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Apprenticeship, the Overlooked Institution, Part 2
July 14, 2006 – 11:44 pm EST | One Comment
Apprenticeship, the Overlooked Institution, Part 2

Part 2 of a speech on the apprenticeship system, I gave to several ACT regional conferences in late 2004. Part 1 is here. Check out Peter Cresswell’s excellent piece on apprenticeships at Not PC. Social Costs, Social Gains Our totally inadequate apprentice training system also carries huge social costs. Teenage years have a huge impact […]

S.A.P. Number 8, Brian Roper
July 14, 2006 – 7:48 am EST | 12 Comments
S.A.P. Number 8, Brian Roper

My latest Socialist Academic Profile is of Otago University senior political lecturer, Brian Staples Roper. Dr Roper has an MA from Canterbury University and a Phd from Queensland’s Griffith University. Brian Roper probably first got radical during the 1981 Sprinbok Tour of NZ. He was involved in Canterbury University “Students Against the Tour” and was […]

Maybe This Communism Does Work After All!
July 13, 2006 – 11:21 pm EST | 3 Comments
Maybe This Communism Does Work After All!

From the Communist Party of Australia’s Guardian of 12 July, 2006 The sweeping electoral triumph of the Bengal Left Front under the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) was replete with significance. For the seventh consecutive time a Communist-led government could be established in a country within the confines of a bourgeois-landlord State […]

CCQ 12 Do We Need a Commerce Commission?
July 13, 2006 – 2:49 am EST | 4 Comments
CCQ 12 Do We Need a Commerce Commission?

Broadstairs asks Is there a need for bodies such as the Commerce Commission? Now I originally posed this question as an example. What I was getting at here (and I hope Broadstairs agrees)is this. Is their really a necessity for a body to regulate anti competitive practices in a free economy? The NZ Commerce Commission […]

Apprenticeship the Overlooked Institution, Part 1
July 13, 2006 – 12:10 am EST | 6 Comments
Apprenticeship the Overlooked Institution, Part 1

Here is part one of a slightly edited speech I gave to several ACT regional conferences at the end of 2004. While I never did an apprenticeship myself, I have trained several and very much value the institution. I hope that anybody interested in trade training or the wellbeing of our youth will take the […]

Trade Training In a Mess
July 12, 2006 – 11:44 pm EST | 3 Comments
Trade Training In a Mess

New Zealand once had an apprenticeship system that for many decades turned out some of the world’s best tradesmen. That’s all gone to hell now. Despite a huge shortage of skilled labour, a huge industry trainining bureacracy and large amounts of taxpayers cash, apprenticeship numbers are actually decreasing in some industries. Now the government has […]

Duff on Maori Underperformance
July 12, 2006 – 9:05 am EST | One Comment
Duff on Maori Underperformance

From Muriel Newman’s NZ centre for Political debate. Alan Duff on Maori underperformance. The quality of debate in this country on Maori issues is poor, cowardly, non-analytical, and none of it serves the Maori people well. Like social welfare, which many of us have warned about for years, every government benefit takes another breath of […]

CCQ 11 Paying Caesar, Who Chooses How?
July 12, 2006 – 8:49 am EST | No Comment
CCQ 11 Paying Caesar, Who Chooses How?

Anonymous wants to know If money is issued privately, how will the government decide which currencies to accept for court fees and fines? The only legal requirement if you wish to issue money would be that it is backed by something tangible, real assets. I think a de facto gold standard would re-arise. Therefore all […]

ACT Upper South Events
July 12, 2006 – 2:12 am EST | One Comment
ACT Upper South Events

ACT’s Upper South region extends from Timaru to Nelson and includes the West Coast Regional Conference This year our Annual Regional Conference is to be held on Sunday August 13th in the Casablanca Room of the Elms Hotel, 456 Papanui Rd, Christchurch. (This venue is different from that originally advertised in ACTion). Speakers will include […]

Who Is Charles Chauvel?
July 10, 2006 – 4:33 am EST | 2 Comments
Who Is Charles Chauvel?

