Golriz Ghahraman

Golriz Ghahraman is a Green MP and former human rights lawyer

Nov 15, 2019
Golriz Ghahraman and Behrouz Boochani. Photo: supplied

We welcome Behrouz Boochani – and we can learn from him, too

Green MP and refugee Golriz Ghahraman was there last night when the former Manus Island detainee and acclaimed writer arrived in New Zealand.

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Mar 19, 2019

Golriz Ghahraman: This is not the New Zealand that welcomed me

History has shown us time and again how atrocity begins with cheap opportunistic hate speech against minorities. It has to stop now

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Dec 18, 2018

We do not shed our skin: why all politics are identity politics

In this edited version of her speech at the Hamilton Press Club, Ghahraman recounts her personal journey to the NZ parliament, and why identity is at the heart of democracy

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Oct 31, 2018

New Zealand needs to close its doors to carnivals for the war industry

And we shouldn’t have troops involved in illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, argues Green MP Golriz Ghahraman

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Jun 20, 2018

Will New Zealand stand silent while Trump’s America tortures children?

When the US state throws children into cages, we are firmly at the point in history where future generations might ask, ‘what would I have done?’

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Apr 14, 2018

Bombing Syria will never bring peace. NZ must stand up against ad hoc violence

This campaign breaches international law, and bring further, irrevocable suffering to an already traumatised people.

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Apr 13, 2017

I escaped Middle East war for a new life in NZ. We should not be fanning the flames of violence today

Instead of backing US bombs in Syria and feeding perpetual war, we should be applying our energy to the underlying issues, writes the Iran-born human rights lawyer and Green candidate Golriz Ghahraman.

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