GPJA #432: Part 1. News from Aotearoa New Zealand – 28/6/12

Lucy Lawless Launches Global Campaign To Save The Arctic http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00307/lucy-lawless-launches-global-campaign-to-save-the-arctic.htm

Urewera case far from over http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ckpt/ckpt-20120621-1743-te_urewera_case_far_from_over_despite_sentencing-048.mp3

Trial ‘to shut down Tuhoe aspirations’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7149790/Trial-to-shut-down-Tuhoe-aspirations

Wellington Solidarity With Urewera 4 http://www.indymedia.org.nz/article/82544/wellington-solidarity-urewera-4

Kia Ora Gaza convoy 2012 – Auckland Airport Welcomeback reception:Today saw a nice “Welcome Home” celebration at Auckland Airport for our returning Kia Ora Gaza convoyers. Giving our team to Gaza a heros welcome were 40 supporters, a good turnout in the middle of a working day. Congratulations to our four Kiwi convoyers — Roger Fowler, Tali Williams, Hone Fowler and Gibran Janif — for putting themselves on the line to help the imprisoned population of Gaza and the cause of Palestinian liberation.

Harawira seeks party direction on gay marriage http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10814411

Marriage: Equality, abolition, and the Mana movement http://workersparty.org.nz/2012/06/21/marriage-equality-abolition-and-the-mana-movement/

Harawira seeks party direction on gay marriage http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10814411

Shut Illegal Pokies Or The People Will http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1206/S00297/shut-illegal-pokies-or-the-people-will.htm

Act now: Depleted Uranium (Prohibition) Bill http://www.facebook.com/notes/peace-movement-aotearoa/act-now-depleted-uranium-prohibition-bill/388225857891456

Crusher Collins’ voodoo economics http://masspolicy.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/crusher-collins-voodoo-economics.html

Car crushing ‘discredits law’ – expert http://www.3news.co.nz/Car-crushing-discredits-law-expert/tabid/423/articleID/258588/Default.aspx

Protest Challenges Cage Egg Industry http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00345/protest-challenges-cage-egg-industry.htm

Activists Risk Their Own Lives in to Ban Cruel Cages http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00344/activists-risk-their-own-lives-in-to-ban-cruel-cages.htm

The mainland poultry blockade http://www.nzopenrescue.org.nz/the-mainland-poultry-blockade-25-june-2012.html

Funeral march down Lambton Quay to mark passing of TVNZ 7 http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00343/funeral-march-down-lambton-quay-to-mark-passing-of-tvnz-7.htm

Government and Nation launched http://blog.teara.govt.nz/2012/06/21/government-and-nation-launched/

NZ rally urges Indonesia to end oppression in Papua http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=69022

Depleted Uranium (Prohibition) Bill blocked http://www.facebook.com/notes/peace-movement-aotearoa/update-depleted-uranium-prohibition-bill-blocked/396359820411393

Uranium weapons deal rejected after one MP down http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10815942

Mineral exploration threatens rare marine life http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/mineral-exploration-threatens-rare-marine-life-4945536

Mana in Parliament – weekly updates http://mana.net.nz/category/mana-in-parliament/

Public Disservice Broadcasting: The shameful demise of TVNZ7 http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1206/S00194/public-disservice-broadcasting-the-shameful-demise-of-tvnz7.htm

ASSET SALES

The thieves must be stopped http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/thieves-must-be-stopped.html

100,000 Kiwis Sign up to Stop Asset Sales http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00355/100000-kiwis-sign-up-to-stop-asset-sales.htm

Asset sales protest, June 16, Dunedin

Winter of dissent – Aotearoa is not for sale http://www.indymedia.org.nz/article/82543/winter-dissent-aotearoa-not-sale

Most of us oppose selling NZ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz-government/news/article.cfm?c_id=144&objectid=10815070

Stop Asset Sales Unless Waitangi Tribunal Says Go http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1206/S00296/stop-asset-sales-unless-waitangi-tribunal-says-go.htm

Assets sale could face legal hiccup http://tvnz.co.nz/politics-news/key-accused-arrogance-over-asset-sales-bill-4945721/video

Mana: Nothing for Mom ‘n Pop in this MOM Bill http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1206/S00393/nothing-for-mom-n-pop-in-this-mom-bill.htm

