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One of the most soul destroying parts of being inside Labour is watching focus groups.
Martyn Bomber Bradbury: I've been lucky enough to get a look at the research that comes out of these focus groups and to be honest it almost makes me cry in frustration..Read more

The madness of deciding the fate of Maori electorates with a binding referendum
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: NZ First's extraordinary claim that deciding the fate of the Maori electorates with a binding referendum is not only dog whistle politics at its worst, it's also incredibly unfair and utterly unjust..Read more

Do we need a new Maori uprising?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: The front cover of last months racism issue by MANA magazine says it all..Read more

Marae TV phone message racism highlights ignorance
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Marae TV employee Blake Ihimaera had a phone message accidentally left on her phone from a company they were looking to hire a car from..Read more

What does Labour fear from a Maori Prison?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: The negative reaction by Andrew Little and the Labour leadership at the suggestion of Maori prisons by Kelvin Davis gives an insight into how difficult reforming the public service for Maori will still be even under a Labour Government..Read more

The fear of admitting our Prison and Justice system is racist
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: The fear that seems to underpin so many of those voices attacking the Waitangi Tribunal's response that the failure to lower Maori incarceration and reoffending amounts to a Treaty breach needs to be acknowledged..Read more

How Maori, young voters and Women will decide the 2017 Election
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: If we look at the opinion poll stats 6 months out from the last 3 elections, National over poll by a significant percentage, Labour over poll by a smaller percentage, the Greens are static and NZ First rises when Labour's vote collapses..Read more

Why we need to care about the war crime allegations out of Afghanistan
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: The astounding allegations of possible war crimes conducted by the NZ SAS in a 2010 revenge attack in Afghanistan released by investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson have been met with denial by the NZDF and the Government..Read more

Will beating children at school fix the Far North?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: The chair of the National Party's Kaikohe branch, Alan Price, has responded to a surge in youth crime and public disorder by suggesting that corporal punishment needs to be brought back into schools in the Far North..Read more

Recognising a River as a Person at a time we are selling water to foreign interests
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: It says much about the advances New Zealand has made that the Whanganui River has been granted legal personhood, but the surprise in the media still suggests a long way to go..Read more

Homeless people in motels and blaming immigration on stoners
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: The National Government were under pressure this week for their lack of foresight and basic compassion..Read more

National's 'alternative facts' when it comes to Water quality
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: It seems that with the Government's bold claim of making 90% of NZs rivers 'swimmable' by 2040, is more like Donald Trump's 'alternative facts' than true care about the state of our polluted rivers and lakes..Read more

The Militarisation of WINZ
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY:This week, as a response to the terrible deaths of 3 Ashburton WINZ staff in 2014, Security Guards were placed on the doors of WINZ Offices around New Zealand..Read more

Election 2017 - Labour's broad church
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: If Labour wish to win the 2017 election, they must be focused on broadening their appeal beyond academics and educated liberals..Read more

Election 2017 - Bill English promises a Police State (and so do Labour)
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: Bill English has launched his State of the Nation address for Election 2017, and his vision held no joy for those wishing to see a Government that focuses on compassion and rebuilding our scarred and fractured communities..Read more

How many times must Maori be abused?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: One of the most outrageous parts of Anne Tolley's decision not to allow an independent inquiry into historic abuse by the state on NZers is the glaring fact that the majority of those raped, beaten, abused and killed by the State are Maori..Read more

Will the Euthanasia Bill be used against Maori and Pacific Islanders?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY:Labour Party MP, Louisa Wall has tabled a draft Bill on Euthanasia as a Parliamentary committee look into the issue..Read more

Labour drifting away from Maori rights again - Maori Party/MANA in with a chance for 2017
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Two incidents this week highlight Labour's usual fear of looking too supportive of Maori Rights and sign posts where the Maori Party & MANA movement need to move to maximise 2017..Read more

Saying goodbye to Helen - The Helen Kelly memorial service
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: The Michael Fowler Centre was full. Unionists, activists, politicians, bosses, Government MPs, men, women, children, Maori, Pacific island, Pakeha, Indian, Academics, working people, young, old, Gay, straight, Trans - everyone wanted to pay their respects to Helen..Read more

Suicide rates, incarceration rates, homelessness rates - all cries for help that aren't being listen
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: What is the purpose of social agencies that reach out to our most vulnerable? Is it to punish them for being vulnerable or is it to attempt to heal and grow a vulnerable person into a strong one?.Read more

The time Helen Kelly stood up for 5000 hungry Maori children
Martyn Bomber Bradbury: With the passing of Helen Kelly, working Pakeha and Maori have lost one of their greatest champions.Read more

What the Aaron Smith madness really did last week
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Personally I don't care about what consenting adults do. I enjoy living in a liberal society where you are free to do what you like within the law..Read more

Real Housewives of the Kermadec's
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Much of the media in NZ seemed to have been focused last week on a rich woman from Real Housewives of Auckland using a racist insult against another rich woman..Read more

Marama Davidson - Pure Leadership
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Green Party MP, Marama Davidson, left New Zealand last week to begin her journey to try and bypass the blockade of Gaza with aid for Palestinians living under Israeli occupation..Read more

Why Maori shouldn't trust the GCSB
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Earlier this year, NZ Journalist David Fisher uncovered via papers released to him under the Official Information Act that the GCSB and SIS had a problem with a culture of racist humour and that Maori and Pacific staff were made to feel harassed by the racist culture..Read more

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One of the most soul destroying parts of being inside Labour is watching focus groups.
Martyn Bomber Bradbury: I've been lucky enough to get a look at the research that comes out of these focus groups and to be honest it almost makes me cry in frustration.
The madness of deciding the fate of Maori electorates with a binding referendum
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: NZ First's extraordinary claim that deciding the fate of the Maori electorates with a binding referendum is not only dog whistle politics at its worst, it's also incredibly unfair and utterly unjust.
Do we need a new Maori uprising?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY OPINION: The front cover of last months racism issue by MANA magazine says it all.
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