GPJA #437: Part 1. News from Aotearoa New Zealand – 7/8/12

NEW ZEALAND

GPJA: Bring New Zealand troops home http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00076/bring-new-zealand-troops-home.htm

Gordon Campbell on the haste and waste involved in us staying in Afghanistan http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/08/06/gordon-campbell-on-the-haste-and-waste-involved-in-us-staying-in-afghanistan/

Deaths underline need to get out http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10825090

Two more NZ soldiers killed in Afghanistan – why are we occupying this corrupt narco state for America’s war of terror? http://tumeke.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/two-more-nz-soldiers-killed-in.html

Review threatens big rent rises for state tenants http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10824511

Crown admits Treaty breaches http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10824972

Matt McCarten: Time running out to stop sale of children’s future http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10824629

Worshipping the wrong kind of god http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10824790

Editorial: Change the law to end discrimination http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/7419791/Editorial-Change-the-law-to-end-discrimination

Queer Avengers also call for a struggle “beyond marriage” http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00376/queer-avengers-also-call-for-a-struggle-beyond-marriage.htm

NZ’s marriage equality bill – a longblog http://www.listener.co.nz/commentary/the-internaut/nzs-marriage-equality-bill-a-longblog/

Cost bar keeps fibre dream out of classrooms http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/7416869/Cost-bar-keeps-fibre-dream-out-of-classrooms

Minister’s Sleight of Even-handedness by Leslie Bravery – On 01 August 2012, the Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) finally received a reply to an emailed open letter, dated 30 April 2012, sent to New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully. http://www.deliberation.info/ministers-sleight-of-even-handedness/

The Rich List at a Glance (Wealth order) http://www.nbr.co.nz/rich-list-2012/rich-list-glance-wealth-order

Maori children suffer health treatment inequalities: study http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/7416854/Maori-children-suffer-health-treatment-inequalities-study

Shivers: Minimum insulation standards a must http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10824727

Land sold to British nuclear weapons / prisons corporation http://www.facebook.com/notes/peace-movement-aotearoa/land-sold-to-british-nuclear-weapons-prisons-corporation/408950302485678

Oil protest captain’s charges thrown out http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10822405

‘Dark times’ remembered as Treaty claims settled http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10822437

Minto: Smash poker machines http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/7371031/Minto-Smash-poker-machines

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Peace Movement Aotearoa http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00031/remembering-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-peace-movement-aotearoa.htm

NZ must address the systemic causes of child poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00395/nz-must-address-the-systemic-causes-of-child-poverty.htm

‘One-third’ of Maori children in poverty http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7347389/One-third-of-Maori-children-in-poverty

47 years of memories won’t save house http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=10821960

Anti-Welfare reform protest at National Party conference http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151126981964739.492075.693039738&type=3

Rights group calls anew to free all political prisoners in Philippines http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=833575&publicationSubCategoryId=200

ANC Centenary Conference – 18/19 August http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00393/anc-centenary-conference-1819-august.htm

Harawira proud to support ‘The Marriage Bill’ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1207/S00365/harawira-the-definition-of-marriage-bill.htm

The Occupied NZ Herald – Printing What Governments Suppress http://paper.li/OccupyNZ/1336702243

Time to Put the Boot into Insurance Companies http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00374/time-to-put-the-boot-into-insurance-companies.htm

Save Disability Law Hui, Auckland, NZ 30 July 2012

Mana Says No to Political Window-Dressing Bill http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00006/mana-says-no-to-political-window-dressing-bill.htm

New Zealand students take up the challenge for human rights http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00002/new-zealand-students-take-up-the-challenge-for-human-rights.htm

Christchurch: Shock at lack of social planning http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/perspective/7380960/Shock-at-lack-of-social-planning

Chris Trotter: Labour forgets workers as it leans to the Right http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/chris-trotter/7380959/Labour-forgets-workers-as-it-leans-to-the-Right

Editorial: John Banks makes an ass of the law http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/7378901/Editorial-John-Banks-makes-an-ass-of-the-law

