Demonizing Teachers & Mental Health over a 0.099% statistic

  A Fairfax journalist has, in a single article, overtly demonized our hardworking kiwi teachers as well as further stigmatising kiwis with mental health concerns. The piece (‘Nearly 100 mentally-ill teachers investigated by the Education Council in the past six years’) published on Stuff yesterday late afternoon, used information gained through the OIA to weave […]

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New Zealand politics: Labour needs to remember who they’re fighting – ramblings of a #Māori socialist

National will win the 2014 elections, but it won’t be due to any politicking by the Right. Since David Cunliffe became the leader of the NZ Labour Party, the political Centre-Left has gravitated more towards creating factions and discord than a sense of political direction and unity against the capitalist National government. Labour needs to […]

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Tim Wilson, George Brandis and Section 18c – systemic racism in Australia stoops to a new low

Usually the end of the year is a season of festivity not right wing political reforms upholding systemic racism. The Australian attorney general, George Brandis, has appointed Tim Wilson as the country’s ‘Freedom’ Human Rights Commissioner. As one of many recent politicking schemes, the other being funding cuts to legal aid services, the Abbott government […]

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