Against The Current

Blog URL:http://nzagainstthecurrent.blogspot.com/
Blog Tags:new zealand, politics, left wing, socialist

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



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Economic inequality continues to rise both in New Zealand and throughout the world - and it was all predicted by Karl Marx over a century ago.A NEW REPORT from Oxfam International has revealed that the one percent gobbled up 82 percent of all the wea...

THIS YEAR has brought us #TimesUp, but the history of collaboration between grassroots activists and Hollywood celebrities was already very long. In this new edition of The Laura Flanders Show, Laura talks to Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monolo...

BABY TALK

on Jan 18, 2018

Some Labour supporters seemed to be almost welcoming a right wing backlash after Jacinda Ardern announced she was pregnant. Unfortunately for them, it never happened. JACINDA ARDERN and her partner, Clarke Gayford, have announced that they are havi...

We live in scary times but NZ Herald columnist Rachel Stewart has concluded that the fight must go on.IT WAS ONLY a few months ago that Rachel Stewart was writing that, in the aftermath of Jacinda Ardern's elevation to Prime Minister, she was bas...

Former Green Party candidate Hayley Holt has been appointed to co-host TVNZ's Breakfast.IF YOU READ any Labour Party-supporting blogger or commentator over the nine years of the National-led government, you would have inevitably struck frequent attac...

Jim Anderton was New Zealand's last significant social democratic politician. While some are claiming he pulled Labour Party back 'from the brink' and back to the 'centre-left' this is a convenient rewriting of history. The Labour Party today bears...

SIXTEEN YEAR OLD Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested by Israeli authorities during an overnight raid at her home in the West Bank on December 19. Ahed, a familiar face at protests on her hometown, Nabi Saleh, was arrested  just after a...