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In my documentary “America Under Seige: Soviet Islam,” I made the case that many American Muslim leaders are also Marxists. One among them is well known activist Linda Sarsour. The Brooklyn radical recently formally joined this country’s largest crypto-communist organization, the 30,000 strong Democratic Socialists of America. DSA and other Marxist groups have been actively […]

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Rodney’s Real Responsibilities
March 16, 2006 – 2:38 am EST | 3 Comments
Rodney’s Real Responsibilities

From The Whig part of a comment by former ACT board member, turned Nat, Aaron Bhatnagar. Rodney has allowed a sort of McCarthyist politics dictate his actions in Parliament. It’s a “get Benson-Pope at any costs” mentality, which will never win ACT votes. It may in fact put people off from voting for ACT even […]

A Small Step in the Wrong Direction
March 16, 2006 – 2:13 am EST | 5 Comments
A Small Step in the Wrong Direction

New Zealand First MPH Barbara Stewart’s members bill cutting the number of MPs from 120 to 100 was passed 61 to 60 at its first reading last night. The bill will founder and so it should. The number of MPs in our parliament is not the problem. In fact I would be comfortable with more. […]

A Small Step in the Right Direction
March 16, 2006 – 1:58 am EST | One Comment
A Small Step in the Right Direction

From today’s Herald A National Party bill to allow a 90-day probation period for new workers passed its first hurdle last night and will proceed to a select committee. The probation period employment bill – which will give employers a 90-day trial period in which they can get rid of people who don’t work out […]

Crown Law Considers Charging Labour Party
March 14, 2006 – 9:38 pm EST | One Comment
Crown Law Considers Charging Labour Party

The Crown Law Office will advise police by the end of next week whether or not to prosecute the Labour Party for alleged over spending in the 2005 election. How the hell will Crown Law wriggle out of the fact that Labour spent $446,000 from Helen Clark’s leader’s fund, on pledge cards for purely electoral […]

"If PSNA Are Terrorist Sympathisers, Then So Is Helen Clark"
March 14, 2006 – 5:14 am EST | One Comment
"If PSNA Are Terrorist Sympathisers, Then So Is Helen Clark"

This piece, comes, with the above heading from the Philippines Solidarity Network Aotearoa’s Kapitiran No 22 of January 2003. The author is PSNA Secretary, Murray Horton “One major concern had been that New Zealanders supporting liberation movements overseas (which more often than not have to resort to armed struggle – East Timor is the most […]

Who is Crispin Beltran?
March 14, 2006 – 3:38 am EST | 2 Comments
Who is Crispin Beltran?

The Philippines Solidarity Network Aotearoa is very concerned at the arrest of the leftist Anakpawis Party’s Congressman, Crispin Beltran in the Philippines. PSNA have asked Helen Clark to intercede with Philippines President Arroyo on Beltran’s behalf. The PSNA toured Beltran here in 1999, as long time head of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, the Communist Party […]

Crackdown on Philippines "Insurrectionists"
March 14, 2006 – 2:43 am EST | 3 Comments
Crackdown on Philippines "Insurrectionists"

From the Star-Sun Network Online February 26 2006 Party-list Legislators, Communist Leaders Sued for Rebellion MANILA — In line with the crackdown on people allegedly out to destabilize the government, police on Monday filed rebellion charges against 15 individuals identified with the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army. In his complaint […]

Clark Urged to Tackle Philippines President on Human Rights
March 14, 2006 – 1:26 am EST | One Comment
Clark Urged to Tackle Philippines President on Human Rights

From the NZ Herald 13.03.06 By Paul Smith Prime Minister Helen Clark is being urged to raise human rights abuses with the Philippines government during a meeting there this week. President Gloria Arroyo declared an effective state of emergency last month, saying it was necessary to prevent a coup. There are reports that one of […]

Chinese President Directs Military Propagandists
March 12, 2006 – 11:10 pm EST | 3 Comments
Chinese President Directs Military Propagandists

Excerpts from China Daily 13th March 2006 Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing Tuesday visited the Liberation Army Daily, the newspaper of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, to congratulate it on its 50th founding anniversary. President Hu Jintao visits and greets the staffs of the Liberation Army Daily, the newspaper of the Chinese People’s Liberation […]

China Renews Commitment to Marxist Future
March 12, 2006 – 10:15 pm EST | 2 Comments
China Renews Commitment to Marxist Future

