2016 was a big year. Globally politics was ruptured by stunning and surprising political turning points. England voted to leave the European Union, shattering the decades old political and economic status-quo there. Even more shocking was the electoral victory of Donald Trump in the US election. It is clear that we live in unpredictable… Continue reading 2016- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
After 8 years of Prime Minister John Key has stepped down. Bill English will be the new PM but an election is due next year. The sudden departure of Key leaves a political space that must be filled. All politicians will be trying to make the most of this unexpected opportunity, and chief among them… Continue reading The reality of Winston Peters.
Leftwin is hosting a discussion on building a new politics in Aotearoa. This contribution is from Qedric James. Qedric James is a musician and IT Consultant with a keen interest in alternative politics & economics. This originally appeared at ScienceMustRule. A brief critique of modern democracy in most places, but New Zealand in particular, brings to light a few… Continue reading New Politics- “Instead of leaving our future up to others, we can use our current political system to launch a new one.” Qedric James
John Key has resigned. After 8 years as Prime Minister, John Key has stepped down. It is a sudden and unexpected move. Another National Party MP will replace John Key at a caucus meeting next week. John Key has endorsed Bill English to replace him, but there will be others who want the role. We… Continue reading John Key: The king is dead. Long live the king…
Leftwin is hosting a discussion on building a new politics in Aotearoa. Here is a contribution from Tuan Nguyen. Tuan is a Kiwi baby-boomer born in Viet Nam. “I was lucky enough to be gifted a free tertiary education in Physics, and post-graduate qualification in Business Management by the New Zealand tax payers during the heady days of the… Continue reading New Politics “Neoliberalism… has not made life better for ordinary Kiwis. It has made it worse. ” Tuan Nguyen