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Piñera continues Chile’s legacy of fascism

High angle image of dozens of Chileans and their supporters rallying, holding banners and flags. An indigenous Mapuche flag blows into the frame, hanging above the crowd. One protester holds a sign that reads, “For a More Just and Equitable Chile.”

A rally held by Wellington-based Chileans on Tuesday drew up to a hundred people, following widespread repression and brutality against protesters by President Sebastián Piñera’s armed forces.  People gathered at Frank Kitts Park opposite the Chilean Embassy, chanting, dancing, holding signs, and waving Chilean, indigenous Aymaran and Mapuche flags in solidarity with protesters in Chile.… Continue reading Piñera continues Chile’s legacy of fascism

Kaupapa of the Feminist Caucus of Organise Aotearoa

A march heading down Lambton Quay, on the road. The marchers - at least two wearing t-shirts with the Outer Alliance logo - are carrying a megaphone and banners/placards reading "Our bodies, our choice" and "Healthcare should be evidence based nor religion based"

Written byThe Feminist Caucus Working Group Preamble: Membership of the Feminist Caucus of Organise Aotearoa requires agreeing to the following kaupapa, and approval by the Caucus Coordinator in consultation with the existing membership of the Caucus. This method was deemed to be better than a biologically essentialist or identity-based requirement of entry, as both could… Continue reading Kaupapa of the Feminist Caucus of Organise Aotearoa

Armed police patrols puts Māori and Pacific communities at risk

police car in traffic

Yesterday, police commissioner Mike Bush announced that squadcars of officers armed with automatic rifles will be patrolling New Zealand’s streets as part of a trial run. A move labelled by police watchdogs as “dangerous and unnecessary”. Emilie Rākete, speaking on behalf of People Against Prisons Aotearoa, says that police violence against Māori has been escalating… Continue reading Armed police patrols puts Māori and Pacific communities at risk