Help Turn Trevor Loudon’s  Book Into a “Game Changing” Movie
July 10, 2014 – 8:21 pm EST | 2 Comments

Trevor Loudon’s The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress is to be turned into a “game changing” movie. Timed for release in August 2015, “The Enemies Within” will be like no other film ever released in America. Production standards will be Hollywood quality. Guiding values however, will be 100% American. The [...]

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Martin Hirst On Trotsky, Orwell, Neo-Nazis, Far-Right Goons and Yours Truly
August 24, 2007 – 1:31 am EST | 16 Comments
Martin Hirst On Trotsky, Orwell, Neo-Nazis, Far-Right Goons and Yours Truly

AUT journalism academic, Martin Hirst has been posting about my posts on him at his blog Ethical Martini; Check this one out here A few posts ago I mentioned the Journalism Matters conference recently held in Wellington and the response from the Dominion Post/Press [Christchurch] columnist Karl Du Fresne. My response was published today in [...]

Doctor Hirst-Come Pyongyang. Weal Soon-Kimmy
August 24, 2007 – 1:17 am EST | 17 Comments
Doctor Hirst-Come Pyongyang. Weal Soon-Kimmy

I just had to post this comment from the Martin Hirst thread. Dear Doctor Hirst: I inwite you as president of Democwatic People’s Wepublic of Korea come Pyongyang for talk about journalist training. You wight man. We open country up slowly. We want many new newspaper where reporters and clerks jump weal high when Kim [...]

Fisking Drs Hirst and Harrison
August 23, 2007 – 11:00 pm EST | One Comment
Fisking Drs Hirst and Harrison

My profile of “Trotskyist” AUT Journalism lecturer Martin Hirst has provoked responses from the good doctor himself and his former colleague and co-author, Dr John Harrison of the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland. Both raised some interesting points that I would like to comment on. Dr Hirst I for one [...]

Val Morse-Arrogant, Agressive, Anti-American, Auckland/American, Anarchist Author and Anti Automobile Activist
August 23, 2007 – 9:36 am EST | 8 Comments
Val Morse-Arrogant, Agressive, Anti-American, Auckland/American, Anarchist Author and Anti Automobile Activist

No peace/anti-war, animal rights/anti GE, anti automobile demo in Wellington would be complete without Valerie Morse. With her trademark blonde hair and booming American accent, Val Morse seems never to miss a rally or a riot. She has protested nude in the grounds of Parliament, against the Iraq War, the NZ military, GE, the WTO, [...]

S.A.P. 17 Dr Martin Hirst
August 22, 2007 – 9:10 am EST | 48 Comments
S.A.P. 17 Dr Martin Hirst

My latest Socialist Academic Profile looks at Auckland University of Technology School of Communication Studies curriculum leader, Dr Martin Hirst. According to the AUT website; Dr Hirst joined the School of Communication Studies at AUT University in January 2007, after a 12 year teaching and research career in Australian journalism education. He has an extensive [...]

Rodney’s Christchurch Book Launch-Be There
August 21, 2007 – 10:58 am EST | No Comment
Rodney’s Christchurch Book Launch-Be There

All ACT supporters are invited to attend the Christchurch launch of Rodney Hide’s My Year of Living Dangerously at: FAT EDDIES Unit 10 , SOL Square 179 Tuam Street-entrance off Lichfield, on right just before Manchester St corner. Monday 27 August, 6.00 – 9:00 pm rsvp to Priscilla Tate: rodney@epsom.org.nz Come and hear NZ’s most [...]

Oh the Irony-Bassett’s Books Bankroll Bolshevism!
August 21, 2007 – 9:51 am EST | 2 Comments
Oh the Irony-Bassett’s Books Bankroll Bolshevism!

Auckland historian and commentator, Michael Bassett, is one of the “good guys” to come out of the left of the Labour Party. Like several of his Labour Cabinet colleagues, Bassett became a supporter of Finance Minister Roger Douglas’s economic policies and went on to become a firm advocate of freedom. Now in an ironic twist, [...]

Marxist Minto
August 21, 2007 – 9:25 am EST | 4 Comments
Marxist Minto

In the past I’ve accused Auckland activist and communis….columnist, John Minto of being slightly pink. Well here’s the proof (if any was needed), in his own words, that comrade Minto is actually a rampant, raving red! From the Socialist Worker Blog Earlier this year the Ministry of Defence in Britain produced a report looking ahead [...]

