Educating for Social Change
Victoria and John interview KT Julian from Mote Oo Education

Victoria and John interview KT Julian from Mote Oo Education

July 8, 2020

Mote Oo aims to promote social change through context appropriate materials and services for the non-formal adult education sector and is based in Myanmar. We support community educators in building a just and peaceful society through teacher training and curriculum development.

You can find out more information here:

https://moteoo.org/en

https://www.facebook.com/moteooeducation/

Interview with Edwina Hughes discussing NZ Military Spending

Interview with Edwina Hughes discussing NZ Military Spending

June 24, 2020

John interviews veteran peace campaigner and organiser for Peace Movement Aotearoa Edwina Hughes about what non-violence means, and New Zealand's military spending.

You can find out more about Peace Movement Aotearoa here:

https://www.facebook.com/PeaceMovementAotearoa/

There is a petition for cancelling our involvement in RIMPAC
https://our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/cancel-rimpac-2020-new-zealand-withdraw-1

 

History, statues and memory

History, statues and memory

June 24, 2020
John and Victoria discuss the debate around removing memorials of colonisation and racism. Photo is of Captain Hamilton being removed in Hamilton city centre.

For more information on Captain Hamilton check out this link:

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/keyword/hamilton

Kiwi Hope for Gaza campaign and update on Palestine

Kiwi Hope for Gaza campaign and update on Palestine

June 24, 2020

Educating for Social Change caught up with Julie Webb-Pullman recently and she reported back on Kiwi Hope for Gaza and the situation in Palestine. Julie is a New Zealander who has been working in Gaza for many years. Her work has appeared in many publications around the world including Al Jazeera and Green Left Weekly. She has worked continuously for human rights and justice over her life.

Recently we worked together to send money to Gaza through Kiwi Hope for Gaza.

The photo is from Islamic Society Kindergarten for Poor Families Project where the money will be going to support children's learning.

Kiwi Hope for Gaza

Because of the ongoing sanctions and restrictions on Gaza by the Israeli government Kiwi Hope for Gaza collected for three charities which support the elderly, children and human rights. In the face of the covid-19 global pandemic we seek to provide some assistance to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

1. WAFA Elderly Nursing Home

2. The Islamic Society Kindergarten for Poor Families Project

3. Gaza Centre for Human Rights

Hidden Histories with Mike Gourley (Part 3)

Hidden Histories with Mike Gourley (Part 3)

June 4, 2020

Mike Gourley’s Hidden Histories: Disability rights and issues in Aotearoa continues with Wendi Wicks, Robyn Hunt, Don McKay, and Labour MP Ruth Dyson.

Interview with Peter King from Responsible Defence NZ

Interview with Peter King from Responsible Defence NZ

June 3, 2020

John interviews Peter King from Responsible Defence NZ. You can find out more here about Peter's in depth research here: http://www.responsibledefence.org.nz

 

Interview about RIMPAC with Dr Emalani Case

Interview about RIMPAC with Dr Emalani Case

June 3, 2020

John interviews Dr Emalani Case, Lecturer in Pacific Studies at Victoria University of Wellington about the war games known as RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific Exercises) and why the New Zealand Defence Force should not participate.

The letter to Minister of Defence, Ron Mark can be found here:

https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO2004/S00067/peace-groups-call-on-prime-minister-to-withdraw-from-rimpac.htm

Hidden histories: Disability rights and issues in Aotearoa (Part 2)

Hidden histories: Disability rights and issues in Aotearoa (Part 2)

May 9, 2020

This week we have part two of Mike Gourley’s Hidden Histories: Disability rights and issues in Aotearoa.

This episode is a studio discussion with disability activists Wendi Wicks, Alison Riseborough & Robyn Hunt.

Hidden Histories - Eugenics in New Zealand (Part 1)

Hidden Histories - Eugenics in New Zealand (Part 1)

April 10, 2020

Hidden histories: Disability rights and issues in Aotearoa with Mike Gourley explores New Zealand’s shameful eugenics policies. 

Gaza and Covid-19

Gaza and Covid-19

April 4, 2020

After recently speaking with the General Director of Primary Care in Gaza, Medhat Abbas, John interviews human-rights activist and journalist Julie Webb-Pullman about Covid-19 and Gaza.

Palestine Solidarity - Aotearoa
Combined organisations’ letter to the Prime Minister

Petition to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - https://www.psna.nz/petition

Kiwi Hope for Gaza

Because of the ongoing sanctions and restrictions on Gaza by the Israeli government we are helping collect for three charities which support the elderly, children and human rights. In the face of the covid-19 global pandemic we seek to provide some assistance to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.

1. WAFA Elderly Nursing Home

2. The Islamic Society Kindergarten for Poor Families Project

3. Gaza Centre for Human Rights

Kiwi Hope for Gaza

You can also deposit directly into the account with code Kiwi Hope

Account name: Palestine Solidarity Network
Account number: 38-9015-0849542-02
Or Pay Pal account: admin@palestinesolidaritynz.net

 

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