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US Communists Back "Peace Movement"
November 29, 2006 – 9:23 pm EST | No Comment
US Communists Back "Peace Movement"

From the Communist Party USA’s Political Affairs We have long embraced the struggle against U.S. imperialism as our internationalist duty. We know that victory hinges on winning the U.S. masses to the cause of peace. Over thirty years ago, the peace movement’s success in winning the American people against the Vietnam war was crucial to […]

Socialists Selfish and Stingy, Anyone Surprised?
November 29, 2006 – 8:48 pm EST | No Comment
Socialists Selfish and Stingy, Anyone Surprised?

From the Chronicle of Philanthropy Hat Tip Arts and Letters Daily In Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism (Basic Books), Arthur C. Brooks finds that religious conservatives are far more charitable than secular liberals, and that those who support the idea that government should redistribute income are among the least likely to […]

Trots Want Troops Out of Tonga
November 29, 2006 – 8:29 pm EST | No Comment
Trots Want Troops Out of Tonga

The NZ left have increased their interest in Tonga since the recent rioting and revolutionary activity. The Auckland based Trotskyist sectlet the Communist Workers Group issued this statement on Indymedia yesterday Troops out of Tonga! For a Workers’ and Farmers’ Government! The long fight for democracy in Tonga has recently exploded into mass protest and […]

Ecuador Joins "Pink Tide"
November 28, 2006 – 9:27 pm EST | No Comment
Ecuador Joins "Pink Tide"

From the Communist Party USA’s Political Affairs The White House has touted recent elections in Mexico and Peru as a sharp defeat for the “Pink Tide” movement of left-leaning governments in the Americas (Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina and, to an extent, Chile). But the more recent victories of leftist candidates Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua […]

Milton Friedman on Drug Legalisation and the "Iron Law of Prohibition"
November 28, 2006 – 9:04 pm EST | One Comment
Milton Friedman on Drug Legalisation and the "Iron Law of Prohibition"

The late Milton Friedman deplored drugs, yet he was a passionate advocate of drug legalisation. While many have praised Friedman for his promotion of free markets as the solution to many of mankind’s problems, few have acknowledged his view that drug legalisation is the best and only real answer to the drug epidemic. Johann Hari […]

Cuba Accused of Slave Trading
November 28, 2006 – 8:26 pm EST | No Comment
Cuba Accused of Slave Trading

Forced labour has been a feature of many socialist regimes. The Soviet GULAG and the Chinese Lao Gai being the most well known examples. Now Castro’s Cuba has been accused of using forced labour to pay its overseas debts. From Babalu Blog Adalberto Rodriguez, Fernando Alonso and Luis Casanova, the three Cubans who were able […]

ACT Stands on Principle-Again
November 28, 2006 – 12:52 am EST | No Comment
ACT Stands on Principle-Again

ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today he was disappointed that all other political parties are voting to pinch property rights with the Telecommunications Amendment Bill. “The ACT Party is now the only party opposing this Bill. We consider it an uncompensated taking of property rights that will discourage investment in New Zealand and will not […]

W.A.Y.N.C.R? 16, Roger Tobin
November 27, 2006 – 9:50 pm EST | 2 Comments
W.A.Y.N.C.R? 16, Roger Tobin

My 16th “Where Are You Now, Campus Radical?” profile looks at Roger Tobin, the deputy principal of Logan Park High School in Dunedin. Anybody who went to Otago Uni in the late 70s or Victoria in the early ’80s would probably remember Roger Tobin. At Otago, Tobin along with Brian O’Brien and Chris Trotter, was […]

Way To Go, Canada! Cullen Take Heed
November 27, 2006 – 7:41 am EST | No Comment
Way To Go, Canada! Cullen Take Heed

From the National Post Hat Tip Dissecting Leftism The Conservative government issued a “guarantee” yesterday to Canadians that it will cut their taxes annually — starting at $700-million next year and up to $1.4-billion in 2011 — by redistributing the savings Ottawa secures from paying down debt. “We will do this every year: pay down […]

Correa's Socialist Amigos
November 27, 2006 – 7:38 am EST | No Comment
Correa's Socialist Amigos

A translation of a recent congratulatory letter from the new president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa to comrade Fidel Castro. Hat Tip Once Upon a Time in the West Dear Comrade Fidel: In name of Country Alliance and of tens of thousands of Ecuadorians, I want to extend our congratulations on your 80 birthday, which we […]

Ecuador Goes Red?
November 27, 2006 – 7:35 am EST | No Comment
Ecuador Goes Red?

Rafael Correa, a leftist economist and friend of Venezuela’s Marxist president, Hugo Chavez, has almost certainly won Sunday’s presidential runoff in Ecuador. From Associated Press With 13.7 percent of the ballot counted, Rafael Correa had 66.2 percent compared to 33.8 percent for Alvaro Noboa, according to Ecuador’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal. The results are consistent with […]

Curly Capitalist Question 18 Libertarianism, Health and the Environment
November 27, 2006 – 7:33 am EST | 4 Comments
Curly Capitalist Question 18 Libertarianism, Health and the Environment

Squirrel asked I’m very much left leaning yet i dislike the school system, i also have no philosophical problems with the private sector taking over many services that the government now provides, as long as its fair. I also realise that people willingly help each other and that a government is not always needed to […]

The Nicky Hager File Part 1
November 27, 2006 – 2:28 am EST | 10 Comments
The Nicky Hager File Part 1

Rightly or wrongly, investigative writer, Nicky Hager’s book “The Hollow Men”, is widely credited with influencing Don Brash in his decision to relinquish leadership of the National Party. Who is Nicky Hager? What motivates him to so consistently attack the so-called “right”? There is no doubt that Hager is on the left, but how just […]

Everybody Loves Chavez-Yeah Right!
November 26, 2006 – 4:21 am EST | 3 Comments
Everybody Loves Chavez-Yeah Right!

