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The #FireBannon movement has been around from the beginning of President Trump’s tenure, but it has been amping up in a clearly-coordinated effort since 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr., an admirer of Hitler who had a history of violence and was diagnosed with schizophrenia, plowed into radical left wing activists in Charlottesville over the weekend, […]

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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 […]

More Christians in Our Prisons!
March 10, 2006 – 11:08 pm EST | 3 Comments
More Christians in Our Prisons!

From Heather Roy’s Diary In an attempt to find cheaper alternatives, a high profile delegation has been on a trip to Europe. The trip was arranged to investigate how prisons are used in Europe and to study alternatives to New Zealand’s prison system. Damien O’Connor was there in his capacity as Minister of Corrections. Kim […]

Terrorists Before Taxpayers
March 10, 2006 – 10:59 pm EST | One Comment
Terrorists Before Taxpayers

From Silent Running. Shows just who this government cares about.

Chinese/Russian Split Healed
March 10, 2006 – 12:58 am EST | One Comment
Chinese/Russian Split Healed

From the Communist Party of Australia’s “Guardian” of March 8 2006 China-Russian Treaty of “Friendly Cooperation” Following a recent meeting between the Foreign Ministers of China and Russia, Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov said that the two countries have developed a new pattern of bilateral relationships featuring a mature, trustworthy and reliable partnership. The two […]

Lyttelton Port Deal Gets More Complicated
March 10, 2006 – 12:26 am EST | One Comment
Lyttelton Port Deal Gets More Complicated

Excerpts from this mornings Stuff article on the proposed deal to partially sell Lyttelton Port Company to a front for the Chinese government. Port Otago has stunned the Christchurch City Council with a sharemarket raid that enables it to block the city’s takeover of Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. Dunedin’s port company dropped its bombshell at […]

Who Runs NZAID’s "Global Group"?
March 8, 2006 – 10:44 pm EST | 3 Comments
Who Runs NZAID’s "Global Group"?

According to NZAID’s website, the organisation’s “Global Group”, which distributes half of NZAID’s aid budget, is headed by Don Clarke. Don Clarke has been Director of NZAID’s Global Group since the agency was established in July 2002. Don has extensive experience in the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector, especially in the area of international aid and […]

Who Allocates NZAID Money?
March 8, 2006 – 10:36 pm EST | 2 Comments
Who Allocates NZAID Money?

Your generous donation to Hamas, probably goes through NZAID’s “Global Group”. According to NZAID’s website. Reflecting NZAID’s mission to eliminate poverty, NZAID’s Global Group is responsible for regional and bilateral programmes in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Group manages NZAID’s relationships with International Financial Institutions (IFIs), multilateral agencies ( including selected international NGOs) and […]

NZAID Supports Hamas
March 8, 2006 – 9:52 pm EST | One Comment
NZAID Supports Hamas

From yesterday’s NZ Herald. New Zealand has made a contribution towards an aid package to help the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority. The World Bank approved a US$42 million ($65 million) aid package to help the Authority until Islamic militant group Hamas forms the next government. An NZAID spokeswoman said the $500,000 from New Zealand was a […]

Unions Oppose Lyttelton Deal
March 7, 2006 – 11:29 pm EST | 4 Comments
Unions Oppose Lyttelton Deal

Just caught the tail end of a Radio NZ news bulletin. Apparently Lyttelton port unions are opposing the partial sale of the port company to Hutchison-Whampoa on the grounds that it would give “foreigners” control of the port. I don’t worry about “foreigners”, only about “foreigners” linked to enemy regimes, intent on buying our strategic […]

Carter’s Socialist Principles Destroy a Dream
March 7, 2006 – 11:04 pm EST | 4 Comments
Carter’s Socialist Principles Destroy a Dream

From David Farrar’s KiwiBlog There will be some very unhappy people today. After ten years of following the law to get consent for a Whangamata Marina, the proponents succeeded with the Environment Court ruling in their favour. But today the Court has been over-ruled by Environment Minister Chris Carter. The Minister makes his decision on […]

Libz Tell Nanny State to Mind Her Own Business
March 7, 2006 – 10:49 pm EST | 2 Comments
Libz Tell Nanny State to Mind Her Own Business

