GPJA #444 (Part 1): News from Aotearoa New Zealand – 24/10/12

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NEW ZEALAND

A Rally Against Anti-Semitism in the Heart of Auckland http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/a-rally-against-anti-semitism-in-heart.html

Hate raid despised http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/auckland-city-harbour-news/7851963/Hate-raid-despised

A Rally Against Anti-Semitism in the Heart of Auckland NZ 20 Oct 2012

Auckland City Councillor Cathy Casey

Courts tougher on benefit fraud than tax dodging – study http://www.3news.co.nz/Courts-tougher-on-benefit-fraud-than-tax-dodging–study/tabid/1607/articleID/273541/Default.aspx#ixzz29zJlYL9z

Remember October 15th: five years of terror http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00213/remember-october-15th-five-years-of-terror.htm

John Minto: Communities turfed out – you’d be angry too http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10840724

From broken window to broken fast http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10840239

The Night that Hone was Arrested http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/the-night-that-hone-was-arrested.html

In praise of Hone Harawira http://mauistreet.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/in-praise-of-hone-harawira.html

A Small Victory in the Battle for Glen Innes http://mana.net.nz/2012/10/a-small-victory-in-the-battle-for-glen-innes/

Matt McCarten: The human cost in our capitalist competition http://m.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10841815

Students storm clock tower – Rise in university fees spark protest http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7818666/Students-storm-clock-tower

O15 2012- Belltower occupied by students fighting fees http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/o15-2012-belltower-occupied-by-students.html

Students frustrated with further fee increases http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00232/students-frustrated-with-further-fee-increases.htm

When Teaching Becomes Preaching: A fresh campaign to get religious instruction out of state primary schools has reprised a very old debate by Alison McCulloch http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/10/when-teaching-becomes-preaching/

ALRANZ Calls on Deputy PM to Denounce Anti-Abortion Threats http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00212/alranz-calls-on-deputy-pm-to-denounce-anti-abortion-threats.htm

New Auckland prison ‘waste of taxpayers money’ http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/new-auckland-prison-waste-taxpayers-money-5096611

Matt McCarten: Vector cheques powerful ploy just before the vote http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10840332

Murray Horton: Filipinos deserve real democracy http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10841416

NZ Groups urge PNoy to stop summary executions http://www.philstar.com/nation/article.aspx?publicationsubcategoryid=200&articleid=860107

Philippine solidarity groups protest http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00347/philippine-solidarity-groups-protest.htm

Green Party: John Key must raise human rights abuses with President of Philippines http://aps-nz.org/2012/10/23/green-party-john-key-must-raise-human-rights-abuses-with-president-of-philippines/

Welcome to POLICY WATCH, the fortnightly e-newsletter from the NZ Council of Christian Social Services. http://christiansocialservices.blogspot.co.nz/

D8- Aotearoa’s Not for Sale! SHUT DOWN THE TPPA- Dec 8th 2012, Auckland http://www.facebook.com/events/421123814617113/

Waitangi Tribunal Report Released on the Kōhanga Reo Claim http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00283/waitangi-tribunal-report-released-on-the-kohanga-reo-claim.htm

Simon Collins: White Paper has missed opportunity to support children, parents http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10839705

Police defend Harawira arrest (+video) http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10840004

Hone Harawira’s ‘not guilty’ plea http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10840004

Hone Harawira in court after protest arrest http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7827081/Hone-Harawira-in-court-after-protest-arrest

Housing For The Poor: Statement From Hone Harawira http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1210/S00210/housing-for-the-poor-statement-from-hone-harawira.htm

Harawira slams ‘petty’ charge following protest http://www.3news.co.nz/Harawira-slams-petty-charge-following-protest/tabid/370/articleID/272509/Default.aspx

When Hone met Rachel – Now that was a surprise! http://brianedwardsmedia.co.nz/2012/10/when-hone-met-rachel-now-that-was-a-surprise/

Social and ethnic cleansing in Glen Innes http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00186/social-and-ethnic-cleansing-in-glen-innes.htm

Parents battle to keep special needs units open http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/15115019/parents-battle-to-keep-special-needs-units-open/

A Kiwi in Gaza http://todayingaza.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/gaza-olive-date-harvests-underway/