Asset sales protest interrupts Key’s lunch http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/news/asset-sales-protest-interrupts-keys-lunch/1428923/

Stop Asset Sales picket- its time to HIT THE STREETS- all out Sat July 14th

EDUCATION

Education wars will intensify with charter schools http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/7148555/Education-wars-will-intensify-with-charter-schools

Tapu Misa: Market model leaves schools to die http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10815211

REFUGEES

Tampa refugee calls on PM to take capsize survivors http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7162542/Tampa-refugee-calls-on-PM-to-take-capsize-survivors

‘Respond with compassion’ to refugees: Australians ask Kiwi parliamentarians http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00267/respond-with-compassion-to-refugees-australians-ask-kiwi.htm

Refugee detention plan threat to NZ’s good name http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/7135667/Refugee-detention-plan-threat-to-NZs-good-name

ACC

Matt McCarten: Launch inquiry to root out what has to be rotten http://www.nzherald.co.nz/news/print.cfm?objectid=10815039&pnum=1

Gordon Campbell on the incentive payments at ACC http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/06/22/gordon-campbell-on-the-incentive-payments-at-acc/

ACC’s quota deal with Smith revealed http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7162536/ACCs-quota-deal-with-Smith-revealed

ACC architect says people paying more in levies than they should http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz-government/news/article.cfm?c_id=144&objectid=10815066

ACC culture change overdue http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz-government/news/article.cfm?c_id=144&objectid=10815043

More ACC clients going on to welfare http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz-government/news/article.cfm?c_id=144&objectid=10814974

WORKRIGHTS NZ

The Union Report with CTU President Helen Kelly and PSA National Secretary Richard Wagstaff http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/the-union-report-with-ctu-president-helen-kelly-and-psa-national-secretary-richard-

CTU: Liability for death of Charanpreet Dhaliwal http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00308/liability-for-death-of-charanpreet-dhaliwal.htm

Man wins job back after fake racist text stoush http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10815465

Sacked waitress awarded $10k http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7068100/sacked-waitress-awarded-10k

SFWU: Clean-up needed in industry full of cowboy operators http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00305/clean-up-needed-in-industry-full-of-cowboy-operators.htm

In Harm’s Way: A Case Study Of Pacific Workers In Manukau Manufacturing http://www.dol.govt.nz/publications/research/hs-practices-in-pacific-workplaces/exec-summary.asp

NZ slammed in US ‘slavery’ report http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7136340/NZ-slammed-in-US-slavery-report

Americans warned that NZ seafood tainted by slave labour http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7159929/Americans-warned-that-NZ-seafood-tainted-by-slave-labour

Young man dead after job goes wrong http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10813502

Victory for Southern Paprika workers http://workersparty.org.nz/2012/06/24/victory-for-southern-paprika-workers/

Photos: SaveOurPort.com – support Ports of Auckland workers 2012 http://www.flickr.com/groups/saveourport/pool/

Burger King – standing up to bullying and loss of hours. http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/burger-king-standing-up-to-bullying-and-loss-of-hours/

Dismissed worker feared having to return home to India http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/06/28/dismissed-worker-feared-having-to-return-home-to-india/

Victory at Event Cinemas http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/06/26/victory-at-event-cinemas/

What’s disgusting? Union busting! http://unitenews.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/whats-disgusting-union-busting/

Unite union organised march against youth rates and insecure hours 2006

NZ ECONOMY

Gordon Campbell on funding the IMF, while under-funding core agencies at home http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/06/20/gordon-campbell-on-funding-the-imf-while-under-funding-core-agencies-at-home/

Jane Kelsey: Secrecy in investment talks mocks democracy http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10814123

New Zealand’s big four banks are the developed world’s most profitable, ahead even of their Australian parents http://www.interest.co.nz/news/59937/new-zealands-big-four-banks-are-developed-worlds-most-profitable-ahead-even-their-austral

Foreign lawsuits already a threat http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/7166449/Foreign-lawsuits-already-a-threat

CTU: GDP result no reason for complacency http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00294/gdp-result-no-reason-for-complacency.htm

CTU: Action Needed to Stem Flow to Australia http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1206/S00311/action-needed-to-stem-flow-to-australia.htm

CULTURAL DISSENT

Te Radar in the Pacific: new journey, same old stereotypes http://www.readingthemaps.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/te-radar-in-pacific-new-journey-same.html

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