Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, November 28th, 2017 - 159 comments
ffs NZ, get a grip. Then have a think about fairness and what kind of society we want.
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 pm, November 15th, 2017 - 338 comments
What’s with the academic panic epidemic about China? Two in our media in the same week, referencing each other with vague warnings about the Chinese bogey. It’s not quite Lionel Terry in Haining Street again; more likely in my view a case of singing to someones else’s geopolitical tune. No prizes for guessing whose.
Written By: - Date published: 6:20 am, August 20th, 2017 - 83 comments
It’s ok to call Nazis Nazis.
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, June 29th, 2017 - 27 comments
The Government is seeking to sell 2,500 Christchurch Housing Corporation homes. The shortlist of potential purchasers includes an Australian company recently successfully sued for human rights breaches of refugees on Manus Island.
Written By: - Date published: 1:44 pm, June 19th, 2017 - 31 comments
Calling on all kiwis to help support a very important cause…racism.
Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, March 2nd, 2017 - 154 comments
Auckland Uni is in a difficult position – a classic dilemma with two important principles at stake.
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: 8:04 am, January 18th, 2017 - 54 comments
A rich old white idiot, who would only be amused at our anger, has vented about the homeless, in a piece that shouldn’t be rewarded with our clicks.
Written By: - Date published: 1:06 pm, September 7th, 2016 - 18 comments
Nothing and no-one is separate in this world. Nothing and no-one is more important than anything else or anyone else; no voice greater and no voice lesser.
Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, September 2nd, 2016 - 109 comments
In France and Italy there have been recent examples of men telling women what they can and cannot wear.
Written By: - Date published: 2:32 pm, February 1st, 2016 - 6 comments
3 News is dead, replaced by Newshub. That’s News Hub, not New Shub. Though New Shub would be funnier.
Written By: - Date published: 11:54 am, December 8th, 2015 - 64 comments
Donald J Trump may have reached peak craziness or peak political opportunism with his call to ban all Muslims from entering America.
Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, October 31st, 2015 - 127 comments
Written By: - Date published: 11:08 am, July 12th, 2015 - 174 comments
Phil Twyford’s recent announcement on Auckland’s housing crisis raises important issues concerning the inflow of overseas capital into our housing market. But should it have depersonalised the argument?
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, June 27th, 2015 - 99 comments
Barack Obama sings the spiritual Amazing Grace during the eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, one of those killed by a racist gunman in Charleston. Not completely in tune, but he hits the right note. As his Presidency winds down, Obama has one last opportunity to move the American mindset. The rule of the gun must end.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, February 21st, 2015 - 48 comments
According to some Ngati Whatua wanting to use Okahu Bay for a Mokopuna day has created something of a crisis. Maybe not for us or anyone who is reasonable but for the rednecks and the rabid right.
Written By: - Date published: 3:36 pm, February 11th, 2015 - 63 comments
It seems that just as the 30’s offered the chance to turn dreams into reality, Syria is offering that chance up to ‘the left’ today. Suddenly, for me, the recent travel bans and the passport confiscation laws etc make sense since we are potentially looking at an international influx of non-nutters and non- psychopaths as happened during the Spanish Revolution of the 30s.
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: 10:00 am, November 11th, 2014 - 38 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, February 5th, 2014 - 289 comments
The ratings driven MSM beat up dramas and conflict in relation to Waitangi Day – they continue to circulate myths about the Day. Morgan Godfery has blogged about those myths. Meanwhile, the hikoi to protect our seas and land continues. [update: Rachel Smalley]
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, September 27th, 2013 - 34 comments
The other day, I wrote a piece on Poto Williams’ selection to be Labour’s candidate in the Christchurch East by-election. I promptly had to ban a commenter who assumed her selection was due to a quota – ie. a woman Cook Islander can’t possibly win on her own merit. Unfortunately, it seems The Standard sets higher, um, standards than The Herald, which published a similar argument by Damien Rogers today.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, July 9th, 2013 - 206 comments
The ‘Pakeha Party’ has the most Facebook followers of any New Zealand political movement (excepting John Key’s page) That’s in one day of publicity. They’re seriously talking about forming an actual political party. Should we be worried about this apparent reactionary force? Nah. The creation of a ‘Pakeha Party’ would be good news.
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 pm, July 8th, 2013 - 98 comments
The mantra of the ‘Pakeha Party’ is ‘If Maori get it, we want it to [sic]! No matter WHAT it is
(Yes, they still haven’t fixed the spelling error in their fucken motto)
Well, let’s have a look at what ‘Maori get’.