GPJA #464 (Part 2 of 3): News from Aotearoa – 4/6/13

STATS OF THE WEEK

“These reports show that the top 1% has increased its share of total household income from 4% to 9% since 1982, that the top 10% get around 39% of total market income every year, while owning more than 50% of wealth, and that the bottom 50% of New Zealanders get less than 15% of total market income.” http://iso.org.nz/2013/05/23/making-sense-of-budget-2013/

BEST ON THE WEB

LAND, LABOUR & THE ENVIRONMENT

Brian Roper: Global Warming- Causes of Global Warming, Green Party Climate Change Policy, Solutions and Barriers to these Solutions Being Implemented http://briansroper.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/global-warming-causes-of-global-warming.html

CULTURAL DISSENT

Photographer John Miller, a ‘sympathetic observer’ for NZ’s turbulent times http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2013/04/photographer-john-miller-a-sympathetic-observer-for-nzs-turbulent-times/

Tui, Tuia: Gathering the threads of working-class history – BOOK REVIEW: Jared Davidson, Sewing Freedom: Philip Josephs, Transnationalism and Early New Zealand Anarchism (AK Press, 2013) http://iso.org.nz/2013/05/29/tui-tuia-gathering-the-threads-of-working-class-history/

NZ Book Review: ‘Between My Father and the King,’ by Janet Frame reviewed by ALISON McCULLOCH http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/books/review/between-my-father-and-the-king-by-janet-frame.html

NEW ZEALAND

I’ve had a gutsful of low-life bludgers By John Minto http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/06/02/ive-had-a-gutsful-of-low-life-bludgers/

Devoy Challenged to Ask Victims if Cartoon is Racist http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/30/devoy-challenged-to-ask-victims-if-cartoon-is-racist-2/

The cancer of racism is bad for all of us By Mike Treen http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/31/the-cancer-of-racism-is-bad-for-all-of-us/street.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/your-daily-dose-of-racism.html

 

Racism and recession in Aotearoa/NZ: Working class unity needed to defend rights and living standards by Jared Phillips http://fightback.org.nz/2013/05/25/racism-and-recession-in-aotearoanz/

Your daily dose of racism http://mauistreet.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/your-daily-dose-of-racism.html

There Is No Place In NZ For Racism – Shame Marlborough Express! http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/30/there-is-no-place-in-nz-for-this-kind-of-disgusting-fucking-racism-for-shame-marlborough-express-for-shame/

Gordon Campbell on the readiness to do social experiments on the education of children http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2013/05/30/gordon-campbell-on-the-readiness-to-do-social-experiments-on-the-education-of-children/

The israeli Ambassador is NOT Welcome http://twoarabgirls.tumblr.com/post/51451863160/the-israeli-ambassador-is-not-welcome

Lombard four face time in ‘gilded cages’ http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8739080/Lombard-four-face-time-in-gilded-cages

ALRANZ Notes with Sadness Death of Henry Morgentaler http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1305/S00518/alranz-notes-with-sadness-death-of-henry-morgentaler.htm

Prison suicides swept under the Cornerstone http://brookingblog.com/2013/05/30/prison-suicides-swept-under-the-cornerstone/

Chris’ Lynchpins: Disaster capitalism in Christchurch http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/shows/weekdays/highlights/chris-lynch-27may2013

New Zealand to pay colonial compensation: Kiwis wrap up three-decade long process to pay hundreds of millions to indigenous peoples for colonial injustice by Yasmine Ryan http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/05/201352417347523932.html

Double Standards, Discrimination and Fear http://localbodies-bsprout.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/double-standards-discrimination-and-fear.html

Kiwi PM: ‘We can’t change laws on racism, because it’s subjective, like pornography’ http://www.tntmagazine.com/news/new-zealand-news/kiwi-pm-we-cant-change-laws-on-racism-because-its-subjective-like-pornography

Citizen A: Martyn Bradbury, Efeso Collins & Selwyn Manning On IPCA Report + Caregivers + Ikaroa-Rawhiti http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/23/citizen-a-martyn-bradbury-efeso-collins-selwyn-manning-on-ipca-report-caregivers-ikaroa-rawhiti/

Hekia Parata Closes Christchurch Schools

NZ slammed over poverty, asylum bill http://www.3news.co.nz/NZ-slammed-over-poverty-asylum-bill/tabid/1607/articleID/298877/Default.aspx

Anatomy of another Key lie http://thestandard.org.nz/anatomy-of-another-key-lie/

Auckland City Rail Link facts http://www.bettertransport.org.nz/2013/05/city-rail-link-facts/

