Emilie Rākete

Emilie Rākete (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa) is a prisoner advocate from Tāmaki Makaurau and a grad student at the University of Auckland studying the political economy of prisons in Aotearoa. She is one of the founders of People Against Prisons Aotearoa.

Gaming
Mar 29, 2019

Free armour trimming: The Communist revolution inside Runescape

Before Fortnite, there was Runescape. And well before Runescape, there was an eternal class struggle. Emilie Rākete writes about the moment the two collided in the most unexpected way.

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Society
Mar 2, 2019

Unsafe and unjustified: Cops carrying guns endangers us all

Frontline police in Christchurch have been told to carry guns until further notice following two incidents in the city during which police were shot at. But more guns are not the answer, argues Emilie Rākete.

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Society
Feb 9, 2019

Police uniforms were a deal breaker at Pride. So why weren't they at Waitangi?

Just days before today's Pride march, from which police withdrew after insisting on wearing uniform, officers were seemingly happy to be deployed in casual clothes at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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Ātea
Nov 26, 2018

The Pride Parade issue is about racism too

Emilie Rākete on the issue that many of the Pride sponsors and participants have overlooked – it's not just about a history of transphobia and homophobia, it's about racism too.

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Ātea
Aug 28, 2018

Is New Zealand exploiting prison workers?

US prisoners went on strike last week. And the conditions they're protesting aren't that different to those in New Zealand.

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