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The pro-Trump comedy duo Diamond and Silk experienced censorship on Facebook. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledged the censorship, and referred to it during his testimony on Capitol Hill this past week as an “enforcement error.” In an update to supporters, the pair tweeted a letter referencing Facebook employee Neil Potts, who, along with Facebook Chief […]

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TOSAS Are Coming
September 1, 2006 – 12:05 am EST |
TOSAS Are Coming

One or two people have expressed doubts on my claim that South Africa is effectively governed by an African National Congress/South African Communist Party coalition. I would go further and say that South Africa’s current comparative stability and prosperity may soon end as the SACP starts to lead South Africa down the Zimbabwe road. The […]

Boys (and Dads) Will Be Boys
August 31, 2006 – 8:38 am EST |
Boys (and Dads) Will Be Boys

My wife and I went to pick the kids up from creche this afternoon. The assistant supervisor broached a subject she was clearly uncomfortable with. “‘J’ has been using some unacceptable speech”, she began “and has been playing aggressively with the other boys” Tracey and I exchanged worried glances-both of us thinking of what bad […]

Hizbullah Getting Ready for Next Round
August 31, 2006 – 5:11 am EST |
Hizbullah Getting Ready for Next Round

From Ynet News Hat Tip Jihad Watch Hizbullah representative in Iran Muhammad Abdullah Sif al-Din, said Wednesday that Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has a new strategic plan to rearm ahead of the “next round against Israel .” In an interview with the Iranian news agency Fars, al-Din said: “No one can promise us that Israel […]

Debating Don Franks on Communism and South Africa
August 29, 2006 – 11:33 pm EST |
Debating Don Franks on Communism and South Africa

This exchange between Scott Hamilton of the Communist Workers Group and Don Franks (ex Workers Communist League, ex Socialist Workers Organisation) of the Workers Party occurred recently on Indymedia. Scott Check this review of Don’s talk by loopy Trevor Loudon. It has to be seen to be believed: http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2006/08/don-franks-on-tour.html He thinks SA is run by […]

Global Cooling?… Don’t Tell the Greens
August 29, 2006 – 11:23 pm EST |
Global Cooling?… Don’t Tell the Greens

Maksimovich at Outsidethecube has an interesting post on global…..cooling. “Global cooling could develop on Earth in 50 years and have serious consequences before it is replaced by a period of warming in the early 22nd century, a Russian scientist said Friday. Environmentalists and scientists today focus on the dangers of global warming provoked by man’s […]

Queensland Worker's "Great Red Hope"
August 29, 2006 – 7:29 am EST |
Queensland Worker's "Great Red Hope"

Matt McCarten and his pal, Grant Morgan’s are best mates with the Aussie . Queensland Labor Premier Peter Beattie has called a snap election for the 9th of September and Socialist Alliance are gearing up to take state power for the working class. Socialist Alliance is running their top candidate in Beattie’s own seat, long […]

Chavez Calls Israelis "Fascists"-Again
August 29, 2006 – 12:01 am EST |
Chavez Calls Israelis "Fascists"-Again

From Zaman Online Hat Tip Phil at Whoar Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, paying a visit to China, slammed Israel on Friday condemning Israel’s strikes in Lebanon as comparable to the acts of Adolf Hitler. Chavez, who cut diplomatic ties with Israel during its attacks on Lebanon, denounced the attacks that killed over a thousand civilians. […]

Pair of P.R.A.T.T.s
August 28, 2006 – 11:29 pm EST |
Pair of P.R.A.T.T.s

Like many socialists, writer Dick Scott demonstrated against the 1981 Springbok Tour of NZ. He and son Mark, certainly qualified as Pinkoes and Reds Against The Tour At the Hamilton game, Scott proudly marched with his “Sharpeville Score: 128-0″ banner He was punched to the ground for his troubles and rescued by his son Mark, […]

"National Question" Part 6, Dick Scott and Parihaka
August 28, 2006 – 5:09 am EST |
"National Question" Part 6, Dick Scott and Parihaka

Of the three young pakeha communists active on Maori issues in the late 40s, early’50s, Noel Hilliard, Harry Evison and Dick Scott, the latter has probably had the most significant influence. Author of the 1954 book, “The Parihaka Story” and its 1975 update, “Ask That Mountain“, Scott was the first writer to widely publicise the […]

Venezuelan Communist’s Oil Threat
August 27, 2006 – 11:28 pm EST |
Venezuelan Communist’s Oil Threat

