Communiqués From The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy
July 21, 2017 – 8:48 am EST | No Comment

Communiqués From The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy is a great book. When does the soul enter the human body? At birth? At conception? This is the only important question in the abortion debate. Are human beings essentially spiritual in nature, as most, but not all, conservatives believe? Or are humans (forget the “being” part) merely a […]

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Rodney’s Rebels
March 25, 2006 – 10:57 pm EST | 9 Comments
Rodney’s Rebels

Part of the new ACT Board at yesterday’s ACT annual conference in Wellington. Standing Warren Jones, Helen Simpson, David Seymour, Garry Mallett (President), Mike Collins, Muriel Newman, Andrew Falloon, Yours Truly, Barbara Astill (Party Secretary) Seated Great leader, Rodney Hide, Helmswoman, Heather Roy

ACT’s New Board
March 25, 2006 – 9:04 am EST | 11 Comments
ACT’s New Board

Members of ACT New Zealand have elected Garry Mallett as their new President and Trevor Loudon as Vice-President “ACT members have once again elected quality people with talent and passion”, said outgoing ACT President Catherine Judd. Regional Board Members Auckland North: Brendon CullenAuckland South: David SeymourWellington: Michael Collins Deputy Board Members Auckland South: Warren JonesWaikato/BOP: […]

Congratulations Mr VP
March 24, 2006 – 8:03 am EST | 23 Comments
Congratulations Mr VP

Congratulations to my husband, Trevor, on his sucessful bid for Vice Presidency of ACT today. The party couldn’t have a more diligent, loyal and philosphically aligned VP. Love Tracey

Russia and China Co-operating on Energy
March 23, 2006 – 6:59 am EST | One Comment
Russia and China Co-operating on Energy

From Outsidethecube Worlds largest energy cooperation agreement. A number of important cooperation agreements have been signed between Russia and China during the visit to China of President Putin. The most important are in the energy cooperation and a number of joint ventures.It is readily identified that the growth of the Chinese economy has been fueling […]

W.A.Y.N.C.R.? Number 5, Joss Debreceny
March 23, 2006 – 12:07 am EST | 3 Comments
W.A.Y.N.C.R.? Number 5, Joss Debreceny

My Fifth, Where Are You Now, Campus Radical? profile is of TVNZ’s newly appointed publicity manager, Joss Debreceny. From a “Public Relations” family (his father worked for the Labour Party in the ’70s), Joss Debreceny is well on his way up the corporate ladder. Immediately before joining TVNZ, Debreceny worked for a well known PR […]

W.A.Y.N.C.R.? Number 4, Quentin Jukes
March 22, 2006 – 5:05 pm EST | One Comment
W.A.Y.N.C.R.? Number 4, Quentin Jukes

My latest Where Are You Now, Campus Radical? profile is of Quentin Jukes, a long time colleague of Green MP, Sue Bradford. Quentin Jukes was active in student politics at Waikato Uni in the early ’80s. Jukes studied Social Sciences and was on the Waikato Students Union executive in 1982/83. In 1985 he was Vice […]

Another Good Reason to Ban Human Cloning
March 21, 2006 – 10:26 pm EST | 4 Comments
Another Good Reason to Ban Human Cloning

If human cloning ever becomes a reality, this picture might be a taste of the horrors to come. From Rodney’s Blog British Labour MP Austin Mitchell’s snap of me the day before the election last year has won 100 pounds for the CLIC Sargent charity that provides care and financial support for children and families […]

Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics, Part 3
March 21, 2006 – 12:23 am EST | 7 Comments
Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics, Part 3

After her brief fling with the Green Party, Sue Bradford settled back into her old patterns, organising demos, getting arrested and running the Auckland Unemployed Workers Rights Centre. In January 1991 she led a sit in at the US Consulate in Auckland after the first Iraq war broke out. In February she was prominent at […]

Privacy for Paedophiles? Piss Off!
March 20, 2006 – 9:44 pm EST | 3 Comments
Privacy for Paedophiles? Piss Off!

From today’s Herald A convicted paedophile has been awarded $25,000 damages for invasion of his privacy after police alerted people in his neighbourhood to his presence. Barry Brown – who has convictions for sexual offences dating back to 1982 – sued police in Wellington District Court for $80,000. He was identified in 2001 after he […]

Who is Radical Youth?
March 20, 2006 – 9:00 pm EST | 7 Comments
Who is Radical Youth?

