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'How Santa Parades became a flash point for racism'
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always felt, as a Pakeha, that just below the surface of the civility of New Zealand culture, there bubbles something pretty bitter in the soul of many white Kiwis..Read more

Sonny Bill Williams is a sporting hero we need
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always had an enormous amount of respect and aroha for SBW..Read more

Māori voices need to lead the Climate Change debate
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:As the UN Climate Vulnerable Forum ended last week, they put out a press release detailing the impact climate change will have on the poorest members of the most vulnerable countries.Read more

Blackface leads to shame face in Hawera
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I looked at the photo, thought I must be seeing things, rubbed my eyes, looked again and just shook my head in disbelief. The photo of New Zealanders wearing blackface at the Hawera Community Parade outraged many righteously..Read more

Why I can't applaud Corrections reducing the prison population but support the passion of Kelvin Davis
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Hui did a remarkable job over the weekend of highlighting the extraordinary drop in the prison muster by 1000 since Kelvin Davis became the Minister..Read more

The attacks by National on Immigration Minister, Iain Lees-Galloway are ridiculous !
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The Minister based his decision on Karel Sroubek using the best information from the Ministry..Read more

Isn't it time for Pākehā to start listening and learning from Māori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury :There is a fascinating debate happening right now around Māori health. The WAI 2575 Health Service and Outcomes Waitangi Tribunal hearing at Tūrangawawae marae is critically analysing the institutionalised racism embedded within Pākehā health providers and the outcome stats make for dire reading..Read more

National Party meltdown
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Folks, I've been following politics for almost a quarter of a century, and I've never seen anything like the recent events that have engulfed the National Party..Read more

The Politics of Kindness
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: There's been a bit of debate online right now about what it means to have 'New Zealand values'. NZ First have brought the issue up by wanting a 'Values Test' for migrants and John Tamihere has written some thoughts in his latest NZ Herald column.Read more

Māori Politics 2017 - wins and losses
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: 2017 was an explosive year for Māori politics and the election reshaped the political landscape in a dramatic fashion wiping out Māori Party and MANA Party aspirations while leaving the Labour Party with an enormous obligation to Māori voters..Read more

How should we respond to Don Brash's criticism of Te Reo on Radio NZ?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Don Brash has reared his angry voice last week to attack the use of Te Reo on Radio New Zealand..Read more

Can the activist left work constructively with the new Government
MARTYN ' BOMBER' BRADBURY: It's not only the new Labour led Government who are finding the transition from opposition into power a difficult one to traverse, many activist groups seem to be struggling with how to engage constructively beyond mere opposition..Read more

Keystone pipeline spills 5000 barrels of oil & company caught hiring mercenaries
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: 4 days ago the Keystone pipeline leaked 795 000 litres of oil causing a shut down and testing for groundwater contamination. Indigenous peoples, farmers and environmentalists all warned the Keystone Pipeline had the risk of leaks, the company downplayed any such concerns..Read more

Based on media reporting of League violence, we don't like Pacific Islanders much do we?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Since when did we dislike Pacific Islanders so much? I don't know about you, but this weird myopic media focus on Pacific Island 'violence' after the League games currently playing up and down the country seems bewilderingly racist and vicious doesn't it?.Read more

Combating the racist Prison Industrial Complex: Short term, medium term & long term
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: One of the many challenges for the new Government is how to combat the racist Prison system in New Zealand..Read more

Māori Home Ownership in Tāmaki Makaurau: Is Auckland's future an economically gated Pākeha community?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Could the largest Pacific Island and Maori city in New Zealand be unintentionally white washed by Labour's new affordable housing KiwiBuild project?.Read more

The sad joke of Labour Day
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Labour Day became a national holiday in New Zealand in 1899. It was to commemorate and celebrate the rise of worker powers and how the earliest Pakeha settlers coming to New Zealand fought to create a fair balance of power between the boss and the worker..Read more

As we celebrate a magnificent political win let's remember those who could not survive National
MARTYN BOMBER BRADBURY: As we celebrate a magnificent political win - let's remember those who could not survive National's 9 years in office We should be ecstatic. Big money, big corporate farming and big business interest....Read more

Metiria Turei vs Jian Yang - Compare the media values at work
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: There are times when the mainstream media coverage of two events manages to say more about the real bias at work within the media than the news worthiness of their focus..Read more

How do Maori respond to the next wave of colonisation?
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Statistics released by Statistics NZ show that the Asian-NZ population will overtake Māori by 2038....Read more

Election 2017: Maori Party punished & Labour rewarded
MARTYN BOMBER BRADBURY: The reverberations and ramifications of what has happened this election will be felt in many places, but most acutely I believe within Maori politics..Read more

Maori voter suppression allegations demands investigation!
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Allegations of widespread Maori voter suppression made by Massey University Political Lecturer, Veronica Tawhai require an immediate response from the Electoral Commission..Read more

The importance of the Maori electorates this election
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: There has never been an election that was so dependent on the Maori electorates.Read more

Why every Maori should be outraged by how racist National's Bootcamps really are
MARTYN ' BOMBER' BRADBURY: You know it's election time when National starts promising harsher and more punitive law and order policy.Read more

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

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'How Santa Parades became a flash point for racism'
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always felt, as a Pakeha, that just below the surface of the civility of New Zealand culture, there bubbles something pretty bitter in the soul of many white Kiwis.
Sonny Bill Williams is a sporting hero we need
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I've always had an enormous amount of respect and aroha for SBW.
Māori voices need to lead the Climate Change debate
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury:As the UN Climate Vulnerable Forum ended last week, they put out a press release detailing the impact climate change will have on the poorest members of the most vulnerable countries
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