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Jacinda Ardern, the 40th Prime Minister for Racism

Friday, 26 July 2019, 10:26 am | Anne Russell

We’re now halfway through the sixth Labour Government’s first term, which is enough time to tell what their priorities are. After displacing the opposition party in an election, centre-left governments have some grace time where they can plausibly ... More >>

Frightened Rabbit: On Liking Music That Harms You

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 10:48 am | Anne Russell

Frightened Rabbit: On Liking Music That Harms You by Anne Russell First published on Werewolf More >>

David Bowie, Lori Lightning and the flawed humanity of idols

Wednesday, 13 January 2016, 11:04 am | Anne Russell

When a beloved cultural icon dies, the white Western norm of not speaking ill of the dead comes to the fore in extreme ways. David Bowie’s death from cancer on January 10, age 69, somehow felt like a more serious loss than some stars, like having ... More >>

Phil Goff on SIS report—“The Prime Minister should resign"

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:27 pm | Anne Russell

Former Labour leader Phil Goff and current leader Andrew Little met with reporters today to discuss the apology given to him by the current head of the SIS, for the SIS’s release of confidential intelligence to the Prime Minister’s office, on ... More >>

Launch of Nicky Hager book: Dirty Politics

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 6:40 pm | Anne Russell

Approximately 300 people gathered at Unity Books this evening for the launch of Nicky Hager’s new book Dirty Politics: How attack politics is poisoning New Zealand’s political environment. More >>

Wellington protest for Palestine calls for end to bombing

Friday, 18 July 2014, 5:17 pm | Anne Russell

Around 300 people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Brandon St in Wellington earlier today to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine. When three teenage Israeli boys were recently killed in Palestine, Israel responded with an extended bombing ... More >>

Hone Harawira, Vikram Kumar announce Internet Mana coalition

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 2:02 pm | Anne Russell

Earlier today, Mana Party leader Hone Harawira and Internet Party Chief Executive Vikram Kumar announced a coalition between the two parties, to be known as "Internet Mana". The leader of the Internet Party, who will serve as the second list member ... More >>

Look Up, and the captive culture of the internet

Monday, 12 May 2014, 10:06 am | Anne Russell

I listened to my headphones as I walked to my friends' house the other night. According to the message of Look Up, a video currently doing the rounds on the internet, I thus probably missed out on meeting and falling in love with fifty soulmates, since ... More >>

Workers' Memorial Day March to Parliament

Monday, 28 April 2014, 5:19 pm | Anne Russell

Approximately 200 people attended a silent march to Parliament today to commemorate Workers' Memorial Day. The international day is a memorial to those who have died in their workplace. In New Zealand, 51 people were killed at their workplaces last ... More >>

Study Confirms Sexual Assaults Caused By Darkness and Trees

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:38 pm | Anne Russell

In the wake of reports of sexual assaults near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace in Wellington, researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have released a study which found that sexual violence in public places is primarily caused ... More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - April 7, 2014

Monday, 7 April 2014, 6:21 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: • Budget 2014 • The Royal Family's arrival in New Zealand • The logistics around foreign ownership of New Zealand real estate • Anti-Semitic commentary against National on social media More >>

Mixing politics with art: Queer pride and Israeli apartheid

Monday, 24 February 2014, 3:34 pm | Anne Russell

When we see pictures of queers being man-handled by security personnel, it is usually because the guards’ violence is an extension of queerphobia. Indeed, New Zealand’s first gay pride week in the 1970s was held in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall riots, ... More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 17 February 2014

Monday, 17 February 2014, 7:32 pm | Anne Russell

Prime Minister John Key and Education Minister Hekia Parata met with the press gallery today to discuss improvements in high school education results. They reported that increasing numbers of students are leaving high school with NCEA Level 2 or higher, ... More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 10 February 2014

Monday, 10 February 2014, 6:22 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss his emeting in Australia with Tony Abbott, and details around individual New Zealanders fighting in the Syrian War. More >>

PM Press Conference – 3 February 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014, 6:27 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister met briefly with the press gallery today and discussed the upcoming election, the ACT Party leadership, the minimum wage, and issues around changing the flag, Waitangi Day and national identity. More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - 11 November 2013

Monday, 11 November 2013, 7:57 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister held a press conference with Bill English today to give an update on the economy and the government's fiscal positions. Key also spoke to reporters about the government's attendance at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting ... More >>

Roastbusters, rape culture and the problem of criminality

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 10:06 am | Anne Russell

It is, unfortunately, a truism that the older you get, the more of your friends have been raped. Although popular narratives suggest that rape victims are easy to identify, many of these friends will never be known to you. It takes time for the victim to ... More >>

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference - October 21, 2013

Monday, 21 October 2013, 6:55 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister held a press conference today with Steven Joyce to discuss apprenticeship reboot subsidies, and the government's interim investment of $5m in Team NZ. More >>

Prime Ministerial Press Conference: 16 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013, 5:40 pm | Anne Russell

The Prime Minister held a press conference today with Tony Ryall, Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, to announce that Meridian Energy is expected to list on NZX on 29 October. Advertisements will run about the asset sales from tonight. More >>

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Chelsea Manning’s Gender Identity

Friday, 30 August 2013, 6:03 pm | Anne Russell

For the most part, gender minorities operating in the public sphere are recognised by their gender first and the content of their work second. This is why Rolling Stone articles on “Women Who Rock” kettle together artists as musically and lyrically ... More >>





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