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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, […]

New Blog on the Roll
February 25, 2006 – 9:34 pm EST | 5 Comments
New Blog on the Roll

Rick Giles is watching over us from Melbourne with his new Blog NZB3 Rick is hardcore. No nambypamby trendy pinko stuff here.

Please Cry for Me, Venezuela
February 25, 2006 – 6:20 am EST | 3 Comments
Please Cry for Me, Venezuela

While Morales and Chavez swan about the globe visiting communist and Islamic “dignitaries” things ain’t so hot for the poor people back home. The Christian Science Monitor carried this piece on what life is like for the poor in Venezuela after nearly eight years of Chavez style socialism. Hat Tip Clint Heine

Bolivia’s Morales-First Stop Cuba
February 24, 2006 – 9:32 pm EST | 3 Comments
Bolivia’s Morales-First Stop Cuba

Bolivia’s new Socialist President, Evo Morales has lost no time in visiting sympathetic foreign leaders. His first stop naturally was Cuba. From the US Communist Publication “Workers World”. “The New Year began with a development of the greatest importance for Latin America and for the class struggle: a visit by Evo Morales to revolutionary Cuba. […]

Just Like the Good Old Days?
February 24, 2006 – 8:57 pm EST | 2 Comments
Just Like the Good Old Days?

According to Jane’s Intelligence Digest of 10.2.06, “Russia’s FSB (the re-named KGB) “is preparing to launch a targeted crackdown against key critics of the Russian authorities in the aftermath of the recent British ‘spying’ scandal.” Jane’s correspondent warns that there may be show trials ahead. The FSB has also been pro-active in the wake of […]

Republican Road to Ruin?
February 24, 2006 – 8:53 pm EST | 2 Comments
Republican Road to Ruin?

From Maxim Institute’s “Real Issues” “The significant rise in public spending by the United States government seems to suggest that the party supposedly in favour of limited government, the Republican Party, now believes that big government is good government; as long as they are the ones governing. Federal spending is up eight percent since 2005, […]

Towards a New Communist International?
February 24, 2006 – 3:30 am EST | One Comment
Towards a New Communist International?

Excerpts from an article in the Communist Party of Australia’s The Guardian 14 December, 2005 Communists move towards closer international co-operation Rob Gowland There is an increasing trend within the international Communist movement towards co- operation and cohesion. That was my conclusion following my attendance at this year’s International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties […]

Melbourne Expat Comments on Chinese Port Deal
February 24, 2006 – 3:10 am EST | 5 Comments
Melbourne Expat Comments on Chinese Port Deal

Just got this from Rick Giles in Melbourne “Christchurch City Council want to get down with this puppet of Chinese Totalitarianism (what business in China isn’t a puppet?) to take over the Lyttelton Port Company. No objections on grounds of free trade but Hutchison Whampoa is more than just a trader so it raises the […]

Socialist Attitudes Strangling Rugby League
February 23, 2006 – 4:55 am EST | 9 Comments
Socialist Attitudes Strangling Rugby League

I’m gutted! My beloved NZ Warriors Rugby League team, faces being docked up to six competition points before the new NRL season begins after the NRL’s latest salary cap scandal was uncovered on Tuesday. This is an ongoing problem for the NRL. The Bulldogs were stripped of the minor premiership and fined over $NZ500,000 in […]

National Security Comes Before Free Trade
February 22, 2006 – 7:29 pm EST | 7 Comments
National Security Comes Before Free Trade

The state has one legitimate role and no other. That is the protection of its citizens from force or fraud by internal or external criminal elements. If the state fulfils this role efficiently, the citizenry will be secure and able to trade their way to prosperity. The state has no right to interfere with this […]

Li Ka-shing and the Chinese President
February 21, 2006 – 6:49 pm EST | 2 Comments
Li Ka-shing and the Chinese President

From the Chinese Communist Party’s “People’s Daily Online” 19/05/1999 President Jiang Zemin Meets Li Ka-shing President Jiang Zemin met in Beijing on May 18 with Li Ka-shing, chairman of the Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd in Hong Kong. President Jiang spoke highly of Li Ka-shing’s support of economic construction, education, and charity in inland areas. Jiang […]

Security Implications of Port Sale Questioned
February 21, 2006 – 6:44 pm EST | 3 Comments
Security Implications of Port Sale Questioned

From Parliament yesterday Overseas Investment Commission—Strategic Infrastructure 11. PETER BROWN (Deputy Leader—NZ First) to the Minister of Finance: Is he satisfied that the Overseas Investment Commission considers and protects New Zealand’s national interest when deciding on the fate of sales of strategic infrastructure, such as the port of Lyttelton? Hon TREVOR MALLARD (Minister for Economic […]

What is Hutchison Whampoa?
February 21, 2006 – 7:02 am EST | 2 Comments
What is Hutchison Whampoa?