Apprenticeship Issues
August 21, 2007 – 7:47 am EST | One Comment
Apprenticeship Issues

Spome commenters on my previous post raised some important questions re NZ’s dying apprenticeship system. Anonymous said… As we live in a free market system if there was really a massive problem getting skilled employees the employer would just have to raise wages. A private training system could also easily open up or a private [...]

Apprenticeship System Buggered by Bureaucrats
August 20, 2007 – 10:52 am EST | 5 Comments
Apprenticeship System Buggered by Bureaucrats

This week I’ve been working alongside two apprentices. One is the the 5th year of his 3 year apprenticeship, the other is in her 7th. Our tiny apprenticeship system is in very bad shape. Over-bureaucratised and burdened with the loathsome, inefficient and useless “unit standards” system, employers are simply opting out. No matter how much [...]

How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 8
August 20, 2007 – 3:11 am EST | One Comment
How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 8

The Workers Communist League/ Maoists Maoist infiltration of the Labour Party began in earnest in the early ’70s. Student radicals, associated with the “Progressive Clubs” and “Socialist Societies” active on most campuses, worked with and eventually took over many university Labour Clubs. In 1972 Peter Franks, a Maoist student leader, later active in the Wellington [...]

Kill the Bill
August 20, 2007 – 2:59 am EST | No Comment
Kill the Bill

Some photoshop mischief from the inimitable Whaleoil

Workers Party Enters Christchurch Mayoral Race
August 20, 2007 – 1:25 am EST | One Comment
Workers Party Enters Christchurch Mayoral Race

My old mate Byron is standing for the Christchurch mayoralty. From Indymedia The Workers Party is standing retail worker and history student Byron Clark for mayor. “Christchurch is a working class city but the council and mayor don’t represent working class interests. When was the last time one of them was seen on a picket [...]

Why I’m an ACT Party "League" Fan
August 19, 2007 – 3:42 am EST | 4 Comments
Why I’m an ACT Party "League" Fan

Steve Nice Guy from Northland has taken me to task for being a Rugby League fan AND an ACT Party member. Trev, Since you’re a league fan I’m sorry I’m gonna have to ruin your night with the following: League was the invention of “industrial union of workers” working class men of Northern England. These [...]

Russia Resumes Bomber Flights, US Remains in Denial
August 17, 2007 – 9:35 pm EST | No Comment
Russia Resumes Bomber Flights, US Remains in Denial

When is the US going to admit that “Cold War 2″ is well underway? From Novosti CHEBARKUL (Urals), August 17 President Vladimir Putin said Russia permanently resumed Friday long-distance patrol flights of strategic bombers, which were suspended in 1992 after the collapse of the Soviet Union. “I made a decision to restore flights of Russian [...]

Putin Lies Yet Again
August 17, 2007 – 9:21 pm EST | No Comment
Putin Lies Yet Again

How do you know when Putin’s lying? You can see his lips move. From Novosti CHEBARKUL (Urals), August 17 Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed as irrelevant allegations that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a military bloc, and highlighted its increasing role in economic cooperation. The group, comprising Russia, China, and four ex-Soviet Central Asian [...]

How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 7
August 17, 2007 – 8:40 am EST | 3 Comments
How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 7

The Socialist Action League Several waves of Trotskyists have infiltrated the Labour Party over the years. The most significant attempt beginning in the early ’70s was carried out by the Socialist Action League. Formed in 1969, the SAL was affiliated to an international network of Trotskyist parties, the Fourth International and was very pro Castro’s [...]

The RAM Scam
August 17, 2007 – 7:58 am EST | 9 Comments
The RAM Scam

Socialist Worker front, Residents Action Movement(RAM),is plastering Auckland with their new campaign hoardings. I wonder how many of the nearly 90,000 voters who supported RAM candidates in 2004, realised they were voting for a Trotskyist front?

Tyrants Build Anti-US Alliance
August 16, 2007 – 10:29 am EST | No Comment
Tyrants Build Anti-US Alliance

Why has the mainstream media virtually ignord this highly significant gathering? Judging by the security measures taken, those involved see this conference as a very important geopolitical event. When leaders representing over half the world’s population meet to build an anti US alliance, you would think it might make the 6 o’clock news. Clealy the [...]

Iran/China Build Ties
August 16, 2007 – 10:02 am EST | No Comment
Iran/China Build Ties

From the Communist Party of China website Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) shakes hands with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during their meeting in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, August 15, 2007. The friendly and cooperative ties between China and Iran have seen continuous growth thanks to the efforts made by both sides, Chinese President Hu Jintao [...]

