Green MP and refugee Golriz Ghahraman was there last night when the former Manus Island detainee and acclaimed writer arrived in New Zealand.
History has shown us time and again how atrocity begins with cheap opportunistic hate speech against minorities. It has to stop now
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
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?’
This campaign breaches international law, and bring further, irrevocable suffering to an already traumatised people.
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.