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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

OPINION: The Maori Party Disruptor Brand
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: You can appreciate Māori Labour MPs frustration as their work on Matariki, Oranga Tamariki, Ihumātao, anti-Māori petitions and Māori land reform got overshadowed this week by a Māori Party who managed to suck all the news oxygen out of the room through a fight over neckties and cultural identity..Read more

OPINION: Why Waitangi 2021 became so politically important for Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: And it's Willie Jackson for the win!.Read more

OPINION: Thankfully Labour isn't just offering a holiday in two years to Māori this Waitangi Day
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: This is Jacinda's fourth Waitangi Day as Prime Minister and thankfully she wasn't just offering the public holiday of Matariki in two years on the Treaty grounds, in fact, it was what wasn't spoken this year that offers Māoridom the most hope..Read more

OPINION: Why Hone's Road Blocks are righteous and should be supported
One of the things I as a Pākehā have learned to understand about a Māori worldview is that the past is present in every step of today to guide tomorrow..Read more

OPINION: Why John Banks comments were so offensive
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: On MagicTalk radio this week, former Auckland Mayor and National Party stormtrooper, John Banks, allowed a caller to make deeply racist claims against Māori culture, scientifically false claims about Māori being genetically inferior and then bewilderingly warned listeners these people were going to climb through windows into our houses!.Read more

OPINION: Grainne Moss' resignation is a second political victory for the Maori Party in less than a month
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: With the resignation of Grainne Moss from Oranga Tamariki, Kelvin Davis has lost a second political victory to the Māori Party in less than a month..Read more

OPINION: The challenge for Maori and Pakeha politics in 2021
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: As the planet is plunged into the economic whiplash of the growing global pandemic, the dance between Māori and Pakeha politics in 2021 will become far more aggressive in tempo and demands..Read more

OPINION: Ministry of Social Development debt fiasco an example of beneficiary powerlessness
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: An example from social media of the total power the Ministry of Social Development has over the lives of beneficiaries emerged last week and reminded everyone of the punitive welfare culture we still have in NZ..Read more

OPINION: After Waikeria Prison Riot - What Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis must be doing now
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: After the lack of leadership displayed during the Waikeria Prison Riot, Minister Davis must be urgently reviewing the current state of the NZ prison muster..Read more

OPINION: The Political Challenges for 2021 mount quickly
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: 2021 has barely begun and NZ Politics is already reeling on a multitude of fronts which will continue to shape what is already looking like a year that may manage to eclipse the trauma of 2020..Read more

OPINION: Bewildering political blunder by Kelvin Davis & Labour over Prison riot
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: Kelvin Davis has been the quiet achiever on prisons..Read more

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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.
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.
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.
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