campbell on the turmoil in education http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/06/01/gordon-campbell-on-the-turmoil-in-education/

Teachers’ industrial action next month http://www.3news.co.nz/Teachers-industrial-action-next-month/tabid/423/articleID/256169/Default.aspx

STUDENT PROTEST

Allowance cuts spark anger and arrests http://teu.ac.nz/2012/06/allowance-cuts-spark-anger-and-arrests/

Students concerned at coverage of police at Budget protest http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00033/students-concerned-at-coverage-of-police-at-budget-protest.htm

Police fail to incite riot http://thestandard.org.nz/police-fail-to-incite-riot/

Marauding students surround police http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10810205

Students arrested at Auckland protest http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7031385/Students-arrested-at-Auckland-protest

Police Picking Student Protesters off Auckland New Zealand

Students forced to think twice about further study http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/students-forced-think-twice-further-study-4912477

Plato versus the Police: This report is based on what I personally observed. I was present for the entire protest and recorded much of it. I have also seen recordings of other parts I did not directly witness, and spoke to many students involved, from the very start, all the way to the concluding meeting in the Quad after 7PM. http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/plato-versus-police.html

Students plan another ‘blockade’ protest http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/students-plan-another-blockade-protest-4905381

Blockade the Budget, ‘Protest like the Greeks’

In Defense of Blockade The Budget: Protest Like The Greeks http://straightupsocialist.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/in-defense-of-blockade-budget-protest.html

Photos: Blockade the budget http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150925773101308.444349.792961307&type=3

POVERTY

Auckland widens the property gap http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10810579

MPs hear Auckland submissions on child well-being http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/107548/mps-hear-auckland-submissions-on-child-well-being

Solo mum sells herself to help pay rent http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7048723/Solo-mum-sells-herself-to-help-pay-rent

Talk of forced sterilisation ‘very extreme’ – Greens http://www.3news.co.nz/Talk-of-forced-sterilisation-very-extreme—Greens/tabid/1607/articleID/256800/Default.aspx#ixzz1x4IXskCx

‘Fuel poverty’ issue missed in Muliaga case http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00002/fuel-poverty-issue-missed-in-muliaga-case.htm

UREWERA 4

GPJA: Urewera two split and spirited out of Auckland http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00018/urewera-two-split-and-spirited-out-of-auckland.htm

Music Video: Tuhoe rua kenana – dedicated to tame iti and tona ropu rama

Juror said before trial that Iti ‘looked guilty’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10810374

Jahmoko – Freedom: sample track by Jahmoko dedicated to Tame Iti

WORKRIGHTS NZ

The Union Report online now – with Unite President Matt McCarten & Labour Party spokesperson on Labour relations, Darien Fenton. Topics include: 1: With industrial action looming, has the Government’s bigger class room sizes been a failure? 2: In the battle of hearts and minds for the left – who is more of an ally to the Union movement? The Greens or Labour? 3: And are the jobless unprepared for the realities of the workforce? http://youtu.be/lBg5NHEwD7o Next week (June 11th) we have Bill Newson from the EPMU and commentator Laila Harre on the show. June 18th is shaping up to be an education special with the PPTA & NZEI on.

Woman ‘pressured to drop harassment claims’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7019469/Woman-pressured-to-drop-harassment-claims

Health and safety taskforce has a job to do http://www.voxy.co.nz/health/health-and-safety-taskforce-has-job-do/5/125506

Union calls for complete overhaul of shipping policy http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00010/union-calls-for-complete-overhaul-of-shipping-policy.htm ]

New Zealand Employers participate in blocking ILO hearings http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/nz-employers-participate-blocking-fiji-hearings/5/125599

Abusive employers all too common in NZ dairy farming sector http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/opinion/columnists/lyn-webster/7028998/Abusive-employers-all-too-common-in-NZ-dairy-farming-sector

No room for fixed-term vagueness http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/7029309/No-room-for-fixed-term-vagueness

Are New Zealanders overworking? http://www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/are-new-zealanders-overworking/

Kiwis work more hours than those in the US (but less than Greece) http://www.idealog.co.nz/blog/2012/05/kiwis-work-more-hours-those-us-less-greece

Caring Counts – Report of the Inquiry into the Aged Care Workforce http://www.neon.org.nz/agedcareinquiry/

NZ ECONOMY

TPPWatch Action Bulletin #11 – 3 June 2012 http://tppwatch.org/2012/06/03/tppwatch-action-bulletin-11-3-june-2012/

New Report Warns Trade & Investment Agreements Could Threaten NZ’s Smokefree Goal http://www.asms.org.nz/Site/News/Latest_News/30_May_2012.aspx

All our eggs are in the wrong basket http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10810295

CTU Economic Bulletin May 2012 https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18076151/ctu%20monthly%20economic%20bulletin%20135%20may%202012.pdf

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