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 their slavish devotion to Jacinda Ardern, Labour supporters resemble the supporters of Donald Trump. ECONOMIST SUSAN St James has asked the question why this Labour Government is  continuing  to pursue the policies of neoliberalism despi...

As house prices and rents soar into the stratosphere and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rejects widespread community calls for an increase in benefit levels to alleviate the country's growing level of poverty and social distress, its worth reflecting...

THE ELECTION is over (isn’t it?!?!?) and we barely escaped Trump with our lives. But now the Democrats must face a reckoning. So who should Biden listen to? The progressive wing that includes AOC and Jamaal Bowman, who pushed for progressive p...

The Queen's Gambit has captured the public imagination in the way few television dramas usually do...AT FIRST GLANCE a television drama about a troubled alcoholic and pill-popping' chess prodigy might not be regarded as the kind of series destined fo...

The Green Party has this past week publicly disagreed with the Labour Government's approach to both housing and welfare. While this might look like the Green's have woken from their slumbers, appearances can be deceiving...AFTER REMAINING largely com...

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected widespread calls to alleviate the growing level of poverty and desperation  by increasing core welfare benefits. Not much 'kindness' in evidence here... THIS WEEK over fifty  community organisation...

Joe Biden's presidential victory has deflected attention from the fact that the Democratic Party under-performed. At a time of a pandemic and a major economic crisis the 'blue landslide' proved to be the 'blue mirage'. WHILE THERE will be a widesprea...