Today was a good day for what remains of our besieged democracy! The police raid on Nicky Hager’s home was ruled illegal and unlawful! My congratulations to Nicky Hager and many, many thanks for his courage and dignified response. I know from experience how damaging and stressful both bullying on that scale and the subsequent […]
Update: The home of Heather du Plessis has now been raided too after she exposed the fact that it was really easy to buy arms online! This is an excellent piece by Giovanni Tiso from Bat, Bean, Beam blog, about the raid on Nicky Hager’s house and the impact this invasive illegal raid has had […]
Nicky Hager heads to court today. I think he is going to need all the luck he can get because the law means nothing in this country any more. Rich prick National members and minions get name repression even when the victims want the name out (Name suppression of course was meant to protect the […]
I have met Nicky Hager and been to lectures and speeches of his. I have corresponded with him via email on various occasions and subjects and I really like his intelligence, his professionalism, integrity and attention to detail. I also really like him on a personal level and contributed twice to his legal fund. I […]
In a new chapter dedicated to the election period added to the updated biography of John Key (You can buy it at the cheap sales section I think) he is quoted as saying: “Someone phoned and told me who the hacker was, but other than having a look at this person, I thought, ‘Oh well […]
On it was announced that New Zealand’s Police Force would be rolling out buses equipped with booze detectors and fingerprinting stations. This presents us with some problems about how our rights under the law will be guaranteed. And here is why: First of all, don’t get me wrong, this is not about bad mouthing the […]
Nicky Hager’s legal fund is now over 48.000! Wow, I have to say it gives me hope for this country that so many Kiwis recognise that having independent journalists keeping politicians honest is essential for a real democracy. I have to confess to having donated twice. Once because I wanted to help Nicky and the […]
“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” CIA Director William Colby Udo Ulfkotte, a veteran German journalist published a book recently titled Bought Journalism. In it he writes about how he was paid by the US intelligence to publish work in order to sway public opinion. He also gives names of […]
Love this cartoon!
Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while know that I have never asked for money. I don’t because I don’t want to be beholden to anyone and I want to be able to write what I want without ties that bind.
In a move which can only be explained as a personal vendetta against political opponents and a virulent hatred of real journalism and citizens demanding open and transparent governance the police raided Nicky Hager’s house. They searched it for 10 hours in the hope of finding anything connecting him to the person responsible for leaking […]
This morning I found a link to Nicky Hager’s book in a comment. I want to make it perfectly clear that I do not condone stealing the hard work of anybody. I will not publish such links and I strongly suggest that the person who sent me the link takes the book offline. I have […]
I downloaded Nicky’s book from Amazon because it was sold out here in NZ before I could get to a city to buy it. Hopefully I can get the real book a bit later when the storm has calmed down. In the mean time it seems every journo is reading the book too and some […]
Update:With the demise of the John Campbell show and the end of even that pityful amount of independent investigative journalism in New Zealand I thought I’d repost this post I wrote in October 2014 about how far we had descended into a fascist/corporatist state. With the imminent vote to make criticizing hurting politicians emotionally punishable […]
Here is an excellent analysis of the elections and its aftermath of Nicky Hager at pundit. The news declared that the National Party had had a ‘historic’ election victory on Saturday but, if that was true, National Party people would be looking happier. The reality is much more complicated Here’s the bullet-point version, to begin: […]
What is it with National and the brethren and what in heavens name do they think to achieve with appointing this guy? National has chosen its controversial former campaign manager Steven Joyce for one of the top spots on its party list. Joyce was named in Nicky Hager’s book The Hollow Men as the key […]