Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, June 10th, 2015 - 259 comments
Richard Harman has broken a story about the formation of a Blairite third way think tank within the Labour Party. Those involved include Stuart Nash, Phil Quin, Josie Pagani and Nick Legget.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, June 1st, 2015 - 37 comments
A record of the Dunedin consultation meeting on NZ’s emission targets. It was an extraordinary evening. So many people spoke with concern, with intelligence, with anger, with compassion, with emotion. Some spoke with hope, some without.
Please – make a written submission before Wednesday.
Written By: - Date published: 5:01 pm, May 29th, 2015 - 5 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, May 11th, 2015 - 119 comments
The site www.standfor.co.nz is supposed to get us all excited about the flag distraction. It’s not turning out the way the Nats intended.
Written By: - Date published: 6:32 am, May 8th, 2015 - 15 comments
In the US a federal appeals court has just ruled the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records is illegal.
Written By: - Date published: 6:11 am, April 24th, 2015 - 12 comments
Protests in support of Campbell Live, today (Friday) in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Marvelous!
Written By: - Date published: 10:27 am, April 17th, 2015 - 19 comments
The most disturbing allegations yet in the Snowden leaks on the activities of the GCSB.
Written By: - Date published: 2:12 pm, April 16th, 2015 - 4 comments
The electoral commission’s roll solution does two good things, and one regrettable thing. It would rule out misuse of the rolls for debt collection / product marketing purposes. Good – that isn’t what the electoral roll is for. It protects party/candidates access to electronic copies. But it continues to privilege them above other political advocates – bad!
Written By: - Date published: 11:04 am, April 7th, 2015 - 15 comments
The brilliant John Oliver on the Patriot Act and surveillance. Includes a face to face interview with Edward Snowden, and extensive discussion of dick pics.
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, March 28th, 2015 - 77 comments
How are other nations going to react to our spying on them? Key’s response when the question arose in Korea was very typical of him – bullshit and bluster. So far Brazil, Fiji, and Latin American countries have all proved him wrong.
Written By: - Date published: 3:02 pm, March 25th, 2015 - 11 comments
I/S at No Right Turn on today’s further revelations on personal information.
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, March 16th, 2015 - 18 comments
Written By: - Date published: 1:39 pm, March 11th, 2015 - 40 comments
A further piece on the peoples’ revolution within Northern Syria.
Written By: - Date published: 12:03 pm, March 10th, 2015 - 102 comments
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, March 10th, 2015 - 42 comments
Selwyn Manning’s new EveningReport site got off to a massive start last night with a long, interesting interview with Nicky Hager. Take home quote (courtesy Russell Brown): “The GCSB is not a New Zealand operation, in any practical sense”. Watch the video…
Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, March 7th, 2015 - 33 comments
For any accounts from the TPP protest marches today.