Campaigning

People-power, evaluations and Bowie – my year in summary

Last weekend I was asked to speak to graduates of Campaign Bootcamp NZ. The young campaigners had completed the one week programme last September. They were coming together again to brush up their skills and to share what they’d done since the training. I spoke to them about  what I’d been working on and thinking about […]

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TPPA No Way!

This afternoon I joined protests against the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). The biggest trade deal in history is being signed in Auckland today by its 12 members from across the Pacific region. Naomi Klein, in her book This Changes Everything, says that indigenous communities are on the forefront of the battles against climate change […]

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This campaign needs more respect.

In a Guardian interview this week, Greenpeace UK’s head of communications says that kindness should be an essential criteria for anyone wanting a senior job there. And increasingly for campaigners there’s an importance placed on how we work as well as the things we do.

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