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Virtue Signalling Jordan Peterson

By   /  February 20, 2019  /  Genevieve McClean, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

I am well aware of the groundswell of support online for this man, and I have not yet seen one supporter of him who can actually begin to articulate any of the purported use of this man’s writing to make society a better place.

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GUEST BLOG: Maire Leadbeater – December Violence in West Papua should be a wake-up call

By   /  December 26, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Vanuatu is leading the way in promoting a peaceful diplomatic solution for West Papua  and plans to take a resolution to the UN General Assembly next year calling for the West Papua to be restored to the UN list of nations still to be decolonised. New Zealand could be a game changer by ending military ties and instead opting to support Vanuatu’s  principled diplomacy. There isn’t much time to waste.

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On Human Rights – Declared, Upheld, And Otherwise

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  Curwen Rolinson, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

The 10th of December marks the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. It’s a pretty interesting document – not least because, if you peruse its contents, it contains an array of “rights” that have largely fallen by the wayside here in modern, neoliberal society.

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Paga Hill iconic human rights documentary banned from PNG festival

By   /  October 13, 2018  /  Bloggers, Dr David Robie, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

Joe Moses: “It is shameful that [the PNG] government continues to limit free speech and put such pressure on our country’s only annual arts and human rights event. How does this make us look to the world leaders who will be coming here for the APEC meeting in November?”

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GUEST BLOG: Maire Leadbeater – Indonesia rails against Pacific support for West Papua

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: Maire Leadbeater – Indonesia rails against Pacific support for West Papua

Indonesia is becoming increasingly frantic about the Pacific Island states who speak up for West Papua.  Triggered by Vanuatu’s prime Minister, Charlot Salwai’s address at the UN General Assembly this month, Indonesia went on a no-holds-barred attack.

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GUEST BLOG: Hadley Grace Robinson-Lewis – Interview with Ari

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

Ari is a resilient, strong, beautiful, intelligent and kind transgender young woman who has faced many adversaries throughout her transition to her preferred gender. Ari has lived an incredible life resulting in a high level of maturity and an authentic view of the world we live in today. I admire Ari’s strength and transparency so I decided to approach her for an interview! 

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Mike Treen leaves NZ for Gaza Flotilla

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

Mike Treen – National Director of Unite Union Auckland speaks before departing to join the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla

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