New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern hasn’t used Twitter for months but she does use Facebook & showed a video of herself out & about in NYC today. The Gates Foundation award ceremony for Modi is tomorrow or Wednesday so we have time to besiege her with demands she cancel participation to honor Modi.

In March 2019, after the Christchurch massacre of Muslims, the NY Times published a piece titled “Why Jacinda Ardern Matters: New Zealand’s prime minister is emerging as the progressive antithesis to right-wing strongmen like Trump, Orban & Modi, whose careers thrive on illiberal, anti-Muslim & anti-immigrant rhetoric.” Even though in May, she congratulated Modi on his election win, remind her of that NY Times piece on her wall.