Branko Marcetic

Branko Marcetic is an editorial assistant at Jacobin magazine and a freelance journalist who wiles away the hours writing about New Zealand and US politics

Politics
May 6, 2019

Jacinda Ardern must not let Emmanuel Macron co-opt the Christchurch Call

The goal is a crackdown on violence and extremism online. But if the French president's record is anything to go by, anyone who values civil liberties should be very concerned.

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Media
Jun 20, 2017

What New Zealand looks like when you watch it on NBC

On Megyn Kelly's new show Keith Morrison delivers a glossy paean to New Zealand, where US citizens are apparently flocking following the demise of the American dream.

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Politics
May 18, 2017

The influence machine: how an American neoliberal lobby group operates in NZ

Emails between the New Zealand branch of the US Chamber of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade offer a fascinating window into the way trade lobbying happens in NZ, writes Branko Marcetic.

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Media
Apr 19, 2017

Warning: Newstalk ZB’s new favourite guest is a really terrible person

A range of viewpoints is a good thing. But giving a platform to noxious, hateful, racially inflammatory propaganda is quite another. So why is Newstalk ZB so keen on Katie Hopkins, asks Branko Marcetic.

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Society
Apr 6, 2017

The strange case of the disappearing Hamilton homelessness survey

'Beggars pretending to look homeless by bringing props to streets' blared a recent One News report, citing as evidence a survey of the homeless population by Hamilton police. Just one problem: the survey doesn't appear to exist.

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Society
Mar 1, 2017

The Legends Academy bills itself as a better way to pick up women. I went along, and here’s what I learned

Last week The Legends Academy's Ben Alexander was back in Auckland to hold one of his regular workshops on 'modern dating skills' for men. The Academy claims to reject the blatant misogyny of the old-style PUA culture, but what does it offer men instead? Branko Marcetic joined the audience to find out.

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