GPJA 496 (2 of 2): NZ & World – News & Analysis (27/3/14)



Gordon McLauchlan: All you can vote for is the status quo

Gambling body eyes legal action

Going to the market for gambling services short-sighted

PMA: White poppies, Hawaiian & UN visitors, Global Day of Action on Military Spending, WWI anniversary and the 2014 National Peace Workshops

John Edgar – Waitakere Ranges Protectors are Kiwis Against Sea Bed Mining – See more at:

Auckland classrooms at bursting point

Decile divide: Social climbing leading to decile drift

Mana seeks more Internet Party details

Vanguard, not Mudguard- the Future of the Mana Movement.

Politicians of all stripes welcome at Kim’s place

Flavell holds a begging bowl out to National By John Minto

Spin And Myth Are Powerful Bedfellows By Selwyn Manning

Anti-racism group take on white supremacists

Rally Against Racism in Christchurch a Success


Global survey shows one in six Kiwis struggling for food

Economic Inequality in NZ

19th century thinking about relationships – how we hate the poor By Susan St John

Bureaucratic Torture: It’s Time to Get Angry About This Government’s Welfare Policies. By Chris Trotter

WINZ intimidation linked to surge in power disconnections

Winz hits back at intimidation claims

Demonisation of beneficiaries more difficult when they aren’t racist stereotypes By Martyn Bradbury

Sick writer fights for beneficiaries

Max Rashbrooke, inequality and the ‘c’ word: report on a meeting

Benefit cuts here to stay, author tells forum

And now for the real news…

The real barrier to fixing the housing crisis

Priced out of the Kiwi dream

41,000 Houses Had Their Power Cut Off Last Year


More market failure – Joyce and Brownlee should resign By John Minto

Out of the TPPA frying pan, into the EU-FTA fire?

Duncan Garner: We Need More Builders! Start With Those On The Dole

NZ needs to review its direction – economic report

Martyn Bradbury: PM selling NZ out for three beans


Marchers take aim at living wage in school

Workers fight for fair treatment at Steel and Tube NZ

Tired doctors want lighter workload

Cost cutting at Auckland Hospital ‘intolerable’ – Nurses–intolerable—-nurses

Ministry’s freezing action recovers wage arrears and fines

Auckland DHB’s leaked email

30 Years since Trades Hall Bombing in Wellington



In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." – Michael Jackson

"In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." – Martin Luther King Jr.


Noam Chomsky, "The Most Dangerous Moment"

Marx Was Right: Five Surprising Ways Karl Marx Predicted 2014


Capitalist Anarchy, Climatic Anarchy, Ukraine and New Threats of War and Fascism

Phyllis Clarke Memorial Lecture: The Systemic Crisis of Financialization

Make Eliminating Extreme Inequality a Sustainable Development Goal

How has inequality changed over the last 100 years? A new database for 25 countries!

Cash hoarding, profitability and debt


Richard Smith to speak on capitalism and the global ecological threat

“People Forget,” the Earth Does Not By Paul Street

Sea Shepherd Ships Return From Successful Whale Defence

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

The ‘Single Largest Environmental Health Risk’ Is Causing 1 in 8 Deaths Worldwide

A Case of Too Little Information – Three Mile Island, 35 Years Later

Climate change on pace to occur 10 times faster than any change recorded in past 65 million years, Stanford scientists say

Destroyer of Worlds: New research suggests there was no state of grace: for two million years humankind has been the natural world’s nemesis.


‘12 Years a Slave’: What happened to slave rebellion?

A Grievous Wrong Has Been Done To 5 Of Our Cuban Brothers: Such Good Men Are Hard To Find ©2014 by Alice Walker


Israeli boycott case: Sydney academic’s lawyers say claims are pumped up

Chile hopes to extradite Sydney nanny Adriana Rivas, implicated in Pinochet-era torture allegations

Racism on the rise, says new report

Kiwis emerging as underclass in Aus, study warns


Tuzla, the unknown capital of the Europe of workers and peoples


Truck drivers on strike call on government to stop bullying

Government takes on union-busting moves to end port strike at Port Metro Vancouver

First Nations alliance grows in western provinces


Chileans rally to demand promised reforms

Protest in Santiago, Chile

ABC: Facing the Past – In Chile the brutal, murderous past under dictator general Augusto Pinochet is never far away. Families of those who perished or simply disappeared under his rule are looking for clues to what happened to their loved ones and they’re yearning for justice.