The popular view is that China is abandoning Marxist-Leninism and will slowly evolve into a capitalist and democratic state. Much of our relationship with China is based on this “Pollyanna” like view. below are excerpts from a 6th of February 2006 article in the Korean online journal Ohmy News “China Revives Marx” Conference on Marxism […]

Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics Part 2
March 12, 2006 – 3:33 am EST | 6 Comments
Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics Part 2

After her six months in China, courtesy of a Foreign Affairs scholarship, Sue Bradford returned to NZ in 1981 and became heavily involved in the anti Springbok Tour movement. By then married to Bill Bradford, she was six months pregnant, but that didn’t stop her. Sue Bradford and her small “direct action” group in association […]

Helen Clark Out of Place in Valparaiso?
March 11, 2006 – 9:35 pm EST | 3 Comments
Helen Clark Out of Place in Valparaiso?

NZ Prime Minister, Helen Clark has just been to the March 11 inauguration of Chile’s new Socialist president, . Apart from our leader (who is of course a moderate social democrat) and US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, the guest list reads like a who’s who of the Latin American far left. Brazil’s Luiz Inacio […]

Loudon for Vice President!
March 11, 2006 – 12:04 am EST | 8 Comments
Loudon for Vice President!

Some may be aware I’m standing for the Vice Presidency of the ACT Party. Here is an email I sent yesterday to party members. It sums up what I hope to achieve in the position. Dear ACT Member A final quick message to remind those who have not voted that time is running out, votes […]

More Christians in Our Prisons!
March 10, 2006 – 11:08 pm EST | 3 Comments
More Christians in Our Prisons!

From Heather Roy’s Diary In an attempt to find cheaper alternatives, a high profile delegation has been on a trip to Europe. The trip was arranged to investigate how prisons are used in Europe and to study alternatives to New Zealand’s prison system. Damien O’Connor was there in his capacity as Minister of Corrections. Kim […]

Terrorists Before Taxpayers
March 10, 2006 – 10:59 pm EST | One Comment
Terrorists Before Taxpayers

From Silent Running. Shows just who this government cares about.

Chinese/Russian Split Healed
March 10, 2006 – 12:58 am EST | One Comment
Chinese/Russian Split Healed

From the Communist Party of Australia’s “Guardian” of March 8 2006 China-Russian Treaty of “Friendly Cooperation” Following a recent meeting between the Foreign Ministers of China and Russia, Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov said that the two countries have developed a new pattern of bilateral relationships featuring a mature, trustworthy and reliable partnership. The two […]

Lyttelton Port Deal Gets More Complicated
March 10, 2006 – 12:26 am EST | One Comment
Lyttelton Port Deal Gets More Complicated

Excerpts from this mornings Stuff article on the proposed deal to partially sell Lyttelton Port Company to a front for the Chinese government. Port Otago has stunned the Christchurch City Council with a sharemarket raid that enables it to block the city’s takeover of Lyttelton Port of Christchurch. Dunedin’s port company dropped its bombshell at […]

Who Runs NZAID’s "Global Group"?
March 8, 2006 – 10:44 pm EST | 3 Comments
Who Runs NZAID’s "Global Group"?

According to NZAID’s website, the organisation’s “Global Group”, which distributes half of NZAID’s aid budget, is headed by Don Clarke. Don Clarke has been Director of NZAID’s Global Group since the agency was established in July 2002. Don has extensive experience in the non-governmental organisation (NGO) sector, especially in the area of international aid and […]

Who Allocates NZAID Money?
March 8, 2006 – 10:36 pm EST | 2 Comments
Who Allocates NZAID Money?

Your generous donation to Hamas, probably goes through NZAID’s “Global Group”. According to NZAID’s website. Reflecting NZAID’s mission to eliminate poverty, NZAID’s Global Group is responsible for regional and bilateral programmes in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Group manages NZAID’s relationships with International Financial Institutions (IFIs), multilateral agencies ( including selected international NGOs) and […]

NZAID Supports Hamas
March 8, 2006 – 9:52 pm EST | One Comment
NZAID Supports Hamas

From yesterday’s NZ Herald. New Zealand has made a contribution towards an aid package to help the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority. The World Bank approved a US$42 million ($65 million) aid package to help the Authority until Islamic militant group Hamas forms the next government. An NZAID spokeswoman said the $500,000 from New Zealand was a […]

Unions Oppose Lyttelton Deal
March 7, 2006 – 11:29 pm EST | 4 Comments
Unions Oppose Lyttelton Deal

