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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AS NEW ZEALAND sleepwalks towards another general election with all the parliamentary parties offering similar market-driven polices and which will see over 700,000 people stay away from the poling booths once again, we look towards Jeremy Corbyn and...

Martyn Bradbury : "Maybe I'm a centrist left winger."Martyn Bradbury of The Daily Blog claims that the Labour Party leadership wanted the Campaign for Change to collapse because it had a left wing agenda. But Bradbury's supposed new-found conversi...

IN THE SECOND PART OF The Empire Files’ report on trafficked Filipina domestic workers, Damayan’s Linda Oalican provides a deeper context to the epidemic of human trafficking by guiding us through the history of colonialism, resistance and US dom...

The accommodation provided by the 'Campaign for Change'. Photo: Politik.The Labour Party's 'Campaign for Change' has already run into trouble, exposed exploiting overseas students.THE LABOUR PARTY's Campaign for Change, after a less than stellar begi...

TODAY IN THE corporate media, Venezuela’s economic problems are used to paint the country as a failed state, in need of foreign-backed regime change.To get the Bolivarian government’s side of the crisis, Abby Martin interviewed Venezuela’s Mi...

Despite the succcess of Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, Andrew Little remains stubbornly wedded to the neoliberal orthodoxy. With the tide rapidly going out on centrism, it may well be that Andrew Little and Labour will find themselves being left b...

COINCIDING with the publication of her new book, No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning The World We Need , Naomi Klein and The Intercept have produced this short video. Naomi outlines a five part plan to effectively resist...