Written By: - Date published: 1:57 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 95 comments
Let’s talk about NZ Labour – hopefully the party that heads up the next government of New Zealand.
I’d say it’s undeniable that there’s a general mood for change in NZ society and that NZ Labour have somewhat ridden on the back of that sentiment.
But does it end well?
Written By: - Date published: 6:02 pm, August 30th, 2017 - 17 comments
Liberals depart and Liberals tank.
Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, August 17th, 2017 - 7 comments
In America Donald Trump has abandoned business think tanks that he established not that long ago. During the last Labour Government Helen Clark established the Growth and Innovation Advisory Board with mixed results. What should a Jacinda Ardern led Labour-Green coalition do?
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 6th, 2017 - 71 comments
An experimental post on The Standard, providing a discussion space for left-wing people only.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, July 31st, 2017 - 14 comments
Mary St George writes about participatory democracy in this year’s election and the new twitter chat #LeftwithEnough.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, July 21st, 2017 - 29 comments
The catholic bishops of Aotearoa have released a pamphlet urging parishoners to vote. And apart from conservative positions on euthenasia and drug liberalisation the policies they support have a decidedly progressive bent.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, July 9th, 2017 - 80 comments
If a Rugby series was an election campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, May 4th, 2017 - 138 comments
It isn’t always wise to tackle an adversary head on and sometimes, with a bit of smarts, two birds can be had with one stone. This post is about halting the march of liberalism and killing the potential of fascism.
Written By: - Date published: 2:49 pm, April 23rd, 2017 - 49 comments
In something over 24 hours time from now, the results from the first round of the French Presidential elections will be in.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, March 27th, 2017 - 73 comments
Marama Fox opens the way for the Māori Party to work with Labour and the Greens.
Written By: - Date published: 7:38 am, March 3rd, 2017 - 19 comments
Andrew Little has confirmed that the Green Party will be first party Labour looks to for a coalition deal after the election.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 14th, 2016 - 41 comments
I’m going to miss you, mate.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 7th, 2016 - 8 comments
The South has responded to the Matafai West Auckland effort from yesterday. Sua William Sio says that South Auckland is the Gateway to the nation and the land of the young, beautiful and gifted. Judging by this video he may be right.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, September 9th, 2016 - 29 comments
“If indigenous people were given a space to be able to think about what system would work for them, I don’t think that would look like capitalism” – Kassie Hartendorp speaking at the launch of ESRA last week.
Written By: - Date published: 1:36 pm, August 29th, 2016 - 35 comments
There is a new leftie think tank in town. Congratulations to Sue Bradford and her team. We hope to hear plenty more from ESRA!
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, July 28th, 2016 - 109 comments
Plus she makes Fox News reporters’ heads explode.
Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, July 20th, 2016 - 80 comments
UK Labour continues to embarrass progressives throughout the world after a majority of MPs voted to support renewal of the Trident program.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, July 8th, 2016 - 120 comments
Some thoughts on what this weekend’s centennial Labour Party conference might achieve.
Written By: - Date published: 3:41 pm, June 9th, 2016 - 47 comments
The text of an open letter written by Ribert Reich to his friend Bernie Sanders.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 4th, 2016 - 66 comments
You can talk all you like about the economy and the 1% and the capitalist system and the environment and growing inequality, but if you can’t include an intersectional analysis into your description of the problem and into your solutions, then all that talk does not include me and will not be of any use to me.
Written By: - Date published: 3:13 pm, January 19th, 2016 - 58 comments
Republished by request, and permission from Stephanie Rodgers at Boots Theory
[Content note: mentions of transphobia, sexual violence and violence against people of colour]
Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, October 11th, 2015 - 66 comments
Communications Anat Shenker-Osorio has some simple messages for Labour in its quest for Government. The left’s strongest advantage is its care for people rather than the economy and the message that will resonate is a positive one emphasising the care of people and the environment.