Amal Samaha

Amal Samaha is a Lebanese-Australian student at Victoria University in Wellington studying history and politics.

Politics
Mar 14, 2021

Transformation and progressive ghosts

Where does progressives' shared nostalgia for Michael Joseph Savage's style of government come from – and is it ultimately misplaced?

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Politics
Feb 19, 2021

We're already forgetting about the Air New Zealand-Saudi Arabia scandal

It's hardly surprising that the story has faded from front pages – forgetting is just what we do when it comes to uncomfortable truths about New Zealand's actions overseas.

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Business
Dec 10, 2020

Oil companies keep leaving their shit in New Zealand waters

Oil industry insiders and critics are sounding the alarm over the sale of a Taranaki oil well, warning that taxpayers risk being left holding the bag for clean up costs.

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Business
Nov 24, 2020

The searing report linking popular NZ brands to abuse and even slavery

Many palm oil workers are suffering shocking levels of abuse and exposure to chemicals so toxic they can cause miscarriage. What can a concerned New Zealand consumer do?

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Society
Nov 19, 2020

How ‘blood phosphate’ has made New Zealand complicit in a foreign war

New Zealand is the world's only major purchaser of phosphate from Western Sahara, where mineral revenues are driving a newly declared war.

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Society
Nov 12, 2020

Swastikas off K Road: How the worst art show in New Zealand came to be

The controversy over the People of Colour exhibition shows how alt-right ideas can thrive in irony-steeped artistic environments.

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