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Te Kuaka

Te Kuaka

By New Zealand Alternative
Te Kuaka seeks to demystify international relations and explore the potential for progressive foreign policy in New Zealand.
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He Puapua, Securing Rangatiratanga. With Dr. Claire Charters, Prof. Jacinta Ruru, and Max Harris

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From Aotearoa to Palestine: Discussing Foreign Policy for Solidarity
Our third episode of Te Kuaka concentrates on the relationship between Aotearoa and Palestine.  Host, Phoebe Carr, is joined by Nadia Abu-Shanab and Samira Archer from Justice for Palestine, and Marilyn Garson from Alternative Jewish Voices to discuss the situation in Palestine, what foreign policy for solidarity with Palestine would look like, and how building solidarity with Palestine is tied to creating a better world for everyone. You can find Nadia and Samira's organisation Justice for Palestine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Alternative Jewish Voices is Marilyn Garson's organisations website. You can read her blog posts on Palestine policy here and here, and her book: Still Lives - a memoir of Gaza. To learn more about Palestine, please check out these links below.  The Guardian: Here in Jerusalem, We Palestinians are still fighting for our homes- Mohammed El Kurd  Amnesty International: Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories- Israel continues to break international laws while the world turns a blind eye. Human Rights Watch report:  Gaza - apparent war crimes during May fighting Red Cross:  80% of Gazans live much of their lives in darkness Ha'aretz: 'This is catastrophic' - one out of five Gazans has no access to running water Financial Times: Ban Ki Moon - US should back a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict New York Times: 'So they know we existed', Gazans film their survival under fire
September 26, 2021
He Puapua, Securing Rangatiratanga. With Dr. Claire Charters, Prof. Jacinta Ruru, and Max Harris
Since its release He Puapua has been hitting headlines across the motu. He Puapua is a report which considers how our laws and policies in Aotearoa New Zealand can be adapted to become consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). In this episode Dr. Claire Charters, Prof. Jacinta Ruru, who are both co-writers of He Puapua, and Max Harris share their whakaaro about the report, what it is, where it has come from, and importantly, what it isn't.  Read the redacted version of He Puapua here: Te Takarangi Celebrating Māori Publications: Read Our Words: An anti-racist reading list for New Zealanders by Jacinta Ruru, Angela Wanhalla & Jeanette Wikaira:
August 29, 2021
The People's Vaccine with Fatima Hassan, Katie Gallogly-Swan and Dr. Josephine Varghese.
Our guests Fatima Hassan, Dr. Josephine Varghese, and Katie Gallogly-Swan, and host, Max Harris all campaign for a People's Vaccine for COVID 19. In this episode we discuss how to produce more vaccines and distribute them fairly and quickly across the globe, and what role can New Zealand play in this?
June 10, 2021