Venezuela’s election campaign is entering the final stages. While the media paints Marxist President Hugo Chavez as a clear favourite, his main opponent, Manuel Rosales has earned huge popular support. From Aleksander Boyd Venezuela Crisis Caracas 25.11.06 This week has been one of closing rallies although today’s events in Caracas merits especial mention. Caracas is […]

Marxist Minto Wants to Erase "Entrepeneuralism" From School Curriculum
November 25, 2006 – 11:21 pm EST | 5 Comments
Marxist Minto Wants to Erase "Entrepeneuralism" From School Curriculum

Most parents I know regard much of the school curriculum as dumbed down socialist propaganda. There may be the odd bright spot here and there, but socialists like John Minto want to eliminate even that. John Minto, is Chairperson of the Quality Public Education Coalition. In a recently circulated paper he reveals how he wants […]

From the Last Statement of Alexander Litvinenko
November 25, 2006 – 8:39 pm EST | One Comment
From the Last Statement of Alexander Litvinenko

You may succeed in silencing one man but the howl of protest from around the world will reverberate, Mr Putin, in your ears for the rest of your life. May God forgive you for what you have done, not only to me but to beloved Russia and its people. Former FSB Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Litvinenko […]

Two Trots? Tour Tonga, Talk To Troublemakers
November 25, 2006 – 8:44 am EST | No Comment
Two Trots? Tour Tonga, Talk To Troublemakers

Two Kiwi socialists?/anarchists?/Trots? have travelled to Tonga to report on the revolution. From Indymedia Nuku’alofa (Tonga) – We, two indymedia activists, arrived at Fua’amato International Airport early on Friday morning from Aotearoa. After leaving the plane we had to walk to the arrival hall past three Tongan soldiers, two of which were carrying large rifles […]

Rakaia Recce
November 25, 2006 – 7:42 am EST | 5 Comments
Rakaia Recce

Yesterday ACT leader Rodney Hide, deputy leader Heather Roy, Upper South deputy board member Andrew Falloon and yours truly did a second recce around the Rakaia electorate. We toured several local businesses and the Ashburton Branch of Aoraki Polytechnic.There were also several media interviews. Rodney and Heather had a particularly productive meeting with Mark Lemon, […]

Russia Supports Iranian Ally
November 24, 2006 – 8:21 pm EST | No Comment
Russia Supports Iranian Ally

From the Hat Tip Babalu Blog Russia has begun delivery of Tor-M1 air defense missile systems to Iran, a Defense Ministry official said Friday, confirming that Moscow would proceed with arms deals with Tehran in spite of Western criticism. Ministry officials have previously said Moscow would supply 29 of the sophisticated missile systems to Iran […]

Death of a Brave Man
November 24, 2006 – 7:41 am EST | One Comment
Death of a Brave Man

From Canada.com Poisoned Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died Thursday in an intensive-care unit of a London hospital but doctors said they were unable to determine the cause of his death. Litvinenko, a fierce critic of the Russian government, suffered heart failure and was heavily sedated as medical staff struggled to pinpoint what had made the […]

As Goes Venezuela, So Goes Latin America
November 23, 2006 – 6:32 am EST | 12 Comments
As Goes Venezuela, So Goes Latin America

A few months ago, Venezuela’s Marxist president, Hugo Chavez, faced little opposition and was a near certainty to be returned in the December 3rd election. Now Manuel Rosales is pushing Chavez hard in the polls and has led a series of huge anti-Chavez rallies in several Venezuelan cities. Hat Tip Venezuela Crisis The Latin American […]

Another Old Trot Backs Tongan Revolutionaries
November 23, 2006 – 3:32 am EST | 2 Comments
Another Old Trot Backs Tongan Revolutionaries

A few days ago I commented that two old Trotskyists, Keith Locke and Matt Robson had come out in support of the so-called “Tongan Democracy” Movement. Well bugger me, here’s a third. From Indymedia The Alliance Party has joined the growing numbers demanding the Government withdraw New Zealand troops and police from Tonga. Alliance Party […]

US Communists Seek to Further Influence Democratic Party
November 21, 2006 – 10:29 pm EST | 4 Comments
US Communists Seek to Further Influence Democratic Party

My last post discussed how tiny communist parties can covertly influence the policy and direction of much larger “mainstream” parties. Please read this “hot off the computer” article from Political Affairs, the theoretical journal of the Communist Party USA, with my thesis in mind. You have to read between the lines a little, but the […]

How Communist Parties Influence Your Government
November 21, 2006 – 9:39 pm EST | 5 Comments
How Communist Parties Influence Your Government

Many in the West look at our tiny communist parties and laugh. How could these people, many of whom could hold their national conventions in a phone box, possibly impact on our lives? This is how they do it. It is a simple step by step procedure which has been perfected, refined and applied all […]

Communists, Cuddle, Congratulate
November 21, 2006 – 8:56 pm EST | No Comment
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 | One Comment
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 | 2 Comments
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 | One Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | 12 Comments
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 […]