Good afternoon everyone. Thank you for coming. My name is Lois Griffiths. Martin , my husband, and I are members of NZ Palestine Solidarity Network. We have become very concerned about the situation in what is sometimes called the ‘holy land’, ever since we visited Israel and the West Bank for the first time in 2009. […]Read More →
GUEST BLOG: Nicky Hager – DEFENCE FORCE HAD REPORTS OF CIVILIAN CASUALTIES AFTER SAS RAID BUT DID NOTHING
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) received intelligence updates within one or two days of the August 2010 SAS raid in Afghanistan that reported civilian casualties, including the death of a child, new Official Information Act documents reveal. This is what was written in the book Hit and Run but the NZDF had denied the whole book.Read More →
The Crown lost an extremely important case relating to fundamental human rights in the high court.Read More →
I’m pretty chuffed with the unemployment rate dropping to its lowest level in nine years.
That means we are almost back to where we were before National took over.
However, I wouldn’t be doing right by the communities that supported me into Parliament if I didn’t demand more for New Zealand workers.
GUEST BLOG: Background information on Mike Feinberg and KIPP (Knowledge is Power Programme) Charter Schools (2012) – Quality Public Education Coalition (QPEC)
Who is Mike Feinberg? Mike Feinberg is the co-founder of KIPP and is a board member of the KIPP Foundation. What is KIPP? KIPP stands for “Knowledge is Power Programme” and uses a “no excuses” philosophy to run 125 Charter schools across the US enrolling nearly 40,000 students mainly from low-income communities. […]Read More →
As the government prepares to sign us up to the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, the country has been lulled into a false sense of security that came with our change in government and a rebranding of a not so comprehensive and progressive deal.Read More →
It’s probably been a bit of a surprise for many – especially for those who wiggled their eggs out of National’s basket and into Labour’s at voting time – to read claims from former Prime Minister Bill English that his government lifted 85,000 children out of hardship between 2011 and 2016.Read More →
Waitangi Investigation: Steve Edwards – Harnessing the Herd to Hide a Historical Heist: The Crown’s breach of the Crimes Act
The New Zealand Crown’s ongoing failure to acknowledge that the British Crown did not gain sovereignty over New Zealand in 1840 is a breach of the Crimes Act.Read More →
The Green’s Bill was voted down but we should still use the opportunity to challenge the myths surrounding cannabis without the debate being dominated by the hysteria of the corporate media and the lobbyists for big pharma.Read More →
Sixteen year old Ahed Tamimi ‘s birthday is on 31 January of this year. She will not be having a party. Instead she will still be alone, in an Israel prison.Read More →
I had agreed to be interviewed earlier for a piece on education, but it wasn’t conducted by either of the above mentioned journalists. Nor was it ever mentioned that my interview would be included in the article by Wall and Parahi.
What has unfolded, including the use of photographs of myself and my elderly mother without permission in the article, is something I’ve laid a complaint over. Below is my formal letter:Read More →
People. It’s 20-fricken-18. Woman work. Women multitask. Women have choices. Women protest. Women celebrate. In New Zealand, women vote. Since the age of time, woman have given birth. I repeat: since the age of time woman have given birth. Some women do all of this and more simultaneously. It is not some new phenomenon.Read More →
Here is a short YouTube video and photo montage I have put together of the January 5 storm surge and sea flood event in Kaiaua, Thames and the Thames Coast. Why it happened, and some graphic not seen before footage of sea walls being overtopped, suburbs flooded, and roads wrecked.Read More →
Sure Trump’s foul remarks re Haiti, El Salvador and African countries in general are raising ire around the world. I like the remarks coming from Norway about a ‘shithole’ of a country that does not have a decent publicly funded free health system .Read More →
On Saturday 13th of January Direct Animal Action (DAA) will hold their 2nd protest of 2018 outside the rodeo in Whangarei. The primary goal is to call on the government to ban rodeos across Aotearoa, New Zealand. Our first protest was held on New Years day outside Warkworth rodeo, and was well attended by over a hundred kiwis from different parts of the upper North Island.Read More →