Posts Tagged ‘protest’

Anger and compassion

Written By: - Date published: 6:07 pm, September 21st, 2017 - 40 comments

It seems that a man set himself on fire in parliament grounds today.

Farm protest mad cows and climate change

Written By: - Date published: 3:49 pm, September 18th, 2017 - 105 comments

The farmers’ protest in Morrinsville today unfortunately shows that we have made no progress in the 15 years since Bill English attacked the wrong PM with his “mad cow” insult. Meanwhile the effects of climate change have got worse, our options for dealing with it have got fewer, and the Nats don’t want you to know about $19bn of NZ property at risk.

Rivers of poo protest

Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, May 7th, 2017 - 13 comments


Photo: Fairfax / T Manch

March for Science

Written By: - Date published: 12:12 am, April 21st, 2017 - 100 comments

“We, the people, march for science and knowledge to be reaffirmed as fundamental to the democratic decision making that supports society in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We add our voices to the chorus supporting US and international scientists who oppose recent political events that damage and undermine science and its use in the public interest.”

Greenpeace protesting oil conference in New Plymouth

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, March 22nd, 2017 - 3 comments

Greenpeace protestors are blockading an oil conference in New Plymouth. “If we’re to have a future, oil can have no future.”

Call to teach consent in schools

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, March 14th, 2017 - 126 comments

Yesterday evening saw a well attended rally at Parliament to protest rape culture in NZ, and call for the teaching of consent in schools.

Everything Contained. Everyone Led.

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, January 23rd, 2017 - 12 comments

So what’s important? Millions on the streets and what might become of that, or how many more or fewer people attended a given President’s big day? Just asking…

Women to protest Trump’s inauguration

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, January 17th, 2017 - 39 comments

Various events are planned in protest around Trump’s inauguration. One of them is a series of marches organised by and for women. There are (at time of writing) 386 marches organised world wide, including in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

Race, Class, Global Warming and Democracy.

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.

Borrows charged for injuring protestors

Written By: - Date published: 11:48 am, July 12th, 2016 - 114 comments

Nat MP Chester Borrows has been charged over injuring two women with a car during a TPP protest.

London – tens of thousands march against austerity

Written By: - Date published: 1:05 pm, April 17th, 2016 - 9 comments

In the UK, Cameron’s latest cuts have provoked a very public response.

Simplicity

Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, April 9th, 2016 - 62 comments

Good shit happening in France.

Nat MP runs over TPP protester’s foot

Written By: - Date published: 4:04 pm, March 24th, 2016 - 82 comments

Nat MP Chester Borrows has injured a TPP protester with his car. Not the first time this sort of thing has happened.

Greenpeace action – live

Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, March 21st, 2016 - 17 comments

Greenpeace: We are live at the oil industry conference in Auckland. Through non-violent peaceful civil disobedience, we intend to send the strongest message we can that New Zealand must join the global fight to quit oil and meet the greatest challenge of our time – climate change.

20,000 protesters – 0 arrests

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, February 5th, 2016 - 230 comments

Despite the travesty inside SkyCity, what was happening outside was in many respects a democratic nation at its finest.

Greenpeace – Climb It Change – protest

Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, November 24th, 2015 - 33 comments

This morning Greenpeace activists occupied a NIWA oil and gas exploration vessel. #ClimbItChange

Embarrassment turns to spite

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, October 4th, 2015 - 40 comments

Parliamentary Services have marred what might otherwise have been a showcase example of how public protest is treated in New Zealand.

Border Force fiasco – how would NZ respond?

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?

National’s lightweight conference

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 27th, 2015 - 25 comments

National had a conference in the weekend. They used it to re-announce some Labour policy, but otherwise if you noticed it was probably because of the protest outside.

291 workers dead since Pike River: where’s the law we were promised?

Written By: - Date published: 12:02 pm, July 26th, 2015 - 45 comments

National Party delegates were greeted at their conference today by a sea of crosses representing the 291 workers who have died on the job since the Pike River disaster.

An idea that could catch on

Written By: - Date published: 12:50 pm, July 6th, 2015 - 51 comments

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TPP protest reports

Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, March 7th, 2015 - 33 comments

For any accounts from the TPP protest marches today.

Key runs from poverty protestors

Written By: - Date published: 10:19 am, February 16th, 2015 - 226 comments

The PM running from a yacht club when confronted with protestors against poverty. Pretty fair summary of where this country is at.

America today

Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, December 21st, 2014 - 115 comments

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TPPA protests Saturday

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, November 7th, 2014 - 49 comments

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Taiwan

Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, March 19th, 2014 - 9 comments

Taiwanese legislature occupied. Could be news…

Voices and Power

Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, February 28th, 2014 - 13 comments

When did the left leave the left? Or, perhaps more accurately, why do we continue to regard liberals as being of the left?

Protest at sea

Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, June 16th, 2013 - 44 comments

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Novopain protest Tuesday!

Written By: - Date published: 8:37 pm, March 4th, 2013 - 18 comments

Nationwide protest against the Novopay fiasco tomorrow Tuesday (early!). Check here for details of a protest near you…

Protests then and now

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, July 24th, 2012 - 19 comments

Looks like we should conclude that opposition to National in 2012 is much stronger and more vociferous than opposition to Labour in 2008.

Nat conference protests

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, July 21st, 2012 - 58 comments

This weekend the National Party is holding its annual conference at SkyCity (how appropriate) in Auckland. Protests are planned.  Be careful, keep it peaceful.

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