Against The Current

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New Zealand politics from a left wing perspective as well as some international coverage.



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The majority of hardship grants are for food. Work and Income have issued sixty-seven percent more hardship grants over the past year. It is an indictment of a government led by a Prime Minister who has claimed that 'tackling poverty' is one of...

A young British Labour MP highlights what we're missing in New Zealand...THE INTERNATIONAL LEFT was shaken by the defeat of Jeremy Corbyn and the UK Labour Party in December's general election. But a new Labour MP from Coventry South, Zarah Sultana,...

Chile in 2020 PEOPLE ARE rising up everywhere!From Chile to Hong Kong to Spain, Iraq and France. But why are some protests good and others violent? What makes a protester courageous? At what point do they turn into an angry mob? Which ones are...

John Minto outside abandoned council units.The Christchurch City Council has voted to spend over $250 million on a sports stadium that will cost over $4 million a year to maintain and will never make any money. The council's own figures say the stad...

Abby Martin of The Empire Files was prevented from speaking at an American university last week because she refused to sign a contract that would of prevented her from criticising the Israeli government.LAST WEEK Abby Martin of The Empire Files was...

The Doctor almost calls for #systemchangenotclimatechange...but not quite.DR WHO broke with convention when it announced that Jodie Whittaker would be the twelfth Doctor. Some fifty years after the series began Dr Who finally had a woman at the helm...

WITCH HUNT

on Jan 18, 2020 in: israel

RELEASED IN 2019 before the recent UK General Election and promoted by Jewish Voice for Labour, WitchHunt investigates the claims of anti-semitism made against UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn by his political opponents.Edinburgh-based filmmaker Jon P...