US Communists Shill for Russia Over Ukraine
April 18, 2014 – 3:08 am EST | 6 Comments

Two groups have been most actively supporting “there is no such thing as an ex-Chekist,” Vladimir Putin’s naked aggression in the Ukraine. They are Western communists, who hate the West and still see Russia as a force for socialism and anti-Americanism, and some naive Western “conservatives” like commentator Pat Buchanan and actor Steven Segal, who [...]

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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 [...]

Mark Blaug to Speak in Christchurch
March 16, 2007 – 3:53 am EST | 2 Comments
Mark Blaug to Speak in Christchurch

Prof. Mark Blaug Lecture Christchurch Monday 19th March Canterbury University Economics Department has extended an invitation to ACT supporters and other interested parties to hear Professor Mark Blaug speak on “Congestion Charging“. While Aucklanders suffering from traffic congestion in the central business district rally against congestion charges, economists see congestion charges as an ideal solution [...]

Armstrong on ACT
March 15, 2007 – 11:42 pm EST | No Comment
Armstrong on ACT

John Armstrong of the NZ Herald has written a perceptive piece about ACT. Hat Tip Rodney Hide Some excerpts; However, since its parliamentary representation was slashed from nine MPs to just two, Act has been doing a lot of things differently. Much of this is down to the political “rebirthing” of Rodney Hide. Over the [...]

75,000 Hits
March 15, 2007 – 10:34 pm EST | No Comment
75,000 Hits

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The Adoption Option-One Couple’s Story 6 (Final)
March 15, 2007 – 9:30 am EST | No Comment
The Adoption Option-One Couple’s Story 6 (Final)

Part 6 of our adoption story. Part 5 is here. There is a footnote to our story that might interest some potential adoptive parents. After we had confirmed that we wanted to take James and Lara, we got no less five offers of children from expectant mothers and midwives who had seen our profiles. We [...]

China Moves on Papua-New Guinea
March 15, 2007 – 9:04 am EST | 5 Comments
China Moves on Papua-New Guinea

China is steadily increasing its malign influence in the South Pacific, from Fiji to East Timor, To Tonga, to Papua-New Guinea. It appears to be exploiting the anti-colonialist attitude to Australia, now common in some Pacific countries. Naturally the Communist Party is paying close attention to these developmenrs, From the Communist Party of Australia’s Guardian [...]

Old Rivals Re-United
March 14, 2007 – 11:41 pm EST | No Comment
Old Rivals Re-United

From La Prensa Latina Moscow, Mar 14 China´s Foreign Ministry official Li Juei extolled bilateral ties with Russia on Wednesday and called them strategic, while strengthening of those ties was ratified by Russian authorities as well. Juei made his remarks at the inauguration of the information center for the Year of China in Russia, slated [...]

The Adoption Option-One Couple’s Experience 5
March 14, 2007 – 3:44 am EST | No Comment
The Adoption Option-One Couple’s Experience 5

Part 5 our experiences with the adoption system. Part 4 is here. Eighteen months later James is a rambunctious, super bright and mischievous little boy. He loves cars, tractors, planes, Bob the Builder, his sister, his little friend Jack and rough and tumble. He is very popular with our friends and family and people are [...]

Do Socialists Live in the Real World?
March 13, 2007 – 11:23 pm EST | 44 Comments
Do Socialists Live in the Real World?

From Korean News Pyongyang, March 12 — Russian poet Alexandr Konstantinovich Lavtev made public poem “Kim Jong Il, August Name of the Sun” in praise of Kim Jong Il. In the poem he told that Kim Jong Il indicated the way of the people to follow in the new century, steering the Songun revolution of [...]