Saturday, August 8, 2020

Tag: New Zealand

New Zealand Parliament votes to decriminalize abortion care

“From now abortions will be rightly treated as a health issue. The previous law required a woman seeking an abortion to go through many hoops.”

One mass shooting and New Zealand’s prime minister bans assault rifles

"We are announcing action today on behalf of all New Zealanders to strengthen our gun laws and make our country a safer place."

After deadly 1996 massacre, Australia overhauled its gun laws. New Zealand...

"The clear lesson from history around the world is that to make our communities safer, the time to act is now."

White Supremacist kills 49 Muslim worshipers in New Zealand as Islamophobic...

The gunman live-streamed the attack and published a manifesto in which he praised President Donald Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

New Zealand government to plant 100 million trees yearly

New Zealand’s youngest leader in more than 150 years plans to take the country on a more liberal path after nine years of conservative rule.

How a free grocery store is cutting food waste – and...

Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them – no questions asked.

Hundreds of whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Whale stranding is quite common in this area around this time of year, but the recent numbers are shocking.

The Whalers Are Long Gone, but These Great Whales Are Still...

Researchers have created the first reliable population estimates for the now-rare New Zealand southern right whale.

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The specter of a national collapse looms over America as this virus runs rampant,...

America has a terrible, horrific problem in that it can’t seem to find the ways to bring this virus under control.

Sanders’ Make Billionaires Pay Act would help cover medical expenses for every American for...

Over 5.4 million-Americans have lost health insurance during this time while billionaires are profiting off of the pandemic.

The chicken or the egg?

What the Covid-19 pandemic says about the US...

In the wake of Portland, calls to abolish DHS grow

As with almost anything in the country’s increasingly bought and paid for political system, there are powerful interests that will use their influence over politicians to protect the activities and funding of both ICE and DHS.

Police violence meets spiritual resistance in the struggle over DAPL

An appeals court overruled the shutdown of DAPL, pending a full environmental review. The fight against a pipeline that provoked unprecedented resistance continues.