May 21, 2018 – 10:17 am EST |

Part 2 here. “Working around a core of former Stanford University Maoists, League of Revolutionary Struggle supporters and Unity Organizing Committee members, Steve Phillips has created a network that has infiltrated the highest levels of the Democratic Party.” San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips was a Marxist-Leninist student activist in the 1980’s, a supporter of the “League of […]

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Keep It 18!
November 3, 2006 – 10:58 pm EST |
Keep It 18!

“Keep it 18!” is a new group campaigning, to retain the current legal liquor purchasing age of 18. They deserve your support. “In 1999 Parliament standardised the drinking age at 18. That was the right decision and it should be maintained in the current debate around changing the age. Changing New Zealand’s drinking culture isn’t […]

"National Question" Part 11, Nga Tamatoa
November 3, 2006 – 7:52 am EST |
"National Question" Part 11, Nga Tamatoa

Formed not long after the NZ Race Relations Council, was a Maori radical organisation that would have a lasting impact on this country. In August 1970, Auckland University academic, Ranginui Walker organised a Young Maori Leaders Conference in Auckland. Some of the more militant attendees used the conference to form a new organisation to push […]

Christchurch City Council Officers Measure Large Erections
November 3, 2006 – 12:16 am EST |
Christchurch City Council Officers Measure Large Erections

Every year, the ACT Party has a stand at the Canterbury A&P show. It consists of a big yellow tent and it is 5 metres by 5 metres square. Thank God for that. A few minutes ago I replied to a message from a Mr Van den Bosch from the People’s Republic of Christchurch (aka […]

Brazilian Communists Back "Lula"
November 2, 2006 – 11:39 pm EST |
Brazilian Communists Back "Lula"

“Lula’s” Workers party campaigned in Brazil’s election in partnership with the largest of Brazil’s many Marxist-Leninist organisations, the Communist Party of Brazil(PCdoB). “Lula” himself is a Marxist and his party is an alliance of dozens of socialist and Marxist groups, so Brazil is effectively governed by a socialist/Marxist-Leninist coalition. Below is a year old article […]

Chavez Well Ahead in Venezuelan Race
November 2, 2006 – 10:49 pm EST |
Chavez Well Ahead in Venezuelan Race

From the Communist Party USA’s People’s Weekly World Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez leads Manuel Rosales, presidential candidate for five opposition parties, 59-24 percent in polling for the Dec. 3 election. The poll was conducted by the University of Miami School of Communication and Zogby International.

"Lula" Keeps Power in Brazil
November 2, 2006 – 10:19 pm EST |
"Lula" Keeps Power in Brazil

Brazil’s Marxist president “Lula”, has easily won the Brazil’s latest election. From the Communist Party USA’s People’s Weekly World The Brazilian people have rejected a right-wing onslaught and handed Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva a decisive re-election as president. In one of the most contentious presidential elections in Brazilian history, the right wing and its […]

You’re Invited
November 2, 2006 – 9:21 pm EST |
You’re Invited

Regulatory Responsibility Bill debates Breakfast/Lunch debate on Rodney Hide’s Regulatory Responsibility Bill Hosted by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants With representatives of ACT, National, Labour and other parties Richard Long convenor Breakfast / lunch provided, No RSVP required Wellington-Wednesday 8 NovemberNew Zealand Institute of Chartered AccountantsLevel 2 Cigna House, 40 Mercer St, 12 […]

Labour’s Fatally Flawed Philosophy
November 2, 2006 – 8:49 pm EST |
Labour’s Fatally Flawed Philosophy

The Maxim Institute’s Real Issues quotes from and comments on, Michael Cullen’s speech at the Labour Party’s recent annual conference. After outlining his priorities for the remainder of the term, Dr Michael Cullen proceeded to share what lies beneath them all: “What connects all these threads are two things. The first is that all involve […]

Grant Morgan- the Lenin of Mangere Bridge
November 1, 2006 – 11:47 pm EST |
Grant Morgan- the Lenin of Mangere Bridge

Grant Morgan runs NZ’s leading Trotskyist group, , the local body electoral coalition, Resident’s Action Movement and the recently founded Solidarity Union. His partner Robyn Hughes is a RAM, Auckland Regional Councillor. Morgan co-edits Socialist Worker’s Unity magazine, he is involved in solidarity work for Hugo Chavez’s Venezuelan revolution and is a leader of the […]

Who Is ClimAction?
November 1, 2006 – 11:34 pm EST |
Who Is ClimAction?

