Womad is a world unto itself…
The government hopes that voters won’t notice its failure to provide jobs for the young
Free speech can be hard to defend – with a Bill of Rights OR with a written Constitution
Does the public realise it is funding the racier reading habits of its MPs?
Observations on free market fundamentalism, by the author of the His Dark Materials series
Tripping on the Third World, a book excerpt
The politics behind the government’s welfare reform process
A Long Walk Down Memory Lane…
Treasury, not trade unions, poses the biggest threat to film industry jobs
Indifference is an option
A few seasonal thoughts on the demise of ye olde record store
The freedom & democracy movement in West Papua is using non-violent action to advance its cause.
The Nepalese Experiment with Maoism hits gridloc
Santa’s Sleigh makes its way to the U.S. of A.
The legal battle now shifts to civil court
The plusses (and perils) of weight loss surgery
Truman to Nixon, Bush to Obama – how the US has rationalized the ‘need’ for state secrecy
On the global evidence, private prisons are no more efficient, and are no less expensive for the taxpayer
Helen Clark’s chances of becoming the next UN Secretary-General
The blessings of the Lucky Country now extend to the afterlife
Why voters are looking elsewhere for change they can believe in
Why the current plan to take the right to vote away from prisoners is a terrible idea
Why women are turning to surgery on a false quest for genital perfection
Dunkin Donuts coffee is the new Boston tea party
The real challenge facing the Maori Party : constructive engagement with gangs
Auckland’s Supercity reforms have a lot in common with urban reforms being carried out in Paris
How to track down – with a bit of luck – your Internet stalker
If much of the P sold here originates in Asia, what – if anything – are Asian political and community leaders doing to help stem the trade?
Using a softline pitch to women, to sell hardline policies
For most teens, the Hookup Culture doesn’t seem to be happening