Against The Current

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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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A TALE OF TWO MAGAZINES

on Sep 19, 2018 in: media

Bhaskar Sunkara is confident  that the UK's Tribune can emulate the success of the American Jacobin.Bhaskar SunkaraIT IS PERHAPS an indication of the rising ascendancy of the British left that Bhaskar Sunkara, publisher and editor of Jacobin mag...

BUSINESS AS USUAL

on Sep 16, 2018 in: labour

In an attempt to allay growing concerns that her government is rudderless and without vision, Jacinda Ardern has announced a 12 point plan of 'a shared vision and priorities' that Labour, NZ First and the Green's have all, apparently, bought into...

Lianne Dalziel: Yet to provide a business plan for the proposed stadium.Even though the Christchurch City Council plans to spend half a billion dollars on a new sports stadium, it has yet to produce a business plan to demonstrate that the numbers sta...

SIGN OF THE TIMES

on Sep 10, 2018

Actor Jim Carrey wants us to say yes to socialism. IT IS A sign of the times, at least in the United States, when a Hollywood A-list actor goes on an nationally-syndicated talk show and flies the red flag for socialism. But that's exactly what Jim C...

New Zealand in 2018 : Graeme Hart's new $380 million Super YachtDuring the 2017 election campaign Jacinda Ardern declared that capitalism, or at least its neoliberal manifestation, had failed. But since being installed in office the government that s...

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CAPITALISM MUST DIE

on Aug 30, 2018

A team of scientists appointed by the United Nations has reported that capitalism cannot provide the economic transition required to defeat climate change. Although their paper was released four days ago, it has so far been ignored by the New Zealand...