Taiwan’s protesters are fighting for the very democracy of the island

Painted into a corner: Factory worker left with nowhere to go after contracting anaemia


Editorial Notes on the Relationships Between Literature, Politics and Social Science – The Man Who Loved Historical Novels by RAFAEL HERNANDEZ


Egyptians are ignoring hard truths about the military rule

Canadian journalist’s trial in Egypt adjourned; urgent appeal issued for 529 people condemned to death penalty


Educator calls on ‘deliberative journalism’ model for climate change


Israel Guilty of Ethnic Cleansing and Apartheid, Says UN Rapporteur

Reply to University Presidents Who Condemned ASA Boycott

What ‘painful concessions’ are left for Palestinians to make?

As peace talks flounder, Palestinians need more BDS, says Diana Buttu

Anti-Zionism is not anti-Semitism


New Working Class Leadership and the Prospects for Socialist Politics in South Africa


Tahrir in Madrid: Tens of Thousands Demonstrate in Spain against Unemployment

Spain ‘Marches for Dignity’: Massive March Against Austerity


Sri Lanka: Brutal Tactics Of Post-War Exposed In New Investigation


Bob Crow funeral: trade unionists pay tribute to RMT leader

British snipers killed Afghans in pointless ‘turkey shoot’ and boosted support for the Taliban, says major who revealed how troops died due to lack of equipment

Why Ed Miliband is set to declare war on inequality

Israeli architecture association faces ban from international forum – Royal Institute of British Architects proposes boycott of Israeli Association of United Architects’ over Palestinian settlements

Higher education shouldn’t be a market. No wonder tuition fees are failing


Former U.S. Ambassador: Behind Crimea Crisis, Russia Responding to Years of "Hostile" U.S. Policy

Outside powers exploiting ethnic nationalisms

Ukraine: why being neutral won’t stop a war

The Ukraine Economic Crisis: Past, Present & Future

Who In Ukraine Will Benefit From An IMF Bailout?

In Simferopol by Juliane Fürst

The contradictions of the Euromaidan uprising


A Step Toward Justice in the Long "War on Terror": Uruguay Offers to Welcome Guantanamo Detainees


Fortune 100 Companies Have Received a Whopping $1.2 Trillion in Corporate Welfare Recently: Military contractors, oil companies and banks are the biggest ‘welfare queens’ around.

A Guantanamo detainee who was captured in 2001 and has never been charged with a crime asked a federal review board on Thursday to let him go home. Read more:

What’s the Difference Between Force Feeding and Waterboarding?

The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks’ Most Devious Scam Yet Read more:

Give 2 Minutes to Understand How the Wealthy Keep the Poor Folks Poor


Saving Our Unions: Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win? By Steve Early

Reich: ‘Paid what you’re worth’ is a dangerous myth: Fifty years ago, when General Motors was the largest employer in America, the typical GM worker got paid $35 an hour in today’s dollars. Today, America’s largest employer is Walmart, and the typical Walmart workers earns $8.80 an hour.

Hey, Washington! The Pay Is Too Damn Low: The Minimum-Wage War Read more:

Study: $15 wage floor would lift pay for 24% of Seattle workers

25 Really Engaging Images About Minimum Wage


Some Facts About How NSA Stories Are Reported By Glenn Greenwald


Obama wrong to isolate Venezuela By Oliver Stone and Mark Weisbrot

The Strategy of the Venezuelan Opposition and How it Works by Steve Ellner

What’s Really Going On In Venezuela

Three Venezuelan Air Force Generals Arrested for Alleged Coup Plotting

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