Luis Tascon is a leading Venezuelan parliamentarian and a founding member of the Movement for the Fifth Republic (MVR). The MVR is the main parliamentary party supporting President Hugo Chavez and his “Bolivarian revolution”. Luis Tascón was re-elected to the Venezuelan National Assembly in the Venezuelan parliamentary election of 2005, representing MVR and the Communist […]

Police Stories
August 27, 2006 – 10:57 pm EST |
Police Stories

A friend emailed these stories this morning. I don’t know how true they are, but her brother is a policeman and she does drive through Central Otago a lot. Good A New Plymouth Traffic Patrol Cop was watching for speeders with a mobile radar gun, but wasn’t getting many. Then he discovered the problem. A […]

Ruling Sets Precedent Against Property Rights?
August 26, 2006 – 2:47 am EST |
Ruling Sets Precedent Against Property Rights?

From this morning’s Christchurch Press A judge’s ruling has virtually cleared the way for peaceful property occupations as a form of protest, an activist says. Two Happy valley Coal Mine protestors who occupied the roof of Solid Energy’s Christchurch office building in February have had charges dismissed. Christchurch District Court judge, Stephen Erber ruled that […]

Roy on Boosting Police Manpower
August 26, 2006 – 1:20 am EST |
Roy on Boosting Police Manpower

Good staff seem to be leaving the police faster than the government can recruit them. In her latest “Diary“, ACT MP and national security spokesman, Heather Roy suggest ways to boost police manpower. Maori Wardens Maori Wardens fulfil a very useful and constructive role in their communities. I saw Maori Wardens in action during my […]

China To Train Mugabe’s Thugs
August 26, 2006 – 12:36 am EST |
China To Train Mugabe’s Thugs

From South African Blog, Disaster Africa 2nd August 06. Zimbabwe’s ruling party is to set up a political school to train cadres along the lines of China’s communist party. it was reported on Wednesday. Elliot Manyika, Zanu-PF’s national commissar, made the announcement following a lecture by visiting academics from the Communist Party of China (CPC), […]

Union Idiocy On the Rise?
August 25, 2006 – 8:57 am EST |
Union Idiocy On the Rise?

From Indymedia. By Simon Oosterman Five hundred distribution workers who supply the 165 Countdown, Foodtown and Woolworths supermarkets across New Zealand began a 48 hour strike at 5am this morning starting a weekend of industrial action against Progressive, says the National Distribution Union. The Progressive’s Supply Chain distribution center workers began their 48 hour strike […]

Socialist SuperSizer Sets up SOLIDARITY?
August 25, 2006 – 8:23 am EST |
Socialist SuperSizer Sets up SOLIDARITY?

Socialist Worker, UNITE and SupersizeMyPay campaigner, Workers Charter Movement activist, Anticapitaliste blogger, frequent flyer and working class hero, Joe Carolan, seems to have yet another cause to struggle for. Yesterday he posted this. SOLIDARITY-New Union Launched You know how much your pay hasfallen behind the cost of living overthe years.You are now facing rising costs […]

Cuban Academic Says True Revolution Ongoing
August 25, 2006 – 7:36 am EST |
Cuban Academic Says True Revolution Ongoing

Hamilton’s Wintec held its Spark 06-International Festival of Media, Arts and Design this week. There were some pretty political speakers there, like Bruce Connew, Dave Armstrong and Lisa Reihana, but the most notable was Cuban academic Flor de Lis Lopez Hernandez. Ms Hernandez spoke on “how powerful graphic elements can aid social change and play […]

Christchurch Press Gives Madeleine Flannagan a Cheque in Confidential Settlement
August 25, 2006 – 1:52 am EST |
Christchurch Press Gives Madeleine Flannagan a Cheque in Confidential Settlement

On 21.9.05 The Christchurch Press issued this statement. Colin Espiner’s campaign trail blog from September 6 referred to a demonstration during Prime Minister Helen Clark’s visit to Otago University. The blog entry referred to the demonstration as an Act Party publicity stunt and mentioned that Espiner had been hit on the head by a placard. […]

Revenge of the Square Dancers
August 24, 2006 – 11:48 pm EST |
Revenge of the Square Dancers

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How Blatant Do They Have To Be?
August 23, 2006 – 3:06 am EST |
How Blatant Do They Have To Be?

A friend from Israel sent me this recent photo of a Hezbollah funeral march in Lebanon. Note the Lebanese Communist Party flags. Is there a message here? Is Israel and the West fighting not just radical Islam, but a radical Islam allied to a resurgent Marxist-Leninist movement. Noooo….it couldn’t possibly be.

