Capital gains are the opioid drip for dying capitalism

The debate about the CGT is in full flow but it’s mainly hot air that ignores where capital gains come from in the first place. The CGT was presented by Labour and the Greens… Continue reading

The Development of Capitalism in New Zealand: Towards a Marxist Analysis (1978)

By John Macrae and David Bedggood First published in Red Papers, 3, Summer 1978/79   1.0 Introduction In this paper we present the outline of a Marxist analysis of the development of capitalism… Continue reading

The Christchurch atrocity and the need for a class political response

Originally posted on A communist at large:
Today we mourn with our Muslim brothers and sisters all those killed and injured in the Christchurch terror attack, and send our solidarity and condolences to…

Fascists kill 50 Muslims in attack on two Mosques

Did NZ lose its innocence today? No, it lost it in 1991 when it followed the UN and US into the First Gulf War. About the same time Samuel Huntington published “The Clash… Continue reading

Why are Transactivists hostile to Radical Feminists?

As a natural born male, heterosexual Marxist who supports SpeakUp4WomenNZ I am no doubt called a TERF (Trans Exclusive Radical Feminist) lover. TERF is the slur used by transactivists who promote trans-ideology to… Continue reading

Why Yellow Vests fused with Extinction Rebellion are the new Red

No-one can be ignorant of the rapid rise of these two movements. But few will recognise in their spontaneous eruption why they are the beginnings of a social revolution against capital. Yellow Vest’s… Continue reading

Judith Butler: How To Disappear Patriarchy In Three Easy Steps

Originally posted on Jane Clare Jones:
TRIGGER WARNING: Fucking Pissed Off So, as many of you are aware, the high-priestess of genderology decided to momentarily descend from her exalted academic plinth and relay…

Aotearoa 2018: year of the ‘waking’ left

Bomber on TDB is a bit premature calling victory for the cops and corporates excluded from next years Gay Pride Parade. In fact all that will be missing from the Pride Parade… Continue reading

Do women exist?  – the science of sex, the politics of gender, and the materialist and dialectical thinking needed to distinguish the two

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Reclaiming Marx: Part 2. Marxism after Marx

For Marx, even the best theory, without the Party testing it in the class struggle, was worthless dogma. The fusing of theory and practice demands a program that is tested by the Communist… Continue reading

How to fight both US and China domination of Aotearoa

Its good to see Chris Trotter recognising that NZ has always been a colony of UK and is now a colony of both the US and China. That is the economic reality that… Continue reading

Better Red than Dead

  Capitalism is on its last legs and can only survive by making us, the vast majority of working people the world over, pay for it by giving up our livelihoods and our… Continue reading

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