Monthly Archives: July 2020

Letter to James Shaw (after a brief chat yesterday).

Here is the first section of my letter to James Shaw after our brief chat on Wednesday (the rest of my letter to James was similar to the letter to the PM): 30th July 2020 Dear James,  Thank you very … Continue reading

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David’s Letter to Jacinda Ardern.

30th July 2020 Dear Prime Minister,  INTRODUCTION: I’m David Goldsmith, a 52 year old Christchurch father of 3. Today is my 18th day on a hunger strike in front of Parliament and the 25th day on vigil with my friend Tim … Continue reading

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Vigil Day 22, Hunger Strike Day 15.

An Unusual Encounter. Today had an unusual beginning, when a gentle and intelligent man approached and said he is a geologist working in oil and gas exploration. He then handed me a substantial document he had written, and asked that … Continue reading

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Bryan Bruce interviews David

Yesterday David was interviewed by Bryan Bruce and videographer Waka Attewell for NZ Public TV: “David Goldsmith has been sitting outside parliament for the last 21 days protesting against government inaction on climate change. For 14 of those days he … Continue reading

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Interviews, Articles, Videos, and Homework

We’ve added some new pages to this blog recently. One links to all of the interviews, articles, and press releases published so far. Another lists our own videos. You’ll find permanent links just below the title graphic… along with homework … Continue reading

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Vigil Day 20, Hunger Strike Day 13.

(With link to The Spinoff article) Today (Saturday) was a quiet weekend day on Parliament’s lawn, in glorious weather (we’re having a period of sunny, very calm weather).  ACTION EFFECTIVENESS UPDATE: Over the last week the media attention has been … Continue reading

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What are the goals of my hunger strike?

Hunger strike day 13 I’ve decided I will end my hunger strike at a maximum of 21 days. My minimum goal was 2 weeks and I’m almost there now. I’m feeling very good today after a reasonable night’s sleep last night, … Continue reading

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Vigil day 19, hunger strike day 12

Tim writes… Today we teamed up with Fridays for Future for a spectacular day with a great turnout. The highlight for me was everyone gathering around in a circle for an informal public discussion with both David (on the 12th … Continue reading

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Vigil Day 17, Hunger Strike Day 10.

(With links to Stuff article and Radio Waatea Interview) My energy is less as I get deeper into my hunger strike and I’m also being bothered by pressure in my ears (healthline says it’s  possibly just blocked ears, I’m going … Continue reading

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Condolences to Robin Treadwell and family.

Robin Treadwell’s Mum Joan died peacefully early on Saturday evening. Our thoughts and condolences are with Robin and her family as they grieve their loss and plan for the funeral tomorrow (Thursday).

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