We belong with each other: David Goldsmith.

David at the start of his hunger strike.

Last month, David Goldsmith and Tim Musson came to Wellington from Christchurch and moved into Viard House, a part of the Catholic Cathedral in Hill Street: right across the road from Paliament.

This was part of a new movement, E Tū for Future. David and Tim spent the next month at the base of the Richard Seddon statue, in front of the Beehive. David went on a 21 day hunger strike; consuming nothing but a little bone broth every day.

Lorraine Tyler is the interviewer in this episode. She has recorded more talks with David and veteran campaigner Molly Melhuish, who also joined us on the lawn.

The next two episodes (at least) will also come from the recordings around the statue as the E Tū vigil leads into the coming election.

listening to the voices: Eduardo Salazar

 Eduardo Salazar from Peru came to talk about the difference a road makes in his country. The documentary we talk about (Voices of the Road) is currently making its rounds in the international film festival circle and will be publicly released in September 2020.

The quote we talk about at the end is here:

“At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.” 

— Che Guevara

Thank you for your patience.

It’s been a while since the last episode. I took a break during the Covid19 lock-down and spent a while thinking about where to take things next. I’m looking at doing things a little differently. I’ll post a little more about that soon.

We returned to the lawn of parliament for Fridays For Future this week, Aotearoa has a single Covid-19 case and 100,000 people have died in the U.S. Also, cops have been killing African Americans with impunity for so long now that people are rioting in the streets.