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To the people working today, tomorrow and other public holidays to keep needed services running: transport, hospitals, retirement homes, emergency services, and all others working today
To the people who will be providing meals today at various city missions and other places
To the parents trying to give their kids a great summer on limited resources
To all unpaid workers int heir homes and communities
To all those providing services throughout the year that are essential to our society – especially those that are often ignored, marginalised or underpaid: cleaners, teacher aids, nursing/hospital aids
To all the community workers giving their time for the benefit of mothers in their community
To the politicians committed to moving NZ away from TINA of the “neoliberal” scam, and towards a more equal and inclusive society
To unionists working for for fair employment laws, living wages, and good working conditions.
To the journalists and bloggers taking part in the left wing conversation, articulating alternatives, highlighting injustices, and working to hold the MSM to account: special mention to Nicky Hagar, Jane Kelsey, Gordon Campbell, many TS and The Daily Blog authors
To Standard commenters who participate in the left wing conversation, and especially for providing necessary insights, information and (sometimes overlooked but significant) critiques
[Update] Special thanks to Lynn for all his work for The Standard.
Thanks to Lprent for providing us with a place for discussion of important issues. ( I particularly enjoy reading the witty gems that accompany the banning of some mindless troll. )
And thanks to the contributors who provide a real sense of community and interconnectedness, regardless of geographical residence.