Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, January 17th, 2017 - 37 comments
Various events are planned in protest around Trump’s inauguration. One of them is a series of marches organised by and for women. There are (at time of writing) 386 marches organised world wide, including in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, January 13th, 2017 - 58 comments
English – “One of New Zealand’s benefits is because we’re a long way away and fairly small we don’t attract too much attention.” Nice contrast to the usual Nat hysterical style. I guess there’s no need for all that domestic spying apparatus then?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 13th, 2017 - 239 comments
A guest post by Labour Activist Enzo Giordani on what Labour needs to do this year to win the election.
Written By: - Date published: 2:14 pm, December 17th, 2016 - 16 comments
One of the claims made by Edward Snowden was that there were no effective channels in the NSA to whistle blow to. This claim appears to have been spectacularly validated thursday with a POGO report that the NSA’s Inspector General, its final whistleblower protector, has been suspended for retaliating against another whistleblower.
Written By: - Date published: 10:11 am, November 28th, 2016 - 161 comments
Fake stories were widely shared by Trump fans before the election. Why is leftie / liberal fake news much rarer? A fake news writer explains.
Written By: - Date published: 10:21 am, November 20th, 2016 - 15 comments
The peace grannies are out in force this afternoon (1 – 2pm Auckland waterfront)
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, November 14th, 2016 - 12 comments
Anna Osborne on the earthquake and day three of the Pike River occupation.
Written By: - Date published: 12:23 pm, November 12th, 2016 - 13 comments
Change happens at the intersection of the edge and the mainstream.
Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, November 12th, 2016 - 6 comments
A crop of worthy petitions for you consideration: health funding, public broadcasting, environment, and Paris Agreement.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, November 11th, 2016 - 60 comments
Need a haven from the post-election fall out?
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, October 26th, 2016 - 63 comments
What contribution can a blog make to activism?
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, October 23rd, 2016 - 16 comments
Some inspiration for the activists in the audience.
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, October 19th, 2016 - 7 comments
With the sudden departure of deep sea drilling company Statoil from Northland here’s a timely look the role of community action in that, the state of play in NZ and what is next.
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: 8:07 am, October 11th, 2016 - 55 comments
Now that the local government elections have been completed what is the best that local communities can expect of their elected representatives?
Written By: - Date published: 11:43 am, October 10th, 2016 - 32 comments
Nick Leggett places himself in the “pragmatic” part of the Labour Party spectrum and derides others as being “utopian” and not interested in winning. But given the recent election result for the Mayoralty is he right?
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 am, September 18th, 2016 - 241 comments
When highly educated people end up being idiots, and uneducated people end up being smarter.
Written By: - Date published: 1:36 pm, August 29th, 2016 - 35 comments
There is a new leftie think tank in town. Congratulations to Sue Bradford and her team. We hope to hear plenty more from ESRA!
Written By: - Date published: 9:54 am, August 24th, 2016 - 204 comments
Julian Assange is a true hero, says Jill Stein unequivocally, along with other whistleblowers who have had the audacity to challenge the status quo establishment.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, August 19th, 2016 - 78 comments
Water is life not merely wadeable.
Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, August 17th, 2016 - 11 comments
I/S at No Right Turn does great analysis of legislation. His coverage of the new spying laws has been excellent. Here he is on National’s clumsy and misguided attempt to re-impose official secrets. Criminalised for reading The Guardian?