This piece originally appeared on Fightback immediately after the 2014 election titled “Where Next: Reflections on a Defeat”. In the wake of the crushing election defeat, the left in Aotearoa, particularly members of the MANA movement needs to take careful lessons. The Internet Party alliance was a gamble,and it did not pay off. Being open… Continue reading An electoral setback- Learn the lessons, but don’t give up.
In recent years the world has been rocked by dramatic political upheavals such as Occupy and the Arab Spring. We see new left political formations uniting new layers of activists across Europe, and in Latin America social movements have captured governments and embarked on radical political experiments across that continent. LeftWin is a blog dedicated… Continue reading What is LeftWin?