Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, April 26th, 2017 - 18 comments
I/S at No Right Turn: “spies are corrosive of our values. Its one thing to spy in wartime, out of military necessity. Its quite another to do it in peace, on your friends, for self-advantage.
Written By: - Date published: 12:12 am, April 21st, 2017 - 100 comments
“We, the people, march for science and knowledge to be reaffirmed as fundamental to the democratic decision making that supports society in Aotearoa New Zealand.
We add our voices to the chorus supporting US and international scientists who oppose recent political events that damage and undermine science and its use in the public interest.”
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, April 20th, 2017 - 25 comments
The People’s Mental Health Review report puts the deterioration of our mental health system firmly in the spotlight. Despite a 60 per cent increase in demand since 2007/08 National has been slashing funding. Lives are at risk.
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, April 18th, 2017 - 28 comments
(Kristine Bartlett, photo Herald Mark Mitchell)
Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, April 13th, 2017 - 117 comments
How ironic that Parliament is to debate climate change today, as the latest in a torrent of warming-fueled extreme weather events bears down on the country, and as the government charges Russel Norman and the other heroes trying to end oil exploration in NZ waters.
Written By: - Date published: 11:38 am, April 11th, 2017 - 27 comments
Thank you Greenpeace, and specifically thank you Russel Norman and the crew of the Taitu, for taking to the seas to fight this little battle in the most important struggle of our age.
Written By: - Date published: 11:36 am, April 7th, 2017 - 16 comments
National’s plans for our privacy and access to social services are a perfect cocktail of over-reach and incompetence.
Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 3 comments
Greenpeace protestors are blockading an oil conference in New Plymouth. “If we’re to have a future, oil can have no future.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, March 17th, 2017 - 66 comments
Climate change is the most important issue of all time. Beyond the politics and the maths and the fear there is simply doing the right thing.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 8th, 2017 - 99 comments
Some very quick initial thoughts on expected reactions.
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 pm, March 4th, 2017 - 45 comments
First they came for the budgeting services. Now we know that every social service agency has to provide clients’ private personal data to the Ministry of Social Development or get no funding. Apparently it’s essential to Bill English’s much-touted and little understood “social investment” strategy, which is sounding more like something out of Orwell’s 1984. […]
Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, February 23rd, 2017 - 130 comments
The left is facing the possiblity of its fourth election loss in a row. What type of campaign should it run this year to win?
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, February 22nd, 2017 - 3 comments
Jonathan Pie on why being a socialist is actually a good thing.
Written By: - Date published: 12:31 am, February 14th, 2017 - 106 comments
There has been an unfortunate trend developing in recent weeks, of negatively labelling people who dare to have a different opinion on equality to the labeller, as identarian. This description is something to be appreciated in these times when dark forces appear to be on the rise again.
Written By: - Date published: 1:33 pm, February 10th, 2017 - 75 comments
All the “nobody” people.
Written By: - Date published: 9:14 am, January 31st, 2017 - 7 comments
Hope and action are also part of the solution.
Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, January 27th, 2017 - 186 comments
Being human, Linda Tirado, and lessons for New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, January 27th, 2017 - 63 comments
“For the first time in the 70-year history of the Doomsday Clock, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Science and Security Board has moved the hands of the iconic clock 30 seconds closer to midnight.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:25 am, January 26th, 2017 - 65 comments
This is what an unfettered right-wing government looks like.
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, January 22nd, 2017 - 60 comments
The Sister Marches have been a huge success worldwide.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, January 17th, 2017 - 39 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.