A comment from David Farrar’s KiwiBlog yesterday by “Ted Kennedy” Some enterprising journo should do some digging and ask specifically what links Radical Youth has with Unite, the Greens, and the role played in RY by the likes of John Minto and Matt McCarten. While Ted is dreaming if he thinks any mainstream journo is […]

"Investigate" Looks Into China/Lyttelton Port Deal
March 20, 2006 – 5:20 am EST | One Comment
"Investigate" Looks Into China/Lyttelton Port Deal

The latest issue of “Investigate” also probes the proposed deal between the Christchurch City Council and Hong Kong based Hutchison-Whampoa. Investigate’s front cover proclaims “NZ Port Security Threat-China’s Richest Man Wants to Buy NZ Ports-but he’s linked to the Chinese military” Good to see Investigate giving this issue the coverage it deserves. Shame on our […]

Investigate on David Parker
March 20, 2006 – 4:59 am EST | One Comment
Investigate on David Parker

According to the Investigate magazine Blog Attorney-General David Parker could face up to $1.8 million in fines or a five year jail term after filing false statements with the Companies Office during his time as a Labour MP, according to a story in the latest Investigate magazine. The magazine says it has six documents bearing […]

20,000 Hits
March 19, 2006 – 8:34 am EST | 10 Comments
20,000 Hits

Thanks Y’all!

Matt McCarten’s Wet Dream
March 18, 2006 – 11:23 pm EST | 2 Comments
Matt McCarten’s Wet Dream

Writing in today’s Herald on Sunday, Matt McCarten, tells where Labour gets its money from. What matt really wants though is for unions to fund his comrades in the Green Party, so we could have more “pro-worker policy.” Hat Tip Rodney Hide Yet the trade union movement still puts all its eggs in one basket. […]

A Prima Facie Case; Police Are Labour’s Lackeys
March 18, 2006 – 8:19 am EST | 7 Comments
A Prima Facie Case; Police Are Labour’s Lackeys

The NZ Police top brass are gutless wonders. If you’re doing 5Kms over the limit on your way to work to make some money to pay your taxes to pay their wages, its ZERO tolerance. If you’re a farmer in a remote area and you shoot some hood trying to steal your property, the police […]

Reply to Aaron; Confronting Evil
March 16, 2006 – 9:51 pm EST | 8 Comments
Reply to Aaron; Confronting Evil

Former ACT Deputy Board member Aaron Bhatnagar has this to say, regarding my defence of Rodney Hide’s exposing of David Benson-Pope. In the end, politics is not about being negative and “hurting the other party” but about advancing society through the application of your philosophy and policy. By way of example, look at Wayne Mapp’s […]

IRD on Wheels?
March 16, 2006 – 9:07 pm EST | One Comment
IRD on Wheels?

I stole this from Andrew Falloon. He stole it from the Ashburton Guardian. It’s about the police stealing from motorists. If Ashburton’s police officers are focused on their jobs, they should be able to issue one traffic ticket per working hour, says Ashburton’s police chief Arnold Kelly. In the past year, Ashburton officers issued 13,000 […]

Rodney’s Real Responsibilities
March 16, 2006 – 2:38 am EST | 3 Comments
Rodney’s Real Responsibilities

From The Whig part of a comment by former ACT board member, turned Nat, Aaron Bhatnagar. Rodney has allowed a sort of McCarthyist politics dictate his actions in Parliament. It’s a “get Benson-Pope at any costs” mentality, which will never win ACT votes. It may in fact put people off from voting for ACT even […]

A Small Step in the Wrong Direction
March 16, 2006 – 2:13 am EST | 5 Comments
A Small Step in the Wrong Direction

New Zealand First MPH Barbara Stewart’s members bill cutting the number of MPs from 120 to 100 was passed 61 to 60 at its first reading last night. The bill will founder and so it should. The number of MPs in our parliament is not the problem. In fact I would be comfortable with more. […]

A Small Step in the Right Direction
March 16, 2006 – 1:58 am EST | One Comment
A Small Step in the Right Direction

From today’s Herald A National Party bill to allow a 90-day probation period for new workers passed its first hurdle last night and will proceed to a select committee. The probation period employment bill – which will give employers a 90-day trial period in which they can get rid of people who don’t work out […]

