Sunday, 9 December 2012

Police state confirmed citizens run in fear from a public meeting

The right to peaceful assembly is crucial in any democratic society however on December the 8th 2012 this right was effectively ignored by violent and confrontational police officers. By the time the young women was brutally arrested in Aotea square the protest was well over the gathering in Aotea square on the afternoon of December the eighth 2012 was more a public meeting as the signs placards and banners had been packed away people were siting peacefully in Aotea square when 50 police arrived and began to arrest people without any reason to do so. People were instructed to move along and senior police officers pushed and shoved anyone who refused to move causing complete chaos in Aotea square
Right to assembly is crucial to any democratic society and for police to attack people who are simply holding a quiet meeting in a public space is unacceptable. Of all the police violence that occurred on December the eighth 2012 this was by far the most shocking not in terms of violence but the fact that a large number of police attacked a peaceful gathering in a public place this sort of police conduct is simply unacceptable in a democratic society.
The police remained near Aotea square in large numbers until everyone who had been involved in the mornings protest had left. Having to leave a public space for fear of being arrested is bad enough especially as no laws had been broken. The police bulling and intimidation on December the 8th 2012 was not acceptable.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Elections are an excellent way of promoting your policies but there is always a danger as the ruling class are not simply going to give up power without some sort of struggle. elections therefore should be a platform for promoting revolutionary politics and nothing more with that in mind i think it is important that revolutionary socialist candidates remain independent from reformist candidates as these people do not always have the best interests of the people at heart. in practice however such autonomy can be quite hard to keep and the temptation to trade some ground on the policy front in return for some political power a trap that has snared many good comrades in the past. another problem is focusing on one struggle so intently that it has a negative effect on other equally important struggles. the revolution is not going to happen immediately but in order to society to progress beyond petty capitalism it must happen and by using democratic elections to get socialist ideas out into the public consciousness our radical goals become more realistic.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Corporate media Bias
For much of recent history media has been available to the masses by way of print and more recently radio and television. all these forms of media can be quite expensive to operate therefore it is no surprise that most forms of media that fit into these three categories are run by large corporations.   for example operators  of "TV3" and "Four" (MediaWorks) is owned by the Australian equity firm "Ironbridge Capital" in fact almost all media in New Zealand is Australian owned at least with European and American company also holding stakes in key broadcasters such as "The Radio Network". A quick search through wikipedia reveals that all the broadcasters i researched except for TVNZ are foreign owned. with so much corporate intervention in the New Zealand media the alleged bias towards protesters and human rights groups becomes understandable but despite this it is certainly not excusable. many who wish to defend the mainstream media point out that the perceived bias simply stems from the desire to sell their product however i believe that it is more complex than this as basic economics alone is never a justification for any companies behavior. if we come back to the question of "Ironbridge Capital" the australian investment firm mentioned in the first point this company is reputed to take a active role in the running of "Media Works" (least we forget 3 news) therefore the connection between  the faceless corporate bureaucrats and one of New Zealands most popular news outlets is quite close. With very clear corporate control of this media outlet and  links that can be made between corporations and other media concerns in New Zealand the alleged bias can almost be proven to stem from the corporations that control the media outlets.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Budget 2012

Tomorrow we will find out just how much our livelihoods  will be cut by the national party in order to fund the ill advised tax cuts. with the current crisis in Europe the government  has found an excuse for more cuts to the budget in welfare and education. all of these cuts a quite in line with the National party's reward the rich f**k the poor ideology. the money saved from these cuts is still only a few million dollars but the long term damage is beyond measure. it is no surprise that the National Government is going ahead with it's failed wall street agenda as any government that is run by the rich is expected to do. the cuts that are being made are a return to the days when the rich got the best of everything and the poor had to live in squalor and every budget that this government releases is  another step closer to the conditions of the nineteenth century. conditions that my ancestors came to this country to get away from.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Key and Bennett both know that National party's stupid welfare reforms that are nothing more than an attempt to force people to take on any job for any pay. in effect a return to the working conditions of the early nineteenth century. claiming that too many families are welfare dependent  and need to be sent to work instead of stating the fact that there are not enough jobs (good jobs that with guaranteed hours and living wages) is effectively a clue to the national party's true intentions yes they want to create jobs but these jobs will be casualised low wage jobs with most employees working through labour hire company's. national support anything that is good for the business elite allowing each corporation to take as larger cut of the profit as possible while workers are exploited. in order to see where New Zealand is going under the National party you only have to look to Asia, plenty of work but low wages and poverty, and to the early days of the industrial revolution. conditions like these are not the sort that we want for our future. the "Brighter Future" is a lie and all 51 National party MP's (including Banks and Dunne) are liars.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Why I don't trust the National party
many people both at the 2008 and 2011 elections voted for John Key and the National part with the belief that the government run by the above would be moderate and not make any major changes except for helping New Zealand out of the "recession"   in my opinion the actual outcome has been about as far removed from what the voters actually wanted as you can possibly get John Key will say something (usually a lie) the voters will believe it and then the National government will do something different that contradicts what was said. 15% GST is the most notable example of this as is the promise that New Zealand will be out of debt by 2014. meanwhile as far as not changing anything goes education, law and order, employment relations, and social welfare. (just to name a few) have been the focus of the National party's "neo-liberal" reforms.
Welfare for example is essential  in any county with significant unemployment however by far the worst part about the welfare reforms is the fact that the people being targeted are solo mothers and people with long term illnesses, people whose ability to work especially under "neo-liberal" conditions  tends to be limited at best, and any other demographics the see as being week enough to exploit for cheep labour.
lastly employment relations are at an all time low under the John Key government with companies such as Talleys and Ports of Auckland choosing to lockout union workers in order to deunionise the workplace allowing the employers alone to dictate working conditions hours and pay.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

As stated in my last post this blog will be more about the improvement of my writing skills than political. much of what i will say will have already have been discussed in greater detail on better known blogs. however as time goes on i may be able to discuss whatever content i wish to draw attention to in greater detail  than i find possible at this stage. any political views that i express are however one hundred percent serious and not to be taken lightly. lastly i understand that presenting my thoughts through such a public medium is far more overt than  anything anyone who knows me personalty would expect me to do. but i feel i must write publicly to allow my writing to mature to a publishable standard.
I am in the process of starting a political blog in an attempt to improve my writing to a publishable standard. my views are quite far left and continue to become more radical with every passing day. the current economic model that our society follows serves the needs of a few privileged individuals at the determent of society as a whole as well as the environment.