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Posts Tagged ‘protest’


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 - 15 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


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.

Police to march?

Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, June 21st, 2012 - 34 comments

Who guards the guardians if the police march on Parliament?

The courage of their convictions

Written By: - Date published: 11:21 am, February 26th, 2012 - 68 comments

While most of us talk about “saving the world” some people act.

Over or Into The Wall?

Written By: - Date published: 1:11 pm, October 15th, 2011 - 39 comments

Will the protests around the world hit the brick wall of ingrained habits? Or will we manage to get over, around or beneath that particular barrier to progress?

Big Push Reminder

Written By: - Date published: 5:40 pm, July 8th, 2011 - 3 comments

Tomorrow, Rain or Shine (indoor alternate venue ready for rain…), Queen St, Auckland: 10.30am Gather, 11am March, 11.30 sausage sizzle and kids entertainment…

The Big Push

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, July 5th, 2011 - 9 comments

There’s a march in Auckland on Saturday, to protest the government’s massive cuts to the Early Childhood Education sector, and proposal to end 20 hours free for 3-4 year-olds.

Kettling the kids

Written By: - Date published: 8:46 am, November 27th, 2010 - 23 comments

The UK government is currently trying to balance its budget by shifting costs onto the young, through a trebling of university fees.  This will prevent many kids from poor families from going to university, and they’re not happy about it…

Why they burn cars in France & we protest peacefully

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, October 22nd, 2010 - 31 comments

Vernon Small had an atypically disappointing piece in the Dom yesterday concluding that everyone must be happy in NZ because the 20,000 protesters who turned out on October 20th did so peacefully and legally, whereas in France there is rioting in the streets. I/S explains why people have to take to the streets to get affect political change in France.

The deaf and dumb government

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, October 21st, 2010 - 11 comments

In just two years, we’ve had three protests eclipsing anything we saw under Labour. What will the next year bring? What would a second term see as the public reacts to an agenda of privatisation and public service cuts that go well beyond the ‘back office’? Will this deaf and dumb government ever wake up and hear the concerns of New Zealanders?

National day of action for work rights

Written By: - Date published: 12:51 pm, October 20th, 2010 - 115 comments

Thousands of workers are now leaving their work places to attend one of the 27 protests taking place today from Kaiatia to the Bluff against National’s draconian anti-worker policies. This one could be big. This is the day that Kiwi workers stand up and say that they have had enough of this government attacking our wages and work conditions. Update: 5-6 thousand at Parliament.

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