Activism News

Ramón Bedoya’s father was killed after protesting against palm oil.

2017 the deadliest year ever for environmental activists

Nearly four people were murdered each week in the name of the environment.

Far right speaker Lauren Southern spoke to Sky News Australia saying she felt "zero shame" about her ethnicity.

Free Speech Coalition files legal action against Phil Goff

It comes after he chose to prevent far-right activists speaking at Auckland Council venues.

Penny Bright has been diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer.

Penny Bright diagnosed with 'incurable' cancer

The activist says stress over the forced sale of her home has made her sick.

Emma González addressed the massive crowds at the March For Our Lives rally.

Parkland school shooting survivor's stunning silence

Emma González ended her speech in tears, without words.

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.


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.

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.