Written By: - Date published: 1:26 pm, September 2nd, 2016 - 109 comments
In France and Italy there have been recent examples of men telling women what they can and cannot wear.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 11th, 2016 - 68 comments
Eight years after the Global Financial Crisis the major western economies are stagnant. Is this the new norm?
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, August 2nd, 2016 - 43 comments
The European Union is considering sanctions against New Zealand for operating as a tax haven and the proposed reforms by John Sherwin may not be enough.
Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, July 21st, 2016 - 73 comments
658 deaths due to terrorism in Europe and the Americas. 28,031 terrorism deaths in the Middle East and rest of the world.
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, July 16th, 2016 - 135 comments
The attempted military coup appears to have been quickly and effectively put down by pro-Erdogan forces.
Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, July 15th, 2016 - 160 comments
As is being widely reported, a truck has been used as a weapon to kill around 60 people in Nice, as crowds celebrated Bastille Day. Many shots were fired and the driver is dead. Motives are not yet known, and (at time of writing) no group has claimed responsibility.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, July 5th, 2016 - 98 comments
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has announced that he is standing down as leader. Although he will continue to be a Member of Parliament of the very institution he campaigned for the UK to leave.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, July 1st, 2016 - 98 comments
Boris Johnson has sensationally quit the race to lead the UK Tory Party. And Jeremy Corbyn has had a worse day than usual. Where will it all end?
Written By: - Date published: 8:37 am, June 29th, 2016 - 38 comments
The UK Labour Party caucus provided some tough competition but for utter hypocricy UKIP leader Nigel Farage is clearly the political muppet of the month.
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, June 29th, 2016 - 27 comments
Details of a public forum to be run tomorrrow evening by Socialist Aotearoa to discuss Brexit, a Marxist critique of the European Union, and the very British coup against Jeremy Corbyn.
Written By: - Date published: 12:32 pm, June 27th, 2016 - 23 comments
Even in times of upheaval there are things we can do. Here are 11 post-Brexit ways to act right now.
Written By: - Date published: 2:52 pm, June 26th, 2016 - 129 comments
Jeremy Corbyn is fighting back against those plotting to force his resignation. But is it too little too late?
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, June 25th, 2016 - 78 comments
Scotland, Northern Ireland and London voted to stay in the EU. Every other region voted BREXIT. The Midlands and Yorkshire overwhelmingly so.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, June 24th, 2016 - 24 comments
Brexit or bremain whatever happens today the United Kingdom will never be the same.
Written By: - Date published: 1:51 pm, June 15th, 2016 - 54 comments
Brexit is looking more and more likely, and the consequences are difficult to predict…
Written By: - Date published: 2:59 pm, April 15th, 2016 - 29 comments
It is clear from John Key’s irresponsible reaction to accusations of NZ being a loosely controlled tax haven, that we are becoming an international target. Contrast that with European reactions, and then have a look at the David Brin’s prophetic reasons for the fictional Helvitica War…
Written By: - Date published: 8:52 am, December 10th, 2015 - 73 comments
As the world meets in Paris, in desperate need of sanity and unity, the tides of political madness seem to be rising everywhere.
Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, December 4th, 2015 - 147 comments
UK MP Hilary Benn has given one of the finest speeches Westminster has heard in years in the debate over Syria. It will go down as a defining moment in the fight against Daesh and proves that bombing alone is not the answer. Watch it. It’s how politics can be, when done right.
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, November 15th, 2015 - 203 comments
From Hollande’s reaction it seems likely that the terrorists will accomplish their goal.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, September 10th, 2015 - 74 comments
In the UK, in Australia and in New Zealand conservative governments have initially refused to accept more refugees then in a matter of days they have changed their view. At the same time they have announced increased support for refugees they have announced military action against ISIS. Makes you wonder if this is based on Crosby Textor advice.