Response to City Councillor comment re: sterilisation
Letter from Co-leader of the Maori Party in response
to comment by a Palmerston North City Councillor regarding
sterilisation of Maori women who smoke
is a copy of the letter sent by Maori Party co-leader
Tariana Turia to the Mayor of the Palmerston North City
Council (PNCC) in relation to a comment by a PNCC councillor
regarding sterilisation of Maori women who smoke. For your
information pasted below is the story that appeared in the
Manawatu Standard this morning relating to the
Standard story: 'Sterilise
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
Certainly, at the end of this week, the next US President will have won office (at least in part) thanks to his proven ability at (a) scapegoating refugees and migrants (b) wooing neo-Nazis and racial supremacists (c) attacking journalists and judges (d) threatening to jail his opponents (e) urging nuclear proliferation and (e) by promising to restrict women’s rights to control their own fertility.
On the face of that campaign record, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between Donald Trump and say, Spain’s centre-left populist party, Podemos. Yet arguably, the similarities could be instructive for the Labour/Green partnership here. More>>