Last Sunday we went for a walk in the park. Some people went all the way to the Glass Earth/Newmont drilling rig high in the forest park and occupied it for a while. The rest of us with our babies and banners walked for an hour and a half up the beautiful Parikiwai Valley near […]
The Governments changes to the legal aid system have fired up a number of those who work in the legal system. These changes have resulted in people who face lower grade charges being unable to choose whom they wish to be represented by.
Politics has a huge impact on everyone’s lives. So why don’t more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Are people too stupid, selfish or lazy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies seven barriers that keep us from taking part in politics, even when we truly care. Fortunately the last barrier he mentions doesn’t […]
I’m sure there are a lot of ways to answer that question. We’ve had some heated debate on religion vs science around here recently, so it is with some trepidation that I offer this controversy within the Republican Party in the US on Ayn Rand’s views on religion. The GOP currently has two very strong […]
There’s much enthusiasm for the dramatic economic changes announced by Cuba’s Communist Party last month. Most people I spoke to said they were well overdue. For years the Cuban state has run almost everything from factories to restaurants and taxis. This “command” economy hasn’t been particularly efficient, with extensive “featherbedding” to keep people in work. In […]