7 Sep 2019

 (Credit: RNZ, "Banksy possible artist of mural found at climate activists' London base").

With the critical need to raise awareness and cause meaningful change on important issues (like climate crisis), the discussion often arises about what constitutes effective and a...

30 Jun 2019

On June 27, Whangārei residents (led by local group Extinction Rebellion) were the latest to publicly address a meeting of their District Council and make an impassioned call to declare a climate emergency.

Affected citizens are optimistic that in the near future their...

16 Jun 2019

Last Thursday, members of the Labour Party’s Māori Caucus held a public consultation meeting on the Government’s celebrated Wellbeing Budget (hosted by Te Puawaitanga marae, Otangarei).

I arrived with much anticipation, hoping to hear from our elected representatives ab...

23 Mar 2019

It was with mixed feelings that I attended the public seminar this week by Professor Myles Allen, a Coordinating Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) 2018 Special Report on 1.5°C.  The intention of Professor Allen’s talk was to provok...

18 Mar 2019

Here in Aotearoa, my husband and I were privileged and so proud to attend the Russell school strike Friday in solidarity with many schools around Northland, New Zealand and the world.  The student organizers were way ahead of most adults as they freely expressed their...

17 Jan 2019

More and more often, we’re being called to reflect on whether the brutal truth is more helpful or harmful.

I appreciate credible data that helps triangulate truth. Extinction Rebellion, the Yellow Vests and all value-based movements need the truth as a matter of princ...

15 Jan 2019

SLAVE LANGUAGE EMBEDDED IN TRADE DEALS

A recent Truthout article, titled “Free Trade” Is Today’s Imperialism by the 1 Percent" (13 January 2019), rightly provokes us to consider that so-called 'free trade' deals should be called "Free (for the Global North) Trade deals"...

18 Nov 2018

I was talking about the newly formed Extinction Rebellion campaign last night with a colleague.  We got to discussing how Aotearoa/ New Zealand citizens need to urgently join that movement, including pressuring NGOs to join with us - including iwi (Māori peoples' autho...

18 Oct 2018

Appreciation for the good intentions of the rich and influential. But Elon Musk's latest move is yet another example of how their ignorance will none the less still accelerate humanity's demise. Why?

Musk's proposition is to remedy complex problems (e.g. unprecedented c...

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