The media has had a lot to do with shaping negative attitudes towards Muslims. A recent University of Alabama study found terrorist attacks by Muslim extremists receive 357 percent more media coverage than attacks committed by non-Muslims.Read More →
I am encouraging my son to miss a day at school because learning how to goad politicians and corporations to act is a very useful education in itself and possibly the only effective method to fight the climate change.Read More →
Professor Peterson, I have no problems with you speaking in New Zealand but I am grateful that there is no place for some of your ideas in our laws and dominant cultural values.Read More →
It is important to understand that bombastic rhetoric is very common in the Iranian lexicon. Verbal posturing and mistranslated or misunderstood quotes do not count as a credible evidence of Iran’s “genocidal” threat against the Jewish people.Read More →
A robust international response to the gruesome murder of Khashoggi might offer a watershed moment in the dark history of despotism in the Middle East.Read More →
The weak “are slaughtered and are erased”- Where is the outrage at Netanyahu’s threat directed at Iran?
why is it that Netanyahu’s horrific rhetoric toward Iran doesn’t seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media as the disputed statement made some 13 years ago by the former president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?Read More →
The war mongering US and Israel want us to believe the Iranian rulers are apocalyptic madmen bent on annihilation of Israel and the rest of the world.
This is simply not true.Read More →
Petition urges the government to stop Super Fund from investing in illegal settlements on Occupied Palestinian Territory
A new petition to Parliament urges the Government to direct Super Fund to stop its investments in Jewish only settlements in the Occupied Palestine as soon as practicably possible- and to inquire into whether any other such investments exist.Read More →
By supporting the TPPA, NZ First, the Labour and the National party all said yes to protecting investors’ rights over and above the interests of an ordinary citizen.Read More →
I think having a Maori political leader is a very positive and hopeful step only if that leader uses his position and influence to dispel destructive stereotypes about Māori – not perpetuate them.Read More →
Like me, many other Iranians participated in the 1979 revolution without fully understanding the endgame or the nature of the forces that propelled it forward. The result of that blind participation was that people’s dream of a secular democracy turned into an oppressive theological nightmare.Read More →
Dear Lorde, your decision will make a difference. Please stand on the side of justice.
In the wise words of Desmond Tutu: “If you are neutral in situation of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”.Read More →
It was not the decision to decertify the Iran’s nuclear deal that has left most ordinary Iranians incensed but the US President’s misnaming of the Persian Gulf as the Arabian Gulf. Many Iranians have taken to the social media to express their rage and disappointment at the President’s failure to refer to the Persian Gulf by its proper name.Read More →
Although I remain interested in TOP’s policies and hopeful about their prospects in the upcoming general election, I am not without my doubts.Read More →
Maybe, the real problem is that privileged Young Nats have bought into the myth of meritocracy, believing that they own their successes and, by extension, the poor should own their failures.
This cruel point of view completely disregards the cognitive ability and the circumstances that people are born into and the fact that most children born poor will remain poor and most people born rich will remain rich.Read More →
Seven years on, Environment Canterbury (Ecan) is yet to return to full democracy but surely its chief executive Bill Bayfield can at least pretend democracy matters by not rejecting an artistic expression of a legitimate protest.Read More →