Tagged: protest

Protesting during a pandemic: New Zealand’s balancing act between a long tradition of protests and COVID rules - COVID-19

Guest Author Nov 05, 2021

Alexander Gillespie, University of Waikato and Claire Breen, University of Waikato   Several times this week, protesters have forced Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to abandon events aimed to support the COVID vaccination rollout. Over the past few weeks, thousands have gathered, in breach of COVID restrictions and public health measures, to protest against lockdowns and vaccination mandates. The … Read More

To march or not to march? - Kidney Punch

John Pickering Apr 17, 2017

When I’ve marched in the past it has been to protest or celebrate.  The call for a March for Science, due to take place in New Zealand on the 22nd of April, has me confused as to its purpose. When I first heard the suggestion of a March for Science in New Zealand I admit I was immediately sceptical (occupational … Read More

The first victim! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 16, 2014

It is well established that the first victim in war is truth. Mind you the dispatch of truth usually comes well before the shooting starts. I have a personal interest in Ukraine and the dispatch of truth occurred for me straight after the February 21st agreement signed by the then President, the opposition leaders and … … Continue reading … Read More