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Would you like a chance to talk to members of the public about climate change. It's challenging work, and first and foremost you have to be a good listener. The @tu_future crew will be doing this on Wednesdays from now. Please get in touch if you are keen to join us.
Tuesday October 13th, 12:30, NZ Parliament Lawn. Come and mark the 100th Day of the #etu4future #ClimateStrike vigil. Meet hunger striker David and talk with us about holding the next government to account.
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Yesterday at #NZParliament, #XR and #ClimateStrikes combined. Note that the vigil continues: you can join us any day, between 11 and 2, at the Dick Seddon statue. Get in touch to get involved.
Author Archives: David Goldsmith
Vigil Day 97
Mental Health on Parliament’s Lawn I’ve been back on the lawn now for 5 days and haven’t done any blogs or social media posts. I’ve enjoyed very much my partner Julie and our 4 year old daughter Hana being with … Continue reading
Vigil Day 82
E Tū for Future and Fridays for Future were joined at Parliament today by:•Extinction Rebellion (XR) roadshow•XR Toddlers (my personal favourite)•James Shaw (briefly)•Jessica Hammond (TOP candidate for Õhāriu) I estimate about 80 people altogether gathered with us today. It was … Continue reading
Vigil Day 81
I moved to temporarily facing parliament this morning to allow TOP to announce their climate change policy in front of King Dick. I think this is the first time in our 81 day vigil that our signage faced Parliament! I … Continue reading
Vigil Day 80
It is a wet and windy day today after a sunny (and windy) day yesterday. It is great to be back occupying the foot of King Dick’s monument. It was especially a privilege to spend yesterday with Rick, his 20th … Continue reading
Vigil Day 28, Hunger Strike Day 21.
Handing over the hunger strike baton This week was my third week of hunger striking and had been very disappointing for a lack of any media coverage until a 5 minute phone call with RNZ on Friday. You’ll see the … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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