Is Left populism possible?

Is Left populism possible?

By Spyros A. Sofos “We need to fight precarity now and to ensure that, in the process, we retain and enhance the best of our representative institutions.” Back in July 2018, when the idea that led to the birth of the #rethinkingPopulism project was being...
Q+A: Ihumātao: Can protests really change things?

Q+A: Ihumātao: Can protests really change things?

As peaceful protest and occupation continue at Ihumātao in Auckland, what does the future hold for protest movements of this ilk in New Zealand? How effective can these sorts of protest be in enacting change? Deb Rawson spoke to Professor Paul Moon about treaty...
Why are radical environmentalists being persecuted?

Why are radical environmentalists being persecuted?

By Heather Alberro Radical environmentalists are fighting climate change so why are they being persecuted? Climate change, deforestation, widespread pollution and the sixth mass extinction of biodiversity all define living in our world today – an era that has come to...
Who are the Gilets jaunes?

Who are the Gilets jaunes?

By France Grenaudier-Klijn For the past four weeks, the Gilets jaunes – meaning ‘yellow vests’ – protests have dominated the French socio-political landscape and monopolised the media. This, even though active participants in the movement number less than 17% of...
Q+A: Why do people ‘take action’?

Q+A: Why do people ‘take action’?

The past few decades have witnessed moments of great social change and environmental action. From developing research on climate change, environmental disasters, sustainability movements, and the increasing polarisation of the entire debate — our “dying planet”...