Friday, March 06, 2020


Former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has died. Jeanette was a tireless and patient advocate for a better world, and she showed us that you didn't need to sell out to achieve change - that by advocating, you could change the public's mind, and then the minds of the other parties. She also showed us that politics could be different: that Parliament didn't have to be a cesspit of bullying and petty bullshit. That that was a choice made by other parties, and we could choose to do things differently. Everyone dies, everyone gets recycled - but unlike many former politicians, she'll be missed.