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Should we strip Oranga Tamariki of its name?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: You get the feeling that the Ministry of Vulnerable Children's name change to Oranga Tamariki was a brown washing exercise to gloss over the much more violent reality of what this new agency would be doing..Read more

Taking of children deliberate, horrific and brutal
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I don’t believe the majority of those arguing about OT fully appreciate how deliberate and horrifically brutal this policy of taking children truly is.Read more

Our damaged, racist Prison Industry is the legacy of hate and spite as social policy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: 32 years after the Roper Report told us that our Prison system wasn't working by jailing and punishing too many, we get another Justice Advisory report once again highlighting our debased prison system as deeply damaging, deeply racist and deeply counter productive..Read more

How is anyone surprised by the bullying report in Parliament?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: How were any of us surprised by the bullying report into the toxic culture within Parliament?.Read more

Banning Prisoners from voting impacts Māori worst
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The debate over Prisoners being able to vote has begun in the Waitangi Tribunal as argument is heard that the ban is a breach of the Treaty because it is so disproportionately unfair to Māori..Read more

I will continue writing about the state taking children until something meaningful has occurred
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: If you have the privilege of a platform, you must endeavour to use that platform for good. I have written previous columns about the extraordinary abuse of power by the state when they take children into their 'care'..Read more

State Spying and a Police who see no spying, hear no spying and speak no spying
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:: John Campbell's remarkable investigation at the beginning of the week into a Government agency tasked with looking after earthquake survivors using corporate spies to secretly tape complaining earthquake survivors was made more important by the remarkable announcement midweek from the NZ Police that found nothing illegal in the actions of anyone involved..Read more

Unlocked doors & blind spots: what ANZAC Day criticism of the NZ Police seems to miss
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There was much anguish made about the NZ Police decision to shut down and limit ANZAC Day events this year..Read more

At some point Labour have to step up
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I like how every Labour party apologist attacks any criticism of this Government's lack of progress on any of the real issues with 'how can you expect them to fix a decades worth of National damage in 18months' - sure, but at the very least I expected them to have an actual plan to fix those problems, not constant excuses and half promises..Read more

The Euthanasia debate has been woeful
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Let's be honest, for a Bill that is hearing its second reading next month, the Euthanasia debate has been woeful..Read more

Meanwhile, the planet is melting
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation out this month makes for some grim reading..Read more

Fighting the Police when you can't see the evidence
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm in the news this week. I have an ongoing case against the NZ Police in front of the Human Rights Review Tribunal regarding the Police breaching my privacy and my civil rights when Police gained access to my banking records minus a warrant..Read more

A Mass surveillance response would be unacceptable
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There are already murmurs being made that the GCSB, SIS and Police need mass surveillance powers to combat the extremism that erupted so violently towards Muslims in Christchurch last week..Read more

White supremacy and terrorism
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The pain exposed in this dreadful atrocity against out Muslim whānau is too painful to process..Read more

Why I'm taking my daughter out of school today
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I'm taking my 9 year old daughter to the climate protest today, which means she's wagging a day from school..Read more

The new stolen generation of Māori children
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I am deeply skeptical of the new Oranga Tamariki..Read more

Corrections NZ - from White Supremacist Uprisings to Māori Nationalists - who is the actual threat?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Corrections this week were quick to back away from notes made at a 2017 meeting that Māori Nationalism was a terrorism threat inside prisons..Read more

Waitangi Breakfast is great Jacinda, what's for lunch and dinner?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: No one could expect Jacinda Ardern to be able to fix 9 years of grotesque public service underfunding in just a year..Read more

Waitangi Marae shows more commitment to Free Speech than Massey University
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The country has been shocked and surprised at the grace of the Waitangi Marae by inviting Dr Don Brash to speak at the Waitangi Forum Tent on Tuesday..Read more

Is it time for Auckland's first Māori Mayor?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: With John Tamihere throwing his hat in the ring for the Mayoralty, Auckland could get it's first Māori Mayor..Read more

This is America !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Images over the last 24 hours of a native American veteran singing for his fallen comrades met with sneering MAGA hat wearing white youth is a jagged, damaged vision of America right now..Read more

Wait, what? We are going to re-victimise Māori AGAIN?
Martyn 'Bomber'Bradbury: As New Zealand gears up for a referendum on Cannabis, some of the ideas being floated right now look to re-victimise Māori. National are suggesting that only "fit and proper persons" should be allowed to grow legal cannabis. That means anyone with a criminal conviction won't be allowed to benefit from a legal cannabis market..Read more

The rise of a new right wing movement makes for an interesting start to 2019
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: A new right wing movement in New Zealand is set to attempt to emulate the high vis vest movement in France with protests planned on February 2nd..Read more

State Spying on Māori, environmentalists and activists requires immediate response
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The astonishing announcement by State Service Commissioner Peter Hughes that many Government Departments have been illegally spying on New Zealander's via corporate spying company Thompson & Clark is a dark obscenity to the democracy we believe in..Read more

Climate Change is here now - what will we do?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: News last week that the latest studies show Antartica is in danger of melting should shake us from any complacency that climate change is some distant event at the end of the century..Read more

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Should we strip Oranga Tamariki of its name?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: You get the feeling that the Ministry of Vulnerable Children's name change to Oranga Tamariki was a brown washing exercise to gloss over the much more violent reality of what this new agency would be doing.
Does size matter? The Cross-Cultural Politics of the Penis.
Dr Rawiri Taonui: Those who apply a cultural double standard to condemn indigenous art as obscene while ignorant of their own tradition are the sorts of people who refer to sexual intercourse as having a naughty.
It's okay to kōrero, it's okay to be Māori
Dr Rawiri Taonui: In Tauranga last week there was a ‘It’s okay to be White’ leaflet drop. Complaints also came to light against netball teams from Māori schools for speaking te reo on court.
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