Last Minute!!! Trevor Loudon Speaking in Bay Area Tonight
April 10, 2014 – 3:05 pm EST | No Comment

In a last minute arrangement, New Zealand author Trevor Loudon will be speaking on his book The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress, tonight, April 10, at 7.30 pm. The venue will be at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA, 94065. This is Loudon’s second [...]

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Muesli Munching Mentals Monster Meat Mongers
March 30, 2007 – 5:41 am EST | 14 Comments
Muesli Munching Mentals Monster Meat Mongers

From Indymedia Over the last few weeks concerned activists have been gluing the locks of two businesses, involved in perpetuating the oppression of both animals and environment. The Bank of New Zealand and the Mad Butcher have been targeted for their involvement in the Meat Conference, being held in Wellington this 30th and 31st of [...]

Rodney Rules the Runway
March 30, 2007 – 5:13 am EST | 7 Comments
Rodney Rules the Runway

Who’d have thought this was possible a year ago? Kirkcaldie & Stains broke with tradition this season, taking the autumn fashion show out of the store and into the Wellington Town Hall for the first time. It was a brave move which paid off with close on 700 people attending. Celebrity models Lorraine Downs and [...]

Christchurch Anti Anti-Smacking Bill March
March 29, 2007 – 12:54 am EST | 8 Comments
Christchurch Anti Anti-Smacking Bill March

I went on my first ever protest march yesterday. With 2,000 other brave souls (including several ACT members) I marched through central Christchuch, in the pouring rain, in opposition to Sue bradford’s proposed anti-smacking law. From TV1 News About 2,000 people packed a rain-soaked Cathedral Square in Christchurch on Wednesday, to protest against the anti-smacking [...]

Chinese Pressure NZ Media
March 29, 2007 – 12:22 am EST | 3 Comments
Chinese Pressure NZ Media

I recently posted on the exclusion of journalist Nick Wang from a function at Parliament for Chinese vice premier Zeng Peiyan. I have heard many stories about local Chinese government supporters pressuring the NZ Chinese media, so I was not surprised, but grateful when Auckland’s Triangle TV CEO, J W Blackman wrote this comment; I [...]

Barack Obama’s Marxist Mentor
March 28, 2007 – 10:49 pm EST | 41 Comments
Barack Obama’s Marxist Mentor

The US far left is divided on whether to support Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama for the Democratic Presidential nomination. While both have cultivated a moderate image in recent times, both undoubtedly come from the left. Clinton’s youthful Marxist ties have been well documented, but it appears that even Obama has some socialist influence in [...]

US Preparing to Attack Iran?
March 28, 2007 – 9:58 pm EST | 4 Comments
US Preparing to Attack Iran?

From Novosti MOSCOW, March 27 Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran’s borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday. “The latest military intelligence data point to heightened U.S. military preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran,” the official said, adding that the Pentagon [...]

Russia/China Build Alliance
March 28, 2007 – 3:38 am EST | 2 Comments
Russia/China Build Alliance

From Novosti The leaders of Russia and China met in Moscow Monday to discuss the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs, and cooperation within a post-Soviet security organization and in space security. In their joint declaration concluding the first day of the Chinese leader’s three-day visit to Moscow, Vladimir Putin and Hu Jintao said Iran [...]

Indian Murder Update for Workers Party People
March 27, 2007 – 9:49 pm EST | 17 Comments
Indian Murder Update for Workers Party People

Here is a murder update for the Workers Party. The table, compiled by Indian Naxal Terror Watch details the killings carried out by your Maoist Naxalite comrades in India in 2006. Please note that in every state, civilian murders (liberations)outweigh the number of security personnel killed. Just thought you’d like to know.

Animal "Rights" Criminals At It Again
March 27, 2007 – 9:38 pm EST | One Comment
Animal "Rights" Criminals At It Again

From Indymedia Last night (26th March) Animal Rights Activists broke into the Cheeky Chicken battery hen farm on Airfield Road in Papakura, Auckland. We liberated 30 hens from the filthy and disgusting conditions. Our actions need no further explanation, as has been said many times before we will continue liberating animals and exposing abuse until [...]

India Seeks A/NZ Support for Nuclear Power
March 27, 2007 – 6:46 pm EST | One Comment
India Seeks A/NZ Support for Nuclear Power

From Iran’s Islamic Republic News Agency Aiming to muster the support of all members of the Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) for its civil nuclear aspirations, India will seek next week to persuade Australia and New Zealand to shun their reservations on the issue. Shyam Saran, the special envoy on the nuclear issue, will visit these [...]

