Written By: - Date published: 9:59 am, May 23rd, 2022 - 95 comments
What if instead of waiting for a new left wing party to arise, the left worked with the three progressive parties we already have in parliament?
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, May 19th, 2022 - 9 comments
Budget Day, where our centre left neoliberal government straddles the line between compassion and BAU. Given the pressures of climate, the pandemic and global instability, what are the real alternatives?
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, May 18th, 2022 - 48 comments
It’s the question that obsesses me, how to cultivate a deep cultural longing for a post-carbon, more just, more equal world?
– Transitions Town pioneer Rob Hopkins
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, May 10th, 2022 - 33 comments
The climate crisis is no longer something that’s happening to someone else, somewhere else, at some point in the future. It’s happening to us. It’s happening here. It’s happening now. – James Shaw
Written By: - Date published: 2:15 pm, May 2nd, 2022 - 60 comments
Go you beautiful people!
Written By: - Date published: 11:24 am, April 24th, 2022 - 40 comments
This is a medical scandal affecting children and teens, and the left is still largely in denial of it.
Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, April 13th, 2022 - 93 comments
What would our society, communities and lives look like in New Zealand if we weren’t so reliant on fossil fuels?
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, April 11th, 2022 - 87 comments
It’s time to act as if our lives depend on it.
Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, April 9th, 2022 - 28 comments
Please read if you are commenting at The Standard.
Written By: - Date published: 12:56 pm, April 7th, 2022 - 151 comments
The Green Party has published a reasonable plan to make renting more affordable for low income New Zealanders. There’s nothing extreme-communist-scary here, it’s well within the values of the NZ electorate.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, April 6th, 2022 - 55 comments
That IPCC report telling it like it is. Ball is in our court.
Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, March 29th, 2022 - 10 comments
It’s time to act as if our lives depend on it.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 11th, 2022 - 98 comments
Chloe Swarbrick, the cost of living crisis, and what the economy is for.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, February 27th, 2022 - 109 comments
Act as if you have Covid, and look to protect others around you – Ashley Bloomfield
New research shows vaccination protects against omicron. Along with all our other tools – what we do now matters.
This is the knife edge for New Zealand: do we lapse into neoliberal “I’m ok Jack”, and not worry about others? Or do we step up and act collectively to protect us all?
Written By: - Date published: 6:10 am, February 24th, 2022 - 76 comments
More people in the US have died from Omicron than Delta. In New Zealand we, collectively, still have a choice about just how bad this is going to get. Not everyone is going to contract covid in this wave, and there is great value to individuals and society in slowing spread and avoiding getting covid where possible.
Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, February 18th, 2022 - 73 comments
Delta is still a problem in New Zealand, and we’re still not talking about long covid.
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, February 13th, 2022 - 68 comments
The legitimacy of protest, and why building bridges and calling people in is one of the most important actions we can take now.
Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, February 6th, 2022 - 23 comments
A few notes and suggestions on moderation on The Standard.
Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, January 31st, 2022 - 211 comments
While social and mainstream media hash out the details of Charlotte Bellis’ situation, her case points to the gross inequity that women still face even in countries like New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, January 23rd, 2022 - 164 comments
The New Zealand government has announced a nationwide move to the Red Traffic Light system from midnight tonight.
Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, January 16th, 2022 - 151 comments
Where western minds are busy arguing if indigenous knowledge is science, botanist and first nations woman Robin Wall Kimmerer exemplifies how to do both at the same time.
Written By: - Date published: 12:48 pm, January 14th, 2022 - 184 comments
Labour are doing the things about the housing crisis they said they would. It’s not working.
Written By: - Date published: 1:18 pm, January 11th, 2022 - 122 comments
Climate, ecology, welfare, housing – we are now at the point for the Greens to go ‘fuck it, time to go back to our radical roots’.