June 11, 2018 – 11:33 pm EST |

Part 9 here. It is almost certain that without the intervention of Steve Phillips and the help of his old communist networks across Alabama, Doug Jones would not be a US Senator today. President Trump would have one more vote in the Senate and the Republic would be at least slightly less imperiled. San Francisco […]

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Communists, Cuddle, Congratulate
November 21, 2006 – 8:56 pm EST |
Communists, Cuddle, Congratulate

From the Communist Party of Australia’s Guardian Daniel Ortega, leader of the Sandinista National Liberation Front Nicaraguan (FSLN) and former President of Nicaragua, has won the election for President outright with 38 percent of the vote in the November 5 elections. His closest rival was US–backed Eduardo Montealegre of the National Liberal Alliance, on 29 […]

Former KGB Up To Its Old Tricks?
November 20, 2006 – 11:28 pm EST |
Former KGB Up To Its Old Tricks?

The British Press is riveted by an apparent assassination attempt against a former Russian intelligence agent now living in the UK. Hat Tips to Publius Pundit On Sunday, the British press exploded with reports about the poisoning in London of KGB defector Colonel Alexander Litvinenko (pictured above, circa 2002), who had been in the process […]

Tonga-A Very Different Viewpoint
November 20, 2006 – 10:25 pm EST |
Tonga-A Very Different Viewpoint

Tongan Blogger Samiuela Taufa gives his views of the Tongan Democracy Movement on Nomoa. Demolition Movement people out there seem to have your wires crossed all wrong. Just seen an interview with Finau Tutone “Pro Democracy Leader” and he said that the fault of the riots was the “King and Government of Tonga.” For too […]

What Does This Tell You About the Tongan "Democracy Movement"?
November 20, 2006 – 9:46 pm EST |
What Does This Tell You About the Tongan "Democracy Movement"?

Two former Trotskyists, Green MP, Keith Locke and former Progressive MP, Matt Robson, have come out in support of the Tongan “Democracy Movement”. From Scoop. The New Zealand Government should take note of concerns that the presence of New Zealand troops in Tonga could be seen to strengthen the hand of the monarchy, Green MP […]

Peace Movement Backs Tongan Revolutionaries
November 20, 2006 – 7:06 am EST |
Peace Movement Backs Tongan Revolutionaries

The NZ left has already jumped on the Tongan revolutionary bandwagon. From Indymedia Peace Action Wellington opposes the deployment of the New Zealand military and police to Tonga and will protest outside the New Zealand Defence Headquarters in Stout Street, Wellington, today (Monday, 20th November) from 12:30pm. “These troops are serving the interests of the […]

Bono the Genocidal Hand Clapper
November 20, 2006 – 2:22 am EST |
Bono the Genocidal Hand Clapper

This cracked me up. Pious prat that he is. During one concert in Ireland, Bono suddenly stopped singing, hushed his band, and waited for the hall to fall silent. Stepping into a spotlight he began to rhythmically clap his hands. “Every time I clap my hands,” he intoned, “a child dies in Africa.” Whereupon a […]

Why I Admire British Justice
November 20, 2006 – 1:35 am EST |
Why I Admire British Justice

Two leaders of the British National Party have just been acquitted of inciting racial hatred. From the Scotsman Summing up, the Recorder of Leeds, Judge Norman Jones, QC, said: “This case is not about whether the political beliefs of the BNP are right or wrong. It’s not about whether assertions made about Islam are right […]

Farrar on Men’s Group Protests
November 20, 2006 – 1:18 am EST |
Farrar on Men’s Group Protests

Good sense from David Farrar on men’s groups protesting outside lawyer’s homes. Now I am what you could call a potential supporter of the men’s groups who protest against the Family Court. I think in the past there has been bias against men, there have been some awful treatment of fathers by the judicial process […]

Ray Stewart and the World Peace Council
November 19, 2006 – 1:10 am EST |
Ray Stewart and the World Peace Council

New Zealander, Ray Stewart played a key role in the World Peace Council in its most difficult of times, the early ’90s. Ray Stewart was a leading member of the Auckland region of the pro-Soviet, Socialist Unity Party at least as far back as the mid ’70s. As a qualified accountant, Stewart was very valuable […]

