Posts by Hilary Stace

  • Hard News: This Anzac Day, in reply to tussock,

    Thanks for that summary. The Armenian genocide was very briefly featured on TV3 News tonight with the Pope naming it as such. But item mentioned certain leaders won't use the G word including our PM. (I would not be surprised if he knew nothing of this history).

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…,

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    Here's the Kardashians selfies and all, commemorating genocide in Armenia 100 years on.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/67698088/Why-is-Kim-Kardashian-in-Armenia

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    I still don't really understand how NZers came to be invading Turkey.

    Meanwhile Turkey was kicking out Armenians, and who has recently highlighted that centennial? Non other than Kim Kardashian, a descendant.

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  • Hard News: This Anzac Day,

    Interesting how Peter Jackson and Weta workshops’ version of the War have become the new reality. The exhibition of the huge gory men in Te Papa has a constant lengthy queue. The parade yesterday in Wellington was bizarre. Peter Jackson’s collection of restored vehicles and actors dressed up as WW1 soldiers interspersed with the current defence forces. The crowd cheered them all particularly the actors.

    One of my grudges about it all is that the Anzac stuff has taken most of the government’s history and culture funding for several years. We are in for four years of WW1 commemorations. Meanwhile where is the focus on the land wars or our unique identity events such as Parihaka?

    One small positive with this attention to the past and remembering ancestors is that it will hopefully spin off into a thirst for finding out more about NZ’s history, including the uncomfortable bits.

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  • Hard News: About Campbell Live, in reply to Alfie,

    It is quite common with young children with autism. Some of those who are very tactile just love patting and stroking hair - to the point of obsession. But even autistic kids can be taught that it is not appropriate behaviour.

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  • Hard News: Dirty Politics,

    Dirty Politics just won't go away. When a brave waitress outed the PM's strange harassment of her the dirty politics gang rallied to blame the victim

    http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2015/04/23/update-the-prime-minister-and-the-waitress-part-2-dirty-politics/

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…, in reply to Angela Hart,

    That is one of the unintended consequences of the IDCC&R Act. Rather than a more appropriate placement than jail for disabled people, many people are now being locked up indefinitely. There are several cases around NZ. Good to hear that Justice Action is on to it.

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  • Access: Some aspects of New Zealand’s…,

    Frances Joychild has long been a friend of disabled people. She led the family cares' case and is now heading the IHC's education complaint.

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  • Speaker: What has Neoliberalism Done for…,

    This piece by Frances Joychild QC was posted on the Access blog. But it is a also a commentary on neoliberalism. http://eveningreport.nz/2015/03/24/frances-joychild-qc-on-the-fading-star-of-the-rule-of-law/

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