Stop Suicide! Annette Beautrais should Resign

I strongly endorse Dave Macpherson’s call for Annette Beautrais to resign. https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2017/08/30/public-statement-on-call-by-prof-annette-beautrais-for-silence-on-suicide/ She is committed to a failed theory that talking about suicide causes it. This is an unscientific and deeply flawed theory… Continue reading

Trump Plays with Fire in Korea

  Trump is reviving Bush junior’s bellicose approach to the DPRK which carries great risks for the whole world. By revving up the ‘axis of evil’ scenario he risks global destruction for the… Continue reading

NZ Labour Party returns to 19th century Liberalism; NZ workers must advance to 21st century Survival Socialism

So the centrist ABCs finally took power with Andrew Little as the last surviving notable tie to the unions gone and a Generation Y professional politician now leading the party. Chris Trotter goes… Continue reading

Corbyn: A Partisan Revolution?

    Partisans for ‘youth’ Best of luck to the ‘non-partisan’ Matt McCarten in revving-up the ‘missing million’. That’s the problem though. If there was any message in Corbyn’s revival of the British… Continue reading

Suicide is about Alienation

Good on Mike King for attacking the gutless, shamefaced, official line on suicide as part of the problem not the solution. And cheers to The Daily Blog for acting as a forum on… Continue reading

Democracy for Dummies

  Bravo Rachel Stewart for taking on the ‘sour Old Men’. It is true that a few ‘grown-up boys’ chose to lecture her in public. That is their problem. Not that I mind… Continue reading

War Crimes for Idiots: The New Zealand SAS and the War on Terror

  17 years after 9/11 and the official launch of the War on Terror (WOT) NZ finds itself facing for the first time the undeniable proof that it was recruited by the US… Continue reading

The Pike River Mine Disaster and the role of the Unions

The original Miners Union Hall in Runanga (just north of Greymouth on the West Coast of Aotearoa/NZ) dates from 1908, it was burnt down in 1937 and the replacement still stands as a… Continue reading

How (not) to smash fascism

  There is a lot of crying out now about ‘fascism’ with the ascension of Trump. Trump may be a crypto-, neo-, semi-, proto-fascist leader, but as yet he is not the head… Continue reading

Karl Marx, revolutionary scientist

The disinterring of Marx today is now common, even if the body dug up is usually not that of Marx but imposters like Zizek who claim to be Marxists but are really academics… Continue reading

The Fudget Fiddles while Capitalism Burns

The NACTS budget is really a fudget for trying to hide the growing weakness of NZ’s neo-colonial economy behind a veil of spin. The Key regime hopes to promote business confidence in a… Continue reading

Karl Marx and the myth of ‘fair shares’

The Panama Papers have caught the ‘global rich’ with their blind trusts exposed and this is supposed to tell us something, but what? Are the tax cheats just greedy parasites wanting to shirk… Continue reading

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