Editorial: Honourable way to avoid voters’ wrath http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10823600

Sir Bob, Gareth Morgan clash over low decile schools http://garethsworld.com/sir-bob-gareth-morgan-clash-over-low-decile-schools

NCCSS Vulnerability Report http://www.nzccss.org.nz/uploads/publications/VR13%20final.pdf

United Nations urges Government to strengthen women’s rights http://www.hrc.co.nz/2012/united-nations-urges-government-to-strengthen-women%E2%80%99s-rights-2

Urewera activists keep up protests http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7388393/Urewera-activists-keep-up-protests

ASSET SALES & WATER RIGHTS

Tribunal statement spells trouble for asset sale plans http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/vernon-small/7381148/Tribunal-statement-spells-trouble-for-asset-sale-plans

Govt warned over Tribunal response http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10823482

Doing The Right Thing For The Wrong Reasons. Labours “Unprincipled” Opposition To Asset Sales. http://bowalleyroad.blogspot.co.nz/2012/07/doing-right-thing-for-wrong-reasons.html

Maori Council Counter Submission http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00061/maori-council-counter-submission.htm

Harawira on the Maori Party’s water rights dilemma http://www.3news.co.nz/Harawira-on-the-Maori-Partys-water-rights-dilemma/tabid/370/articleID/264429/Default.aspx

WORKRIGHTS NZ

Claim that F&P union staff in Thailand are ‘treated like lepers’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10821926

Worker wants port’s apology for leaking details of wife’s death http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10823398

Govt needs to move on pay equity after UN report http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1207/S00423/govt-needs-to-move-on-pay-equity-after-un-report.htm

UN Committee warns NZ Government against employment law changes http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00420/un-committee-warns-nz-government-on-employment-law-changes.htm

Greens want public to have say on minimum wage http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/111748/greens-want-public-to-have-say-on-minimum-wage

Pay expectations gap no surprise http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00424/pay-expectations-gap-no-surprise.htm

New Zealand: International students exploited by kiwifruit industry http://www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp?id=98860

NZ’s worst mining accidents http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10820162

Growing pay gap between CEOs, staff http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/7366296/Growing-pay-gap-between-CEOs-staff

Income gap between the races gets wider http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10823115

Statement from Craig Tuck Trustee Slave Free Seas http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00075/statement-from-craig-tuck-trustee-slave-free-seas.htm

LABOUR HISTORY

100 Years On: The Waihi Miners’ Strike: Waihi’s story is history in the present tense… http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/08/100-years-on-the-waihi-miners-strike/

A crowd of striking miners and supporters, including a number of women, jeer strike-breakers who are being driven to the Waihi mine in a horse-drawn carriage.

On Shaky Ground: Waihi tries to come to terms with the mine in its midst http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/06/on-shaky-ground/

The Gorilla In Their Midst: Can Waihi count many blessings from the mine on its doorstep? http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/08/the-gorilla-in-their-midst/

The fourth Labour Government and Alan Gibbs, lest we forget …http://waitakerenews.blogspot.co.nz/2012/08/the-fourth-labour-government-and-alan.html

NZ ECONOMY

Low Income Families Continue To Pay For Economic Recovery http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1207/S00378/low-income-families-continue-to-pay-for-economic-recovery.htm

TPPWatch Bulletin #14 http://tppwatch.org/2012/07/29/tppwatch-action-bulletin-14-29-july-2012/

France takes the lead in Financial Transactions Tax stakes http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1208/S00026/france-takes-the-lead-in-financial-transactions-tax-stakes.htm

R.I.P. Time For PPPs – Britain sends a message to its former colony by Gordon Campbell http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/08/r-i-p-time-for-ppps/

Market may not yield housing solution http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10823867

CULTURAL DISSENT

West of Memphis, and Beyond – New Zealand hosts Damien Echols, and the new film on the West Memphis Three by Gordon Campbell http://werewolf.co.nz/2012/08/west-of-memphis-and-beyond/

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