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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MISPLACED LOYALTY

on Oct 20, 2017

Pam Corkery : "It's now our duty to support and be loyal."Now that Labour Party has got back into power, Labour supporters think that their job is done. SHORTLY AFTER Winston Peters announced that New Zealand First had chosen the Labour Party as its...

FEEDING OFF THE SCRAPS

on Oct 19, 2017

The economic nationalism of Winston Peters will save the day!Big claims are already being made about the new Labour-led government. They bear little relationship to reality.THERE IS A palpable sense of relief among many that Winston Peters and Ne...

THESE WOMEN are some of the members of the Socialist Feminist chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (New York branch). Every week they meet to study and discuss Karl Marx’s Capital. Perhaps Jacinda Ardern could introduce something simila...

REFORM OR REVOLUTION

on Oct 18, 2017

Even if Labour manages to tie up a coalition deal with fellow right wing party New Zealand First, it will be little more than a changing of the guards protecting the interests of 'the market'. The limitations of Labour's politics reminds us of Ro...

IN THIS SECOND episode of The Empire Files'  special coverage of Hurricane Harvey's aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas fo...

AFTER A FLURRY of media attention, the devastation in Houston, Texas from Hurricane Harvey has faded from public view. But after unprecedented floods and widespread destruction, the story is far from over. In Part 1 of her investigation, Abby Martin...

U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn agrees with his critics that Labour will overturn the political and economic status quo. But you won't hear similar sentiments being expressed by New Zealand Labour leader Jacinda Ardern.WHILE WE WATCH Bill English a...