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



KILLER HERBICIDE

on Oct 19, 2018

ROUNDUP IS the world's most widely used herbicide and it is  used extensively in New Zealand.However a United States jury recently awarded terminally ill Dewayne Johnson US$289 million (NZ$440m) in damages, after it concluded that Monsanto's...

Disgruntled Blairite Chuka Umunna speaking at the Global Progress Summit.UK Labour MP Chuka Umunna is strenuously opposed to leader Jeremy Corbyn and his 'hardcore left wing policies'. But he is a big fan of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

In mid September  the Canterbury Socialist Society was officially founded in Christchurch. A constitution was ratified and an executive board was elected. The CSS has released this statement to mark its foundation.AS CAPITALISM lurches from cris...

BURNING UP

on Oct 14, 2018

Devastating fires in California  throughout 2018.The recently released report by the Inter-Panel on Climate Change starkly warns that we have little more than decade to pull the planet back from the brink of ecological disaster. But the response...

The first episode of the new series of Dr Who was watched by over 9 million British viewers, making it the most watched episode of the long running science fiction series in over a decade. The new Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, is a hit...SO A...

Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab are 'ordered' to pay a $19,000 fine by an Israeli court for encouraging singer Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv concert. But the fine is meaningless. ALTHOUGH THE Israeli authorities will never be able to enforce...

PODCASTLAND

on Oct 10, 2018 in: media, podcast

Katie Halper of The Katie Halper Show.Some podcasts worth checking out...Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior.GASLIGHT NATIONThe two women responsible for the biweekly Gaslight Nation are Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior.Andrea Chalupa is a journal...