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Financial Vulture Ratings Agencies ignore history, impose misery

By   /  February 6, 2014  /  James Ritchie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

These are the same ratings agencies that failed to predict the 2007 Global Financial Crisis, that failed to point out the dangers of the speculative bubble in a financialised economy, and who refused to consider the damage that overheated house prices would have on millions of people who found their debt was greater than the value of their property.

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How does the progressive political movement in NZ win 2014 election?

By   /  January 9, 2014  /  James Ritchie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

Election year in Aotearoa. Time for political meetings, delivering pamphlets, targeting messages and getting out the vote.

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Workers without Frontiers

By   /  November 28, 2013  /  James Ritchie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  3 Comments

The issues confronting working families know no boundaries. We are workers without frontiers, a universal working class fighting for our rights.

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Global capital, disposable people

By   /  October 30, 2013  /  James Ritchie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Boat people are portrayed as ‘queue jumpers’ but only a genuine refugee would be part of this queue. The reward for survival is banishment and imprisonment. The scale of the problem is over hyped for political advantage and plays to the rhythm of ‘send them back to where they came from’.

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The Fight for Universal Health Care in America (and everywhere else)

By   /  October 12, 2013  /  James Ritchie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

This is what the Republicans think is worth defending- mass injustice, inequality and unaffordable health care- where poverty increases and there is obscene wealth.

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Multi-lateral work on food security or secret trade and investment deals for corporations? Which way NZ?

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  James Ritchie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Did you really think the TPPA is about NZ gaining access for its dairy products to the US market?

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When we dance to the Left, be prepared for a Right kicking.

By   /  September 12, 2013  /  James Ritchie, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

In a few days we will know who will lead and how fundamental the shift might be but you can be certain the protectors of privilege will not sit idly by as spectators.

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