The Libertarianz are telling Nanny State where to get off. Julian Pistorius has coverage of Libz groups around the country burning their census forms. The only reason you need a Census is to use the information for state economic planning (otherwise known as socialism.) Private business can pay private companies to collect any information they […]

We’re Not Commies, We’re Greenies, Truly We Are, We Swear It, We’d Never Lie To You, Honest, Please Believe Us
March 7, 2006 – 10:23 pm EST | 2 Comments
We’re Not Commies, We’re Greenies, Truly We Are, We Swear It, We’d Never Lie To You, Honest, Please Believe Us

Green Party activist, Shawn Tan, writing in the February 2006 issue of Socialist Worker’s “Unity” magazine page 49 “Only an utter rejection of capitalism and the unlimited growth/wealth mentality can spell greater environmental, social and economic wellbeing….The way forward involves the coming together of Red and Green strands on the left…Only a broad, united left […]

Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics Part 1
March 7, 2006 – 12:55 am EST | 15 Comments
Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics Part 1

Green MP, Sue Bradford, is without doubt one of the party’s most effective parliamentarians. She is liked and respected by many in the house and was described by Deborah Coddington as one of the “nicest people in parliament“. Unfortunately, from my point of view, she is also one of the most destructive. This is the […]

FARC Vows to Defend Venezuela from US
March 5, 2006 – 11:56 pm EST | 3 Comments
FARC Vows to Defend Venezuela from US

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has declared its solidarity with Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez and vowed to help defend Venezuela against any invasion from their “common enemy”, the US. FARC leader Raul Reyes told the Colombian alternative news agency Anncol that if a US attack comes from the Colombian side of the […]

Heather Roy on Labour’s Health Shame
March 5, 2006 – 10:39 pm EST | 2 Comments
Heather Roy on Labour’s Health Shame

ACT MP, Heather Roy is effectively the “opposition” when it comes to Health. Here is her latest “Heather Roy’s Diary”, which succintly sums up the state of our Health services in Labour ruled NZ. Heather comments on figures showing a decrease in elective surgery in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. “The real figures for elective surgery […]

Life’s Victims
March 4, 2006 – 11:39 am EST | 7 Comments
Life’s Victims

I watched Canterbury thrash Auckland in the Super 14 tonight, on Sky TV. During the break I saw a new “Coke Zero” ad, in which a young guy “surfs” a bus through city streets, before being dumped into the sea. I wondered how many of life’s eternal victim’s would be franticly writing complaints to the […]

S.A.P. Number 7, Philip Ferguson
March 4, 2006 – 12:13 am EST | 15 Comments
S.A.P. Number 7, Philip Ferguson

My seventh Socialist Academic Profile, looks at Canterbury University tutor, Philip Ferguson. I just had to ‘do” Philip after I saw him in sole charge of the “Young Workers Party” stand at the recent Canterbury University Clubs Day. Philip Ferguson began his political career in the very early ’70s while still at high school in […]

Chavez Rep on UN Security Council?
March 3, 2006 – 10:55 pm EST | 2 Comments
Chavez Rep on UN Security Council?

From Green Left Weekly 1st March 2006. Venezuela’s Marxist President, Hugo Chavez is soon to meet new Chilean Socialist president, Michelle Bachelet. According to a report in the February 21 La Tercera, one of the themes of a proposed meeting between Chavez and incoming president Bachelet at the time of her inauguration in March, will […]

Li Ka-shing, Beijing and Canadian Energy
March 2, 2006 – 10:16 pm EST | No Comment
Li Ka-shing, Beijing and Canadian Energy

An interesting article from the Globe-Mail of November 2004 showing Li Ka-shing’s collaboration with the Chinese government in the purchase and exploitation of Western strategic assets. Husky Shares Surge to New High Fuelled by Report China’s Government in talks to Buy Calgary Giant by Patrick Brethour, Jacquie McNish, Nov 27, 2004 CALGARY, TORONTO — Husky […]

Kim Bryant on Chinese/ Lyttelton Deal
March 2, 2006 – 9:34 pm EST | 2 Comments
Kim Bryant on Chinese/ Lyttelton Deal

This letter from Kim Bryant was given the banner headline in this morning’s Christchurch Press. Dear Sir, Mayor Garry Moore may like to reconsider his dismissal of concerns about Li Ka-shing and Hutchison P. H. having links to the Chinese Army as “conspiracy theories” after considering the following. 1. Li Ka-shing is a director of […]

