New Politics “Neoliberalism… has not made life better for ordinary Kiwis. It has made it worse. ” Tuan Nguyen

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

New Politics- “the post-capitalist future- one determined by our capacity to organize”- Vanessa Arapko

Leftwin is hosting a discussion on building a new politics in Aotearoa. Here is a contribution from Vanessa Arapko. Vanessa is an undergraduate student in University of Auckland majoring in Sociology. She’s involved in organizing and volunteering for various radical groups such as Student Housing Action Group and No Pride in Prisons. Trump’s victory reinforced the failure of… Continue reading New Politics- “the post-capitalist future- one determined by our capacity to organize”- Vanessa Arapko

An Uncomfortable conversation- Greens still wrong on immigration.

The Greens new interpretation of their immigration policy has generated a lot of discussion on the left, both on this blog and elsewhere. James Shaw’s comments committing the Greens to halve immigration numbers have been controversial. In response, immigration spokesperson Denise Roche has offered a defense of Shaw’s comments saying that “The Green kaupapa on… Continue reading An Uncomfortable conversation- Greens still wrong on immigration.

What politicians don’t want you to know about immigration…

It looks like everyone in parliament agrees. The four biggest parties have all recently spoken about the need to reduce immigration. Specifically, it has come up in response to problems of unemployment and unaffordable housing. It seems all politicians agree- immigration policy holds the key to these social issues. But politicians have a little secret…… Continue reading What politicians don’t want you to know about immigration…