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.



Latest Blog Posts



CHEERLEADING FOR LABOUR

on Feb 19, 2018 in: media

Martyn Bradbury: Cheerleading for the Labour Party.While The Daily Blog continues to claim to be 'progressive', its continued support for the Labour Party says otherwise. Can it really be considered to be part of the New Zealand left or is it all smo...

ON TOP OF overtly genocidal threats, the Trump Administration has announced new terms: that they "will never accept a nuclear North Korea." But, the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea already has nuclear weapons. Does that mean a war is imminent?

WHAT LIES  ahead for change makers in 2018, the right and the rest? In this episode of The Laura Flanders Show, Laura talks politics, culture, and economics with Tarso Luís Ramos, executive director of Political Research Associates, and Sarah L...

VOGUE. STRIKE A POSE.

on Feb 15, 2018

The evidence is in. Jacinda Ardern's appearance in Vogue magazine demonstrates that she is "emerging as a world class leader" and "communicates a radicalism that is part of the Zeitgeist." Welcome to Jacinda's wonderful world of politics without subs...

The government’s continued loyalty to the neoliberal orthodoxy prevents it from realistically tackling the housing crisis.THE GOVERNMENT'S HASTILY compiled report on the state of New Zealand's housing market doesn't tell us anything we didn't know...

The current backlash against Bob Jones ignores that his views have been encouraged by a corporate media that shares his political values.BOB JONES IS in the firing line for a particularly 'insensitive' column. Even by Jones' own low journalistic s...

While public ownership isn't even on the agenda of the New Zealand Labour Party, the British Labour Party is right now discussing different models of public ownership. Economist Michael Roberts says that it is encouraging that the next Labour Govern...