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More Multi-millionaires than ever!

Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, January 16th, 2017 - 98 comments

In this glorious  ‘go ahead’, ‘get ahead’ land of opportunity…

Hacking Schmacking

Written By: - Date published: 12:59 pm, January 7th, 2017 - 155 comments

In all seriousness. Apparently.

If home is where the heart is, then…

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, January 4th, 2017 - 187 comments

What have we become?

Question…

Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, December 20th, 2016 - 84 comments

On Aleppo.

As politicians go…(II)

Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, November 18th, 2016 - 7 comments

Two paths. One choice.

As politicians go….

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, November 18th, 2016 - 21 comments

Following voters in the USA adding yet another to a growing list of defeats for the radical centre….

I’m Arab and Many of Us Are Glad That Trump Won

Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, November 13th, 2016 - 49 comments

A challenging and provocative piece on Trump’s election victory from an Arab perspective.

Oh noes! The world’s not going to saved now!

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 13th, 2016 - 49 comments

Bollocks. It was never going to be.

Through the Looking Glass.

Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, October 31st, 2016 - 15 comments

The culture being addressed will be familiar enough to many here in NZ who deal with Work and Income. Government strategies to address that culture? Well, that’s another story. This isn’t just happening half a world away. It might as well be happening in another universe – back on the sane side of some looking glass NZ has fallen through.

Blogs and Activism

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, October 26th, 2016 - 63 comments

What contribution can a blog make to activism?

Bernie Sanders on…

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, October 19th, 2016 - 16 comments

Excerpts from a lengthy Bernie Sanders interview published in the ‘New Republic’.

Nothing’s Going to Happen.

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, October 11th, 2016 - 104 comments

A wee reflection on our psychological fuck-edness.

The Propaganda War

Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, October 2nd, 2016 - 89 comments

Under the rubble of lies…

When the levee breaks…

Written By: - Date published: 1:07 pm, September 20th, 2016 - 98 comments

Bar the ear-worm, nothing to do with Led Zeppelin.

Labour Organising

Written By: - Date published: 10:09 am, September 14th, 2016 - 39 comments

From the UK. Organising 101.

Race, Class, Global Warming and Democracy.

Written By: - Date published: 1:06 pm, September 7th, 2016 - 18 comments

Nothing and no-one is separate in this world. Nothing and no-one is more important than anything else or anyone else; no voice greater and no voice lesser.

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, September 3rd, 2016 - 8 comments

The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world to the Sydney Opera House stages and online to discuss and debate the important ideas of our time.

Disturbing.

Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, September 2nd, 2016 - 14 comments

Given the topic of this post, it seems appropriate not to attach an image.

World Water Week

Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, September 1st, 2016 - 11 comments

Never heard of it? Neither had I.

Free Petrol Pt IV

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, August 5th, 2016 - 90 comments

Part IV of IV

Free Petrol Pt III

Written By: - Date published: 11:20 am, August 4th, 2016 - 21 comments

Part III of IV – a focus on road transport.

Free Petrol Pt II

Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, August 1st, 2016 - 8 comments

Part II of IV. How to achieve zero carbon from the shipping and aviation sectors by the 2030s.

Free Petrol Pt I

Written By: - Date published: 1:42 pm, August 1st, 2016 - Comments Off on Free Petrol Pt I

Part I of a IV part series of posts on what we can do to hold global warming below 2 degrees C.

Eagle vs Window Pane

Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, July 10th, 2016 - 81 comments

So Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership has been openly challenged.

The Chrematistic Camel

Written By: - Date published: 7:26 pm, July 4th, 2016 - 110 comments

So this post is about a suite of frameworks not to adopt if the goal is to avoid 2 degrees of global warming.

Chilcot, Corbyn and the UK Labour Party caucus.

Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, June 29th, 2016 - 62 comments

Three dots.

Updated

It’s a Side-show, “Bob”.

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 28th, 2016 - 279 comments

From the circus that never leaves town.

Good News!

Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, June 5th, 2016 - 158 comments

May figures just out…

Next Floor

Written By: - Date published: 10:26 am, June 4th, 2016 - 5 comments

A short film by Denis Villeneuve…

The Mother Budget

Written By: - Date published: 6:21 pm, May 26th, 2016 - 86 comments

There are budgets and there are budgets. And for all the presence or absence of bright ideas, there’s a budget that threatens to subsume all others…

Portugal

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, May 19th, 2016 - 114 comments

There are bits of good news out there, but there’s a lot of denial around the mess we’re in.

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