Category Archive: Aotearoa

Budgets are a fiscal fig-leaf for the naked capitalists

Budget for business Labour’s budget has been condemned by left and right as breaking its promises to spend more on restoring funding in health, education housing and income support. Labour’s excuse is its… Continue reading

Is yesterday’s ‘reefer madness’ today’s ‘cannabis psychosis’?

Its high time in the Beehive. The new Labour led Coalition is promising to move towards Medical Cannabis in the first 100 days, and push NZ First’ proposal of a non-binding referendum on cannabis by the 2000 election. Liberal NZ is ready for legalization, 65% want legalization or decriminalization as is now common in many countries. Not only is cannabis harmless, it is positively a super food.

Capitalism: Symptom or Disease?

It seems that the popularity of ‘anti-capitalism’ that is growing around the world has caught up with New Zealand. Like the word socialism it is much abused. Usually it is a critique of… Continue reading

Put New Zealanders First Winston!

We want to add our voices to the chorus that is building among those suffering from this insane criminalisation of ordinary people just because they need to live a healthy life. We want the Genter Bill put up by Xmas, debated over the summer and passed into law within the first 100 days!

Stop Suicide! Annette Beautrais should Resign

I strongly endorse Dave Macpherson’s call for Annette Beautrais to resign. https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2017/08/30/public-statement-on-call-by-prof-annette-beautrais-for-silence-on-suicide/ She is committed to a failed theory that talking about suicide causes it. This is an unscientific and deeply flawed theory… Continue reading

NZ Labour Party returns to 19th century Liberalism; NZ workers must advance to 21st century Survival Socialism

So the centrist ABCs finally took power with Andrew Little as the last surviving notable tie to the unions gone and a Generation Y professional politician now leading the party. Chris Trotter goes… Continue reading

Corbyn: A Partisan Revolution?

    Partisans for ‘youth’ Best of luck to the ‘non-partisan’ Matt McCarten in revving-up the ‘missing million’. That’s the problem though. If there was any message in Corbyn’s revival of the British… Continue reading

Democracy for Dummies

  Bravo Rachel Stewart for taking on the ‘sour Old Men’. It is true that a few ‘grown-up boys’ chose to lecture her in public. That is their problem. Not that I mind… Continue reading

War Crimes for Idiots: The New Zealand SAS and the War on Terror

  17 years after 9/11 and the official launch of the War on Terror (WOT) NZ finds itself facing for the first time the undeniable proof that it was recruited by the US… Continue reading

The Pike River Mine Disaster and the role of the Unions

The original Miners Union Hall in Runanga (just north of Greymouth on the West Coast of Aotearoa/NZ) dates from 1908, it was burnt down in 1937 and the replacement still stands as a… Continue reading

The Fudget Fiddles while Capitalism Burns

The NACTS budget is really a fudget for trying to hide the growing weakness of NZ’s neo-colonial economy behind a veil of spin. The Key regime hopes to promote business confidence in a… Continue reading

Karl Marx and the myth of ‘fair shares’

The Panama Papers have caught the ‘global rich’ with their blind trusts exposed and this is supposed to tell us something, but what? Are the tax cheats just greedy parasites wanting to shirk… Continue reading

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