A Stuffed History means a Stuffed Future

The recent apology by the Stuff media group for its history of reportage that had a strong racist bias against Maori, has won the praise of many as a major step towards a… Continue reading

DeGrowth and the Theatre of the Absurd

Last night I dreamed I had a nightmare. It was a Punch and Judy show on TVNZ. In one corner was Punch in the other Judy, except it was Judy who was punching… Continue reading

Mass killer of 51 Muslims gets Life in Jail

The sign of the alt-right – the OK symbol formed by thumb and index finger with the other fingers fanned into a K above the O – is inverted right there in the… Continue reading

Aotearoa: a Covid Election in a Dying World in the Age of Rotten Capitalism

Yes, this is a Covid election in a dying world. A pandemic caused by capitalism in its old age destroying habitats and forcing species to jump. Made worse by the economic collapse after… Continue reading

80 years since the assassination of Trotsky by a Stalinist agent in Mexico

Trotsky in 1905. Police mugshot as the chairman of the St. Petersburg Soviet It is 80 years since Trotsky was assassinated by a Stalinist agent in Mexico. Today our task is to rebuild… Continue reading

Revolutionary lessons from the Pandemic

Growth has to stop. The pandemic proved that mass lockdown and economic shutdown  was needed to stop it. It took a while for biological science to catch up with Covid 19 because it… Continue reading

Black Lives Matter, Capitalism, and European White Supremacy

  Racism as it erupted into global consciousness in recent days to confront a growing mass movement, is the surface manifestation of a much deeper problem – capitalism. There is no aspect of… Continue reading

Who is going to pay for the ‘recovery’?

  As stated in The Daily Blog repeatedly, the pandemic is not an isolated event, but a symptom of capitalism in its terminal crisis.  The virus was released as a result of centuries… Continue reading

Budget whinging vs socialist planning

Tons of reaction to the Budget that confines itself to who got what and who missed out, and why that is a bad or good thing. Have you noticed that it’s all about… Continue reading

May Day 2020 and the fight for a socialist future!

May Day 2020 marks a critical time where humanity has to choose between keeping a dying capitalism on its feet at the expense of nature and humanity, or, rejecting this bleak future and… Continue reading

What’s behind our love-hate relationship with China?

Aotearoa/NZ is in an unbreakable love hate relationship with China. Like a child we are dependent on China for economic growth so long as we are locked into the capitalist world-economy. We may… Continue reading

After COVID-19: “Business as Usual”? No thanks!

The answer to “the new normal” is a Workers’ Action Plan  People are using their lockdown time to speculate about what the ‘new normal’ will look like after the COVID-19 crisis is over. … Continue reading

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