Near Defunct Soviet Front Bounces Back
November 19, 2006 – 12:37 am EST |
Near Defunct Soviet Front Bounces Back

Cuban, Orlando Fundora heads the World Peace Council, once the Soviet Union’s largest and most active international front. After almost collapsing in the early ’90s (while managed by NZ Socialist Unity Party member, Ray Stewart), the WPC has recovered some of its past glories in recent years. Below are excerpts from a June 2004 interview […]

Cuban Head of World Peace Council
November 18, 2006 – 10:28 pm EST |
Cuban Head of World Peace Council

In May 2004, in Athens, 77 year old Cuban, Orlando Fundora was elected President of the World Peace Council. Who is Orlando Fundora? As a union leader in the 1950s, Orlando Fundora joined the underground movement against the Batista regime. In 1955 he organised a strike against the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Havana. […]

Rodney Hide on Milton Friedman
November 18, 2006 – 4:13 am EST |
Rodney Hide on Milton Friedman

ACT Leader Rodney Hide has paid tribute to Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, who passed away last night, aged 94. “Milton Friedman was a tireless advocate of free market economics, individual choice and personal responsibility“, Mr Hide said. “After winning the Nobel Prize for economics in 1976, Milton and his wife Rose produced a television […]

Tongan Update
November 18, 2006 – 1:35 am EST |
Tongan Update

Tongan Blog Nomoa has a stream of conciousness update on the situation in Tonga here.

Lopeti Senituli-Tongan Revolutionary
November 17, 2006 – 11:02 pm EST |
Lopeti Senituli-Tongan Revolutionary

One of the key revolutionary activists in Tonga is Prime Ministerial advisor, Lopeti Senituli. According to a Commonwealth Foundation Bio He started connecting with people as a high school pupil in Fiji. Through his membership of the Student Christian Movement, which was concerned about social justice, he was introduced to Suva’s ‘shoeshine boys’. These lads, […]

Tongan Bloggers Condemn "Democracy Movement"
November 17, 2006 – 10:25 pm EST |
Tongan Bloggers Condemn "Democracy Movement"

Tongan Blog Nomoa carries several passages on the Tongan “Democracy” Movement and it’s role in Thursday’s rioting which claimed at least eight lives. Go here Properties of Tongan/Chinese merchants were gutted, looted. All, in all, whatever the justification from the “Democratic Movement” to incite this level of violence against members of society, they surely walk […]

Suspected Russian Spy Arrested in Canada
November 17, 2006 – 6:55 am EST |
Suspected Russian Spy Arrested in Canada

From Canada.com Thursday, November 16, 2006 A suspected Russian spy has been arrested in Montreal as he was about to board a plane to leave the country, capping a Canadian counter-intelligence operation that suggests espionage is alive and well long after the Cold War. The man, who had been living in Canada under the name […]

Tongan "Democracy" Movement
November 17, 2006 – 6:08 am EST |
Tongan "Democracy" Movement

Like most third world “democracy movements, the Tongan Democracy Movement contains a distinctly anti democratic element. 2005 civil service protests. 2005 civil service protests. Yesterdays rioting.

Rioting in Tonga
November 17, 2006 – 6:02 am EST |
Rioting in Tonga

From the Tonga Broadcasting Commission Widespread looting and destruction have been carried out in downtown Nuku’alofa, Tonga’s capital since about 3 this afternoon, as youth and pro-democracy supporters take the law into their own hands. The riot erupted when pro-democracy supporters have been gathering at Pangai-si’i square, opposite Parliament House since this morning. Several representatives […]

Communist Parties Back Latin American Revolution
November 16, 2006 – 2:28 am EST |
Communist Parties Back Latin American Revolution

Here is an edited version of the Motion of solidarity with Latin America and Cuba passed at the November 10-12th gathering of 63 Communist and Workers Parties in Lisbon For a long time, the peoples of Latin America have been the victims of the permanent policies of plunder and domination by US imperialism. In such […]

Communism is Dead…. Yeah Right!
November 15, 2006 – 8:32 pm EST |
Communism is Dead…. Yeah Right!