Just caught the tail end of a Radio NZ news bulletin. Apparently Lyttelton port unions are opposing the partial sale of the port company to Hutchison-Whampoa on the grounds that it would give “foreigners” control of the port. I don’t worry about “foreigners”, only about “foreigners” linked to enemy regimes, intent on buying our strategic […]

Carter’s Socialist Principles Destroy a Dream
March 7, 2006 – 11:04 pm EST | 4 Comments
Carter’s Socialist Principles Destroy a Dream

From David Farrar’s KiwiBlog There will be some very unhappy people today. After ten years of following the law to get consent for a Whangamata Marina, the proponents succeeded with the Environment Court ruling in their favour. But today the Court has been over-ruled by Environment Minister Chris Carter. The Minister makes his decision on […]

Libz Tell Nanny State to Mind Her Own Business
March 7, 2006 – 10:49 pm EST | 2 Comments
Libz Tell Nanny State to Mind Her Own Business

The Libertarianz are telling Nanny State where to get off. Julian Pistorius has coverage of Libz groups around the country burning their census forms. The only reason you need a Census is to use the information for state economic planning (otherwise known as socialism.) Private business can pay private companies to collect any information they […]

We’re Not Commies, We’re Greenies, Truly We Are, We Swear It, We’d Never Lie To You, Honest, Please Believe Us
March 7, 2006 – 10:23 pm EST | 2 Comments
We’re Not Commies, We’re Greenies, Truly We Are, We Swear It, We’d Never Lie To You, Honest, Please Believe Us

Green Party activist, Shawn Tan, writing in the February 2006 issue of Socialist Worker’s “Unity” magazine page 49 “Only an utter rejection of capitalism and the unlimited growth/wealth mentality can spell greater environmental, social and economic wellbeing….The way forward involves the coming together of Red and Green strands on the left…Only a broad, united left […]

Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics Part 1
March 7, 2006 – 12:55 am EST | 15 Comments
Sue Bradford, Nice Lady, Shame About the Politics Part 1

Green MP, Sue Bradford, is without doubt one of the party’s most effective parliamentarians. She is liked and respected by many in the house and was described by Deborah Coddington as one of the “nicest people in parliament“. Unfortunately, from my point of view, she is also one of the most destructive. This is the […]

FARC Vows to Defend Venezuela from US
March 5, 2006 – 11:56 pm EST | 3 Comments
FARC Vows to Defend Venezuela from US

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has declared its solidarity with Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez and vowed to help defend Venezuela against any invasion from their “common enemy”, the US. FARC leader Raul Reyes told the Colombian alternative news agency Anncol that if a US attack comes from the Colombian side of the […]

Heather Roy on Labour’s Health Shame
March 5, 2006 – 10:39 pm EST | 2 Comments
Heather Roy on Labour’s Health Shame

ACT MP, Heather Roy is effectively the “opposition” when it comes to Health. Here is her latest “Heather Roy’s Diary”, which succintly sums up the state of our Health services in Labour ruled NZ. Heather comments on figures showing a decrease in elective surgery in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. “The real figures for elective surgery […]

Life’s Victims
March 4, 2006 – 11:39 am EST | 7 Comments
Life’s Victims

I watched Canterbury thrash Auckland in the Super 14 tonight, on Sky TV. During the break I saw a new “Coke Zero” ad, in which a young guy “surfs” a bus through city streets, before being dumped into the sea. I wondered how many of life’s eternal victim’s would be franticly writing complaints to the […]

S.A.P. Number 7, Philip Ferguson
March 4, 2006 – 12:13 am EST | 15 Comments
S.A.P. Number 7, Philip Ferguson

My seventh Socialist Academic Profile, looks at Canterbury University tutor, Philip Ferguson. I just had to ‘do” Philip after I saw him in sole charge of the “Young Workers Party” stand at the recent Canterbury University Clubs Day. Philip Ferguson began his political career in the very early ’70s while still at high school in […]

Chavez Rep on UN Security Council?
March 3, 2006 – 10:55 pm EST | 2 Comments
Chavez Rep on UN Security Council?

From Green Left Weekly 1st March 2006. Venezuela’s Marxist President, Hugo Chavez is soon to meet new Chilean Socialist president, Michelle Bachelet. According to a report in the February 21 La Tercera, one of the themes of a proposed meeting between Chavez and incoming president Bachelet at the time of her inauguration in March, will […]