Guantanamo Bay Action – Auckland University, NZ 10 Oct 2012

Government arrogance over water continues http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1210/S00261/government-arrogance-over-water-continues.htm

Top-level alarm over secrecy trend http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10836994

Pike River book wins top Jesson award http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00262/pike-river-book-wins-top-jesson-award.htm

Down and out in Remuera http://www.readingthemaps.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/down-and-out-in-remuera.html

Major deficiencies in New Zealand’s marine management http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00351/major-deficiencies-in-new-zealands-marine-management.htm

NZ still failing to keep teens out of custody – report http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/7844650/NZ-still-failing-to-keep-teens-out-of-custody-report

WATER RIGHTS

Tribunal slams Crown over Urewera Treaty breaches http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7851278/Tribunal-slams-Crown-over-Urewera-Treaty-breaches

Asset shares offer an insult – Harawira http://www.3news.co.nz/Asset-shares-offer-an-insult–Harawira/tabid/370/articleID/273462/Default.aspx

Maori leaders seek iwi consent on challenge to Mighty River sale http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10841005

Gordon Campbell on the likely Maori Council challenge over water rights http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/10/16/gordon-campbell-on-the-likely-maori-council-challenge-over-water-rights/

Govt Share Offer Insulting and Divisive – Harawira http://mana.net.nz/2012/10/govt-share-offer-insulting-and-divisive-harawira/

English lying over Iwi support claims Harawira http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00344/english-lying-over-iwi-support-claims-harawira.htm

Maori aren’t New Zealanders: the Government’s “shares minus” scheme explained http://tumeke.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/maori-arent-new-zealanders-governments.html

Missing the point on Water Rights http://mauistreet.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/missing-point-on-water-rights.html

FROM THE ARCHIVES

The fire last time: the rise of class struggle and progressive social movements in Aotearoa/New Zealand, 1968 to 1977 Brian Roper http://www.anu.edu.au/polsci/mi/3/mi3roper.pdf

POVERTY & WELFARE DEBATE

Forums for the Future: Closing the Gap between Rich and Poor

Hunger among school children ‘scandalous’ – expert http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/hunger-among-school-children-scandalous-expert-5123454

Health risks of children going hungry (3:27) http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/health-risks-children-going-hungry-video-5124403

Many pre-pay meter users go without power – survey http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7785498/Tiwai-smelter-workers-used-as-leverage

Dr Tess Ridge, University of Bath UK – “Children’s experiences of poverty and exclusion” – Presentation to Child Poverty Action Group NZ, Annual General Meeting July 28 2008. http://www.cpag.org.nz/assets/Presentations/Childrensexperiencesofpoverty.pdf

Bruce Bisset: Blaming the poor is a bit rich http://www.hawkesbaytoday.co.nz/news/bruce-bisset-blaming-the-poor-is-a-bit-rich/1580112/

Gareth Morgan: Benefit tightening won’t reduce unemployment http://garethsworld.com/blog/tax-and-welfare/benefit-tightening-wont-reduce-unemployment/

Michael O’Brien: Gathering of data crucial to enrich lives http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10840718

Tapu Misa: Child abuse plan shows a lack of vision http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10840503

Stop The War On The Poor!!! Dunedin 5th Oct 2012 http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.495236580494459.122862.100000243649681&type=1

Business eye on poverty report http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10838658

Searching for a way out http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838726

Six of the best ideas for change http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10838701

1400 Kiwis try poverty for a week http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10837292

Solutions sought to poverty http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/7777248/Solutions-sought-to-poverty

Battle against beneficiary bashing http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7759711/Battle-against-beneficiary-bashing

Protesters slam welfare reforms http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7775340/Protesters-slam-welfare-reforms

WORKRIGHTS NZ

Workers’ rights under threat, say unions http://www.3news.co.nz/Workers-rights-under-threat-say-unions/tabid/1607/articleID/273610/Default.aspx

The Union Report With Bill Rosenberg & Frances Guy – 20 August 2012

Labour Day gains at risk of erosion http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00342/labour-day-gains-at-risk-of-erosion.htm

CTU Significance of Labour Day http://www.voxy.co.nz/business/significance-labour-day-ctu/5/138390