According to Hutchison-Whampoa’s web site: “The World of Hutchison Port Holdings covers a broad spectrum of port operations and related service companies spanning the entire globe. With operations and services ranging from container ports, mid-stream operations and river trade to cruise terminals, warehousing, haulage and e-commerce companies, HPH has become a key provider of comprehensive […]

Christchurch City Council and Hutchison Whampoa
February 21, 2006 – 6:43 am EST | 5 Comments
Christchurch City Council and Hutchison Whampoa

The Christchurch City Council is attempting to take over the Lyttelton Port Company so that it can then enter into a joint venture with Hong Kong based, Hutchison Port Holdings. According to the Christchurch Press 13.2.06 “the Christchurch City Council has launched a takeover bid for Lyttelton Port as the first step in a complex […]

The Catholics are Doing it Right!
February 21, 2006 – 2:52 am EST | 5 Comments
The Catholics are Doing it Right!

Catholic groups are up in arms about C4’s plans to air an episode of the cartoon show “Southpark”, which will depict a menstruating statue of the Virgin Mary. Family Life International has gone so far as to set up a website to co-ordinate efforts to boycott advertisers on C4 and TV3. You know what? I […]

Stop Press-Loudon Agrees With Keith Locke!
February 20, 2006 – 3:14 am EST | 15 Comments
Stop Press-Loudon Agrees With Keith Locke!

Marxist Green MP and his socialist sister, Maire Leadbetter (centre) at today’s anti Guantanamo Bay protest in Auckland. This is one of the very few issues that yours truly would agree with Keith Locke on. The US incarceration of suspected Al Qaida supporters at the US Naval base at Guantanamo is a complete disgrace. The […]

Prebble on Clark’s Election Over-spending Problems
February 20, 2006 – 3:03 am EST | 4 Comments
Prebble on Clark’s Election Over-spending Problems

Richard Prebble in today’s “The Letter” sums up the seriousness and implications of Labour’s electoral over-spending scandal. Labour’s electoral over spending is now being investigated by the Police. The penalty is just a fine. Last week the issue got much more serious. The Speaker advised the Parliamentary Commission that she had referred complaints made during […]

Mike Ward, the Perfect Green Party Co-Leader?
February 20, 2006 – 3:02 am EST | 2 Comments
Mike Ward, the Perfect Green Party Co-Leader?

Russel Norman has some competition for the Green party co-leadership. Former Green MP and number 8 on the party’s 2005 list, Mike Ward, has announced that he will contest both the Green co-leadership and the Nelson mayoralty at the next local body election. Richard Prebble’s “The Letter” of 15.8.05 had this to say about Mike […]

Maia on Russel and I
February 19, 2006 – 3:58 am EST | 3 Comments
Maia on Russel and I

Maia over at Capitalism Bad-Tree Pretty has gone a bit dark on me. However she’s completely spewing about Green Party poster boy, Russel Norman. She doesn’t like what I do, but reads me anyway, then she criticises Russel for “engaging” with me. That doesn’t mean Russel and I have hopes of a “civil union”, it […]

Embarrassed to be a Cantabrian?
February 18, 2006 – 3:36 am EST | 6 Comments
Embarrassed to be a Cantabrian?

If anything could make me embarrassed to be a Cantabrian, it would be this. Lindsay Mitchell reports that “Canterbury Health Board wants staff to boycott Christchurch’s city-to-surf run, because of the events sponsor – Powerade. The health board is ‘putting its foot down.’ The idea that sugary drinks are appropriate is not the message we […]

The Anti-Capitalist Alliance is Dead, Long Live the Workers Party!
February 17, 2006 – 3:57 am EST | 5 Comments
The Anti-Capitalist Alliance is Dead, Long Live the Workers Party!

In a momentous decision, the Anti-Capitalist Alliance has re-named itself as the “Workers Party”. The Anti-Capitalist Alliance was formed in 2002 and has functioned as a wider support group for the Revolutionary Workers League. The RWL is headed by Auckland union health centre Nurse and long time Maoist, Daphna Whitmore and Christchurch academic and long […]

Maxim on Repeal of "Section 59"
February 17, 2006 – 3:10 am EST | One Comment
Maxim on Repeal of "Section 59"

The Maxim Institute are leading the charge against Green MP, Sue Bradford’s, “anti-smacking” legislation. This is from there latest “real Issues” email newsletter. Many readers will be aware that the Crimes (Abolition of Force as a Justification for Child Discipline) Amendment Bill passed its first reading last year and will soon be considered by Select […]

Yet Another Student Association Scam?
February 17, 2006 – 2:55 am EST | 2 Comments
Yet Another Student Association Scam?

From yesterday’s NZ Herald Otago police are investigating the accounting practices of the University of Otago’s Maori students association. The matter was brought to police attention by members of the Otago University Students Association (OUSA). “We are looking at the issue of discrepancies in regard to the accounting practices of the Te Roopu Maori group,” […]

Chavez and Ahmadinejad, a Very Unholy Alliance
February 16, 2006 – 3:32 am EST | 6 Comments
Chavez and Ahmadinejad, a Very Unholy Alliance

According to Green Left Weekly, February 8th, 2006, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in a series of fiery speeches on the closing day of the World Social Forum in Caracas, warned the US government that a US attack on Iran would be “10 times worse than Iraq”. While I am certainly no advocate of an attack […]