Earthwise’s Podcasts: Michael Coleman, Australian activist in Gaza; Jim McIlroy and Coral Wynter of Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network; http://plainsfm.org.nz/podcasts/programme/earthwise/

It’s just the vibe of the thing by Andrew Geddis – I think the National Government broke the Constitution. John Key thinks it didn’t. We both may be right. http://www.pundit.co.nz/content/its-just-the-vibe-of-the-thing

Govt slammed over censored caregiver legislation http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10884835

NZH Editorial: Disability bill demonstrates contempt for due process http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10884930

Caregivers’ law irks lawyers http://www.3news.co.nz/Caregivers-law-irks-lawyers/tabid/1607/articleID/299753/Default.aspx

A sad day for disability rights http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/19/a-sad-day-for-disability-rights/

What Will Murray McCully say to John Kerry this week about Guantanamo? By Keith Locke http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/20/what-will-murray-mccully-say-to-john-kerry-this-week-about-guantanamo/

“Remorseless Democracy” on the High Seas and National’s Plans to Resist It By Chris Trotter http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/20/remorseless-democracy-on-the-high-seas-and-nationals-plans-to-resist-it/

Mining plan a West Coast disaster http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/opinion/8712482/Mining-plan-a-West-Coast-disaster

Are Dole Bananas really the ethical choice? http://www.oxfam.org.nz/news/are-dole-bananas-really-ethical-choice

$238 million health budget shortfall http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE1305/S00177/238-million-health-budget-shortfall.htm

UREWERA RAIDS REPORT

A last word (perhaps) on the Urewera raids By John Minto http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/26/a-last-word-perhaps-on-the-urewera-raids/

New Zealand police ‘terrorism raids unlawful’: Maori call for apology after report finds police intimidated people during anti-terrorism operation in Ruatoki Valley. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/05/201352271849185636.html

PM’s Dismissal of Compensation – Disregard for Human Rights http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00380/pms-dismissal-of-compensation-disregard-for-human-rights.htm

Rights come with remedies: on the Urewera raids http://mauistreet.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/rights-come-with-remedies-on-urewera.html

Multiple Urewera raids compensation claims possible – lawyer http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/multiple-urewera-raids-compensation-claims-possible-lawyer-5445753

The Urewera terrorists were the NZ Police http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/22/the-terrorists-were-the-nz-police/

Resentment in Ruatoki over IPCA report http://www.3news.co.nz/Resentment-in-Ruatoki-over-IPCA-report/tabid/423/articleID/298753/Default.aspx

Chris Trotter: Poisoned Legacy: Why is the News Media and the Left so bad at defending our freedoms? http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/22/poisoned-legacy-why-is-the-news-media-and-the-left-so-bad-at-defending-our-freedoms/

Commissioner offers raft of excuses to fend off prosecutions http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/sean-plunket/8716564/Commissioner-offers-raft-of-excuses-to-fend-off-prosecutions

Justice for Tuhoe http://www.radiolive.co.nz/Justice-for-Tuhoe/tabid/428/articleID/35685/Default.aspx

GCSB Report

Keeping the score: SIS/GCSB versus the Police http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/23/keeping-the-score-sisgcsb-versus-the-police/

US spy device ‘tested on NZ public’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10886031

POVERTY AND INEQUALITY

Child Poverty Action Group call for a cohesive plan to feed hungry children in schools http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00426/call-for-a-cohesive-plan-to-feed-hungry-children-in-schools.htm

Crumbs For the 270,000 Living Below the Poverty Line http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1305/S00563/crumbs-for-the-270000-living-below-the-poverty-line.htm

Free breakfast as poverty solution? It’s a joke http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10886856

Food in schools scheme ‘a joke’ http://www.3news.co.nz/Food-in-schools-scheme-a-joke/tabid/1607/articleID/299509/Default.aspx

National dragged kicking and screaming to the breakfast table http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/28/national-dragged-kicking-and-screaming-to-the-breakfast-table/

AAAP newsletter http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f2a9240607eceef83f0a18200&id=d4a638f7a4&e=a5393c087e

Tax break penalises poorest kids http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/8722730/Tax-break-penalises-poorest-kids

Parnell Parents and memories of Alamein Kopu By John Minto http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/29/parnell-parents-and-memories-of-alamein-kopu/

Feeding the Kids in the House of the Future By Chris Trotter http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/29/feeding-the-kids-in-the-house-of-the-future/