Demolition derby: National’s approach to solving unemployment by Sue Bradford http://www.pundit.co.nz/content/demolition-derby-nationals-approach-to-solving-unemployment

Bryan Gould: Workers bear burden of cost cutting and lower wages http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10839693

Government takes first step in cutting youth wages http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00299/government-takes-first-step-in-cutting-youth-wages.htm

Youth wage like slave labour – Mana Party http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/117785/youth-wage-like-slave-labour-mana-party

Starting-wage ‘grossly unfair’ for youth – union http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/starting-wage-grossly-unfair-youth-union-5124821

Editorial: Lower wages not the answer http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/7809567/Editorial-Lower-wages-not-the-answer

Workload increasing for many http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7802313/Workload-increasing-for-many

Indian workers keen to unite http://www.indianweekender.co.nz/Pages/ArticleDetails/7/3265/New-Zealand/Indian-workers-keen-to-unite

New body to protect Indian workers’ rights http://www.indiannewslink.co.nz/index.php/homelink/new-body-to-protect-indian-workers%E2%80%99-rights.html

Union takes case for underpayment of migrant worker http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00204/union-takes-case-for-underpayment-of-migrant-worker.htm

Councillor Casey in solidarity with MUNZ http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/councillor-casey-in-solidarity-with-munz.html

Bill to bolster protections for young workers timely http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00296/bill-to-bolster-protections-for-young-workers-timely.htm

Presbyterian Church backs living wage campaign http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/presbyterian-church-backs-living-wage-campaign/5/136978

It’s official — the working poor just got poorer http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00049/its-official-the-working-poor-just-got-poorer.htm

Employer told to pay out $74,000 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10840991

Workplace bullying costs millions http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10840262

Sacked waiter just wants to move on http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10840847

A Broader Union: Can an iwi-trade union alliance help change the economic equation in favour of workers? http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/10/a-broader-union/

Acting Under Orders: Does John Key know the conditions facing Kiwi workers within US film and TV productions here? by Gordon Campbell http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/10/dealing-with-mistah-hollywood/

New Port union deal ‘inferior’ says MU http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7775653/New-Port-union-deal-inferior-says-MU

Jaquie Brown Leads Support For Extending Paid Parental Leave http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00353/jaquie-brown-leads-support-for-extending-paid-parental-leave.htm

No rest for the wicked: “But figures show Kiwis, and their Australia counterparts, work longer hours than many of their OECD counterparts with 13 and 14 per cent, respectively, working long hours (classed as more than 50 hours a week).” http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/7841749/No-rest-for-the-wicked

NZ ECONOMY

Brian Gaynor: Property fallout would top ’87 share crash http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10841675

Manufacturing crisis ‘disastrous’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7808109/Manufacturing-crisis-disastrous

Warning as Government continues to question crisis http://tvnz.co.nz/business-news/warning-government-continues-question-crisis-5132165

Time for more radical state intervention http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/chris-trotter/7819901/Time-for-more-radical-state-intervent

Bernard Hickey: Tax evaders can be artful dodgers http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10841818

Tax dodgers cost country over $80 million in undeclared income http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10841020

More jobs better than youth rate http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/opinion/7801580/More-jobs-better-than-youth-rate

Tim Hazeldine: It’s time for higher pay to filter down http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10840714

Mana joins enquiry http://www.3news.co.nz/Mana-joins-manufacturing-sector-inquiry/tabid/1607/articleID/272798/Default.aspx

Billy Bragg and Living Wage

TPPWatch Bulletin #19 – 15 October 2012 http://www.nznotforsale.org/2012/10/16/tppwatch-bulletin-19-15-october-2012/

Destruction of railways a national disgrace http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/opinion/riding-shotgun/7815848/Destruction-of-railways-a-national-disgrace

CTU: Time to drop Reserve Bank interest rate http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00243/time-to-drop-reserve-bank-interest-rate.htm

Geoff Bascand: Making sense of job statistics http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10839022

Manufacturing orders hit three-year low http://tvnz.co.nz/business-news/manufacturing-orders-hit-three-year-low-5127142

It’s Our Future — Kiwis concerned about the TPPA http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1210/S00354/its-our-future-kiwis-concerned-about-the-tppa.htm

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