Activism News

Lorde won't play Israel.

More than 100 artists sign pledge supporting Lorde's Israel decision

Those who signed include Angela Davis, Mark Ruffalo, John Cusack, and Kathleen Hanna.

Over 100 people peacefully protested the Auckland Warkworth Rodeo on Monday.

Rodeo industry pushes back against protestors

Industry officials say there is no evidence the sport is cruel to animals.

Stefan Sunde leader of young nats

I was wrong to call young politicians d*ckheads

What type of young person joins politics when they could be out getting drunk?


'Trash man' wears his rubbish for a month

Rob Greenfield has rubbish taste in clothes - to make a point about waste.

Free the Nipple protesters on the sand at Mission Bay

Beachgoers turn out to 'Free the Nipple'

A group of protesters caused a big stir in Mission Bay on Saturday.


Video: Buffalo herd inspires Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

Protesters erupted in cheers as a herd of buffalo appeared at the Standing Rock reserve, where demonstrations have taken place against the construction of an oil pipeline.

Tom Hayden (Reuters)

Tributes flow for anti-war activist Tom Hayden

Veteran social activist and politician Tom Hayden has died after a lengthy illness. He was 76.


1080 poison dropped in public tracks and waterways

Two investigations are underway following complaints over a major aerial 1080 operation near Te Anau.


Arrested activist slams Fiji as 'police state'

Actor Jesse Williams accepts the Humanitarian Award during the 2016 BET Awards in Los Angeles (Reuters)

Video: Jesse Williams' inspirational BET Awards speech

Grey's Anatomy star Jesse Williams stole the show at the BET Awards on Sunday night (local time), with a stirring and confrontational speech about activism and race in the United States.


Petition calls on PM to apologise

MPs who walked out of Parliament in protest against John Key's "you back the rapists" comment have been handed a petition calling on him to apologise.

Climate change advocates scaled the walls of Parliament in June (Simon Wong/3 News)

Greenpeace protesters to be sentenced

A group of climate change advocates who scaled the walls of Parliament will learn their punishment today.

Julian Bond (Reuters)

US civil rights activist Julian Bond dies

Pioneering US civil rights activist Julian Bond has died aged 75.

Farmers has since apologised to Mary Haddock-Staniland (file)

Gender-neutral fitting rooms 'just unnecessary'

Farmers' move to ditch separate men's and women's fitting rooms is an overreaction, says former Agender president and trans activist Claudia McKay.