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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LAST MONTH Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger unexpectedly released two politically-themed songs, 'England Lost' and 'Gotta Get A Grip'. He told Rolling Stone magazine that the songs were a response to the anxiety of our times and the "..unknow...

The 2017 general election has already degenerated into the empty politics of spectacle and personality. And embracing it all is conservative commentator Chris Trotter, who has returned to supporting the very party that only a few months ago he decla...

WHILE COLOMBIA is known for one of the worst human rights records in the world, it remains a top recipient of US military aid and enjoys uncritical press coverage in Western media--all while Trump threatens military intervention against Venezuela ov...

THE EMPIRE FILES

on Aug 20, 2017

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The political demise of Metiria Turei has resulted in James Shaw now being the sole leader of the Green Party. While Metiria is a household name in New Zealand, for most of the public, Shaw is an unknown quantity. In this guest blog, John Moore exam...

While some people are getting worked up about Mike Hosking hosting the leaders' debates again this election, little concern is being expressed that the country is again being presented with centrist political leaders at the helm of parties both dev...

I, METIRIA TUREI

on Aug 13, 2017

While local Labour Party supporters cheered for Daniel Blake, they have only been able to criticise Metiria Turei - despite the fact that she is fighting similar issues in New Zealand. Bryce EdwardsPOLITICAL COMMENTATOR Bryce Edwards recently edit...