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End Oil: “this is how we win”

Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, December 5th, 2019 - 4 comments

The Museum of Oil History and SS4C dancing the Macarena ended an awesome week of protest action against oil drilling in NZ.

Protecting democracy

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, December 4th, 2019 - 40 comments

We need to normalise a political culture based on real relationships, where people can work through their beliefs and thinking about how they want society to be without being constantly bombarded with information and processes that are deeply anti-human.

Lefties on The Standard redux

Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, November 29th, 2019 - 66 comments

A dedicated post on The Standard providing a discussion space for left-wing people only.

The cost of capitalism

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, November 27th, 2019 - 155 comments

I feel like I am describing some future-set dystopian novel, and the scary thing is that the AI, transhumanism, technofascist society is just around the corner.

Climate action: everything we do matters

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, November 22nd, 2019 - 52 comments

As the climate catastrophe gets to another level of intensity, building new systems can be an antidote to feeling powerless or afraid in the face of the crisis.

Why is Jacinda Ardern so popular? (part 2)

Written By: - Date published: 12:07 pm, November 20th, 2019 - 71 comments

Let’s take a moment to enjoy.

Goodbye shitty landlords

Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, November 18th, 2019 - 97 comments

The only way out of the housing crisis is for the state to mandate the right to a home.

Green MP Gareth Hughes speaking bold truth ahead of his retirement at next election

Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, November 17th, 2019 - 105 comments

“I’ve grown up knowing nothing but the revolution of the early 1980s. This is this operating system which was uploaded in New Zealand and people have tried to install better policies or better programs, but if they don’t work with the system, they are crashing”

The Middlemarch fire and Dunedin’s water supply

Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, November 11th, 2019 - 39 comments

The tussock fire at Middlemarch has impacted Dunedin’s water supply and raises issues about our preparedness for climate change.

Zero Carbon acts – this is how change happens

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, November 8th, 2019 - 51 comments

The Zero Carbon Act is not perfect, but it’s a critical step in the social and political change that is needed to prevent catastrophe.

National’s fundamentals

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, November 6th, 2019 - 87 comments

Are National parachuting in a fundamentalist Christian as a Prime Minister hopeful?

Young Māori voices on climate action

Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, November 5th, 2019 - Comments Off on Young Māori voices on climate action

An indigenous youth delegation from Aotearoa is heading to the 25th UN Climate Talks.

Parliament votes to give disabled people the right to a good life

Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, October 24th, 2019 - 23 comments

Before we get to talking about the right to die, can we please have a conversation about the right to live?

“Extinction Rebellion blanket ban chilling and unlawful”

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, October 16th, 2019 - 74 comments

Amnesty International condemn police blanket ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in London.

Newshub: poll shows Labour/Green could govern alone

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, October 14th, 2019 - 73 comments

Is less spin and more analysis too much to ask?

Extinction Rebellion on Lambton Quay

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, October 7th, 2019 - 76 comments

Extinction Rebellion NZ starts off an international week of Climate Rebellion designed to encourage governments to act in meaningful terms on the climate crisis.

Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick on fire

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, October 2nd, 2019 - 99 comments

“The political status quo is unfit to confront the climate crisis”

Another world is possible

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, September 28th, 2019 - 53 comments

Yesterday’s New Zealand Climate Strike numbers reached a tipping point of climate action going mainstream.

Still not sure what anything National says means?

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, September 28th, 2019 - 13 comments

Gerry Brownlee clarifies.

Local government: who to vote for?

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, September 27th, 2019 - 1 comment

Resources for progressive voters, on candidates in the 2019 local body elections.

Robot creep

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, September 26th, 2019 - 23 comments

Tech is cute, right?

Climate choices

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, September 24th, 2019 - 16 comments

There’s good news and there’s bad news in the landmark United in Science report.

The climate action momentum

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, September 21st, 2019 - 33 comments

The global School Strikes this week and the upcoming International Rebellions are part of a large wave of change that gives us a chance at preventing the worst of climate disaster. 

National gather fuel for their political dumpster fires

Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, September 2nd, 2019 - 21 comments

Not so much Zero Carbon as Zero Shits. While National look set to monkey-wrench our climate legislation, we can remember that the real power in addressing the climate crisis lies outside of parliament.

We are sailing

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 30th, 2019 - 209 comments

Greta Thunberg’s journey was an invitation into a conversation not about deprivation, but how to live well as we change.

Funding radical climate action

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, August 30th, 2019 - 36 comments

The Climate Emergency Fund (CEF) has pledged $350k to Extinction Rebellion, if others will match it.

Why we save rivers

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 29th, 2019 - 47 comments

An application to dam the Waitaha River on the West Coast has been declined. When looking at how to meet human needs, we need to do better than ‘how much can we get away with taking from nature?’

photo – Zak Shaw

Why is Jacinda Ardern so popular?

Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, August 28th, 2019 - 239 comments

Boosting the signal to noise ratio.

National are lighting political dumpster fires while the Amazon burns

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, August 27th, 2019 - 47 comments

New Zealand’s poster boys for late stage capitalism’s dying throes are fools of the highest order.

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 - 27 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.

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