Author Archives: Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

New website – www.awsm.nz

Kia ora, we have a new website! Please go to http://www.awsm.nz A big THANK YOU to the people running noblogs.org for having us.

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Review: Aotearoa Anarchist Review (and Golfing Handbook)

The Freedom Shop has just published issue one of a new periodical titled ‘aargh!’ (which apparently stands for ‘Aotearoa Anarchist Review and Golfing Handbook’). The 16-page publication claims to “maintain the proud tradition of anarchist publications in Aotearoa. Which in … Continue reading

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Election 2014: Why Willy Wonka Shouldn’t Win

2014 is an election year. So far, other than a lacklustre budget and equally lame response from the government’s rivals for power, there has been little of substance on offer. Nevertheless, there has already been some re-alignments and changes in … Continue reading

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Lorde-ing it over us

Guest post by Pink Panther Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-Cooper, is a seventeen year old Aucklander who has become a huge singing sensation internationally because of her chart smashing single “Royals” and her debut album “Pure Heroine”. I’m a die-hard … Continue reading

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A House of Cards: Meet the Jane Family

Guest post by Pink Panther John Key has a personal fortune in excess of $50 million, a nice house in Auckland and a holiday home in Hawaii. No doubt the latter is a bit better than the average bach. Professional … Continue reading

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Why Welfare Reforms Won’t Make A Difference

Guest post by Pink Panther On July 15th, 2013, changes came into force as part of the National-led government’s welfare reforms. Among other alterations, three benefits – Job Support, Sole Parent and Supported Living – have replaced the other main … Continue reading

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“No Blood for Water”?

The Syrian Civil War and Its Possible Consequences Guest-blog by Pink Panther  Since 1975 most of the major military conflicts – Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan and Libya – have been civil wars. Regional or super powers have intervened supposedly to save … Continue reading

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An injury to One Is An Injury to All

Brainstorm a list of dangerous jobs and it would have to include those in the forestry sector. It is not hard to imagine how working long hours in all weather conditions with heavy equipment and physically demanding tasks, can take … Continue reading

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E nga kaimahi o te Ao katoa, Whakakotahitia

Exactly 100 years ago, in July 1913, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) published an article in their monthly newspaper titled ‘Ki nga Kaimahi Maori’. Percy Short, a painter from Johnsonville, started a series of articles in Te Reo … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ‘SEDITION’

The dominant narrative on World War II has New Zealand standing alongside the mother country, in defence of freedom and democracy against evil dictatorships. While some have recoiled at the economic deprivation that prevailed and were shocked by the deaths … Continue reading

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