Kiwis get Government to back MANA’s Feed the Kids Message http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1305/S00533/kiwis-get-government-to-back-manas-feed-the-kids-message.htm

Poll shows huge support for food in schools http://www.3news.co.nz/Poll-shows-huge-support-for-food-in-schools/tabid/1607/articleID/299316/Default.aspx#ixzz2UYBY9sCU

Feed the Kids Bill (video by Choose Kids) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a7VYSLveEg

Combating Child Poverty in the Courts http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/27/combating-child-poverty-in-the-courts/

NZ slammed over child poverty in Amnesty report (1:46) http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/nz-slammed-over-child-poverty-in-amnesty-report-video-5446451

Child poverty ‘a stain on NZ’s human rights record’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10885614

Power cuts on the rise http://www.3news.co.nz/Power-cuts-on-the-rise/tabid/423/articleID/298849/Default.aspx

Heating homes properly out of reach for many – survey http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10885542

Working for Families ‘penalising’ some Pacific children http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/135865/working-for-families-‘penalising’-some-pacific-children

Peter Lyons: It’s unfair to be designated a loser by the lottery of birth’ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10885468

Otago students take on child poverty http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/otago-students-take-child-poverty/5/156131

CPAG’s Budget Review 2013: An analysis of the New Zealand Government’s 2013 Budget http://www.cpag.org.nz/in-focus/budget-2013-2/

Rich Waikato schools widen the gap http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8706202/Rich-Waikato-schools-widen-the-gap

Back to the future: John Key’s Dickensian values http://thestandard.org.nz/back-to-the-future-john-keys-dickensian-values/

Rich-poor gap hurts NZ http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8725396/Rich-poor-gap-hurts-NZ

Poverty Watch 33: http://thestandard.org.nz/poverty-watch-33/

NZ ECONOMY

How super-rich Kiwis dodge tax http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10887756

Asset sales really a transfer of wealth from the many to the few By Laila Harré http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/06/04/asset-sales-really-a-transfer-of-wealth-from-the-many-to-the-few/

Budget hides bleak economic outlook By Bryan Gould http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=10885461

Wealthy grabbed big MRP share http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/8712155/Wealthy-grabbed-big-MRP-share

What planet are Treasury officials from? http://iso.org.nz/2013/05/27/what-planet-are-treasury-officials-from/

Jobs, jobs and jobs are the first three priorities By John Minto http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/05/20/jobs-jobs-and-jobs-are-the-first-three-priorities/

Lifting the lid on Sanitarium http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10816412

Majority support power industry intervention – poll http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/majority-support-power-industry-intervention-poll-5450773

MCD’S ON STRIKE

McDonald’s workers claim ‘wage stealing’ http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/mcdonald-s-workers-claim-wage-stealing-5444950

Rewa McStrike picket line

Wellington McDonald’s workers standing strong http://iso.org.nz/2013/05/22/mcdonalds_workers_standing_strong/

McDonald’s gets serve from union http://www.northernadvocate.co.nz/news/mcdonalds-gets-serve-from-union/1880910/

Action Against McDonald’s This Weekend http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00472/action-against-mcdonalds-this-weekend.htm

WORKRIGHTS NZ

Momentum is building for a Living Wage http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/?u=40d1625914d729c9e0590cfe1&id=af79d5c6fa&e=ecd52e1cec

A living wage for Hamilton http://norightturn.blogspot.co.nz/2013/05/a-living-wage-for-hamilton.html

Ports and bloggers colluded: strategist http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10887752

Investigation launched following $4-an-hour wage claims http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1305/S00616/investigation-launched-following-4-an-hour-wage-claims.htm

The real working life of a chef: a view from the inside http://rdln.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/the-real-working-life-of-a-chef-a-view-from-the-inside/

Health and Safety system: “not fit for purpose” by Byron Clark http://fightback.org.nz/2013/05/24/health-and-safety-system-not-fit-for-purpose/

Low pay a national disgrace http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/8716814/Low-pay-a-national-disgrace

Living wage campaigners continue to fight http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/the-wellingtonian/8713738/Living-wage-campaigners-continue-to-fight

Government contract with Fletchers should be reviewed http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1305/S00397/government-contract-with-fletchers-should-be-reviewed.htm

Miners, if you can’t afford safety then get out http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/columnists/tahu-potiki/8711610/Miners-if-you-can-t-afford-safety-then-get-out

Union official seeks answers after fatal truck crashes http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10886900

Dole scraps ‘ethical choice’ banana stickers http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10886862

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