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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IN EPISODE three of Cunk on Britain, Philomena Cunk goes in search of nineteenth century Britain. She asks why no one cares a shit about Percy Shelley anymore and wonders when Jane Austen's novels are going to be translated into English. She describ...

THE NEW VOICES OF THE LEFT

on Apr 18, 2018 in: media

Bhaskar Sunkara has been described as belonging to a new wave of American public intellectuals. All are under forty, not pursuing careers in academia and, in most cases, on the socialist left. The platform for their new found prominence has largely...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's support for American-led military action in Syria ignores that it is a violation of international law.JACINDA ARDERN is proving to be a Prime Minister who mistakes rhetoric for substance. Just as her big talk of 'tack...

Mike Treen : "I'm lovin' this 'lesser evil' feeling!"Why is Mike Treen, national secretary of the Unite Union, supporting the austerity policies of the Labour-led government? MIKE TREEN IS THE National Secretary of Unite, a union that principally rep...

IN EPISODE TWO of Cunk on Britain, Philomena Cunk speculates that Sir Walter Raleigh was scared of potatoes and has some thoughts on 'Spanish Amanda.' She also asks what the world looked like before Isaac Newton discovered gravity. Did everything jus...

Grant Robertson: A compliant servant of business interests. In September last year Jacinda Ardern said that neoliberalism had failed - but Labour's obsession with debt reduction is a symptom of its loyalty to that same failed neoliberal orthodox...

HISTORY IS CUNK

on Apr 8, 2018 in: britain, media

IF THE NATIONALISTIC tubthumping surrounding a sports event happening in Australia right now has you running to Netflix or a book, perhaps Philomena Cunk will be of interest.Cunk On Britain is a new five part BBC series, in which the insightful...