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Tracey Martin finally talks the talk & why Kelvin Davis must not resign from Corrections
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Two major events occurred last week that require comment..Read more

TVNZ Journalist blames Māori, not Oranga Tamariki.
OPINION - Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZ Journalist Jehan Casinader, has written a remarkably shallow evaluation of the corrosive Orange Tamariki child uplift programme and has bewilderingly concluded the problem is Māori, not the policy..Read more

Dear Tracey Martin. I'm sorry Minister but your Oranga Tamariki response is disgracefully tone deaf
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Minister responsible for Oranga Tamariki has finally responded over the weekend to the outrage within Māoridom at the Oranga Tamariki uplifts and her response is disgracefully tone deaf..Read more

Ihumātao, Oranga Tamariki & Justice/Health/Mental health racism - something has got to give
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Never before have such a wide range of issues with Māori at their centre erupted all at the same time, and in each case the rotten unfulfilled promises of the sovereignty promised under the Treaty is the root disease for each symptom..Read more

It's been 40 days since the Oranga Tamariki footage and the PM + her Minister have still not seen it
40 days since the chilling Oranga Tamariki uplift footage and the Prime Minister and her Minister in charge of Oranga Tamariki still have not viewed it..Read more

Two juxtapositions of the current furore over Oranga Tamariki uplifts
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: " On Friday morning breakfast TV, Judith Collins bristled at suggestions that there was institutionalised racism inside Oranga Tamariki by simply stating, "just stop beating up kids, and you won't need Oranga Tamariki"..Read more

Could Dame Tariana Turia's musings cost Labour the Māori vote?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:     How hard will Jacinda and Grant make it for Willie Jackson to deliver the Māori vote for Labour again?.Read more

Latest infant death being used in Oranga Tamariki propaganda campaign.
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I think the manner in which dead infants are being used to justify the deeply flawed child uplift policy by Oranga Tamariki is a new low in this depressing and increasingly ugly debate..Read more

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

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Tracey Martin finally talks the talk & why Kelvin Davis must not resign from Corrections
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Two major events occurred last week that require comment.
Ihumātao | He Raupatu Tuarua | A Second Confiscation
Dr Rawiri Taonui; This column investigates how the proposed Fletcher Residential development at Ihumātao, the National government’s Special Housing Area policy and the preoccupation of the Auckland Council, the courts and statutory bodies on preserving Māori culture as an icon of the past rather than restoring the living relationship between Māori and their whenua constitutes a second confiscation
TVNZ Journalist blames Māori, not Oranga Tamariki.
OPINION - Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZ Journalist Jehan Casinader, has written a remarkably shallow evaluation of the corrosive Orange Tamariki child uplift programme and has bewilderingly concluded the problem is Māori, not the policy.
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