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
Our series of longform primers attempt to take apart dense issues, while going into more historical and economic depth than the news. Northern Syria, also known as the NES (Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria) or by its Kurdish name, Rojava (the west), is often in the news for all the wrong reasons. This… Continue reading A Primer on Northern Syria
The anti-abortion lobby is stepping up its game across New Zealand following moves within parliament to decriminalise abortion and remove restriction on access. They have always been a small but vocal and well-funded minority, with strong, primarily conservative Christian networks. Recently, we’ve seen massive billboards, advertising, and dozens of sold-out film screenings announced around the… Continue reading NZ’s anti-abortion movement is rising – we need to match it!
In a stunningly rapid turn of events, Ecuador has risen up against the neoliberal government of President Moreno, and the march on their capital city of Quito should serve as a prime example for people in Aotearoa looking for a political path forward. The rise of President Lenin Moreno echoes with similar stories across the… Continue reading Ecuadorians are showing Aotearoa how it’s done
Groups in support of the Free West Papua Movement fear an escalation of state violence in West Papua is imminent, and are calling on the NZ Government to join the international outcry against racial violence. Over the last 24 hours, Indonesian paramilitary organisations such as the Islamic Defenders’ Front (FPI) were spotted in Wamena, West… Continue reading New Zealand needs to stand up to Indonesia over West Papua