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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.

Open Letter to Young Worker’s Party Members
March 20, 2007 – 2:54 am EST | 18 Comments
Open Letter to Young Worker’s Party Members

Every Clubs Day, dozens of young people at Victoria, Auckland and Canterbury Universities sign up to the Workers Party. You agree with the 5 basic platforms of the Party, pay your dollar and you’re an official revolutionary. Most will go no further, but every year a tiny few become committed converts to the Maoist cause. [...]

NZ’s Leading Maoists Profiled
March 20, 2007 – 1:16 am EST | 11 Comments
NZ’s Leading Maoists Profiled

The Worker’s Party of NZ, is now probably this country’s largest Marxist-Leninist organisation. Formerly known as the Anti-Capitalist Alliance, the Workers Party is a fairly open organisation surrounding core members of the Revolutionary Workers League. The RWL/WP is an unusual amalganation of mainly Auckland based Maoists, from the “old” Workers Party, led by Daphna Whitmore [...]

Indian Maoists Prepare to Mount "People’s War"
March 20, 2007 – 12:58 am EST | 45 Comments
Indian Maoists Prepare to Mount "People’s War"

Very few in the West realise just how serious India’s Maoist insurrection is becoming. Allegedly supported by China and Pakistan, the insurgency is growing daily in half of India’s 29 states. From Reuters India RANI BODLI, India (Reuters) – All that remains at an outpost on the frontline of India’s war on Maoists are charred [...]

Brazilian Bush
March 19, 2007 – 9:03 am EST | One Comment
Brazilian Bush

Just to prove how fair and unbiased I am-here’s a Bush joke from Aussie marxist journal, Green Left Weekly. As US President George Bush was preparing for his recent “We care” trip to Latin America — during which massive demonstrations of Latin Americans responded by saying “No you fucking don’t” and “Get the hell out [...]

ACT Conference
March 19, 2007 – 8:44 am EST | 6 Comments
ACT Conference

Still recovering from ACT’s South Island conference in Christchurch on Saturday Leader Rodney Hide addresses the faithful. Yours truly in white shirt, top extreme left We had a very good turnout. Speakers included deputy leader Heather Roy, former MPs Muriel Newman and Gerry Eckhoff, ACT on Campus president Mike Bridge, party president Garry Mallett and [...]

Bad Mann, Banned
March 18, 2007 – 1:43 am EST | 4 Comments
Bad Mann, Banned

British Animal Liberation Front activist Keith Mann has been refused permission to travel to NZ. He was barred from boarding a plane at Heathrow Airport by NZ officials concerned over his criminal record. According to today’s Sunday Star Times, Mann was to have come to NZ for a speaking tour and to join protests against [...]

Philippines Communists Praise Indian Massacre
March 18, 2007 – 1:33 am EST | One Comment
Philippines Communists Praise Indian Massacre

Maoist rebels effectively now rule Nepal, large swathes of India and significant amounts of the Philippines countryside. Maoists are known for their extreme violence and readiness to massacre and terrorise both the enemy and those who refuse to collaborate. It is extremely difficult to believe denials denials of involvement in past massacres when the Communist [...]

Indian Maoist Rebel Atrocity
March 18, 2007 – 1:11 am EST | No Comment
Indian Maoist Rebel Atrocity

The latest atrocity from India’s 40 year old and rapidly worsening Maoist insurrection. Hat Tip Once Upon a Time in the West From Reuters RAIPUR, India – Thousands of police poured into the dense forests of eastern India on Friday after Maoist rebels massacred 55 people in a makeshift police camp in the region. The [...]

Stalputin
March 18, 2007 – 12:51 am EST | One Comment
Stalputin

The re-Sovietisation of Russia gathers pace. From the International Herald-Tribune Hat Tip Zionist Anti-Communist MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin has decreed the creation of an agency to regulate the media and the Internet, sparking fears among some Russian journalists of a bid to extend tight publishing controls to the relatively free Web. Putin signed a decree [...]

Palestinians Back Kim Il Jong
March 16, 2007 – 4:19 am EST | 3 Comments
Palestinians Back Kim Il Jong

From Korean News Pyongyang, March 15 A message to Kim Jong Il was adopted at the seventh congress of the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front held in Damascus of Syria on Feb. 21. The message said that the Arab people and patriotic and progressive organizations of Palestine are proud to note that Kim Jong Il has [...]

Philippines Revolutionaries Face Justice
March 16, 2007 – 4:12 am EST | 2 Comments
Philippines Revolutionaries Face Justice

The Philippines Revolution has gained considerable ground in recent years. On one level the Communist Party/New Peoples Army has managed to maintain control of huge swathes of countryside. On another level, thousands of “ex”-communists and sympathisers have used “legal” organisations and political parties to infiltrate the cities, unions, universities and Parliament itself. President Arroyo’s government [...]