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Nuclear Free needs Phase Two

The Editor,  The Dom Post,  Wellington
06/02/ 2020

Dear Editor:

Paul Moon of AUT has insightfully argued (DomPost , 05/02) that Treaty Settlements are only monitary and a second phase of reconciliation is now required to address the continuing and underappreciated suffering and shame which followed the confiscation losses. Read the rest of this entry »


Infrastructure spend reveals surreal NZ Politics

The Editor,  The Listener,  Auckland
04/02/2020

Dear Editor:

The surreal nature of New Zealand politics was on open display last week within the context of the Labour Party having continued its unnatural condescension to New Zealand First policy thus putting paid to its ‘transformational’ label. Read the rest of this entry »


Mike Moore was a typical neo-liberal.

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland
06/02/2020

PM Ardern says Mike Moore ‘helped open up New Zealand to the world’. This is a simplistic and inaccurate description. Read the rest of this entry »


War as policy; war on the planet

The Editor,  The Sunday Star Times,  Auckland
05/01/2020

Assassination of an official of a sovereign nation is clearly an act of war. But with the invasion of Iraq in 2003, on the pretence of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction with no evidence of such, it became clear that war was being groomed as a normal course of relations between peoples. Read the rest of this entry »


New councils must spend on public transport – updated version

The Editor,  The Dom Post,  Wellington
22/01/ 2020

Dear Editor:

Here we are in 2020 and the newly elected WCC and GWRC seem to be more supportive of public transport than the councils of the previous term. To demonstrate that they will need to be willing to spend on walking, cycling, and mass transit (light rail) and resist spending on a traffic tunnel. Read the rest of this entry »


What is bias of WCC staff?

The Editor,  The Dom Post,  Wellington
18/12/ 2019

Dear Editor:

Dave Armstrong (17/12) is right to note that the ‘bureaucrats’ (council staff) who came up with the plan for the bus changes (‘bustastrophy’) are still intact. Not much has been said about that advice, nor the background and inclinations of those who provide so-called ‘expert’ advice. Read the rest of this entry »


COP25 ‘Paris Agreeement’ on climate change note from Corporate Accountability

I stand w/ the 100s kicked out of #COP25 yesterday, & echo the call: Developing gov’ts, be strong against bullies like EU/Can/Aus siding with U.S. & Big Polluters, & demand: YES real solutions. NO schemes like carbon markets. YES $$ for loss & damage. #PollutersOut #COP25Madrid