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AuthorKerry Tankard

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April 28, 2008

Peter Wells’ latest novel, Lucky Bastard, covers a seldom-discussed period of the Second World War: the War in the Pacific, and the investigation of Japanese war crimes by British, Australian, and Kiwi officers.

March 24, 2008

The New Zealand Police have developed a tactic of arresting protestors on charges they later drop, simply in order to waste activists’ time and energy.

March 10, 2008

So here’s an update, for anyone who didn’t get enough of the “Urewera 17” Operation 8 story last year. On 5 March 2008 up to 19 arrested activists will be appearing, in Auckland District Court. As of this week, they are not expecting that the predepositions hearings will go ahead, since three more Tuhoe activists […]

September 10, 2007

Just where do they get those top-secret agents from, the ones who do assassinations and the like? This film takes the question (and strips aside all our comfortable notions of security services being recruited from the highest order of society), to show us the fate of a guttersnipe who has managed to brutally and cleverly […]

September 10, 2007

Germaine Greer writes chillingly of the assumptions that feminists must all be pro-abortion, associating such support with the trend towards cosmetic surgery and acceptance of other surgical procedures, instead of promoting women’s agency over their bodies; we aggressively treat women’s cancers, for instance, but very little funding is going into preventative cancer research.

May 28, 2007

Elizabeth Brown had an idea, and with a bunch of support from many Wellington arts and culture barons, it came to pass. On Tuesday 22 May 2007 at the Aaron Lawrence Gallery an auction and exhibition opening was held to raise funds to help Laura Marie, a Honduran child with a brain tumour, to receive […]

May 28, 2007

16-19 May Bats Theatre

April 2, 2007

Published in 2002, this is not a new addition to the bookshelves, but one I heartily recommend. Dworkin has published on many areas to do with feminism and women’s experinces in life, some of her titles including Woman Hating, Pornography: Men possessing women, Intercourse, On the continiuing War Against Women,

September 25, 2006

As an activist, I have been involved with a variety of events on and off campus. Today I would like to profile for you an action of the Peace Action Wellington collective, and its background in the Victoria anti-war group, which is somewhat defunct this year.

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