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Keith Locke-A Wasted Life Part 2

In 1977 Keith Locke was replaced as Socialist Action editor and began working in the SAL’s national office. Around 1978 the SAL’s “big brothers”, the…

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A Big Thankyou

I’d like to thank several people who have helped me enter the world of blogging. Firstly Rodney Hide who’s great Blog was the first I…

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Who the Hell is Rodolfo Stavenhagen?

“A United Nations expert on racial discrimination has been told by the South Island’s largest Maori tribe how the government breached its human rights with…

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Michael Cullen Award

This week’s, Michael Cullen Award for Pseudo-Intellectual Blather, goes to Waikato University legal academic, Claire Breen. Writing in today’s Sunday Star/Times Ms Breen wowed the…

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Keith Locke-A Wasted Life Part 1

Keith Locke was born in Christchurch in 1944. A “red nappy baby” his parents were well known Communist Party members, Jack and Elsie Locke.Elsie Locke,…

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Well Done, That Man!

In this morning’s Christchuch Press comes a cheering tale. A Swiss motorist, flashed by a speed camera attacked the the offending machine with a pickaxe,…

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Paying a Price for Principle

Congratulations to Dunedin family doctor, Astrid Windfuhr. Like Nelson doctor Joseph Hassan, Dr Windfuhr has stopped prescribing the contraceptive pill and referring patients for sterilisation…

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Watermelon Party Defers Co-leadership

The Green Party has deferred choosing a new co-leader until its June annual meeting. Under the party’s constitution the job must go to a male….

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Canute Cullen

Finance Minister, Michael Cullen stands like King Canute neck deep in the tidal surge for tax cuts. Every party in parliament save Labour campaigned for…

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Socialism Kills Babies

In an excellent piece in the November 11th NBR, “Birthing disasters are the ‘tip of the iceberg’” Masterton based GP/Obstetrician Tim Bailey Gibson explains how…

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Liars and Hypocrites

Observed on “Campbell Live” tonight. Green Party MP Keith Locke roundly condemning US military action in Afghanistan and urging our government to send no more…

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