Will India Ally With Russia, China and Iran Against the West?
March 27, 2007 – 9:47 am EST | 2 Comments
Will India Ally With Russia, China and Iran Against the West?

India is being pushed/enticed to join a growing neo-communist bloc on two fronts. From below the pressure comes from an allegedly Chinese/Pakistani backed Maoist insurgency that effects a third of the country. From above, India is being lured into the Chinese/Russian led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation with promises of economic and energy rewards. The influential Communist [...]

ALF-Anarchist Loonies Filmed?
March 27, 2007 – 6:10 am EST | No Comment
ALF-Anarchist Loonies Filmed?

The world is plagued by ego driven, self centred no-nothings who indulge in criminal behaviour to win the esteem of their peers. Now some of them have glorified their criminality in a film. From Indymedia Screening of BEHIND THE MASKWednesday 4th April7pmTrades Hall147-151 Great North RoadGrey Lynn$5 on the door After spending nearly 11 years [...]

We Must Not Offend Great Zeng Peiyan
March 27, 2007 – 5:58 am EST | 7 Comments
We Must Not Offend Great Zeng Peiyan

From Stuff An official ceremony at Parliament was temporarily shelved last night after the delegation of Chinese vice-premier Zeng Peiyan objected to journalists’ presence at a function. A Government spokesman said there had been a misunderstanding over whether two journalists working for the same organisation were allowed at an official meet and greet. Journalist Nick [...]

I Care
March 27, 2007 – 5:06 am EST | 8 Comments
I Care

Anonymous posted this comment on my recent post on the anti Anti Smacking Bill march. Hmm, dont care about children, animals the environment, poor people…. I think im detecting a pattern in trev’s blogging. I’m not usually bothered by insults anon, but I won’t let this comment go by. Firstly I love kids anon-read my [...]

Maoists Bash Police
March 26, 2007 – 2:49 am EST | 27 Comments
Maoists Bash Police

A top priority of any decent socialist revolutionary organisation is the erosion of public confidence in the police. Unfortunately, the NZ Police Department has make the left’s job easy by their abandonment of standards and wimpy political correctness. The socialist feminists had a go a couple of weeks ago-now the Maoists are putting the slipper [...]

Ya Gotta Love This Lawyer!
March 26, 2007 – 12:41 am EST | One Comment
Ya Gotta Love This Lawyer!

Former ACT Justice spokesman, Stephen Franks is one no bullshit lawyer. He’s been blogging more regularly lately here On Labour’s heinous proceeds of crime bill (Pusillanimous means cowardly); March 21st, 2007 Good to hear the Green and Maori Parties’ spirited defence of that ancient and vital principle. They oppose the bill to allow confiscation on [...]

Public March To Protest Anti-Smacking Bill.
March 26, 2007 – 12:15 am EST | 9 Comments
Public March To Protest Anti-Smacking Bill.

I dont normally go in for marches and rallies, but this issue is too important too ignore. Public March To Protest Anti-Smacking Bill All Christchurch is encouraged to make the time to attend the Public March To Protest Anti-Smacking Bill. When? Wednesday 28 March 12pmWhere? Victoria Square (close to Cathedral Square)Speakers: Simon Barnett and Gary [...]

Who is Mohammad Mohammadi Reyshahri? Why Did He Come to New Zealand?
March 25, 2007 – 4:21 am EST | 12 Comments
Who is Mohammad Mohammadi Reyshahri? Why Did He Come to New Zealand?

According to an Iranian news report, a very senior Iranian official and his entourage recently visited New Zealand. From Islamic Republic News Agency Ayatollah Mohammadi Ray-Shahri and his entourage visited Malaysian Hajj Organization and its Investment Fund here on Friday and discussed issues of mutual interest with the Malaysian officials. In a meeting with the [...]

A Brief History of Indian Communism
March 25, 2007 – 12:10 am EST | 3 Comments
A Brief History of Indian Communism

From the left wing Indian magazine Tehelka Interview with leftist writer Arundhati Roy The Communist Party of India, the CPI, was formed in 1925. The CPI (M), or what we now call the CPM — the Communist Party Marxist — split from the CPI in 1964 and formed a separate party. Both, of course, were [...]

Does National Thinks This is Acceptable?
March 23, 2007 – 9:41 pm EST | 16 Comments
Does National Thinks This is Acceptable?

The National Party says it will not alter Labour’s Employment Relations Act, should it win the next election. That means it is willing to allow this kind of abomination to continue. How much damage is this kind of corruption doing to our economy? How much harm is it doing to this country’s work ethic and [...]

