#Icantbreathe: Eric Garner is another casualty in the war on colour

Racism has many faces….These faces may be grouped into three main forms – personal racism, cultural racism and institutional racism. Cultural racism is… entrenched philosophy and beliefs. Its most obvious form in New Zealand is in the assumption that Pakeha culture, lifestyle and values are superior to those of other New Zealand cultures, notably those… Read More #Icantbreathe: Eric Garner is another casualty in the war on colour

Ferguson, the SIS, IS & Kōhanga Reo: signs of an incoming storm for the 1%

It’s been a bad news week so far. The Ferguson Grand Jury has decided that Darren Wilson, the US policeman who shot an unarmed black youth, Michael Brown, will not stand trial for that shooting. This has led to two nights of community protests that have been caricatured as ‘riots’ and ‘looting’ by mainstream media,… Read More Ferguson, the SIS, IS & Kōhanga Reo: signs of an incoming storm for the 1%