Millions woke up on the morning of 15 March in shock to learn of the mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. It soon became clear this was a brutal far-right terrorist act, which […]
It was announced today that the New Zealand Labour Party has agreed to go into coalition government with the Greens and the rightwing, populist NZ First party.
Shortly before the New Zealand election in September, the New Zealand Labour Party replaced its previous leader with the much more popular Jacinda Ardern. This led to an outpouring of support for Labour, dubbed ‘Jacindamania’. This has been compared to the wave of support for UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and US Senator Bernie Sanders.
But while Sanders and Corbyn have proposed a fundamentally different approach to the economy – of taxing the wealth of big business and transferring it to working people – Ardern’s programme is not far off from the right-wing austerity already pushed by NZ Labour.
Workers need to build political alternative to major parties’ big business agenda […]
Labour Party and the Left in crisis […]
Women and youth face additional discrimination […]
National Party attempts to force ordinary people to pay for crisis is met with resistance […]