Solidarity Strikes Out
March 23, 2007 – 9:39 am EST | 10 Comments
Solidarity Strikes Out

Matt McCarten’s UNITE union focuses on youth and low paid workers in the service sector. UNITE is also heavily infiltrated by the Maoist/Trotskyist Workers Party. Meanwhile the Pure Trotskyists of Socialist Worker have started their own union to organise low paid factory and industrial workers. The new union is called “Solidarity” and its only two [...]

Is Far Left Behind the Anti-Smacking Campaign?
March 23, 2007 – 9:01 am EST | 3 Comments
Is Far Left Behind the Anti-Smacking Campaign?

What evidence do I have the the far left is involved in the anti smacking campaign? Here’s an unsigned piece from the pro-Soviet, Socialist Unity Party’s “Tribune” of 16.7.90 p5. Tuesday, July 8th was a great day for NZ. On that day the physical abuse of children in NZ schools was made illegal… People who [...]

On Caning, Kinky Sex, Devious Young Men , Tory MPs, Pillow Talk and "Mata Hari" Prostitutes
March 23, 2007 – 1:11 am EST | No Comment
On Caning, Kinky Sex, Devious Young Men , Tory MPs, Pillow Talk and "Mata Hari" Prostitutes

Labour’s attempt to shut down debate on the anti-smacking bill reminds me of a little incident that occurred 17 or 18 years ago. This was the time when the left were campaigning heavily against corporal punishment in schools. I was sitting at a desk in the Christcurch Peace and Environment Centre, perusing their wonderful selection [...]

Heather Roy on Anti-Smacking Bill
March 23, 2007 – 1:04 am EST | No Comment
Heather Roy on Anti-Smacking Bill

ACT MP Heather Roy is not impressed with Helen Clark’s plans to “fast track” the anti-smacking legislation. From her latest press release Putting Parliament into urgency to pass the “Anti-smacking Bill” is unacceptable and anti-democratic, says ACT’s Deputy Leader and Party Whip, Heather Roy. “Around 80% of Kiwis are opposed to banning smacking by good [...]

With Friends Like These…
March 22, 2007 – 3:52 am EST | No Comment
With Friends Like These…

From Korea News Pyongyang, March 21 Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday on the occasion of the New Year in Iran. Expressing the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would grow [...]

Christchurch Socialist Activist Dies
March 22, 2007 – 3:44 am EST | 3 Comments
Christchurch Socialist Activist Dies

Christchurch socialist activist Jim Lamb died, in his early 50s, on Monday. Lamb earned an honours degree in Philosophy from Otago University. His first practical “community work” was as a youth worker in Merseyside area of the UK. During the ’80s, Lamb worked on the railways in Christchurch and was active in the union movement. [...]

Did a "Sendero Luminoso" Supporter Study in NZ ?
March 22, 2007 – 2:22 am EST | 7 Comments
Did a "Sendero Luminoso" Supporter Study in NZ ?

Some readers who attended Auckland University in the early ’90s, or Canterbury University in the mid ’90s may remember a Peruvian student, Edgardo Alarcón León. According to a 1993 Amnesty International report held at the University of Minnesota Library; At approximately 23:30 hours on June 16, 1986, subversives planted dynamite charges in the road at [...]

Modern Maoists on the March
March 21, 2007 – 6:35 pm EST | 3 Comments
Modern Maoists on the March

Maoism is growing in India, Nepal and the Philippines. There are also strong movements in Turkey, Afghanistan, Iran, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and several other Asian, African and European countries plus nearly all of the Americas. Some operate inside the Revolutionary Internationalist Movement, which supports Peru’s Sendero Luminoso, others are aligned to more generally focussed, Maoist [...]

S.A.P. 13 Radha D’Souza
March 20, 2007 – 4:53 am EST | 6 Comments
S.A.P. 13 Radha D’Souza

My 13th Socialist Academic Profile looks at Waikato University law lecturer, Radha D’Souza. Before coming to New Zealand in 1996, D’Souza practiced as counsel in the High Court of Bombay (Mumbai), India, for 18 years representing NGO’s, “community, environment and labour groups” in class action litigation. Her legal specialization includes “constitutional law, administrative law, labour [...]

Pacific Empire on India’s Maoists
March 20, 2007 – 4:31 am EST | 8 Comments
Pacific Empire on India’s Maoists

Phil and luke at Pacific Empire have an excellent article on India’s Maoist rebels here.