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100 Days of climate vigil

Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, August 23rd, 2019 - 4 comments

Ollie Langridge doing the climate action mahi at parliament.

Kill us now, or choose life.

Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, August 23rd, 2019 - 13 comments

The Amazon burns. The Arctic is on fire. We won’t be able to eat or breath our electric cars, but we still have time to choose a different path.

Protect Ihumātao hīkoi to Jacinda Ardern today

Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, August 22nd, 2019 - 52 comments

Protect Ihumātao are taking the invitation to meet to the Prime Minister. The petition is live and can be signed during the hīkoi today. 

Labour and welfare

Written By: - Date published: 7:34 am, August 22nd, 2019 - 85 comments

Many of us wanted to believe that the Ardern-led compassion would apply to all New Zealanders, but Labour’s defence of highly punitive benefit sanctions tell us it doesn’t.

What if there were only 34 31 more whitebait harvests left?

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 20th, 2019 - 66 comments

If we want to prevent the extinction of whitebait it’s time to stop buying and selling it.

Labour reduces the number of cats getting stuck in trees every month

Written By: - Date published: 4:04 pm, August 17th, 2019 - 14 comments

Meanwhile, National signalled they need a hand with statistics, and the public gladly stepped up.

Fertile land is priceless

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, August 15th, 2019 - 219 comments

As Labour moves to protect prime food growing land around our cities, we should be having a wider discussion about food security in New Zealand.

Totally shit farming

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, August 12th, 2019 - 47 comments

Farmers blockading environmentalists to stop them taking photos of their degraded farms. Is this really what we’ve come to?

Don’t mention the fascism

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 10th, 2019 - 103 comments

We are frogs in the pot.

Maybe we shouldn’t take the plane

Written By: - Date published: 6:21 am, August 8th, 2019 - 84 comments

The case for reducing mass air travel rests in looking at whole systems rather than counting the carbon emissions of each flight.

What if we let the wilding pines grow?

Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, August 7th, 2019 - 129 comments

Take a breath, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. In an age of climate breakdown, where reforesting is a critical component of climate mitigation and adaptation, we need to stop cutting down so many trees, and move to forest-based thinking.

Ihumātao: Today’s Nationwide Day of Action

Written By: - Date published: 12:59 am, August 6th, 2019 - 188 comments

After increased police presence and action at Ihumātao on Monday night, the call went out again for people to come to support the Protectors, and they did. More support can be offered at solidarity events being held across the country today.

Truth-telling and The New Climate Denial

Written By: - Date published: 2:03 am, August 4th, 2019 - 170 comments

James Shaw lays it out in his AGM speech: the new climate denial sounds reasonable and is the gravest danger we currently face.

Institutional poverty

Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, August 3rd, 2019 - 32 comments

Christchurch City Council have provided hundreds of social housing tenants with bubble wrap and a mop instead of insulating their houses.

Protect Ihumātao

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, July 24th, 2019 - 235 comments

“STAND WITH IHUMATAO! This is a call out to all our supporters. Come stand with us as we take back the whenua! Oruarangi Rd, Mangere.”

(Image via Noted).

Green Party female co-leader announcement: Marama Davidson (updated)

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, April 8th, 2018 - 208 comments

Marama Davidson is the new female co-leader. Speech and transcript, with a bit of  analysis of what this means for the party and NZ politics.

Tax is violence

Written By: - Date published: 1:24 pm, April 5th, 2018 - 56 comments

Can we please now save David Seymour from his violent oppression and relieve him of his tax-funded salary?

Climate 2050

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, March 30th, 2018 - 11 comments

Highlights from the Climate 2050 event in Wellington last night.

“Fight for your lives before it’s someone else’s job”

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, March 26th, 2018 - 32 comments

Two speakers from yesterday’s March for Our Lives.

Marilyn Waring still takes no prisoners

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, March 25th, 2018 - 59 comments

Unpaid labour “is the single largest sector in any nation’s economy and the whole of the market economy only is able to function on top of that.”

 

Labour ban letting fees

Written By: - Date published: 6:33 am, March 23rd, 2018 - 134 comments

A good start from Labour on rent reforms, but will their bigger plans be enough?

Activists bring Mataura River poo to the Environment Southland

Written By: - Date published: 6:28 am, March 22nd, 2018 - 26 comments

“Epic action”

Talking about sexual assault

Written By: - Date published: 6:49 am, March 13th, 2018 - 235 comments

As news unfolds about the sexual assaults that took place at Labour’s Summer School last month, it’s time for political communities to look at how they talk about sexual assault and rape culture.

Post TPPA signing

Written By: - Date published: 6:14 am, March 12th, 2018 - 34 comments

It’s Our Future spokesperson Oliver Hailes was on RNZ yesterday succinctly pointing out the problem with Labour and NZF’s u-turn on the TPPA. He also recently co-authored an article in the NZ Medical Journal on the TPPA, climate change and health.

March 8 2018: the TPPA and our nuclear free moment

Written By: - Date published: 6:17 am, March 8th, 2018 - 18 comments

As Labour picks up the pen to sign the TPPA, environmental critics argue that the new agreement has done nothing to allay fears of New Zealand being sued by corporations to prevent the government from taking action on climate change.

Good Witches Hunting

Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, March 6th, 2018 - 114 comments

With the publishing of another misogynistic cartoon, it’s time to ask who were the witches and why are so many men still afraid of them?

Reports from the TPPA protests this week (and please sign the petition)

Written By: - Date published: 6:05 am, March 6th, 2018 - 44 comments

The message coming out is hold the line, sign the petition, regroup, and protest on Thurs the 8th, the day Labour puts our name to the agreement.

Why gender equity matters: #metoonz

Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, March 5th, 2018 - 49 comments

It’s time for progressive men to support women’s politics, in New Zealand and here on The Standard.

Genter and Davidson

Written By: - Date published: 6:08 am, March 2nd, 2018 - 51 comments

The Green female co-leader candidates did a Q and A last night with Stuff political reporter Henry Cooke. They covered a range of topics, including the Budget Responsibility Rules. The interview gives good insight into how the Green Party works and where they are headed, as well as into the two candidates themselves.

Golriz Ghahraman in the House on the TPPA

Written By: - Date published: 6:04 am, March 1st, 2018 - 177 comments

“As Greens, what’s particularly chilling to us is that we know elsewhere in the world where ISDS clauses have been accessed to sue Governments, corporates have used them to stop environmental protection.” … “The Indonesian environmental Minister had to admit, ‘If we shut them down, they will need compensation and Indonesia can’t afford it.’ That is chilling.”

Arctic monkey wrenching

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, February 28th, 2018 - 121 comments

“This is more than just a temperature anomaly. It is an off-the-scale event. Why is the Arctic meltdown not headline news in every paper?” – George Monbiot

If someone said hey, your house is going to burn down, we don’t know if it’s in the next hour or next week, what would you do?

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