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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Nancy Fraser says that getting more women in corporate boardrooms is the feminism of the one percent and that its time for a feminism of the 99 percent.IN MARCH the Minister for Women, Julie Ann Genter, complained that there not enough women sitting...

Eugenie Sage's decision to approve the expansion of a Chinese-owned water bottling plant has outraged many, but the biggest outrage is that the Green Party has been complicit in its support for the neoliberal policies of the Labour-New Zealand First...

The real voter turnout in the Northcote by-election was under 40% of the electorate, writes political commentator Bryce Edwards.THE OFFICIAL preliminary election results of the Northcote by-election show that the National candidate Dan Bidois easily...

Laila Harre: Claiming a dubious 'win' for Labour.The Northcote by-election reveals, again, that New Zealand’s political system is broken.LAILA HARRE, the former leader of the failed Internet Party, has since rejoined the Labour Party. So it comes...

James Shaw: Dangerous belief in 'green capitalism'.The crucial issue is not zero carbon emissions by 2050 but whether emissions can be reduced deeply enough and quickly enough to limit the damage that is being done now.IN THE SAME week that the Clima...

TIME TO GET RADICAL

on Jun 4, 2018

Rosa Luxemburg : Socialism or barbarism.The New Zealand left will never capture the popular imagination until it stops being a timid defender of the status quo.IT WAS ONE OF THE towering giants of the socialist tradition, Rosa Luxemburg, who put the...

The spirit of May 1968 lives on today.IT WAS IN MAY, 50 years ago, that France was going through the biggest labour strike in its history. Over two thirds of its labour force were demonstrating in the streets demanding better working conditions. Wor...