Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, October 15th, 2016 - 31 comments
The words of the climate justice activists and why they are stepping up.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 9th, 2016 - 3 comments
What we know is coming largely from outside the mainstream. Which is how it should be.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, October 8th, 2016 - 60 comments
Day one of the International Days of Prayer and Action with Standing Rock. Here’s a post on NZ’s relationship with water, and whether water is a resource or a taonga.
Written By: - Date published: 2:33 pm, October 6th, 2016 - 19 comments
For seven months the next movement of social and environmental justice and resistance has been growing. We should be paying attention.
Written By: - Date published: 10:28 pm, September 8th, 2016 - 106 comments
The Human Rights Commission is calling on New Zealanders to sign the open letter to New Zealand Rugby, which asks them to seek support in addressing their internal culture issues.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 pm, September 8th, 2016 - 4 comments
Help get the petition to 45,000.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 6th, 2016 - 17 comments
While New Zealand trashes its water and argues over whether we are allow to say ‘dairy cow’ at the same time, this 1 min video on The Guardian Facebook page about the Rights of Nature in NZ gets 2.4 million views
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, September 1st, 2016 - 78 comments
42 years on, Norman Kirk’s words and work remain a beacon.
Written By: - Date published: 12:42 pm, August 27th, 2016 - 168 comments
Green Party finance spokesperson Julie Anne Genter starts a conversation about post-neoliberal economics.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 19th, 2016 - 78 comments
Water is life not merely wadeable.
Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, August 14th, 2016 - 272 comments
My apologies to Mohammad Jamal, the man in the photo, for using his largely unknown story to make a point about free-trade and Western privilege.
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 pm, August 11th, 2016 - 92 comments
It’s time to stop viewing renting as second best, and put some decent laws in place to ensure everyone has the security of a home. The Green Party’s Member’s Bill aims to “strengthen tenants’ rights and promote secure, long-term tenancies.”
Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, August 10th, 2016 - 57 comments
Robert Guyton on reclaiming the Commons one plant at at time.
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, July 28th, 2016 - 109 comments
Plus she makes Fox News reporters’ heads explode.
Written By: - Date published: 2:08 pm, July 25th, 2016 - 89 comments
In the wake of Wellington’s storm over the weekend, it’s time to future proof our critical infrastructure.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, July 21st, 2016 - 7 comments
Hard times call for strong voices. Jesse Williams speaks from the Black Lives Matter movement.
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 pm, July 19th, 2016 - 77 comments
“When a democracy cannot rely on its press to provide its citizens with information about political parties that meets the basic standards of fairness, then we can expect a political process that is equally unbalanced.”
London School of Economics study.
Written By: - Date published: 5:40 pm, July 14th, 2016 - 16 comments
The Māori Party have joined Labour and the Greens’ Cross-party Homelessness Inquiry, which is now asking for public input into the crisis including from people directly affected.
Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, June 22nd, 2016 - 44 comments
Climate change is now causing extreme dry weather events and is increasingly blamed for water shortages. But what we are doing on the ground has just as much influence on our experience of drought. As New Zealand farmers call for drought relief this winter, it’s time we looked at how we manage land and water, and the critical role this plays in whether humans can live with variable rainfall in the age of climate change. Here’s a stellar example from India.
Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, June 17th, 2016 - 27 comments
It’s been a hard week, and many of us could do with some kindness and good news. Let’s take a moment to remember Matariki. What would Standardistas and other politically progressive people like to see for the coming year?
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, June 15th, 2016 - 119 comments
“It turns out there will be no jobs on a dead planet.”
While New Zealand is struggling to maintain integrity around fishing and resource management, an ocean farmer in the US is leading the way in economic and ecologic sustainability. This is how we can do things differently.