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



THE REAL PATRIOTS

on Jan 21, 2017

Inauguration Day : A young woman feels the effect of police pepper spray. To resist the presidency of Donald Trump is to evoke the spirit of resistance embodied in the American Declaration of Independence. HISTORIAN PETER KUZNICK co-authored wi...

 Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed-- Let it be that...

WE STAND UNITED

on Jan 19, 2017

ON THE EVE OF INAUGURATION DAY , thousands of people gathered for the ''We Stand United' rally outside Trump Tower in Manhattan to voice their opposition to Donald Trump. Among the many speakers were Mayor Bill de Blasio, Robert De Niro, Alec...

ON MARTIN LUTHER KING Day Green Day released the above video for their song 'Troubled Times'. It pays tribute to MLK while lambasting Donald Trump - who will no doubt tweet his strong disapproval of the song at some stage. Green Day also had a...

January 15 marked the death of Rosa Luxemburg. Nearly a century later, her work continues to influence and inspire the left today. JANUARY 15 marked the death of the great revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg.  In 1919, Rosa, as well as her co...

ILLEGITIMATE

on Jan 16, 2017

Film maker Michael Moore explains why Donald Trump is not a legitimate President. HERE'S WHY CONGRESSMAN and civil rights legend John Lewis is right that Trump “is not a legitimate President”:   1. Nothing, including an arcane, racist se...

RESISTANCE RISING

on Jan 12, 2017

America's proud tradition of political resistance is re-emerging again and Donald Trump is the target. IN THE EARLY 1990s a writer for the New Republic magazine warned his readers of a "a permanent adversarial culture" in the United...