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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DOG POO AND VOMIT

on Jul 19, 2017 in: media

Clint Rendall is forced to listen to The Edge. This is the result.Where would we be without commercial radio stations like The Edge? In a better country probably.NOT SO MANY YEARS AGO Neil Finn of Crowded House and Split Enz fame was, along with many...

The Labour Party has released its first election campaign advertisement. With leader Andrew Little hogging the spotlight -  Jacinda is spotted briefly - the commercial leaves the viewer none the wiser as to what Labour stands for other than a d...

It's taken over fifty years, but Dr Who will finally be played by a woman - Jodie Whittaker. While it was assumed the BBC would again play safe and opt for another male Dr Who, the selection of Whittaker suggests that the sensibilities of the iconic...

Would the Green's welfare policies survive negotiation with the Labour Party? Probably not.WHILE THE Green Party is far from recognising that our present economic system needs major surgery rather than some minor adjustment, the just announced welfar...

NAOMI KLEIN of The Intercept talks with U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn about what the left can learn from the success of U.K. Labour and the power of collective solidarity and action. Naomi Klein observes that the war against collective actio...

IN THIS EPISODE of The Empire Files, Abby Martin talks to Venezuelans on the streets of Caracas and investigates the main claim that there's no free press, and that there is no food in the supermarkets.Using hidden cameras, she takes you through...

Andrew Little and Labour might be prepared to assist people pay their escalating power bills, but this merely treats the symptom of the underlying problem - a market-driven energy industry that has failed to provide affordable power for consumers whi...