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Fonterra, treating workers like cattle

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:35 pm | Don Franks

After several days of rumors, Fonterra today confirmed a series of massive job cuts. More >>

Andrew's little Poem

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 9:19 am | Don Franks

Twas the night before Budget When just for a change Andrew Little’s thought’s did more widely range Labour’s leader cast round in his mind for an angle On which a publicity moment might dangle Some little device that would draw camera’s near More >>

Labour: punishing the poor

Monday, 11 May 2015, 12:37 pm | Don Franks

The New Zealand Labour Party strike a soft cuddly note at the top of their web page: “New Zealand should be the fairest, most decent society in the world. And we can get there together by focussing on the positive things that really matter to Kiwi ... More >>

World War 1 - what's changed 100 years on?

Friday, 24 April 2015, 2:45 pm | Don Franks

16,697 New Zealanders were killed and 41,317 were wounded during World war I. Around another thousand men died within five years of the war's end, as a result of injuries sustained. The lives of countless other men and women were blighted by the conflict. ... More >>

Winston Peters and Northland workers

Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:59 pm | Don Franks

Yes, it will be nice to see the smirk wiped off John Key's face if, as seems likely, Winston Peters wins tomorrow's Northland by election. More >>

A Mate for Solidarity - Don Franks

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:05 am | Don Franks

A 20 year-old recycling truck driver critically injured by the machine he was operating has died. In an awful accident that need not have happened. More >>

Don Franks : What NZ Can Teach the Iraqi Army?

Monday, 2 March 2015, 9:55 am | Don Franks

Of all the things our government might do with our dough, they’ve decided to spend millions training the Iraqi army. Why? Few countries soldiers have enjoyed such breadth and depth of training as the Iraqi army. More >>

"They are out there murdering people"

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:20 pm | Don Franks

New Zealand's contribution to oppressed peoples’ fighting US imperialism will be high on the agenda of his talks in Wellington today with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. More >>

Don Franks : Andrew Little is a Cake of Soap

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:31 am | Don Franks

Labour party leader Andrew Little is advertising for a new chief press secretary to head his party's media and communications strategy. A nice well paid office job here for somebody, but there's a catch. More >>

Future of Work Commission: Labour's shrewd move

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 2:04 pm | Don Franks

Lunging boldly towards John Key, shouting "Cut the crap!" - Andrew Little was great, wasn't he? Labour's new leader spoke for many people fed up with Key's flippant arrogant deceit. Andrew Little nailing the Prime minister on lying about contacting a rightwing ... More >>

Pike River Mine: the Final Cover up?

Friday, 7 November 2014, 2:14 pm | Don Franks

They confirmed yesterday they won’t allow Pike River mine re-entry to recover bodies of 29 workers killed in November 2010. More >>

Thwarting National's tea-break busting bill

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:28 pm | Don Franks

National's tea break busting bill will pass through parliament this week. What will this mean? The Government's Employment Relations Amendment Bill makes several changes, including removal of guaranteed tea breaks and meal breaks. More >>

Our rulers prepare for war

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 3:56 pm | Don Franks

“America is back at war in the Middle East, and Prime Minister John Key is weighing up what to contribute. In truth, there are few options.” More >>

Why Labour wasn't worth the worker's ticks

Thursday, 25 September 2014, 11:25 am | Don Franks

In his September 24th post "the election that left one third of us behind", Bryan Gould put some basic questions: More >>

Political power after tomorrow's election

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:37 am | Don Franks

One more day of shiny faced candidate posters. After weeks of campaigning the forced grins on election posters all start looking the same. More >>

Election 2014 - the day after

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 9:24 am | Don Franks

Cannonballed from a fiery red dawn,the triumphant golden sun bestrode the heavens, beaming benign radiance over all, clear crystal drops of dew winked back merrily, a dawn chorus of previously endangered native birds burst gloriously into song. Their ... More >>

What I'll do instead of voting this election

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 6:00 pm | Don Franks

A popular bumper sticker argues "If you skip voting it's not rebellion - it's surrender". I don't think it's either of those things. This election I won't be voting, because, after considering all the options, none of them do it for me. More >>

Critiquing Mana; "All NZers" will never "feed the kids"

Friday, 4 July 2014, 1:32 pm | Don Franks

Press release from Mana party leader Hone Hawarwira 25/2014: “When John Key says ‘New Zealand fully supports the current steps announced by President Obama (in Iraq) 100%’ he is one step away from committing our troops simply to get a good ... More >>

Parliament and union fail Stockton workers

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 2:10 pm | Don Franks

Solid Energy are set to kick 137 staff and 50 contractors out of their jobs at the Stockton coalmine near Westport. Today the company told staff that it planned to cut production at the opencast mine by a quarter over the next financial year in ... More >>

RockEnrol, Labour and the Mana party

Friday, 30 May 2014, 5:29 pm | Don Franks

Optimus Gryme, Third3ye and Chronophonium are coming to town. In a run up to the September general election, these artists will be hitting the stage in a series of concerts and house parties. Shows will be free – conditionally. The ticket fee ... More >>

 

 

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