Labour Cabinet Minister, Jim Sutton has bitten the bullet and will be leaving Parliament on August 1st. His replacement will be Number 44 on the Labour Party list, Wellington based lawyer Charles Chauvel. Who is our newest MP? From Gisborne, Charles Chauvel joined the Labour Party as a 15 in 1985. By 1987 he was […]

Welfare and the Destruction of Manhood
July 10, 2006 – 3:55 am EST | 7 Comments
Welfare and the Destruction of Manhood

Muriel Newman quotes Australian commentator Keith Windschuttle on the corrosive effects of welfare on Aboriginal males. From Newman Weekly Historian and author Keith Windschuttle, in an article entitled “Manhood Whitewashed” examines the effects of welfare on men. In particular he looks at the appalling situation where indigenous Australian men commit horrific acts of violence and […]

A US Communist on Chile's Bachelet
July 10, 2006 – 2:04 am EST | 2 Comments
A US Communist on Chile's Bachelet

Prime Minister Helen Clark’s best friend in Latin America is Chile’s new Socialist President, Michelle Bachelet. Despite a , Bachelet is widely regarded as one of the more moderate members of the political “red tide” sweeping South America. Some, however, see Bachelet a little differently. Beatrice Lumpkin is a long time correspondent for the Communist […]

Low Marx
July 9, 2006 – 3:34 am EST | 23 Comments
Low Marx

As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Springbok Tour, there are a lot of self righteous cretins popping up to tell us about their exploits. These are the people who cared so much about the rights of black South Africans that they threw broken glass on rugby fields, assaulted policemen, blocked streets, sabotaged TV […]

CCQ 10 The Free Market and the Environment
July 8, 2006 – 2:33 am EST | 5 Comments
CCQ 10 The Free Market and the Environment

Squirrel would like to know How would a free market model deal with human caused environmental problems, specifically those which the individual is unlikely to care about eg a farmer who is degrading his land over the long term. Or an individual who’s lifestyle is contributing to long term environmental change The key point about […]

Latest Free Radical is Out
July 7, 2006 – 2:13 am EST | 2 Comments
Latest Free Radical is Out

The latest free Radical is out. Yours Truly has an article on the East Timor con. Libertarianz leader, Bernard Darnton backgrounds his court case against Helen Clark. Editor Peter Cresswell, reckons its the biggest and baddest issue yet-number 73 no less. Check it out.

Hope For the Paralysed
July 7, 2006 – 2:00 am EST | 7 Comments
Hope For the Paralysed

All my life I’ve hoped that technology would advance enough to repair spinal cord damage. Maybe its not too far off. From ABC News Hat Tip Not PC Stem cells taken from mouse embryos have helped paralyzed rats move again, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The study was the best evidence so far that controversial […]

Reply to Cameron on West Papua
July 6, 2006 – 11:05 pm EST | 4 Comments
Reply to Cameron on West Papua

On a comment on my last post, Cameron made this suggestion re West Papua, a Melanesian populated territory, currently incorporated into Indonesia. ACT could show that it is clearly more compassionate than National and Labour on the issue of Papua. National and Labour don’t really care. Only Greens and the Maori Party really seem to […]

Resistance Radicals Revolutionary Rave-Up
July 6, 2006 – 5:10 am EST | 5 Comments
Resistance Radicals Revolutionary Rave-Up

Thanks to Ed and Aussie Blog, Andrew Landeryou’s The Other Cheek Here is the agenda for the Resistance “Unfu*k the World conference to be held in Sydney this weekend. Note to presence of Cuban and Venezuelan officials, the demo outside the US consulate in Sydney, the emphasis on East Timor, Palestine and Venezuela and the […]

CCQ Number 9 Is There A Place For Public Land?
July 5, 2006 – 8:44 am EST | 13 Comments
CCQ Number 9 Is There A Place For Public Land?

Blair has a good question Trevor, do you think that there is a place for publicly owned land ie. parks and roads, or do you think it is possible for society to work well with only private ownership of these things? I have an open mind on these things and would be interested in your […]

Maoists to Join Nepali Government
July 4, 2006 – 5:24 am EST | One Comment
Maoists to Join Nepali Government

Excepts rom the latest Green Left Weekly On June 16, Nepal’s governing Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the rebel Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), which has been waging an anti-monarchy, anti-landlord guerrilla war since 1996, reached agreement to form an interim government that would include the CPN(M), and to declare soon the date for the […]

Unf%#k the World
July 4, 2006 – 4:46 am EST | 3 Comments
Unf%#k the World

Resistance is the youth wing of Australia’s largest Marxist-Leninist organisation, the . Their annual conference is this weekend in Sydney. Note the presence of a good Irish/Kiwi comrade in the speakers line up. Unfuck the world! Fighting for socialism in the 21st century Sat July 8 – Mon July 10Glebe Town Hall, 160 St John’s […]

