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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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Ha-a-a-a-rsh!
August 4, 2006 – 1:26 am EST |
Ha-a-a-a-rsh!

Belt was a bit critical of me yesterday in some comments on Rodney’s Blog. Vice President – lying (about his own past on record) commie witch hunter. Anyone tell him the McCarthy era is over? Do we need this one-eyed driven research into people that matter nothing to any of us? How does this advance […]

Is Hone Harawira the Maori Party’s Keith Locke?
August 3, 2006 – 11:48 pm EST |
Is Hone Harawira the Maori Party’s Keith Locke?

Hardly a week goes by without some dopey leftie statement from Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira Here’s this week’s from yesterday’s Herald Te Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira has fired a verbal salvo at the United States, saying he has a “real fear” the superpower will try to destabilise Cuba while Fidel Castro lies in […]

Victoria University Writing Sexy Articles
August 3, 2006 – 4:24 am EST |
Victoria University Writing Sexy Articles

Lukas Schroeter on the ACT on Campus Blog Amongst one of the latest projects being run by the VUWSA Women’s Group is an “Erotic Fiction Writing Competition”. That is “A chance for you to showcase both your writing skills and your innermost fantasies … You can write to the x-rated extremes so get scribbling”. Whilst […]

C.O.S.T.-Commies Opposed to the Springbok Tour
August 2, 2006 – 10:53 pm EST |
C.O.S.T.-Commies Opposed to the Springbok Tour

To this day, many anti Springbok Tour campaign veterans continue to deny the communist domination of their movement. They try to portray their activities as liberal, inspired by democratic ideals and morally justified. This is the myth that is fed to our kids in history classes and textbooks, on TV documentaries and countless feature articles. […]

P.R.A.T.T. 4, Alick Shaw
August 1, 2006 – 11:00 pm EST |
P.R.A.T.T. 4, Alick Shaw

My fourth Pinkos and Reds Against The Tour profile is of Wellington deputy mayor, Alick Shaw. Twenty five years on, Shaw is unapologetic for the role he played in the anti Tour protests. As he told the latest issue of Victoria University’s “Salient” magazine “My position on the issue has not changed one jot,” Shaw […]

Go The "Blue Libs"
August 1, 2006 – 4:44 am EST |
Go The "Blue Libs"

David Farrar writes about the newly formed “Blue Libs” section of the National Party. The “Blue Libs” are the sucessor group to the “Classical Libs” section which I co-founded a couple of years ago….The new “Blue Libs” are being fully supported by the party and caucus, with many MPs actively involved – especially Chris Finlayson […]

Indonesian Crypto Communist Party Launched
August 1, 2006 – 12:25 am EST |
Indonesian Crypto Communist Party Launched

I recently posted on the formation of a new crypto communist party in Indonesia. The new party has now been officially launched. Senior Democratic Socialist Perspective member and Sydney University Asian Studies lecturer, Max Lane, attended the Jakarta launch. Below is an edited version of his report published in the latest Green Left Weekly On […]

EU Wants to Fingerprint All Children
August 1, 2006 – 12:12 am EST |
EU Wants to Fingerprint All Children

This horror comes from the UK’s Observer British children, possibly as young as six, will be subjected to compulsory fingerprinting under European Union rules being drawn up in secret. The prints will be stored on a database which could be shared with countries around the world. Under laws being drawn up behind closed doors by […]

Mexican Marxists Taking Battle to the Streets
July 31, 2006 – 7:45 am EST |
Mexican Marxists Taking Battle to the Streets

Mexico’s Marxist led “Alliance for the Good of All”, is not taking its recent razor thin electoral defeat lying down. Alliance leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has accused the victorious National Action Party of massive fraud and is claiming to be the rightful president of Mexico. He is calling on the left to take to […]

Did Iran Spark the Lebanon Debacle?
July 31, 2006 – 4:25 am EST |
Did Iran Spark the Lebanon Debacle?

According to Jane’s Intelligence Digest of 21.7.06, Israeli Intelligence suspects Iran was behind the Hizbullah attack on Israel on the 12th of July during which two Israeli soldiers were kidnapped and several killed. The Israelis believe that Tehran “influenced the timing of the incident in order to divert international attention from its nuclear programme which […]

Putin, Will He Be the New Stalin?
July 31, 2006 – 2:05 am EST |
Putin, Will He Be the New Stalin?

