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AuthorGrace Carroll

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May 1, 2017

The following article is written in response to an opinion piece, “Freedom of Speech”, which was published online only on April 20.   Okay, I took the bait. Despite the possibility that your opinion piece “Freedom of Speech” (April 20, 2017) was actually satirical, I read it as a serious proposition and what follows is a serious […]

May 1, 2017

Language is powerful. It empowers and disempowers. It conjures thoughts and imagery that are associated or disassociated with people, ideas, and things. It builds bridges of understanding or burns them down to entrench misunderstanding. It is no different when talking and thinking about disability. Our understanding of disability is that it’s an inability to do […]

April 10, 2016

More than 50 world leaders including Prime Minister John Key, have attended the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C. This summit, Key pledged a further $150,000 to the US nuclear security programmes in Iraq, Jordan, and Cambodia; and $148,000 to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Security Fund. Despite New Zealand’s nuclear-free […]