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Extinction a harder case than climate change?

By   /  July 14, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

Calling for villagers not to kill elephants destroying their crops, or tigers killing their children, are just causes for us in the west. But we live in the luxury of the system that’s delivered goods to us at the expense of those communities and ecosystems and species.

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MUST READ: Auckland, transport, cycling gentrification and class bias

By   /  June 24, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

Transport inequity is a class, racist (and gendered) issue that perpetuates economic inequality. Transport benefits are felt most by the already privileged, and costs are borne by the already poor and disempowered.

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$17million camera programme good for fishing sector not for dolphins

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

For years I’ve been writing on this blog and elsewhere about New Zealand’s shame in failing Māui and Hector’s dolphins. Here I go again.

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When the police perpetuate injustice

By   /  May 29, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

In recent weeks the police were at hand to serve the interests of capital rather than the interests of justice, exhibiting class betrayal and undermining the legitimacy of the police force, and the state.

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Fragile, finite ….fucked?

By   /  May 12, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  74 Comments

The underwhelming decision on climate change follows the disappointments of the non-binding marijuana referendum, timid welfare responses, the jettison of a recommended capital-gains based redistributive tax system, labour reform limitations, and KiwiBuild’s failure to deliver affordable homes, I’m too cynical to expect much improvement in frameworks to protect endangered species from extraction, waste or exploitation.

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Winston Peters and Neo-liberalism, Beat Compassion and Cool.

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  32 Comments

No wonder Winston Peters objected to the Coalition Government being called Labour-led. Because, on matters of most importance, it’s led by New Zealand First. And even though Fortune Magazine this week said Jacinda Ardern was the second most powerful leader in the world, that would make Winston the first.

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What about the actual military weapons?

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Christine Rose, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  22 Comments

After the Christchurch massacre, there’s a rightful focus on the prevalence and public access to ‘semi-automatic military-style’ guns. It takes a crisis to create change but with the loopholes in our gun laws, and in light of previous governments’ missed opportunities and the current government’s previous plans to centralise gun registration inspections, in fact, reform is overdue. Shame it took a massacre to force this change.

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