Crown Law Considers Charging Labour Party
March 14, 2006 – 9:38 pm EST | One Comment
Crown Law Considers Charging Labour Party

The Crown Law Office will advise police by the end of next week whether or not to prosecute the Labour Party for alleged over spending in the 2005 election. How the hell will Crown Law wriggle out of the fact that Labour spent $446,000 from Helen Clark’s leader’s fund, on pledge cards for purely electoral […]

"If PSNA Are Terrorist Sympathisers, Then So Is Helen Clark"
March 14, 2006 – 5:14 am EST | One Comment
"If PSNA Are Terrorist Sympathisers, Then So Is Helen Clark"

This piece, comes, with the above heading from the Philippines Solidarity Network Aotearoa’s Kapitiran No 22 of January 2003. The author is PSNA Secretary, Murray Horton “One major concern had been that New Zealanders supporting liberation movements overseas (which more often than not have to resort to armed struggle – East Timor is the most […]

Who is Crispin Beltran?
March 14, 2006 – 3:38 am EST | 2 Comments
Who is Crispin Beltran?

The Philippines Solidarity Network Aotearoa is very concerned at the arrest of the leftist Anakpawis Party’s Congressman, Crispin Beltran in the Philippines. PSNA have asked Helen Clark to intercede with Philippines President Arroyo on Beltran’s behalf. The PSNA toured Beltran here in 1999, as long time head of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, the Communist Party […]

Crackdown on Philippines "Insurrectionists"
March 14, 2006 – 2:43 am EST | 3 Comments
Crackdown on Philippines "Insurrectionists"

From the Star-Sun Network Online February 26 2006 Party-list Legislators, Communist Leaders Sued for Rebellion MANILA — In line with the crackdown on people allegedly out to destabilize the government, police on Monday filed rebellion charges against 15 individuals identified with the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army. In his complaint […]

Clark Urged to Tackle Philippines President on Human Rights
March 14, 2006 – 1:26 am EST | One Comment
Clark Urged to Tackle Philippines President on Human Rights

From the NZ Herald 13.03.06 By Paul Smith Prime Minister Helen Clark is being urged to raise human rights abuses with the Philippines government during a meeting there this week. President Gloria Arroyo declared an effective state of emergency last month, saying it was necessary to prevent a coup. There are reports that one of […]

Chinese President Directs Military Propagandists
March 12, 2006 – 11:10 pm EST | 3 Comments
Chinese President Directs Military Propagandists

Excerpts from China Daily 13th March 2006 Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing Tuesday visited the Liberation Army Daily, the newspaper of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, to congratulate it on its 50th founding anniversary. President Hu Jintao visits and greets the staffs of the Liberation Army Daily, the newspaper of the Chinese People’s Liberation […]

China Renews Commitment to Marxist Future
March 12, 2006 – 10:15 pm EST | 2 Comments
China Renews Commitment to Marxist Future

The popular view is that China is abandoning Marxist-Leninism and will slowly evolve into a capitalist and democratic state. Much of our relationship with China is based on this “Pollyanna” like view. below are excerpts from a 6th of February 2006 article in the Korean online journal Ohmy News “China Revives Marx” Conference on Marxism […]

Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics Part 2
March 12, 2006 – 3:33 am EST | 6 Comments
Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics Part 2

After her six months in China, courtesy of a Foreign Affairs scholarship, Sue Bradford returned to NZ in 1981 and became heavily involved in the anti Springbok Tour movement. By then married to Bill Bradford, she was six months pregnant, but that didn’t stop her. Sue Bradford and her small “direct action” group in association […]

Helen Clark Out of Place in Valparaiso?
March 11, 2006 – 9:35 pm EST | 3 Comments
Helen Clark Out of Place in Valparaiso?

NZ Prime Minister, Helen Clark has just been to the March 11 inauguration of Chile’s new Socialist president, . Apart from our leader (who is of course a moderate social democrat) and US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, the guest list reads like a who’s who of the Latin American far left. Brazil’s Luiz Inacio […]

Loudon for Vice President!
March 11, 2006 – 12:04 am EST | 8 Comments
Loudon for Vice President!

Some may be aware I’m standing for the Vice Presidency of the ACT Party. Here is an email I sent yesterday to party members. It sums up what I hope to achieve in the position. Dear ACT Member A final quick message to remind those who have not voted that time is running out, votes […]