Communist Party Manipulates US Congress
August 15, 2007 – 11:14 am EST | No Comment
Communist Party Manipulates US Congress

I have written several posts on the way the Communist Party USA uses Democratic Party sympathisers and/or secret Party members to advance the CPUSA’s agenda in the US Congress. I have specifically named House Judiciary Committee Chair John Conyers, Dennis Kucinich and Barbara Lee as the three congressman most obviously associated with the CPUSA. The [...]

SCO Eyes Expansion, Energy Cartel
August 15, 2007 – 11:01 am EST | No Comment
SCO Eyes Expansion, Energy Cartel

From Novosti MOSCOW, August 15 (RIA Novosti) – The Shanghai security and economic alliance is interested in involving energy-rich Turkmenistan, which is not a member, in its activities, a deputy Russian foreign minister said Wednesday. Turkmenistan has been invited to a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which includes six Central and East Asian [...]

Islam Only Way for Salvation of Mankind
August 15, 2007 – 10:46 am EST | 2 Comments
Islam Only Way for Salvation of Mankind

Does this sound like peaceful co-existence or religious tolerance to you? From Iran’s Islamic Pepublic News Agency President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here Tuesday that rule of Islam on mankind is the only way for salvation of human beings. “There is no truth on earth but monotheism and following tenets of Islam and there is no [...]

How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 6
August 14, 2007 – 10:44 am EST | 2 Comments
How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 6

Middle Class Disillusionment The third reason for expanding extremist influence in the Labour Party is a widespread middle class disillusionment with main-stream politics. Like much of the Western World, in the last 30 years New Zealand’s politics have grown increasingly unstable and voter confidence in established parties has fallen dramatically. Ideologically New Zealand was turned [...]

Iran Seeks to Join SCO
August 14, 2007 – 10:33 am EST | One Comment
Iran Seeks to Join SCO

Iran is set on joining Russia and China in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation-a growing economic, political and military bloc and major threat to the West. From Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi said here Monday that the Islamic Republic of Iran is now among observers [...]

How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 5
August 13, 2007 – 10:47 am EST | 9 Comments
How Socialist Extremists Took Over the New Zealand Labour Party Part 5

The Socialist Unity Party Formed in 1966, the pro Soviet, Socialist Unity Party was from its inception NZ’s most influential Marxist-Leninist party. The Party progressively came to dominate the union movement which it aggressively milked for money and resources. This combined with significant financial support channelled through the Soviet embassy and NZ/USSR Friendship society, gave [...]

Peter Hall-Jones Profiled
August 12, 2007 – 11:38 am EST | 12 Comments
Peter Hall-Jones Profiled

Raised in Invercargill, Peter Hall-Jones comes from a prominent leftish Southland family. Young Peter was involved in radical politics at Otago University in the early ’80s. He was also a bit of a muso, playing for atime with well known punk/conceptual band, “The Axemen”. In the mid ’80s Hall-Jones moved to Christchurch where he joined [...]

"National Question" 27 Pyongyang Plotters Plan Protests
August 12, 2007 – 9:35 am EST | One Comment
"National Question" 27 Pyongyang Plotters Plan Protests

While the pro-Soviet Socialist Unity Party tried to alter the power structures of this country through their Maori Economic Plan, they also worked on indoctrinating a new wave of Maori and Pacific Island radicals. Every 4 to 5 years, the Soviet front World Federation of Democratic Youth organised (and still does) an international communist youth [...]

Hone Harawira-"Beefsteak Radical?"
August 11, 2007 – 9:14 pm EST | 5 Comments
Hone Harawira-"Beefsteak Radical?"

Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira is often in the news, usually over something to do with race or racial agitation. We all know that Hone is brown-he constantly reminds us that he is a champion of Maoridom. But is Hone Harawira really a “beefsteak radical”-brown on the outside, red in the middle? The son of [...]

….Never Intended to Become a Military Bloc
August 10, 2007 – 10:12 am EST | No Comment
….Never Intended to Become a Military Bloc

From Novosti MOSCOW, August 10 – The presidents of Russia and China will meet in the South Urals August 16-17 for talks and a review of troops engaged in a regional antiterrorism exercise, Peace Mission 2007, China’s ambassador to Russia said Friday. “On the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, Chairman of the Chinese People’s Republic [...]