Written By: - Date published: 6:11 am, January 31st, 2021 - 99 comments
Now is the time for people power. The government is about to ask us what we think about New Zealand’s plan on climate action.
UPDATED with links to the report and media analysis.
Written By: - Date published: 11:05 am, October 15th, 2020 - 74 comments
Here’s the thing about the Greens. They want change. They want change more than they want power. I think that they fully understand that we are out of time on climate, poverty, the environment and now is the time to act boldly.
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, September 29th, 2020 - 44 comments
Shaw said that what he is hearing from people is they want Labour to have to talk to someone while in govt and not be able to make decisions by itself.
The question then becomes, how much does the left want Labour to be encouraged greenward and leftward?
Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, August 5th, 2020 - 123 comments
With the left’s political fortunes having changed greatly in the past three years, and with more change on the way, does the left still want MMP?
Written By: - Date published: 6:07 am, July 17th, 2020 - 63 comments
Having two strong left wing women standing in an electorate is great for women, the left and New Zealand. It may also help us move away from macho politics towards both/and politics.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, June 27th, 2020 - 73 comments
Destroy capitalism, right? But what’s the replacement?
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 23rd, 2020 - 34 comments
Emerging from the current crisis, what kind of state can be envisaged that could do the opposite of this consciousness deflation, by enabling and encouraging an empowered citizenry, and harnessing public intelligence, creativity and ingenuity for the common good?
Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, April 23rd, 2020 - 56 comments
Say it out loud: Degrowth.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 25th, 2020 - 25 comments
In the time of coronavirus, we can move from blame to connection.
Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, January 21st, 2020 - 38 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, January 12th, 2020 - 148 comments
We’re at the tension point between the fear a fast transition will deprive us vs the fear that not acting fast enough will lead to climate change depriving us. Climate activists fear the latter, incrementalists fear the former.
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, November 8th, 2019 - 51 comments
The Zero Carbon Act is not perfect, but it’s a critical step in the social and political change that is needed to prevent catastrophe.
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, March 30th, 2018 - 11 comments
Highlights from the Climate 2050 event in Wellington last night.
Written By: - Date published: 12:57 pm, February 19th, 2018 - 44 comments
Four days after surviving a shooting massacre at her school, student Emma Gonzalez gave this stunning speech at an anti-gun rally in Florida. Other students are organising the National School Walkout and March for Our Lives.
Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, February 3rd, 2018 - 65 comments
Democracy, protest, and what makes this the first ever progressive New Zealand MMP government.
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, January 29th, 2018 - 92 comments
In his State of the Planet speech, James Shaw lays out the Green Party’s bold vision and plan for a truly sustainable economy to replace the crumbling architecture of the last 30 years.
(image from Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics)
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, July 19th, 2017 - 75 comments
If you’ve ever left a WINZ office crying because you asked for help and were humiliated instead
Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, July 13th, 2017 - 63 comments
Amongst all the hooha of the political week, Labour did something pretty cool with its winter heating announcement. They made a policy for all beneficiaries. We should be paying attention to what underpins that because there is potential here.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, May 9th, 2017 - 10 comments
In election year, we have some choices about how to proceed.