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March 24, 2020

Opinion: Shane Jones vs. International Indian Students

Earlier this month, MP Shane Jones had an interview with Newshub to discuss a population policy in New Zealand. He was “astounded how quickly the last […]
March 24, 2020

From Russia with Love: Free Speech and the Far Right

Keeara Ofren takes a magnifying glass to how Russia Today (RT) operates, the good and the bad. Content Warning: Far-right discussion, homophobia discussion If you ask […]
March 16, 2020

The Rise of the Far-Right: Hindu Nationalism in India and Aotearoa

“Nationalism is inseparable from the desire for power” -George Orwell, “Notes on Nationalism” Divide and conquer. This has been one of the most powerful remnants of […]
October 23, 2019

A Better World: A Response to Climate Change Criticism

The world took to the streets between the 20th and 27th of September to protest for climate action. Empowered by the movement led by Greta Thunberg, […]
October 15, 2019

Why Hate Speech Discourse Matters More than Ever: Myanmar and New Zealand

What does hate speech mean to you? The term has solidified itself in the public conscience as something amorphous and something to question over its ‘hateful’ […]
October 6, 2019

Democracy Happened and No One Cared

Once again, it was time for UOA’s annual tradition of barely being able to scrape enough votes together to hold the AUSA election. This year was […]
October 6, 2019

There’s Nothing Controversial About Saying No to Racism

Earlier this week, University of Auckland Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon told Craccum the university would not condemn or remove white supremacist stickers found on campus. His reasoning: […]
October 6, 2019

The Death Penalty: Unpacking the Myths

“Amnesty International’s total opposition to the death penalty comes from evidence that the death penalty fails to deliver justice for victims or perpetrators alike, and because […]
October 6, 2019

The Death Penalty in Context: The Execution of Larry Swearingen

CW: Death penalty, sexual assault, true crime. “Most people approve of capital punishment, but most wouldn’t do the hangman’s job.” – George Orwell, The Road to […]