1 An International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties took place, in Lisbon, on November 10, 11 and 12, 2006, under the theme “Dangers and potentialities of the international situation. The strategy of imperialism and the energy issue, the struggle of peoples and the Latin America experience, the prospect of socialism.” The Meeting, with the […]

How Much Power Will US Socialists Enjoy?
November 15, 2006 – 3:48 pm EST |
How Much Power Will US Socialists Enjoy?

The Congressional Progressive Caucus logo pictured below conveys to me a sense of paternalism and control. Not my preferred way of living. What power will the more than 60 socialist members of the CPC have in the new US Congress? Will it be significant? You bet it will. Here is a an edited article from […]

One Year Old Today
November 15, 2006 – 9:31 am EST |
One Year Old Today

New Zeal is one year old today. Thanks for your support, criticisms, comments and suggestions.

Dave Henderson Sticks it to Another Naysayer
November 15, 2006 – 12:55 am EST |
Dave Henderson Sticks it to Another Naysayer

A while ago former Queenstown Mayor, Warren Cooper (yes the former Muldoon Cabinet Minister) described Dave Henderson’s proposed Five Mile development near the town as “pure, over-indulgent fantasisation“. Well here’s the new sign Dave has had erected on the busy work site. Eat that Warren. Hat Tip Rodney Hide

A Plane Crash and a Decent Heart Attack Away….
November 14, 2006 – 10:04 pm EST |
A Plane Crash and a Decent Heart Attack Away….

Nancy Pelosi is the new Speaker of the US House of Representatives. She is the third most powerful figure in the US government after the President and Vice President. She is a plane crash and a decent heart attack away from leading the most powerful nation on the planet. A long term Congresswoman from San […]

A Revealing Interview With Hugo Chavez
November 14, 2006 – 8:56 pm EST |
A Revealing Interview With Hugo Chavez

Venezuela’s Marxist President Hugo Chavez recently gave one of the more revealing interviews by a national leader in some time. From the Communist Party USA’s Political Affairs Caracas, November 9, 2006 In an extensive press conference of over four hours with representatives from the international media, Venezuelan President Chavez welcomed the U.S. Democratic Party’s success […]

Commonsence On Self Defence
November 14, 2006 – 8:26 pm EST |
Commonsence On Self Defence

Libertariaz Firearms spokesman Peter Linton issued this press release yesterday. From Scoop Hat Tip Not PC “Auckland Gun Dealer Greg Carvell should be applauded for his actions in defending himself from a machete wielding aggressor in his shop last July,” says Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman. “It’s disgusting that the police are charging Carvell with […]

Why The Republicans Deserved to Lose
November 14, 2006 – 4:41 am EST |
Why The Republicans Deserved to Lose

From US commentator Laurence Vance Jacob Hornberger, the president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, recently asked some pertinent questions about the Republicans: * How many departments were abolished when Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses of Congress?* How many agencies?* How many spending bills were vetoed?* How many pork-barrel projects were jettisoned?* How […]

S.I.C.O.S 1 Barbara Lee
November 13, 2006 – 10:04 pm EST |
S.I.C.O.S 1 Barbara Lee

My first “Socialists in Congress or Senate” profile looks at Barbara Lee. Barbara Lee has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1998, representing the ninth District of California. Lee is a member and former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and is Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). […]

S.I.C.O.S. R US
November 13, 2006 – 10:04 pm EST |
S.I.C.O.S. R US

The US Congressional Progressive Caucus commands the loyalty of 30% of the US Congress and since the mid term elections, two members of the Senate, Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown. CPC members, all Democrats, except independent Saunders, hold many important Congressional positions including Speaker of the House and the chairmanship of at least ten Congressional […]

Nepal All But Lost to Maoism
November 13, 2006 – 12:43 am EST |
Nepal All But Lost to Maoism

Nepal is all but lost to Maoism. This may have a major impact on India, which is itself struggling with widespread Maoist insurgencies. From Australian Marxist magazine, Green Left Weekly 15.11.06 Under an historic November 8 agreement between the ruling Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the Maoists will dissolve […]