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



Katrin Jakobsdottir: "Capitalism works against our ecological interests."While the Green Party's James Shaw has noted the election success of ecosocialist Katrín Jakobsdóttir and her Left Green party in Iceland, his own party this week reneged on...

'Capitalism looks like the god that failed."In an opinion piece for the New York Times, American journalist Michelle Goldberg writes that for many of America's young, "capitalism looks like the god that failed". While a genuinely left wing movement...

While there have been howls of outrage from Labour supporter directed at Don Brash and his comments on Te Reo, there has been a rather less vociferous response to the plan of Shane Jones to force the young jobless into planting trees and shovelling...

A TALE OF TWO PARTIES

on Dec 2, 2017

While Finance Minister Grant Robertson has assured  the business sector that the Labour-New Zealand First coalition government does not represent a  threat to their  interests, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told the British busi...

I FEEL FOR DON BRASH

on Dec 2, 2017 in: media, twitter

Don Brash is an easy target for the middle class liberal milieu. But where is the same level of criticism for the right wing economic policies of the Labour-New Zealand First coalition government?DESPITE BEING labelled 'yesterday's man', Dr Don Bras...

Phil Donahue with Abby Martin.In 2003 Phil Donahue was sacked by MSNBC, but not for sexual harassment.IN THESE DAYS when various television news and current affairs presenters are being sacked for sexual harassment and misconduct, it is worth recall...

"A Lie, a Cover-Up, and a Stolen Election: @nzherald's new evidence shows former PM of New Zealand John Key lied to his country about mass surveillance plans in the final days before the vote -- and won," - tweet by Edward Snowden.Mike Hosking : Att...