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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The Labour Party wants you to 'join Jacinda and our movement'. But can you really have a movement based on a centrism that rejects real change?IN 2017 Jacinda Ardern and the Labour Party declared that they just wanted to do 'this'. 'Let's Do This' wa...

How radical really  are the Green Party's welfare and tax proposals?THE DEMOCRACY PROJECT was launched earlier this year.  Based at Victory University of Wellington but independently run by Dr Bryce Edwards, it describes itself as a 'virtua...

Kurt Taogaga has been condemned by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for views he no longer holds. IT SEEMS TO ME that Kurt Taogaga has had a raw deal from a Labour Party he has loyally supported and served for several years. I think he could of found be...

On Wednesday 8 July, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) joins the Progressive International for a conversation about the role of socialist internationalism in the 21st century. JOIN THE PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONALWe are building a planetary fr...

IN THIS edition of The Empire Files, Abby Martin covers the whole truth about the Afghanistan War, from the CIA construct of the 80's through today's senseless stalemate. Two decades, three administrations, tens of thousands of lives; it's time...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has derided the Green's proposed welfare policy, suggesting that it makes 'fairly heroic assumptions.' Ardern is right - but for the wrong reasons.THERE'S NOTHING particularly radical about the Green Party's so-called 'p...

James Shaw and Marama Davidson: Could they live on $325 a week?The Green Party's new welfare and tax policies will do little to address the problem of growing inequality. They won't eradicate the economic conditions that create poverty in the first p...