ClimAction, the group planning to block Auckland’s Queen Street, this Saturday, is essentially a front for NZ’s main Trotskyist group, Socialist Worker. The campaign is part of world wide action by Socialist Workers’ sister parties. According to this post on Indymedia. from Socialist Worker member Joe Carolan. Members of Solidarity, the Greens, Radical Youth, Save […]

Red Robyn to Block Queen Street to Save Planet
November 1, 2006 – 10:03 pm EST |
Red Robyn to Block Queen Street to Save Planet

Auckland Regional Councillor, Robyn Hughes is determined to save the planet from Global Warming. She’s pretty fired up about our imperilled planet and she’s not scared to break the law to save us from ourselves. Robyn Hughes recently sent out this email invitation. To the chair & my fellow councillors of the Auckland Regional Council, […]

Rodney Rubbishes Rates Review
November 1, 2006 – 4:24 am EST |
Rodney Rubbishes Rates Review

From Rodney Hide’s Blog Local Government Minister Mark Burton is a waste of rations. His Rates Inquiry that he’s spent 10 weeks dreaming up is a shocker even by his appalling standard. Here’s the Inquiry’s objective: “To consider issues relating to current local government rating, and to other revenue raising mechanisms, and provide recommendations to […]

Rodney Rocks Rakaia, Roy Raps Representation
November 1, 2006 – 4:15 am EST |
Rodney Rocks Rakaia, Roy Raps Representation

From Ashburton Online Hat Tip Andrew Falloon The “only South Island party” was how ACT MPs Rodney Hide and Heather Roy lightheartedly described themselves when visiting Ashburton on Thursday. Mr Hide originally hails from Rangiora and Ms Roy from Palmerston in the south. They said their party had always been well supported in the Rakaia […]

Red Roger’s Rural Refuge
October 31, 2006 – 10:01 pm EST |
Red Roger’s Rural Refuge

Roger Gale is a forester. He lives in rural Northland, near the Herekino Forest. In the early ’70s Roger was an Auckland based socialist activist. He hung around the Resistance Bookshop with likes of Sue Bradford and was a hardcore anti Apartheid activist. He had a family history to live up to. Granddad Tom Gale […]

"National Question" Part 10 Race Relations Council
October 30, 2006 – 6:55 am EST |
"National Question" Part 10 Race Relations Council

After the success of Tom Poata’s Maori Organisation on Human Rights, NZ Maoists and their friends in the Citizen’s Association for Racial Equality joined forces to establish a “mixed” racial agitation group. Over Waitangi weekend 1970, Hamilton CARE hosted a meeting at Waikato University to form the New Zealand Race Relations Council (NZRRC). Delegates included […]

Funding MPs-Rodney Hide’s Solution
October 30, 2006 – 1:51 am EST |
Funding MPs-Rodney Hide’s Solution

Also from The Letter Even the National MPs are beginning to realise that there are real problems with the Auditor-General’s report. Kevin Brady has ruled the expenditure on the Pledge Card unlawful not because it was electioneering but because it was not for a parliamentary purpose. This has significant ramifications. MPs have free parliamentary travel […]

Is Don Gone?
October 29, 2006 – 10:31 pm EST |
Is Don Gone?

Richars Prebble’s latest The Letter, contains a sad, but probably true, assessment of the political future of National leader, Don Brash. National MPs have decided that they can’t fight another election with Don Brash. Don is in trouble not because of the recent publicity about his private life but rather his judgment or his lack […]

Second Wave of Socialism?
October 29, 2006 – 12:50 am EST |
Second Wave of Socialism?

Far from seeing themselves as a dead movement, the world’s communist parties are gearing up for a “second wave” of socialism that will be bigger and better than the first. Latin America, particularly Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil and Bolivia is the new beacon of Bolshevism. From Australian Marxist Review Miguel Figueroa, Leader, Communist Party of Canada […]

Will India Join Growing Russo-Chinese Power Bloc?
October 29, 2006 – 12:22 am EST |
Will India Join Growing Russo-Chinese Power Bloc?

