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OPINION: National's bewildering evaluation of the impact of Colonisation on Maori is embarrassing
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It’s difficult to appreciate just how confused National seem to be when it comes to the impact of colonization on Māori..Read more

OPINION: Let's be honest, we are torturing prisonersand many are Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The revelation that prisoners held in solitary confinement have surged 78% since Labour came to power highlights how toxic our prison culture has become..Read more

OPINION: Debate with gangs essential for real solutions
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The disgraceful manner in which the Human Rights Commission, Marama Davidson and Willie Jackson are being tarnished by National and ACT for meeting with the Mongrel Mob is shameful!.Read more

OPINION: Why the latest TVNZ poll suggests Greens & Maori Party form an alliance
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest TVNZ Poll suggests the Greens and Māori Party should form an alliance..Read more

OPINION: The Willie Jackson and Maori Labour Caucus Budget
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The narrative from the Māori Party has been what is the point of having the biggest Māori Labour Caucus if you can’t get anything for Māori?.Read more

OPINION: Kelvin Davis makes the political speech of his life
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last weeks clash between the Māori Party and National in Parliament overshadowed one of the best speeches Kelvin Davis has given..Read more

OPINION: The hypocrisy of National's fear mongering over Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The desperation driving Judith Collins in her attempt to bring back to life the ghost of Don Brash's Orewa Speech by consistently referring to co-governance as 'Separatism' and 'Segregation' is not only ugly and disingenuous, it flies in the face of National's own history of co-governance with Māori..Read more

OPINION: Fair Pay Agreements will do more to lift Maori wages than any other policy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: While the PSA and CTU attack the Labour Government over freezing 100k gold plated bureaucrat wages, the big story last week was the announcement of the Fair Pay Agreements which will effectively see universal union membership..Read more

OPINION: National's scream of segregation vs my Maori journey as a Pakeha
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The National Party are attempting to race-bait by describing the Māori Health Authority as 'segregation'..Read more

OPINION: Labour Party radical Health shakeup & Maori Party radical self love campaign
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The dynamics between the Māori Party and the Labour Māori Caucus are generating political traction on Māori issues in a way not previously seen before..Read more

OPINION: The Maori Party Double Standard
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The problem with the Electoral Commission taking the Māori Party to the Police for the late filing of donations is the double standard it would send..Read more

OPINION: Labour refuse to do anything about racist drug laws
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An unprecedented coalition of 25 organisations like the New Zealand Medical Association, the Mental Health Foundation, the Public Health Association, the Maori Law Society, the Drug Foundation, Hapai te Hauora, and JustSpeak have called on drug reform citing health and societal issues while pointing out how racist our drug laws are..Read more

OPINION: More Maori men will be found guilty of sexual assault thanks to law change
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: More criticism last week of the Sexual Violence Legislation Bill when the co-President of the Penal Reform League, Lady Heeni Phillips-Williams, warned again that the law changes would see more innocent Maori men found guilty of rape and sexual assault..Read more

OPINION: Maori Party brutally outflanks Kelvin Davis again
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: News last week that the Māori Party are supporting Waikeria Prison protesters in filing civil rights claims against Corrections brutally outflanked the hapless Kelvin Davis once again..Read more

OPINION: Minister Nanaia Mahuta charts brave new chapter for NZ Foreign Affairs
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Nanaia Mahuta's move from Māori Development Minister to Foreign Affairs was initially perceived as an acknowledgment of the rising political muscle of urban Māori that Willie Jackson's appointment represents, but Nanaia has found a style that transforms NZs Foreign Affairs and leads with real mana that is increasingly looking urgently needed..Read more

OPINION: When will Corrections be allowed to practise Whakaora?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has finally lost his patience with Corrections..Read more

OPINION: Green Party victories this week betrayed by relationship with Labour but eclipses Maori Party
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Green Party had one of its best political weeks in Parliament ever this week..Read more

OPINION: Are Labour going to repeal racist cannabis laws or not?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There is a mad scramble after the cowardice of Labour's decision to allow 51% of the electorate to criminalise the other 49% to seek decriminalisation of cannabis as a way to eliminate this racist drug law..Read more

OPINION: Not Oranga Tamariki again?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The task incoming chief executive Sir Wira Gardiner has with Oranga Tamariki was laid bare this week with yet another example of OT using extraordinary legal powers to simply uplift children without notice..Read more

OPINION: NZ Penal Reform League now calls on Government to halt new law that will persecute Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Last week I wrote that the new Sexual Violence legislation being pushed by the Greens would have the unintended consequnce of locking more Maori men up for sexual crimes..Read more

OPINION: Will Maori suffer more convictions from new sexual assault laws?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The new Sexual Violence legislation the Greens are pushing through Parliament has noble intentions to make the process less traumatic on victims, but by removing defences to rape to ensure more guilty verdicts are returned, the Greens could be setting up more Māori men for convictions..Read more

OPINION: Kindness towards South Auckland whanau more important than ever
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: People are angry..Read more

OPINION: Kelvin Davis has another terrible day at the office
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I am honestly not sure who is advising Minister Kelvin Davis, but his surprising decision this week to attack People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) and refer their pamphlets calling on prison reform to the Police for supposedly inciting the prison riot at Waikeria prison is such a desperately wrong footed move one is left wondering what on earth he thinks he's doing..Read more

OPINION: Why banning anti-Maori petitions is true democracy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The decision by the Government to step in and stop the anti-Māori petition law from derailing Māori representation at Local Council is true democracy at its best..Read more

OPINION: Pakeha children will be better cared for under Maori structures
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Closing submissions in the urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing into the multiple failings of Oranga Tamariki wrapped this week amongst a call to completely dismantle the organisation..Read more

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OPINION: National's bewildering evaluation of the impact of Colonisation on Maori is embarrassing
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: It’s difficult to appreciate just how confused National seem to be when it comes to the impact of colonization on Māori.
OPINION: Let's be honest, we are torturing prisonersand many are Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The revelation that prisoners held in solitary confinement have surged 78% since Labour came to power highlights how toxic our prison culture has become.
OPINION: Debate with gangs essential for real solutions
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The disgraceful manner in which the Human Rights Commission, Marama Davidson and Willie Jackson are being tarnished by National and ACT for meeting with the Mongrel Mob is shameful!
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