Against The Current

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New Zealand politics from a left wing perspective as well as some international coverage.



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People demonstrating against the TPPA in Auckland in 2015.Commentator Chris Trotter claims that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is "substantially different" from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. But the tw...

Naomi Klein says that we have to stop treating centrist politicians as something they are not - liberal saviours.IN A RECENT INTERVIEW on Dutch television writer and activist Naomi Klein made some pertinent remarks about the present tendency to t...

IN 2016 GREENPEACE asked Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi to play on a specially built ‘iceberg’ within 100m of a crumbling glacier as part of their campaign to save the Arctic. Einaudi performs his original piece, 'Elegy for the Ar...

Protesting against the TPP in 2015.That noise you can hear is the sound of Labour  Party supporters shuffling away from criticising this government - even for something as terrible as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific...

Press columnist Beck Eleven is  seriously overwhelmed by the national implications of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging pop singer Lorde.Beck Eleven : In a state of confusion over the state of the country.I WAS ONCE a regular subscriber &n...

According to a well known commentator who warned about the dangers of the Trans Pacific Partnership in 2015, we should now all learn to love the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. THERE IS WIDESPREAD public concern...

Jane Kelsey: "Toxic items remain in every chapter".Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claims her government has won some major concessions on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, now rebranded  the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Tran...