Under the Radar: Māori Capitalism as venal as Pakeha Capitalism & the evidence Israeli Defence Force didn’t want you to see

We here at TDB like to be first at pointing shit out, but in this never ending 24-7 news clusterfuck of a media environment we all live in, even we can slip up and miss something that should get more focus, so from time to time we’ll run Under the Radar News, things of note that escaped attention.

This week, Māori Capitalism as venal as Pakeha Capitalism & the evidence Israeli Defence Force didn’t want you to see.

Māori Capitalism as venal as Pakeha Capitalism:

Moves to limit pine would force landowners, Māori to forego ETS cash

The once-unpopular pine tree has received fresh support – particularly from Māori landowners – after the Government moved to limit planting.

In a public consultation, the Government proposed that exotic trees in permanent forests would not be eligible to earn and sell carbon units. This followed rural community protests against farm-to-pine conversions and Climate Change Commission recommendations favouring native forestry over exotics in the long term.

If the proposal holds, only native permanent forests and exotic harvested forests will be eligible to earn carbon units under the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

A romanticised view of Māori Capitalism is that it operates with cultural values that are more humane and empathetic but ever since the Slave Ships obscenity, that romanticised view has been shattered by the grim truth that Māori Capitalism can be just as exploitative as Pakeha Capitalism. This latest fight over pine forests is proof of that.

84% of Māori live in Urban centre’s yet it is the Iwi Leaders brand of capitalism calling the shots. If He Puapua is a genuine attempt at co-governance for the benefit of all Māori, great! But if it’s a trojan horse for Corporate Iwi to promote Māori Capitalism as venal as Pakeha Capitalism, what are we gaining?

Evidence Israeli Defence Force didn’t want you to see:

Israeli stooges and troll apologists have flooded every comment section to claim the Palestinians actually assassinated Al Jazeera Journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, here is the evidence the Israeli Defence Force didn’t want you to see…

Shireen Abu Aqleh killed by ‘seemingly well-aimed’ Israeli bullet, UN says

The UN has said its investigations have found that the shot that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh on 11 May was fired by Israeli forces.

The Palestinian-American journalist, who was wearing a vest and helmet marked “press”, was killed while covering an Israeli army operation in Jenin, in the northern West Bank.

“We find that the shots that killed Abu Aqleh came from Israeli security forces,” the UN human rights office spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said in Geneva. “It is deeply disturbing that Israeli authorities have not conducted a criminal investigation.”

…the Israeli’s assassinated a leading journalist live on air and are getting away with it. Their corrupt and brutal occupation of the Palestinian people are turning them to evil deeds to maintain that violence. The Israeli people are now as damaged as the Palestinians they torture. I give my sorrow and love to the Palestinian people, and my pity to the Israelis for turning into the very fascism that so mutilated them.


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