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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

A glimmer of hope in America
Martyn 'Bomber' Bomber: The extraordinary scenes last week in America with big oil contractors setting dogs on Native American's protesting the theft and use of ancient burial land to build an oil pipe line have been met with an even more extraordinary turn of events..Read more

Auckland hits $1million and the housing crisis show no sign of stopping.
Martyn " Bomber" Bradbury:NZ hit an ugly milestone this week with the average price of Auckland homes now an eye wateringly ridiculous, $1million..Read more

A King speaks, corridors of power shudder.
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: King Tuheitia's words of discouragement towards the Labour Party and NZ First have shaken the corridors of power and re-ignighted the political flame of an independent Maori voice in Parliament..Read more

Of course the Maori Party should turn its back on Helen Clark
MARTYN BRADBURY: The surprise by the mainstream media that the Maori Party won't support Helen Clark's bid for the UN says more about them than it does the Maori Party..Read more

Denial of the Maori Experience
MARTYN " BOMBER" BRADBURY On top of the many problems plaguing Maori and Pakeha interactions, one of the most oppressive is the total denial of the Maori experience..Read more

Digital fluency but no cultural fluency
MARTYN BOMBER BRADBURY : It's good that digital technology will soon become a compulsory part of our education system so that students have digital fluency, but in the week where we celebrate the Maori language, when will our students gain cultural fluency?.Read more

Pora case is a study in structural racism
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: I believe it is impossible to seriously critique the terrible miscarriage of justice against Teina Pora without revealing the naked structural racism still at the heart of our colonial justice system..Read more

Does the Maori Party need a MoU with the MANA Movement?
MARTYN "BOMBER" BRADBURY: The Maori Party need to become a Party of Government rather than a Party in Government. They need to be prepared to sit at every Parliament if they wish to be effective.Read more

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