Written By: - Date published: 3:10 pm, March 22nd, 2017 - 22 comments
The Nats are buying another fight with NZ’s nature lovers. Last time they tried something like this 50,000 marched in Auckland and they were forced to back down.
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: 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: 10:12 am, February 22nd, 2017 - 38 comments
Willie Jackson is using his return to the political spotlight to good effect.
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: 9:15 am, January 31st, 2017 - 62 comments
Understanding shock events is part of the solution.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 28th, 2017 - 72 comments
Donald Trump’s ascendancy to power presents the left with the chance of showing that progressive politics is a much better choice than the alternative.
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: 12:30 pm, January 23rd, 2017 - 12 comments
So what’s important? Millions on the streets and what might become of that, or how many more or fewer people attended a given President’s big day? Just asking…
Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, January 19th, 2017 - 26 comments
The release online of a trove of declassified CIA documents includes several pertaining to NZ. The Herald’s David Fisher has given us a fine summary.
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: 9:26 am, January 1st, 2017 - 42 comments
The Herald has managed to overlook choosing Helen Kelly as its New Zealander of the year.
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: 8:00 am, December 7th, 2016 - 84 comments
Now that we are entering the post Key era the Barbecue season presents the perfect time for all good progressives to talk to everyone about the importance of politics.
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, November 26th, 2016 - 12 comments
Audrey Young writes on growing union numbers, strengths, and wins for their members. Excellent!
Written By: - Date published: 5:55 am, November 16th, 2016 - 68 comments
A post-US election space for engendering solidarity and resistance.
Written By: - Date published: 12:23 pm, November 12th, 2016 - 13 comments
Change happens at the intersection of the edge and the mainstream.