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Cows and cowards

Rachel Stewart: Until grownups stand up to this crazy culture war we’re all going to be ‘cancelled’ at some point

May 3rd, 2022
nz politics

The "Caucasity" of 1-person/1-vote in Western Democracy

Martyn Bradbury: rather than white audacity, Rawiri could find the examples he needs to convince negative egalitarian voters that democracy can grow.

May 2nd, 2022
nz politics

Three Waters looks like the government’s suicide note

Graham Adams - The powerful Māori caucus has the Prime Minister firmly in its grip.

May 2nd, 2022
nz politics

On the threats to free speech

Karl du Fresne: “The mainstream media are characterised by ideological homogeneity, reflecting the views of a woke elite and relentlessly promoting the polarising agenda of identity politics.”

May 2nd, 2022
nz politics

Could inflation lead to a voter backlash?

Dr Bryce Edwards: The rich have already done incredibly well out of the last few years...The gulf between the financially very successful & those being punished by the current system is growing.

April 29th, 2022
nz politics

Labour’s new kind of democracy

Richard Prebble: Local Bills are usually referred to the Local Bills Committee. Mr. Coffey is abusing his power as the member in charge to nominate the Māori Affairs Committee which he chairs.

April 28th, 2022
nz politics

AUT cancels 'cancel culture' union meeting

Daphna Whitmore: I was booked to speak at a FSU meeting about my experience with cancel culture as a feminist involved with Speak Up For Women.

April 28th, 2022
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The Decolonisation of Education in New Zealand

Professor Elizabeth Rata: Liberalism can tolerate some dissent. It cannot tolerate the removal of its very foundations – principles of universalism & secularism that anchor democratic institutions.

April 27th, 2022
nz politics

Attorney-General belatedly steps up to defend democracy

Graham Adams: David Parker declares the Rotorua council representation bill breaches the Bill of Rights Act and “cannot be justified”.

April 26th, 2022
nz politics

Is the woke reign of terror coming to an end?

Ani O'Brien on Musk's acquisition of Twitter, Ron De Santis vs Disney, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid on gender treatments for children, and how all of this effects New Zealand.

April 26th, 2022