Written By: - Date published: 12:16 pm, August 25th, 2017 - 42 comments
America is experiencing difficulties because of the celebration by the right of statutes of their racist heroes. Why does New Zealand not have this problem?
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, August 15th, 2017 - 5 comments
I/S at No Right Turn: ”
This isn’t a “Pandora’s box”. The model for an easy, full and final settlement to resolve this exists, and iwi are keen. What is lacking is goodwill from the government to sign it. And Finlayson knows all this – so he is actively trying to mislead the New Zealand public about it, trying to appeal to the racism of rednecks in order to protect the stolen “rights” of a privileged few”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, August 10th, 2017 - 16 comments
Lots of big stuff going on at the moment, but other stories are significant too. The extent of the coverage of this blunder will be worrying the Nats.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, July 27th, 2017 - 324 comments
Graham Cameron cuts through the obsession over fraud to the cultural values of the last 30 years and the fear beneath.
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: 12:22 pm, July 13th, 2017 - 100 comments
A politician said their party would insist on being a part of government depending on the vote falls in September, while another gets called out for his habitual stirring at the pot of ethnic division. In a place like the South Africa of old, we all know which one would be the story. But this is New Zealand and this is now.
Written By: - Date published: 8:54 am, July 10th, 2017 - 95 comments
As usual in election year, Peters is posturing left and right.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, June 25th, 2017 - 79 comments
Herald columnist Lizzie Marvelly: “Come election time, there are people who will stop at nothing to land a blow on the party they most hate. And somehow, inevitably, someone will aim a kick at Māori. Insinuating that the conditions at a marae are “slum-like” is both deeply offensive and staggeringly privileged.”
Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, June 23rd, 2017 - 48 comments
Ex Nat leader Don Brash, of racist Orewa speech and Iwi/Kiwi fame, is still out there fanning the flames of division in NZ.
Written By: - Date published: 7:32 am, March 6th, 2017 - 6 comments
We no longer need the Waitangi Tribunal because everything’s fine now. Right?
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, January 12th, 2017 - 76 comments
Just remember that
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 12th, 2016 - 67 comments
National have slammed the door shut on the parents of already settled migrants who wish to move to NZ to complete the family unit. Minister Michael Woodhouse accuses elderly Asians of bludging off the NZ taxpayer. You won’t believe the howls of outrage from the right!
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, September 27th, 2016 - 274 comments
The first Presidential kicks off this arvo. Who will win? Do we care? Should we care? Stay tuned Standarnistas, it’ll be a doozy!
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, July 21st, 2016 - 7 comments
Hard times call for strong voices. Jesse Williams speaks from the Black Lives Matter movement.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, January 27th, 2016 - 76 comments
How many more lies will John Key tell today in his so-called State of the Nation address? Virtual chocolate fish to whomever guesses the closest number.
Written By: - Date published: 5:18 am, January 26th, 2016 - 20 comments
Today is Australia Day, the federal celebration of the invasion of the big island to the west of us. Journalist Stan Grant lays bare the Australian Dream in a stunning contribution to the recent IQ2Oz debate. Clearly, as the video shows, saying sorry isn’t enough.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, August 29th, 2015 - 128 comments
Yesterday Melbourne stood up for human rights. Would we in NZ have done the same?
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, July 15th, 2015 - 301 comments
Although the issue, the unfettered flow of overseas money into Auckland’s housing market, is important Labour’s current handling of this issue is not optimal and needs to be reconsidered.
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, June 20th, 2015 - 106 comments
In the land of the free and the brave the NRA is trying to say that the way to stop incidents such as the Charleston Church massacre is to have more guns. And the right are trying to dispute the reality that the incident was caused by racism.
Written By: - Date published: 11:04 pm, December 9th, 2014 - 85 comments
a new report shows that poverty related illnesses are growing at a rapid rate for asian children, and so are other poverty indicators. some of this is related to a more settled population, but we also need to talk about racism.
Written By: - Date published: 6:12 pm, February 1st, 2014 - 119 comments
John Key says that the Greens make personal attacks: calling for ministers to be sacked. This is hardly a diversionary personal attack unlike the nastiest of Key’s cheap point scoring . The Greens “go hard” in focusing on relevant issues: public transport, environment, poverty & inequality gap.
Written By: - Date published: 5:01 pm, November 18th, 2013 - 339 comments
You don’t have to be white and male and financially wealthy to assume a prominent position within systems of patriarchy, but it helps. And you don’t have to be financially strapped and black and female to feel the full weight of patriarchy always pressing down on you, but it helps.