Garry Moore’s Reply
March 2, 2006 – 7:12 am EST | No Comment
Garry Moore’s Reply

Here’s Christchurch Mayor, Garry Moore’s reply to my email on the proposed partial sale of Lyttelton Port Company to Hutchison port Holdings. Dear Trevor Thank you for the references. Firstly, it should be made clear that there is no proposal “to sell the Lyttelton Port Company to a subsidiary of Hutchison-Whampoa” – or to anyone […]

Canterbury Uni Clubs Day.
March 2, 2006 – 6:54 am EST | 10 Comments
Canterbury Uni Clubs Day.

Called in to Clubs Day at Canterbury Uni today. ACT on Campus had their stand right next to the Young Nats. Both were doing a good trade. AOC Canterbury president Andrew Falloon and helpers, had signed up more than thirty members by the time I’d left, which was even better than last year. The Nats […]

Marxist-Leninists Launch New Paper
February 28, 2006 – 7:27 pm EST | 7 Comments
Marxist-Leninists Launch New Paper

Just what NZ needs, a new Marxist paper. The Workers Charter Movement has just launched their new paper, “Workers Charter”. Clearly modelled on the Australian Marxist-Leninist paper, Green Left Weekly, the new paper hopes to help build a new socialist movement in this country. The Workers Charter Movement is a front for the Socialist Workers […]

Councillors Queried on Chinese/Port Deal
February 28, 2006 – 6:45 am EST | 7 Comments
Councillors Queried on Chinese/Port Deal

Below is a copy of an email I have sent to every Cristchurch City councillor and Mayor, Garry Moore. Dear Councillor ………. Regarding the proposal to sell the Lyttelton Port Company to a subsidiary of Hutchison-Whampoa. On page two of this morning’s Press, Mayor, Garry Moore, dismissed accusations that Hutchison-Whampoa had ties to the Chinese […]

Benson-Pope, Has He Hope?
February 28, 2006 – 3:30 am EST | 4 Comments
Benson-Pope, Has He Hope?

Incredibly, the Labour PC crowd are still attempting to defend their terminally damaged colleague, David Benson-Pope. David Farrar at KiwiBlog has a very good run down on today’s events in Parliament regarding the latest allegations around the beleaguered Minister. Meanwhile the very brilliant GenerationXY has been promoting a new movie on the subject.

Questions Asked on Hutchison-Whampoa Deal
February 27, 2006 – 7:47 am EST | No Comment
Questions Asked on Hutchison-Whampoa Deal

Christchurch mayor, Garry Moore, was on Newstalk ZB today. When questioned by Mike Yardley, on the proposed , to a subsidiary of Hutchison-Whampoa, a company with ties to the Chinese Army, Moore was less than forthcoming. He referred questions on Hutchison-Whampoa’s links to the PLA to the CEO of Christchurch City Holdings Ltd, Bob Lineham. […]

Helen Clark’s Other (Soon to be Gotten Rid Of) VERY BIG Problem
February 27, 2006 – 7:24 am EST | 11 Comments
Helen Clark’s Other (Soon to be Gotten Rid Of) VERY BIG Problem

A male teacher physically and inventively punishing badly behaving teenage boys, is not a huge deal to many people. A male teacher walking in on 14 year old girls in the shower room is. Helen Clark will sack David Benson-Pope from Cabinet, unless he resigns first. Was Rodney Hide right to raise questions about Benson-Pope’s […]

Helen Clark’s VERY BIG Problem
February 27, 2006 – 4:11 am EST | 3 Comments
Helen Clark’s VERY BIG Problem

From Richard Prebble’s “The Letter” There is now a website quoting Labour’s own website “Labour is issuing a pledge card again this election…” If the Police read that, it blows away the claim that it was not an election expense. Clark’s next problem, a select committee decides to hold a hearing and summons her to […]

Morales in China
February 26, 2006 – 3:51 am EST | No Comment
Morales in China

After Cuba, Bolivia’s new Socialist President, Evo Morales, made a visit to China in early January as part of a “grand tour” drumming up support for his new regime. According to Prensa Latina, Morales met Chinese President, Hu Jintao in Beijing on January the 9th. President-elect of Bolivia Evo Morales expressed Monday satisfaction in China, […]