W.A.Y.N.C.R? Number 10, Bill Logan
July 3, 2006 – 9:06 am EST | 4 Comments
W.A.Y.N.C.R? Number 10, Bill Logan

As the 20th anniversary of passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Act is upon us, I thought I’d do a “Where Are You Now Campus Radical?” profile on one of NZ’s leading gay activists. Let me first say that I supported homosexual law reform, as I supported last year’s Civil Union Bill. What I have […]

VUWSA President, Nick Kelly, Nice Chap, Shame About the Marxism-Leninism
July 3, 2006 – 2:51 am EST | 8 Comments
VUWSA President, Nick Kelly, Nice Chap, Shame About the Marxism-Leninism

One reason that Victoria University Student’s Association is helping to organise a talk in Wellington this Saturday, by three Marxist activists, may be its President, Nick Kelly. By all accounts, a very likable chap, Nick is unfortunately also a bit of a Marxist-Leninist. Nick joined the Labour Party as a 14 year old, in 1997 […]

Talkin’ Bout a Revolu-u-shon…..
July 3, 2006 – 2:25 am EST | 5 Comments
Talkin’ Bout a Revolu-u-shon…..

From Indymedia New Zealanders, Mike Treen, Mark Muller and Jared Phillips have recently returned from Venezuela, Philippines and Nepal respectively. They were guests of three of the world’s most inspiring movements for national and regional self-determination. They will lead discussion on the nature of liberation and revolution from three viewpoints: from inside the Bolivarian movement […]

Highway Bloody Robbery
July 2, 2006 – 4:10 am EST | 2 Comments
Highway Bloody Robbery

From today’s Herald on Sunday A highway police unit was sent out with orders to “get our ticket count up” in what makes a mockery of Government assurances that motorists are not targeted in a quota system. A June 21 job sheet for police officers in the Central North Island area tells officers to set […]

Local "Chavistas" Get Organised
July 1, 2006 – 11:32 pm EST | 2 Comments
Local "Chavistas" Get Organised

Last Wednesday, June 28th. a meeting was held in Mangere Bridge, to establish NZ’s first Venezuela solidarity organisation. Guest speaker, was Canberra based Venezuelan ambassador to Australia, Nelson Davila-Lameda. Described as a “lifelong revolutionary“, Davila-Lameda, paid a flying visit to Auckland for the purpose of setting up a local Venezuela Support Group. Over a potluck […]

"National Question" Part 5, Harry Evison, Ngai Tahu Propagandist
July 1, 2006 – 4:30 am EST | One Comment
"National Question" Part 5, Harry Evison, Ngai Tahu Propagandist

Another member of to play a significant role in the Maori self determination movement was Harry Evison. Harry Evison An ex serviceman, Harry Evison studied at Victoria University in the late 40s and was prominent with Ron Smith in the Socialist Club. Reportedly, like most senior members of the club he was also active in […]

CCQ 8 Is There a Place For Unions?
June 30, 2006 – 4:11 am EST | 27 Comments
CCQ 8 Is There a Place For Unions?

Broadstairs asks What is the place for Unions in a free (and capitalist )society? I’d better make sure it is clear that I am not speaking for ACT here. We had at least one full-time union official on our candidate list in 2005 and I know several other ACT members with union sympathies. Many ACT […]

Libz Leader Lashes Labour, Legally
June 30, 2006 – 12:01 am EST | 4 Comments
Libz Leader Lashes Labour, Legally

Libertarianz leader Bernard Darnton, filed a lawsuit yesterday against Helen Clark and the other 48 Labour MPs (as at August 2005) in relations to their use of taxpayer funding for their 2005 election pledge cards. The lawsuit claims the expenditure on the production and distribution of the pledge card and related brochure was a breach […]

Falloon on Dancing and the Need For Apartheid
June 29, 2006 – 5:19 am EST | 4 Comments
Falloon on Dancing and the Need For Apartheid

Andrew Falloon has put up two good posts. Firstly he has polled his readers on Rodney’s recent dancing exposure. Has Rodney Hide’s appearance on Dancing with the Stars made you more or less likely to vote for ACT?? More likely 43%Less likely 35%The same 22% Secondly he has proposed that “Falloons” be recognised as an […]