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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The editor of The Star, Barry Clarke, calls for his readers to vote for the corporate-approved mayoral candidate, Lianne Dalziel. SEVERAL MONTHS AGO the editor of The Star, a free weekly Christchurch newspaper, declared that no one stood a chan...

  PREVIEWING ABBY MARTIN'S on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants. Giving critical historical context to the...

A recent USA Today poll found 76% of voters want open and democratic presidential debates with four candidates including not just the two most hated candidates in history, the Republican and Democratic nominees and their vice presidential running ma...

Former Labour Party candidate James Dann is supporting the corporate rebuild of Christchurch - but he once used to criticise it. He's also supporting a mayor and councillors who are favour of the council selling assets despite Dann opposing such...

Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected Labour leader and with a bigger majority. But that doesn't mean the heirs of Tony Blair will give up trying to remove him. Is it time to de-select the Blairite MPs? GIVEN THAT HE SEEMS to be responsible for just a...

The corporate media have been quick to pounce on Russell Brand's comments that his Revolution has failed. But Brand is nothing if not a complicated and unpredictable character... IT WAS IN HIS FAMOUS INTERVIEW with the BBC's Jeremy Paxman in Oct...

The corporate media lines up to celebrate the 'good news' on the New Zealand economy. BACK IN THE DAYS OF VINYL records, small record companies released budget priced compilation albums of 'sound-alike' songs - songs that closely resembled the orig...