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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After its overwhelming success in the 2014 General Election, the Did Not Vote Party romped to another impressive victory - this time in the Mt Roskill by-election. With the political system increasingly disconnected from the people it claims to repr...

Martyn Bradbury sings 'Kumbaya' to embarrassed journalist. With Labour slumping to just 23 percent support in the latest Roy Morgan poll, its loyal supporters, like The Daily Blog's Martyn Bradbury, are now clutching at straws... ITS NOT OFTEN th...

  IN HER FIRST on-the-ground report from Palestine, Abby Martin gives a first-hand look into two of the most attacked refugee camps in the West Bank: the Balata and Aida camps. With over seven million displaced Palestinians around the world, h...

RECLAIMING POPULISM

on Nov 27, 2016

Mainstream columnist Chris Trotter has attacked a major and important proposal for political change in New Zealand. It seems it isn't revolutionary enough... CHRIS TROTTER likes to describe himself as 'left-leaning', almost as if he's keeping his...

Political science lecturer and commentator Bryce Edwards has put forward a 10-point manifesto for change in New Zealand. THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD is probably one of the least likeliest places you would expect to find an article mapping out a manifes...

STILL BERNING

on Nov 21, 2016

THE 2016 UNITED STATES presidential election was marked by an unprecedented tone of bitterness, gossip and hate-mongering. In spite of these elements of divisiveness, the vast majority of American voters seemed to share a central desire: the end of e...

SUSAN SAYS

on Nov 20, 2016

ACTOR SUSAN SARANDON has  received a lot of flak from supporters of Hillary Clinton, who didn't much like her publicly supporting Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. According to some of Sarandon’s critics, her support for a third part...