Belgian Marxists March for Hezbollah and Hamas
August 23, 2006 – 3:05 am EST |
Belgian Marxists March for Hezbollah and Hamas

From the Brussels Journal 7th August Some 8,000 people demonstrated in Brussels on Sunday against the war in Lebanon. There were slogans against the U.S. and Israel and in support of Hamas and Hezbollah. Participating organisations included the maoist Workers Party of Belgium (better known under its Dutch acronym PVDA), the StopUSA platform, Lebanese liberals, […]

Matt McCarten’s Marxist/Muslim Mates
August 23, 2006 – 3:00 am EST |
Matt McCarten’s Marxist/Muslim Mates

Whoops I missed this. Hat tip to Peter Cresswell at Not PCFrom Matt McCarten’s latest Herald on Sunday column New Voice of Islamic Resistance Resonates With Indisputable Reason We should all be grateful that the terrible butchery in Lebanon has stopped this week, after more than 1000 Lebanese and Israelis were killed. The US encouragement […]

P.R.A.T.T. 6, Trevor Richards
August 22, 2006 – 11:59 pm EST |
P.R.A.T.T. 6, Trevor Richards

No survey of the Pinkoes and Reds Against The Tour behind the anti Springbok Tour movement of 1981 would be complete without a profile of Trevor Lawson Richards. Trevor Richards got his start in radical politics at Auckland University in the late ’60s. In 1969 he was a political science student and AUSA International Affairs […]

ACT’s Rates Campaign Pressure Mounting
August 22, 2006 – 10:36 pm EST |
ACT’s Rates Campaign Pressure Mounting

From Rodney’s Blog I love the headline: Finally, Government Takes Action on Rates And I overcome my natural modesty to note: Galvanised by intense debate over Rodney Hide’s private member’s bill to cap rates rises, National and the Greens last night agreed to support a select committee inquiry into the property tax system which gives […]

Judge McDonald Gets It Right!
August 22, 2006 – 10:15 pm EST |
Judge McDonald Gets It Right!

From today’s Herald A man who downloaded music videos and pornography on his work computer has been convicted of theft from his employers. Daniel Davies, 40, who was sacked from his job at Poster Faktory for his actions, was found guilty at the Whangarei District Court yesterday of theft. He was convicted and ordered to […]

D Day For Rate Payers
August 22, 2006 – 4:51 am EST |
D Day For Rate Payers

ACT Leader Rodney Hide’s Rates Capping Bill will be voted on in Parliament tomorrow. If Grey Power’s hard core lobbying persuades NZ First decide to support the Bill, Rodney will have the numbers to send it to Select Committee. This country’s future wealth and prosperity, yet again depend on Winston Peters and his team. Then […]

Who Is Oscar Temaru?
August 21, 2006 – 4:21 am EST |
Who Is Oscar Temaru?

According to TV1 News, yesterday’s funeral of Maori Queen Dame Te Atarangikaahu was a attended by an important mourner. French Polynesia President Oscar Temaru has been fighting to free Tahiti from the grip of French Polynesia. He says he came to pay respects to Dame Te Ata. Radical Youth leader, Omar Hamed, writing in Just […]

NZ Kidnap Victim a "Target For People Resisting Imperialism?"
August 21, 2006 – 1:18 am EST |
NZ Kidnap Victim a "Target For People Resisting Imperialism?"

Scott Hamilton is a member of a tiny Trotskyite, Auckland Uni based, sect called the Communist Workers Group. Like most Marxist groups, the CWG is militantly anti Israel. Hamilton’s Blog is called “Reading the Maps”. A recent post entitled “Bad Company” covered the recent kidnapping in Gaza of NZ cameraman, Olaf Wiig. According to Hamilton, […]

Chavez Building Marxist/Muslim Ties
August 21, 2006 – 12:56 am EST |
Chavez Building Marxist/Muslim Ties

Venezueala’s marxist leader Hugo Chavez is playing a key role in building the growing Marxist/Muslim anti Western Alliance. From the latest issue of Australian Marxist journal, Green Left Weekly Israel is “killing innocent children and whole families”. “They dismantled the legitimate government of Palestine, and thwarted tremendous efforts to achieve peace and establish a Palestinian […]

Debating Kate On Academic Accountability
August 20, 2006 – 8:50 am EST |
Debating Kate On Academic Accountability

Cactus Kate posted an interesting piece on Auckland Uni law lecturer, Jane Kelsey. Acknowledging Kelsey’s undoubted intelligence and ability, … why should taxpayers pay to have their children indoctrinated, intimidated or browbeaten by the likes of Jane Kelsey?”. Kate then replied in a comment. Because it is excellent training for the “real world” that’s why. […]