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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Citizen A - 7pm tonight

Citizen A - 7pm tonight Triangle TV, replayed 8pm Sunday Sky 89 & Freeview 21

Tune in to join Bomber and his revolving panel of bloggers and Auckland opinion shapers as they offer an up-to-date half hour review of the political media issues of the current week from a very Auckland perspective.

THIS WEEK: Bloggers Cameron Slater & Phoebe Fletcher...

Issue one: Phil Goff gave his state of the Nation address in New Lynn while John Key gave his in Henderson, Goff says the fist $5000 will be tax free while John Key wants to privatize assets and implement austerity measures. No one can pretend that National and Labour are fighting over the centre ground any more. Who won?

Issue two: Did Rodney Hide's concession to appoint 38 unelected Maori to Auckland Council committees just cost ACT the Epsom seat?

Issue three tonight: Len wants Auckland to be a Green city with a target to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% - Great idea or wanky nonsense?

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At 29/1/11 6:32 pm, Blogger Chris Prudence said...

So in conclusion the war on terror is really just a continuation of the Cold War. Obama made a very controversial choice of location for his place to reach out to the Muslim world in Cairo in Egpyt under another Middle Eastern Dictator Hosni Mubarak. The ongoing state of emergency grants him broad powers to lock opponents up indefinitely. During the cold war the U.S decided they needed this guy on their side, and the thin cigar smoking former president on the balcony in Baghdad with General Casey whom he later replaced thought that at the presidential level it is still very much a strongman dictatorship, much like Saddam Hussein, and the assassination of Sadat enabled this former air-force officer who had been his vice-president to take over under a state of emergency which is still in force today. Thirty years later that was still in place, and is also illegal.
He ran unopposed in 3 elections, then he finally ran for re-election under pressure from the $2 billion dollars aid from the U.S (Israel gets the other $3 billion for F-16’s etc and the rest up to $5 billion for the whole region). Seventy percent of American aid however is tied to buying back their weapons. In 2005 in an ostensibly open race against 2 opponents he banned the main opposition the radical Hamas styled Muslim Brotherhood and arrested them during the elections. The police, said to be commonplace brandishing machine guns on every street corner virtually, beat protesters and jailed journalists and civil-rights advocates like Mohammad Al Baradei who still speak out loudly for democratic reforms. He ended up with a 90% approval in a rigged election. All this is to keep a lid on so-called Islamic extremists, like the Muslim Brotherhood whose members are constantly being harassed and arrested by the government. During the likes of the Cold War the U.S decided they needed a guy like this on their side.

At 2/2/11 9:28 pm, Blogger Chris Prudence said...

Mohamed ElBaradei!


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