From INQ7News Russian President Vladimir Putin approved late Friday a new law against “extremism” that critics say could allow the country’s authorities to crack down more on dissent. “The president signed a federal law with amendments to the federal law ‘On Countering Extremist Activity’ that was approved earlier,” the Kremlin said in a statment published […]

Curly Capitalist Questions 15 Flogging Off Nukes
July 29, 2006 – 11:54 pm EST |
Curly Capitalist Questions 15 Flogging Off Nukes

Anonymous has a question on private control of WMDs Under pure capitalism, could I sell nuclear weapons to third world dictatorships? The right to keep and bear arms is an axiom for many libertarians. The debate centres around what type of arms and what, if any limitations should be imposed on their use. What follows […]

Red Lops Dreadlocks
July 29, 2006 – 11:25 pm EST |
Red Lops Dreadlocks

That was then This is now. Victoria University student prezzy and Workers Party radical, Nick Kelly has shorn his trademark dreads. Even worse he’s selling them on Trade Me. Why this blatant capitalism? Why doesn’t he give his hair away to someone who needs it more? Rodney Hide for example. What next, a three piece […]

Rodney Reborn?
July 29, 2006 – 5:02 am EST |
Rodney Reborn?

From Rodney’s Blog Texts and emails have been flooding in concerned about me going soft: MPs wonder what’s happened to the old rough-and-tumble Rodney If we don’t adapt and evolve we die! Besides, it’s time others learnt to be opposition MPs. And I’m more of a dancer than a fighter…

Curly Capitalist Question 14 Capitalism and War
July 29, 2006 – 4:15 am EST |
Curly Capitalist Question 14 Capitalism and War

Anonymous has a good question Trevor,you would accept that competition between firms and corporations is a fact of free market national capitalism. Many of these have states to protect their interests. But what happens when different nation states compete over resources. Is war not just an extension of this economic competition? It is quite true […]

Hard Left Beats Left for Union Post
July 29, 2006 – 1:16 am EST |
Hard Left Beats Left for Union Post

According to IndymediaScenes of jubilation and tears of joy greeted the stunning victory by Jill Ovens in yesterday’s election for the new Northern Region Secretary of the Service and Food Workers’ Union. The special delegates conference of 112 voting delegates gave Ms Ovens the clear mandate of a 68 to 44 winning result. Ms Ovens […]

Kahui Twin’s Death is Capitalism’s Fault
July 28, 2006 – 9:15 am EST |
Kahui Twin’s Death is Capitalism’s Fault

Here’s Communist Workers Group member, Justin Taua on the death of the Kahui twins, quoted on his comrade Scott Hamilton’s blog, Reading the Maps. Taua gave this talk to the Waitemata Branch of the UNITE trade union. He is a close relative of the Kahui family. Yes, some people really do think like this. The […]

Hone Harawira on the Jews and the White Man
July 27, 2006 – 4:12 am EST |
Hone Harawira on the Jews and the White Man

Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has a tactful way with words. According to Liberty Scott, Harawira, speaking in Maori, had this to say about the Middle east situation “The violence perpetrated by the Jews must stop”. In February 1987 Harawira represented the Pacific Concerns Resource Centre at a Physicians for Social Responsibility Conference in Moscow. […]

The Middle East; ACT’s View vs Socialist Stance
July 27, 2006 – 3:21 am EST |
The Middle East; ACT’s View vs Socialist Stance

I have some pretty mixed feelings on the Israel/Lebanon/Palestine tangle. I am certainly not blind to the plight of innocent Lebanese and Palestinians and do not regard the Israelis as angels. However I think it will be easy to see which of the two following statements I most support. Here’s what Rodney Hide said in […]

Chavez; Just Another Dirty Dictator
July 26, 2006 – 10:10 am EST |
Chavez; Just Another Dirty Dictator

Venezuela’s Marxist president, Hugo Chavez is the darling of the the young left. These are the people who laugh at the old pro Soviet left and won’t have a bar of the Chinese. Chavez is different. Chavez is for “21st century socialism“. He represents the future. So why then does Chavez make friends with the […]

P.R.A.T.T. Number 3, Simon Wilson
July 25, 2006 – 12:11 am EST |
P.R.A.T.T. Number 3, Simon Wilson

