Just a quick note that you can now view Metiria’s speech to Drinking Liberally, “Could the Marxist-Leninist Anarcha-Feminist Maori Nationalist Random Trollop please EXPLAIN!”. It’s a nice history of Metiria’s political life, and a great practical example of how just labelling a person repeatedly makes them seem much more extreme than they are. (I’m looking at you, Chris Trotter.) It’s also an honest and frank story about how she developed her current beliefs and what she regrets about being an anarchist activist, told in a way I think many people would appreciate from a politician. Good on you Meyt!
Looking forward to seeing the lefties again this Thursday as I can finally make it for the first time in about a month- if you’re interested in coming along for the first time, you can see Sue Bradford and a bunch of other friendly faces at the Southern Cross bar, 5:30-7:00pm. 🙂