GPJA #489 (2 of 3): News from Aotearoa New Zealand (26/1/14)

GLOBAL PEACE AND JUSTICE AUCKLAND NEWSLETTER No. 489, JANUARY 26, 2014

BEST ON THE WEB

NEW ZEALAND

Oil protestors march in Wellington http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/oil-protesters-march-in-wellington-video-5807176

Matt McCarten: Expediency overrules integrity http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11192073

‘Little people’ at heart of nuclear-free story http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11191654

2013 Roger Award People’s Choice http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00082/2013-roger-award-peoples-choice.htm

Gordon Campbell on Govt’s plans for incentivising teachers http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1401/S00057/gordon-campbell-on-govts-plans-for-incentivising-teachers.htm

High cost of ‘free’ education revealed http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/high-cost-free-education-revealed-5806654

‘Free’ schooling costs parents $35k, survey find http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11191129

The real Charter School agenda: Private equity and the silencing of teachers By Dianne Khan – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/11/private-equity-and-the-silencing-of-teachers/#sthash.TyXQiJOU.dpuf

Matt McCarten: Facts to arm voters at the polls http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11184889

Gordon Campbell on Dotcom, and recent events at Scoop http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1401/S00033/gordon-campbell-on-dotcom-and-recent-events-at-scoop.htm

Key government an embarrassment after cyclone in Tonga By John Minto – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/19/key-government-an-embarrassment-after-cyclone-in-tonga/#sthash.o6g8A0cb.dpuf

No Glory in World War I By Keith Locke http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/13/no-glory-in-world-war-i/

The death of Ariel Sharon – Gaza’s prison warden By Tali Williams – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/15/the-death-of-ariel-sharon-gazas-prison-warden/#sthash.LzDayCjx.dpuf

We are all Palestinians By John Minto http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/15/we-are-all-palestinians/

The Blank Slate Boy – Are voters being encouraged to read into Colin Craig whatever image they would like to see? by Gordon Campbell http://werewolf.co.nz/2013/12/the-blank-slate-boy/

Greens call for end to ‘Aid that Kills’ http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1401/S00133/greens-call-for-end-to-aid-that-kills.htm

More police / GCSB bullying http://norightturn.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/more-police-gcsb-bullying.html

What Obama’s spying reforms mean for New Zealand By Keith Locke – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/20/what-obamas-spying-reforms-mean-for-new-zealand/#sthash.p9JBdwOJ.dpuf

Disability no guarantee of state house http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/9621058/Disability-no-guarantee-of-state-house

Water should be a service, not a commodity http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3051143

Matt McCarten: Dotcom’s bid doesn’t compute http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11188673

Apocalypse then, and now http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9621587/Apocalypse-then-and-now

NZ – POVERTY AN INEQUALITY

Rich and poor in election focus http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/politics/9648644/Rich-and-poor-in-election-focus

On a scale from one to 10 how vile is Paula Bennett? By John Minto – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/12/on-a-scale-from-one-to-10-how-vile-is-paula-bennett/#sthash.L6w0NWG2.dpuf

Drug testing creating new problems? http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1401/S00028/drug-testing-creating-new-problems.htm

Changes to invalids benefit sees beneficiaries’ income drop http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00024/changes-to-invalids-benefit-sees-beneficiaries-income-drop.htm

UBI: Addressing Inequality http://thestandard.org.nz/ubi-addressing-inequality/

Inequality a risk to human and economic progress http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/perspective/9644561/Inequality-a-risk-to-human-and-economic-progress

Toby Manhire: Jetsetters ponder poverty gap over mulled wine http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11191091

David Hill: Hard to love thy neighbour through a sterile security gate http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11187072

Deborah Hill Cone: Struggle Street needs fast broadband too http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11188961

The truth about the gap between the rich and the rest http://polity.co.nz/content/truth-about-gap-between-rich-and-rest

CPAG: Education changes ignore underlying issue of poverty http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00089/education-changes-ignore-underlying-issue-of-poverty.htm

Welfare profiteers http://thestandard.org.nz/welfare-profiteers/

Hundreds of kids on sponsorship waiting list http://www.3news.co.nz/Hundreds-of-kids-on-sponsorship-waiting-list/tabid/1607/articleID/329185/Default.aspx

The problem for the rich: how to keep your wealth without losing your head By John Minto – See more at: http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2014/01/22/the-problem-for-the-rich-how-to-keep-your-wealth-without-losing-your-head/#sthash.GdCcv0QL.dpuf

NZ – ECONOMY

NZ Debt clock http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/debtclock/newzealand

Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons: Dairy doing dirty on our environment http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11186378

Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons: Many rivers to cross to fix dairy industry http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11187073

Another Month, Another Leak – Jane Kelsey on Wikileaks latest leak http://watchblogaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2014/01/another-month-another-leak.html

Nicky Hager: Leak reveals ongoing TPP tussles http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11187155

Opinion: Here’s three charts showing how the foreign profit and interest drain has made New Zealanders poorer since 2003 http://www.interest.co.nz/opinion/52914/opinion-heres-three-charts-showing-how-foreign-profit-and-interest-drain-has-made-new-

Professor Jane Kelsey: If the EU can release draft texts, why do we have to rely on Wikileaks? http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00072/why-do-we-have-to-rely-on-wikileaks.htm

Jane Kelsey: Leak shows trade deal may prove tricky http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11188945

New Zealand selling its young people short http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/288567/new-zealand-selling-its-young-people-short

Bernard Hickey: It could be your year http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11188710

NZ – WORKRIGHTS

Helen Kelly column for NZ Logger http://union.org.nz/news/2014/helen-kelly-column-nz-logger

‘Change needed’ in forestry industry http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/233474/’change-needed’-in-forestry-industry

Another forestry death shows need for change – regulator http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11187671

Forestry worker killed in Marlborough http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/9616939/Forestry-worker-killed-in-Marlborough

Forest incident: Worker hit by ponga http://www.nzherald.co.nz/rotorua-daily-post/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503438&objectid=11187544

Helen Kelly: Health and Safety Rep Training – a cut by any other name http://thestandard.org.nz/health-and-safety-rep-training-a-cut-by-any-other-name/

Logging company fined $60k over death http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11186345

Breakfast message for forestry workers http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/288198/breakfast-message-forestry-workers

The argument in support of a living wage http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/editorials/9630526/The-argument-in-support-of-a-living-wage

NZ-HISTORY

Harry Holland: The Party Of Labor And The Labor Party http://convincingreasons.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/the-party-of-labor-and-the-labor-party/

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