The subject of my third “Pinkos and Reds Against The Tour” profile is Simon Wilson. If you knew Simon Wilson 25 years ago, you wouldn’t pick him as the future editor of NZ’s leading culinary magazine “Cuisine”. Mind you, before Cuisine he did 12 years editing “Consumer” magazine and a long stint sub-editing the “Listener”, […]

Lunatic Wants to Run the Asylum
July 24, 2006 – 11:56 pm EST |
Lunatic Wants to Run the Asylum

From the latest Green Left Weekly Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez condemned Israel’s bombing of Lebanon, commenting that “They are bombing entire cities, it is a true genocide. Where will this madness end?”, according to a July 21 VHeadline.com report. He also slammed the US for using its UN Security Council veto to override a […]

The Despair of a Moderate
July 24, 2006 – 5:24 am EST |
The Despair of a Moderate

Not all protestors are mindless Marxists. Here is Sophia from Red Confectionery giving her account of the Anti Israel march in Auckland on Saturday. Today was an interesting day; in fact I didn’t think it would be that interesting. Students for Justice in Palestine from the University of Auckland (SFJP) had organised a march down […]

The Don’s Not For Turning
July 24, 2006 – 5:14 am EST |
The Don’s Not For Turning

From Don Brash’s speech to the National Party conference in the weekend. Hat Tip David Farrar. There are always those who believe the only way we can win the Treasury benches is by trying to “out-Labour Labour”. If Labour wins office by taking $25,000 in tax off a successful hardworking Kiwi and bribing five voters […]

Minto; The Honesty and the Idiocy
July 24, 2006 – 2:44 am EST |
Minto; The Honesty and the Idiocy

Here’s some honesty and some idiocy from veteran Anti Apartheid activist, John Minto’s column in this morning’s Christchurch Press. First the honesty However in the 12 years since the election of the ANC to power, the political rights gained have led to no improvement in the social and economic position of the big majority of […]

Simple Simon Met A P’liceman, Pulling Down a Flag
July 23, 2006 – 1:05 am EST |
Simple Simon Met A P’liceman, Pulling Down a Flag

Guess who pulled down the US Consulate’s flag during an anti Israeli demo in Auckland yesterday? Fittingly for a halfwit, Simon (Bobo) Oosterman only pulled the flag down to half mast, but managed to get himself arrested while allegedly fleeing from police custody after the event. Oosterman is the protestor’s protestor and his name pops […]

P.R.A.T.T. Number 2, Dave MacPherson
July 22, 2006 – 10:36 pm EST |
P.R.A.T.T. Number 2, Dave MacPherson

Another Pious Radical (or Pinkos and Reds) Against The Tour was Hamilton City Councillor and anti gambling activist Dave MacPherson. Though Timaru born, MacPherson became active in radical politics at Flinders University, Adelaide, where he was student president. By the late ’70s he was back in NZ working as a researcher for the NZ University […]

Curly Capitalist Question Number 13
July 22, 2006 – 4:30 am EST |
Curly Capitalist Question Number 13

liberty through profit has a question that’s dear to my heart why is the salary cap in the new Air NZ NPC Rugby comp a bad idea? I think the salary cap has been a disaster in the National Rugby League competition and I think it will yield similar results in our rugby National Provincial […]

P.R.A.T.T. Number 1, Marion Hobbs
July 21, 2006 – 5:12 am EST |
P.R.A.T.T. Number 1, Marion Hobbs

Labour MP, Marion Hobbs, has a long history of activity in the Anti-Apartheid movement. Much of it ran concurrently with her Marxist-Leninist activities. In 1969 Hobbs was on the Canterbury University Students Association executive and stood for the Canterbury Hospital Board on the Labour ticket. In 1970, Hobbs joined Trevor Richards’ newly founded anti Apartheid […]

P.R.A.T.T.S. R Here
July 21, 2006 – 4:21 am EST |
P.R.A.T.T.S. R Here

It’s 25 years since the Springbok Rugby Tour of NZ. The left has created the myth that the disgraceful violence, vandalism and thuggery perpetrated by many anti Tour activists was motivated by noble ideals and should be excused, or even glorified. Many old lefties regard their court convictions from that time as some kind of […]