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Politics, Rights

Erewhon: Where everyone is lazy and does drugs

Erewhon: Where everyone is lazy and does drugs

RadioNZ (sorry RNZ) has a remarkable story up about New Zealand’s high level of immigration, and how this high level of immigration is actually bringing in a lot of low-skilled workers

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News, Politics, Rights

A Pox On Both Your Houses

A Pox On Both Your Houses

 If there’s one euphemism I’m sick of hearing it’s “property investment”. 

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News, Politics, Rights

I'm Morgan. Look at my lovely smile.

When are numbers racist?

By Morgan Godfery Some politicians seem to think that “data” exists in a privileged realm somewhere above politics and power relations. Data, according to Phil Twyford and others, enjoys the authority of objectivity.

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News, Rights

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

Leaving Pook Farm; Generation Rent Edition

My suspicions were first aroused when my property manager told me not to panic.

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International, News, Politics, Rights

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

American Political Batshit: With malice towards none

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.”

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International, Rights

This should have been a place of worship.

Letter to White America

Dear White America For better or for worse, your country is the leader of the Western world.

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Rights, Tech

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Reddit – Something IS going on here

Something rather big happened to the internet the other day.

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International, Rights

Baltimore Riot 1861. Slightly different shit, slightly different time, same place

Baltimore of the same

There’s a whole lot of frustrated people in Baltimore right now. Not without reason either, it’s been a pretty frustrating few weeks.

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Feminism, Politics, Rights

Yup, it’s creepy

Yup, it’s creepy

Ah, yes. It’s just a bit of fun. Mucking around. A friendly gesture. How many times have we heard these old chestnuts when some bloke has been somehow inappropriate?

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Rights

Bourbon Street, not that classy

Regarding “call-out culture” in the real world

A month or so ago, the brilliant Morgue wrote a wonderful piece about online call out culture. I’d like to take a look at something similar but not the same. Real-world call-outs.

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Feminism, Rights

Despite advice to the contrary, you apparently should *not* put a ring on it

Why I don’t wear my wedding rings to job interviews

I’m (almost) 32. I am a healthy, fit, married woman. I work in fairly senior marketing and communications roles, in a world where, these days, most of my peers or higher level colleagues are men.

by × April 14, 2015 × 3 comments

News, Rights

John Oliver’s dick: a tall tale

John Oliver’s dick: a tall tale

You have probably already seen some – if not all – of the interview between John Oliver and renowned Government whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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Politics, Rights

IT'S THE LEFT WING

Left is right

If you’re not a liberal when you’re 20 you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative when you’re 30 you have no brain.

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Politics, Rights

Fisking Eleanor

Fisking Eleanor

So, hasn’t Eleanor Catton made a bit of a splash. In 18 months she’s gone from Cultural Golden Girl, praised by the Prime Minister as being super intelligent, to political pariah and one of those disgusting Green voters.

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International, Rights

And Islamophobia was never a problem ever again

And Islamophobia was never a problem ever again

The Sykes-Picot agreement is a thing. And it’s a thing that may be more responsible for current global issues than we realise.

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Politics, Rights

Honesty

Honesty

I’ve just returned from Australia for Wellington Anniversary weekend and it struck me how honesty seems to be a one way street.

by × January 20, 2015 × 2 comments

International, Politics, Rights

If you do not read this post then the terrorists will win

If you do not read this post then the terrorists will win

If we don’t continue to publish cartoons of Mohammad then the terrorists will have won!

by × January 15, 2015 × 5 comments

International, Rights

American Political Batshit: Conservative Christianity

American Political Batshit: Conservative Christianity

There is no better country on earth in which to be a Christian than the United States. That is an undeniable fact.

by × January 9, 2015 × 0 comments