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Metiria – she fought with the workers and the poor

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

As a Socialist, I say Thank you Metiria for being on our side fighting when it counts.

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Crisis in the NZ Left

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

The abysmal polling of Labour at the weekend, barely clearing 26% of the vote, followed today by the resignation of Andrew Little as leader, shows a party in terminal decline.

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Thank you comrades for the Mt Albert by-election

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

On Saturday night, at the People Before Profit rally, I said goodbye to some of my greatest Indian friends. I hope to see them again in September if we defeat this rotten National government.

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Last day of Mt Albert by-election – WHAT PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT STAND FOR:

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

What people before profit stands for…

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Last Push for Socialists in Mt Albert by-election today

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on Last Push for Socialists in Mt Albert by-election today

Last day of the election- We’re looking at a big placard waving rally rush hour Friday between 430pm and 630pm at the St Lukes and New North crossroads

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Q & A with Joe Carolan, Socialist candidate for the Auckland electorate of Mt Albert – beware eco-fascism & lovely liberals

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

What we’re actually asking people to do is get involved in movements. If you want to fight for rent control, then join the housing movement. If you’re concerned about low pay, join a union. We’ll come and show you how to organise your workplace, how to fight back, get a big pay increase. These things are possible without politicians but it IS politics. Working class politics.

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RIP George Michael

By   /  December 27, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  4 Comments

RIP George- you hated what Thatcher did to Britain, you supported the Miners Strike and workers rights, you opposed Tony Blair’s wars, and you took on the coppers trying to entrap gay people and soft drug users.

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Socialists will stand as an alternative in Mount Albert By Election.

By   /  December 20, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

The National Party might be scared of putting forward its views and policies to the people of Mt Albert, but we’re not. There will be a Socialist candidate on the ballot for the By Election on Feb 25th 2017.”

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Big Gay Disco – Protest Bishops Bigotry outside his Auckland Church this Sunday

By   /  December 3, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  3 Comments

Activist group, Socialist LGBT Aotearoa will be following the lead of LGBT activists in Rotorua on the 20th of November by staging a protest outside Destiny Church in Manukau this Sunday at 10am in response to Brian Tamaki’s statement that gays and sinners caused the Kaikoura earthquake.

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Parmar has called the Indian students “Criminals”

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

She serves the wealthy and the Government and not the people in need. How many houses can one person own in the midst of a housing crisis, with people sleeping in garages and cars?

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Why you must protest the greed of The Block

By   /  August 5, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

There is something deeply morally wrong about a small minority in our society making huge profits from non productive speculation, setting the economy up for a crash, whilst hard working people struggle to keep up with rack renting…

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Protest Housing Crisis at The Block NZ open home this weekend

By   /  August 3, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  9 Comments

When there is a housing crisis, and there are families living in garages and cars, do you think that its fair that a prime time TV show celebrates property speculation?

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Do not Pass Go- let’s play a game of Auckland Monopoly

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Last weekend, we had our first game of Monopoly with the kids in the Carolan household. It was Oisin’s birthday present, and pretty soon both him and his sister Aoibheann were buying up the streets of the old London version, from his cheap 100 pounds fixer upper of the Angel, Islington, to her well appointed exclusive 400 pounds loft in Mayfair.

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A Socialist perspective on Brexit, the European Union and the Coup against Corbyn

By   /  June 29, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  Comments Off on A Socialist perspective on Brexit, the European Union and the Coup against Corbyn

Socialist Aotearoa presents a public forum on the UK exit from the EU (Brexit), a Marxist critique of the European Union, and the very British coup against Jeremy Corbyn.

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Is it time for some Community Communism in Aotearoa?

By   /  June 22, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

The outlawing of Zero Hours Contracts in Aotearoa this April was big news for the Left and union movement abroad, with the result that Unite union activists were invited to speak at conferences and parliaments in Ireland, Britain and the USA last month.

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A Modest Proposal

By   /  April 6, 2016  /  Joe Carolan, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Governments and capitalists are always banging on about how the private sector is more efficient than the public sector., so I’ve got a modest proposal for them.

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