Tag Archives: Propaganda

Are we in the Endgame of the Age of the Zombie Neoliberal Cult and Corporate Influence


Let us document the changes, the shift in consciousness that is happening around the world, the signs of hope. The 1 percent (or is it the top 0.1 percent) – An interviewer of Russel Brand challenged him that the Occupy movement … Continue reading

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Irrigation in New Zealand and yet more Propaganda


The following was submitted to regional papers in response to an opinion piece written by Andrew Curtis from Irrigation NZ in early September 2015. Irrigation NZ’s Andrew Curtis’s comments (3rd Sept 2015) about land use and irrigation – as well … Continue reading

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Propaganda and the Rhetoric of the Ruataniwha Dam


“Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell I was taught propaganda at school. Our English master, Mr Brown, liked words. He had an inspirational … Continue reading

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The Loss of the Napier-Gisborne Rail Link: Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold


This article criticising the current government’s decision to close the Napier-Gisborne rail line was published in the NZ J Forestry in December 2012. ================================================================ Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart, … Continue reading

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There are Alternatives to the Ruataniwha Dam


There are Alternatives to the Ruataniwha Dam. via There are Alternatives to the Ruataniwha Dam.

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Does Ozymandias Live in the Bay?


A democratic society is based on the values of an open society, those nebulous things that don’t fit into a financier’s or an economist’s spreadsheet.  These values provide for the trust, participation, creativity, freedom and imagination that makes the good … Continue reading

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