Category Archive: Trotskyism

Stopping Hothouse Earth

Trump Lost in Space The absurdity of Donald Trump calling for a new Military Space Command to make America Great Again, geographically expands the horizons of climate change denial. Not because space may… Continue reading

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

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

How (not) to smash fascism

  There is a lot of crying out now about ‘fascism’ with the ascension of Trump. Trump may be a crypto-, neo-, semi-, proto-fascist leader, but as yet he is not the head… 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

No Future for Capitalist Work

As the New Zealand Labour Party ponders the ‘Future of Work’, the discussion focuses on the Universal Basic Income (UBI) to “guarantee income security and dignity”. This is another attempt to rewrite Labour’s… Continue reading

For a Socialist Aotearoa!

It’s no surprise to Marxists that the TPPA ‘Treaty’ is a fraud. It signifies the continuation of the NZ’s colonial history from the Treaty of Waitangi (TOW) signed in 1840. To know how… Continue reading

Antipodean Marxism meets Indigenous Peoples’ Struggles

Hone Tuwhare and Poster of Karl Marx as Construction Worker Introduction Today the struggle of indigenous peoples in Australasia is becoming institutionalised in international law and the post-modern politics of multi-cultural ‘difference’. When… Continue reading

John Mulgan: A Modern Greek Tragedy

  Review of Vincent O’Sullivan’s Long Journey to the Border: A Life of John Mulgan Penguin Books 2003 Introduction John Mulgan has a big name in New Zealand. He is portrayed in the… Continue reading

Situations Vacant

Marx and Engels looking forward This is a session on ‘Social Critics’ and ‘Public Intellectuals’. But what do these terms mean in the current context? What ‘Society’? What ‘criticism’? What ‘Public’? What ‘intellectuals’?… Continue reading

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