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.
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.
Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, May 7th, 2017 - 13 comments
Photo: Fairfax / T Manch
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.”
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.”
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…
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.
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: 1:05 pm, April 17th, 2016 - 9 comments
In the UK, Cameron’s latest cuts have provoked a very public response.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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…