Written By: - Date published: 10:36 pm, July 27th, 2020 - 19 comments
There is no blueprint for building a stronger more effective trade union movement. There are many, who each and every day wake up and do exactly that.
Written By: - Date published: 10:06 am, July 23rd, 2018 - 7 comments
In 2015 Helen Kelly agreed to let documentary maker Tony Sutorius – the award winning director of Campaign – into her life to document her last year of activism. The result is Helen Kelly: Together – a stunning affirmation of both her dedication to justice, and her friendships with those she fought alongside.
Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, January 31st, 2018 - 35 comments
Helen Kelly championed the liberalisation of drug law to allow those suffering from significant ill health to have access to cannabis for medicinal purposes. National is still struggling with the concept despite it having overwhelming public support.
Written By: - Date published: 8:41 am, November 24th, 2017 - 19 comments
Helen Kelly blogged four years ago why the deal that allowed Peter Whittall to walk free following the Pike River disaster was unjust and flawed. Yesterday the Supreme Court agreed.
Written By: - Date published: 12:24 pm, October 29th, 2017 - 70 comments
Labour has indicated that as a priority it wishes to repeal the Hobbit law, a clumsy attempt in breach of International Law to prevent workers in the film industry from organising collectively and to divert attention from the fact that the National Government had been played by Warner Brothers.
Written By: - Date published: 1:25 pm, October 14th, 2017 - 11 comments
Helen Kelly died a year ago today. She is missed.
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, January 28th, 2017 - 23 comments
Good to see that Nikki Kaye is doing so well after her cancer scare. Also good to see her changing her mind on an important issue. Please sign the petition to allow doctors to prescribe medicinal cannabis.
Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, October 28th, 2016 - 15 comments
Updated with video of the service. Details of the memorial service celebrating Helen Kelly’s life scheduled for today.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 14th, 2016 - 41 comments
I’m going to miss you, mate.
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, July 23rd, 2016 - 60 comments
“Pain debilitates you and makes you depressed and you can sort of let the depression seep over you, but if you can, get out and live your life.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:08 pm, May 8th, 2016 - 24 comments
A new charity has been set up to use GiveALittle to raise funds for people who have been granted access to a medial cannabis product – and then they can’t afford them. I don’t want these people missing out on what I am getting from this drug. It works. Help them
Written By: - Date published: 11:56 am, March 6th, 2016 - 31 comments
With Martin Crowe’s sad death we now learn that he too was self-medicating with liquid cannabis. The time for political timidity is past – make cannabis legally available for medical purposes.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, February 16th, 2016 - 30 comments
Helen Kelly is getting the run around from Peter Dunne with her request for permission to use cannabis oil. The talented Foxy is running a petition.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, January 30th, 2016 - 24 comments
Written By: - Date published: 12:52 pm, October 28th, 2015 - 32 comments
Now that cannabis is going legal and heading for the neighbourhood social gatherings where mothers sell addictive substances (like cosmetics and kitchenware) to each other. Lets legalize it, tax it HEAVILY, and could someone please give Helen Kelly and others like her the relief that they can use.
Written By: - Date published: 10:09 am, October 16th, 2015 - 3 comments
Details of a social media campaign to celebrate Helen Kelly’s contribution to the Trade Union movement.
Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, October 14th, 2015 - 16 comments
Speech notes from Helen Kelly’s address to the CTU Conference given today where she talks about the importance of the union movement and some of the achievements she has been involved in over the past few years.
Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, October 12th, 2015 - 50 comments
Helen Kelly calls for the government “to get real about medicinal cannabis”. Seriously – what are we waiting for?
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, September 23rd, 2015 - 26 comments
The Government has admitted that at least some of the loopy rules mentioned by Paula Bennett in support of the Loopy Rules review do not actually exist.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, August 14th, 2015 - 12 comments
But wait there’s more . . . National Ltd™’s attitude to worker safety has, it seems, been successfully installed into the very government agency responsible for holding employers to account for worker deaths.
Written By: - Date published: 5:50 pm, August 4th, 2015 - 47 comments
Talleys have fired the first shots in National’s new class war. You can stand with the AFFCO workers and reject the Tories new anti-union law. Boycott Talleys. Make a stand for your fellow Kiwis.