[Marxism] New on Redline

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 18:58:32 MDT 2017


Another busy week at the blog.

Check out:

The real scandal around Winston Peters' superann is that some people want
to undermine the universal nature of pensions and have the pension
means-tested: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/08/30/
winston-peters-super-the-real-scandal/

Immigration is a key political issue because it shows whether people stand
for pulling up the drawbridge on a cosy little privileged NZ or show
solidarity with the workers of the world and the right to free movement:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/08/29/election-time-is-
open-season-on-immigration/

And, for background reading, see, The Case for Open Borders: https://rdln.
wordpress.com/2015/05/12/the-case-for-open-borders/

Ultra-rightist groups in the USA have been emboldened by the trump
presidency.  Among those taing them on have been San Francisco wharfies:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/08/27/san-francisco-wharfies-strike-
action-against-far-right/

A legacy of defeats and the impact of living in a member of the imperialist
club have had a debilitating effect on workers' consciousness and
preparedness to struggle in New Zealand:  https://rdln.wordpress.com/
2017/08/27/whats-up-with-the-working-class-in-new-zealand

Global action against extra-judicial killings in the Philippines:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/global-action-against-philippines-
extrajudicial-killings/

A group of artists are continuing the conversation Metiria Turei MP started
– demanding a more compassionate social welfare system. They asked artists
who have been on a benefit in NZ (DPB, sickness, invalids, jobseeker,
whatever) to draw a picture of themselves, and write a couple of sentences
next to it about their experiences.  See: https://rdln.wordpress.
com/2017/08/24/we-are-beneficiariesthe-worst-thing-was-seeing-my-mum-single-
broke-crying-in-a-winz-office/
(Scroll down from there to see the others)

Phil
for the Redline blog collective



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