The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation is a Russo-Chinese led power bloc which was founded in 2001. The SCO emcompasses most of the old Soviet Republics and China. As its website states The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation proclaimed in Shanghai on June 15, 2001 by six countries – People’s Republic of China, […]

Capitalism, Racism and Rugby League
October 28, 2006 – 11:02 pm EST |
Capitalism, Racism and Rugby League

I went to Jade Stadium in Christchurch last night, with a couple of mates, to watch the Kiwi Rugby League Team play the Poms. I’d been pondering racism a bit after my last post and I had one or two realisations during the game. The left, particularly the Marxists, often accuse capitalists of being racists. […]

Potaua Biasiny-Tule, a Good Man Gone Astray
October 27, 2006 – 11:35 pm EST |
Potaua Biasiny-Tule, a Good Man Gone Astray

New Zealand’s universities today, are full of idealist young Maori, many, the first in their family to enjoy a Tertiary Education. Unfortunately a culture of Marxism and Maori Nationalism leads many down the wrong road. All our universities are riddled with Marxist academics who see it as their revolutionary duty to “educate” young Maori in […]

It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Party
October 27, 2006 – 11:14 pm EST |
It Couldn’t Happen to a Nicer Party

David Farrar on Kiwi Blog sums up Labour’s woes going into their annual conference, in Rotorua, this weekend. It’s not the ideal backdrop to Labour’s Conference. First you have to pay back $800,000 or so of taxpayers funds. Secondly a poll shows you 13% behind. Thirdly you lose a local body by-election in the safest […]

Two Southerners Tour Rakaia Heartland
October 27, 2006 – 2:23 am EST |
Two Southerners Tour Rakaia Heartland

ACT’s two South Island born MPs, Rodney Hide and Heather Roy toured the Rakaia electorate to a great reception. Coffee and media interviews in Darfield, a well attended members and supporters lunch at the Blue Pub in Methven, media interviews and meetings with local politicians in Ashburton and lots of meet and greet on the […]

Davila on Plans for a Red Latin America
October 27, 2006 – 2:08 am EST |
Davila on Plans for a Red Latin America

With the bulk of Latin America under socialist control and Ecuador and Nicaragua looking likely to fall in elections in the next few days, things don’t look good for freedom on the continent. But aren’t these simply democratic changes to empower the poor and enfranchise the downtrodden? Surely Latin American Socialism is a softer kinder […]

Commissar Camejo's Firm Grip on California Greens
October 25, 2006 – 7:07 am EST |
Commissar Camejo's Firm Grip on California Greens

The very first of the Ten Key Values of the US Green Party is GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY Every human being deserves a say in the decisions that affect their lives and not be subject to the will of another. Therefore, we will work to increase public participation at every level of government and to ensure that […]

Peter Camejo's Socialist Allies
October 24, 2006 – 11:25 pm EST |
Peter Camejo's Socialist Allies

Peter Camejo was in the US Socialist Workers Party, from about 1955 to his expulsion in 1980. During most of that time the SWP was aligned to the United Secretariat of the Forth International, or USec, a worldwide network of Trotskyist parties. The US SWP split from USec, but Camejo maintains a pattern of collaborating […]

Proyect on Camejo
October 24, 2006 – 8:24 pm EST |
Proyect on Camejo

Louis Proyect is a well known new York based Marxist writer. His work has appeared in Sozialismus (Germany), Science and Society, New Politics, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Organization and Environment, Cultural Logic, Dark Night Field Notes, Revolutionary History (Great Britain), New Interventions (Great Britain), Canadian Dimension, Revolution Magazine (New Zealand) and Green […]

Who is Peter Camejo?
October 23, 2006 – 7:51 am EST |
Who is Peter Camejo?

One of the Western world’s most influential Marxists lives in the affluent Southern California enclave of Walnut Creek and heads an investment company with a multi billion dollar portfolio. His reach spans the globe, but events in Australia and New Zealand have been of particular interest to him. He is the Green Party candidate for […]

Jim Tully, NZ’s Most Influential Journalist?
October 22, 2006 – 10:35 pm EST |
Jim Tully, NZ’s Most Influential Journalist?

Jim Tully, head of the Canterbury University Graduate School of Journalism, has had a huge impact on the profession in this country and abroad. Hundreds of NZ’s most senior journalists have been trained under Mr Tully. He has also helped guide the profession through his positions as a member of the Journalists’ Training Board, chair […]

Why Don’t the MSM Tackle The Socialists?
October 22, 2006 – 10:16 pm EST |
Why Don’t the MSM Tackle The Socialists?

Commenting on my recent post on the late Maori Marxist, Tom Poata, anon asked… Why aren’t the mainstream newspapers and TV giving us this background? In my opinion there are several reasons. Firstly there is a terror of “McCarthyism” among journalists. They see any hint of that unpardonable sin as a sure career killer. To […]