In the lead up to the election there has been some minor media commentary about Labour’s industrial relations policy. Business NZ has come out against Labour’s proposed “Fair Pay Agreements” (FPAs), and Jacinda Ardern was questioned on Labour Policy during the leader’s debate. What are these FPAs and should we support them? “Fair Pay… Continue reading What are Fair Pay Agreements?
It’s an election year in New Zealand/Aotearoa. Around the world elections are proving to be wild and unpredictable. New political actors and organisations are arising from the margins, and the status quo is on the defensive. Its kicking off everywhere, except it seems, New Zealand. In contrast to the rest of the world, NZ seems… Continue reading Kiwi Corbyn? Ideas are not enough
This is by Cameron Walker- No one is born Left: why we need to organise the extra-parliamentary left Cameron recently finished a Bachelor of Arts/Law conjoint degree at the University of Auckland. He has been a subeditor for the Auckland University Law Review and Co-Editor for the Public Interest Law Journal of New Zealand, and… Continue reading New Politics “No one is born Left” Cameron Walker
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
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…
Fidel Castro passed away this week, bringing to a close an amazing life. Love him or loathe him, Castro and the Cuban revolution’s global impact cannot be denied. For many, the Cuban experiment is proof the US empire can be resisted; proof that another world is possible. Despite being a small, agriculturally based third world… Continue reading Fidel Castro- A Revolution is not a Man
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