Category Archives: Politics

March for Palestine – Dunedin NZ

A march to support the people of Palestine, especially those in Gaza.

March for Palestine - Dunedin NZ

March for Palestine - Dunedin NZ

March for Palestine - Dunedin NZ

March for Palestine - Dunedin NZ

March for Palestine - Dunedin NZ

March for Palestine - Dunedin NZ

March for Palestine - Dunedin NZ

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Photos ©Paul S Allen 2014

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May peace prevail in all nations of the world

Global Solidarity with Gaza: A protest rally in Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Global Solidarity with Gaza: Protest in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Photos ©Paul S Allen 2014

 

Global Solidarity with Gaza: Rally in Dunedin, NZ.

Global Solidarity with Gaza: Rally in Dunedin, NZ.

Global Solidarity with Gaza: Rally in Dunedin, NZ.

Global Solidarity with Gaza: Rally in Dunedin, NZ.

Global Solidarity with Gaza: Rally in Dunedin, NZ.

 

Nationwide Rally Against The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – Dunedin Rally.

Protest against the TPPA in Dunedin.

Protest against the TPPA in Dunedin.

Protest against the TPPA in Dunedin.
Protest against the TPPA in Dunedin.

Protest against the TPPA in Dunedin.

Protest against the TPPA in Dunedin.

Protest against the TPPA in Dunedin.Protest against the TPPA in Dunedin.

Nationwide Rally Against The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) – Dunedin Rally.
Photos by ©Paul S Allen 2014

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Community – What are your motives for getting involved?

What is  a community?

Community is a group of people who have some form of relationship with each other or share a commonality of some description or another.  Communities are as infinitely varied as the people who are part of them.

Communities can be very informal or strictly formal associations.

Communities exist for as many reasons as there are people on earth. They can be skill based, task orientated, faith/religion/church based, non-faith, political, secular, work related, geographic, ethnic, gender, sexuality, or age based,  anything at all.

There should never be an assumption of a unified reason that a community exists, as you can never know the true intentions of all the participants.

The best you can hope for is that everyone, or at least most, will have enough shared intent to work together for a stated outcome.

It is always good to be reminded that where there are people, there will always be politics and there will always be at least one person who will assume, or usurp, control or power.

People do good for many reasons, some reasons are selfless and some selfish, for many it is a combination at one level or another. None of us have 100% pure motives for everything we do.

Why assume community organisations do?

Never blindly follow a “leader”,  always be willing to question and act on the answers you get. I have said before, “People who blindly follow a leader, political ideology, belief or value system without questioning, are fooling themselves with a false sense of security.” (Think – your country needs it)

Do not let this stop you from getting involved in your community,  the only assurance is that change can only happen if people are willing to get involved, what ever the reason.

All you can do is work on your own motives for getting involved in community.

Paul S Allen

Thieves Alley Market Day 2013

GCSB Dunedin Protest 16 August 2013

GCSB Dunedin Protest

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Dunedin protest against the Government Communications Security Bureau and Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) bills being pushed through parliament by Prime Minister John Key. Photos by Paul S Allen – TheWaterside

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