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Sea Change: S01E6 – One of the Gang

07/05/2021

Great Aussie series with excellent cast at all levels, from the ABC, 3 series starting in 1998

Classic US TV Comedy: McHales’s Navy – Ernest Borgnine – S04E25

07/05/2021

Boon – S05E08 – Burning Ambition – Michael Elphick, David Daker, Neil Morrissey, Elizabeth Carling

07/05/2021



You Must Remember This: #22: Audrey Hepburn: Sex,Style and Sabrina

07/05/2021

12 November 2014

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood


Land of the Giants: The Google Empire (Trailer)

07/05/2021

The third season of a podcast series focused on Big Tech. This series is examining search giant Google .

Coming shortly

BBC Newsnight: Explained: The votes to watch in the 2021 UK elections

07/05/2021

May 06,2021

The Point with Chris Cillizza: Why Republicans made cancel culture their latest cause

07/05/2021

The use of wedge issues, plus people’s annoyance with PC attitudes

March 26,2021

Land of the Giants: The Netflix Effect – 7. World War Stream

07/05/2021

The second season of a podcast series focused on Big Tech. This series is examining streaming giant Netflix. More at link

04 August 2020


Dory Previn – Jesus Was a Androgyne

07/05/2021

The Hot Sardines – Jelly Roll (live)

07/05/2021

George Melly – New Orleans – The Old Music Master

07/05/2021

Fun,

Bessie Smith – Gimme A Pigfoot

07/05/2021

PBS: Washington Week: Biden’s First 100 Days – 30/04/21

07/05/2021


Al Jazeera – The Big Picture: The China Complex (Part 1)

07/05/2021

December 06,2019

What is China? Where is it going? What is it going to do?

BBC Newsnight: Patent Protection and the Global Vaccine Race

07/05/2021

April 30,2021

Spiked – a Spiked Online Podcast: The woke Stasi

07/05/2021

May 06,2021

I have repeated this post, because we have the spectre of the woke Stasi haunting NZ at the present time

Much that is familiar in NZ and USA

January 13, 2020

‘Microaggression monitors, the Labour leadership race, and the latest awards show controversies. Tom Slater, Ella Whelan and Fraser Myers discuss

Lunchtime Comedy: Bewitched – S02E09

07/05/2021

Watch soon as may disappear

Seth Meyers takes a Closer Look: Trump Falsely Claims Pence Can Overturn Election

07/05/2021

January 06, 2021

Former guy on a rant of lies

 

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CNA Insider: Undercover Asia – The Ugly Side Of Beauty

07/05/2021

MSNBC – Morning Joe: GOP Moves Against Cheney Who Espouses Principles

07/05/2021

From May 06 2021

Input: Joe Scarborough,Mika Brezinski, Willie Geist, Jim Vandehei – Axios,

Slow Burn: Biggie and Tupac – S3E1: Against the World

07/05/2021

Real Dictators: Mao Zedong Part 3 – The Cultural Revolution

07/05/2021

The hidden lives of history’s tyrants

12 August 2020

A look at the life of the ruthless, bloody dictator who dominated China and built a cult

Al Jazeera – People and Power: South Africa: My Father Died For This

07/05/2021

May 06,2021

Portillo’s State Secrets S01 E04 – Mysteries

07/05/2021

2015 documentary series hosted by Michael Portillo from BBC2

Free speech in Parliament challenged: Maori Party MPs press the Speaker to bar questions they regard as “racist”

07/05/2021

So the insidious slide to restricted speech and apartheid continues with a plethora of weasel words

Point of Order

The Speaker was reprimanded by the PM yesterday, in the aftermath of the furore generated when he accused a former parliamentary staffer – to whom he had previously apologised for claiming he was a rapist – of sexual assault.

Then he was chided by Maori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer for failing to stop “racist” questions being asked in Parliament.

Other than Hansard, the only account of this attempt to curb MPs’ right to speak freely in Parliament was a Newshub report headed Rawiri Waititi lashes out at ‘Māori bashing’ in Parliament as Jacinda Ardern challenges Judith Collins to say ‘partnership’

But to whom – we wonder – is the Speaker accountable?

To Members of Parliament, we would have thought, because they vote to elect the Speaker at the start of each new Parliament (after every general election).

 This is the first task of every new Parliament once members have been…

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