Written By: - Date published: 6:07 pm, September 21st, 2017 - 31 comments
It seems that a man set himself on fire in parliament grounds today.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 17th, 2017 - 13 comments
* option only available before election day.
Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, September 11th, 2017 - 32 comments
For progressive Epsom voters the best way to change the Government may be to give your electorate vote to Paul Goldsmith.
Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, September 10th, 2017 - 98 comments
Bill English has finally committed the Government to doing something about Child poverty. But why has he and National taken so long?
Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, September 1st, 2017 - 123 comments
23 days to go. We’re now this close to changing the government, and have a real chance at a truly progressive government with a Labour/Green coalition. For that we need strong Green representation.
Written By: - Date published: 7:23 am, August 2nd, 2017 - 65 comments
Andrew Little has stood aside for Jacinda Ardern because he thought the Labour movement needed fresh legs. Time to acknowledge him and support her.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, July 21st, 2017 - 29 comments
The catholic bishops of Aotearoa have released a pamphlet urging parishoners to vote. And apart from conservative positions on euthenasia and drug liberalisation the policies they support have a decidedly progressive bent.
Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, July 20th, 2017 - 28 comments
Today thousands of IRD workers face the prospect of losing their jobs while two MOT workers who lost their jobs for whistle blowing are vindicated. Who would be a public servant?
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, July 8th, 2017 - 17 comments
There’s a very good / depressing long read in The Guardian on the dangerous “weaponising” of cynicism by climate change deniers. One of the most interesting sections was a discussion of the way that voters are more forgiving of lies than hypocrisy.
Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, July 7th, 2017 - 252 comments
Andrew Dean has written an opinion piece for Stuff where he suggests that to win this election Labour and the Greens have to become more radical.
Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, June 8th, 2017 - 27 comments
Latest polls and some anecdotal evidence from the doorstep are showing a move back to the Tories in Britain. If so it may in part be due to last-minute dark and dirty personally targeted Facebook advertising to voters in marginal seats. They cost so will need to be watched later on here.
Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, May 21st, 2017 - 66 comments
And in the United Kingdom the election that was meant to be a foregone conclusion suddenly is suddenly tightening.
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, May 15th, 2017 - 122 comments
Housing may be the issue that decides this year’s election. And if Labour wins Andrew Little will have a major crisis to deal with, one that he has to solve.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, May 9th, 2017 - 10 comments
In election year, we have some choices about how to proceed.
Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, May 3rd, 2017 - 127 comments
In America a group of millionaires have emerged who are advocating for increased taxation for the wealthy and increased democratic rights to everyone else.
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, April 25th, 2017 - 43 comments
Incognito muses on the state of society, and that despite many of us feel relatively happy & content there seems to be an increasing feeling of ‘unease’, that something is not quite right in/with our society and where things might be heading. Rather than the ideologies and buzzwords, Incognito focuses on the factors that make humans happy in community.
Written By: - Date published: 1:31 pm, April 1st, 2017 - 31 comments
Thirty years old today – the longest April Fool’s joke in history?
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, March 26th, 2017 - 20 comments
Some right-wing hacks (like Glenn Beck) are recanting their rants and apologising for the damage that they’ve done. I reckon a few more should follow their brave lead.
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, March 20th, 2017 - 160 comments
Nicky Hager’s latest book is to be launched this Tuesday at Unity Books in Wellington.
Written By: - Date published: 7:22 pm, March 8th, 2017 - 50 comments
Test of a speech given by feminist icon Sandra Coney on the state of the feminist movement in 2017
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 4th, 2017 - 22 comments
2017 will be New Zealand’s eighth election under MMP, over 22 years. With very strong democratically elected governments appearing right across the world digging in for the long term, it’s useful to take a moment for MMP.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, February 14th, 2017 - 49 comments
There’s a wonderful fiction still propelling the world that the 21st century will bring an ever-expanding arc of freedom and prosperity to the vast majority of humanity but the reality seems to be anything but.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, January 17th, 2017 - 218 comments
Fewer people, particularly young people, are voting. How do we turn this around?
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, January 10th, 2017 - 17 comments
Mike Pompey is Donald Trump’s chosen head for the CIA. He is someone who believes in the mass collection of all metadata and combining it with all publicly available information. Are we going to see the unprecedented destruction of rights of privacy?
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 10th, 2017 - 71 comments
Bill English has used a proposal for timing of his Waitangi speech to wrongly claim that he is being silenced. And most of the media bought it.