Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 27th, 2019 - 121 comments
The former leader of various NZ neo Nazi groups reckons the kiwi far right are being driven underground. TRP argues they will instead look for another home.
Written By: - Date published: 6:52 am, August 8th, 2017 - 45 comments
Yes. Quite seriously.
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, June 16th, 2015 - 56 comments
The Nats want to turn over social problems to the private sector for profit. This account from the UK should give them pause.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, December 25th, 2014 - 5 comments
Reprinted from last year. How the Sex Pistols saved Christmas for striking Huddersfield fire fighters and their families.
Written By: - Date published: 5:20 pm, January 7th, 2013 - 43 comments
Like many, I’ve been somewhat bemused and not a little angered that austerity is touted as a pathway to economic recovery. Like many, I’ve come to view both austerity and bail outs simply as means to put public monies and the control of public institutions into private hands – all the while diminishing the power of citizens on both an individual and collective basis.
But why consciously destroy or abandon real economic activity in a quest for power? Why not continue to build on whatever ‘real economy’ bases of power you posses? Idle speculation might suggest a lust for power, y’know… power for power’s sake. Or a reaction to, or recognition of impending peak resources in a world of growing population.
Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, May 28th, 2012 - 125 comments
So tobacco is a ridiculously addictive drug that offers no accompanying high for the user. It has pretty dire health consequences and was promoted for years as harmless, chic and sophisticated and the government even gave it away to combatants during WWII by the carton load.
But now the government wants it gone.
Written By: - Date published: 2:16 pm, November 6th, 2010 - 29 comments
We’ve had numerous prescriptions claiming to tackle ever growing numbers of social ills, but the elephant in the room; the underlying cause for our problems as a society is always, assiduously ignored. And that means that many of our resources are being wasted (perhaps deliberately) on illusory problems.
Written By: - Date published: 11:30 pm, October 6th, 2010 - 28 comments
Seems these days that when people get in to financial strife, the Government is all too happy to offer a helping hand loaded down with wadges of cash. Sometimes…
And then sometimes something altogether more short and sharp is offered. Depending…