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Friday, February 03, 2006

Marxists Set to Launch New Mag

In Australia, the Marxist-Leninist grouping, Democratic Socialist Perspective, has joined with the International Socialist Organisation and some other small Marxist parties, to form an umbrella group, the Socialist Alliance.

The Socialist Alliance contests student, union, local body, state and federal elections and is attempting to become a "third force" in Australian politics, to the left of Labor

In New Zealand, several friends of the DSP are attempting to build such a force here, around what they call, the Workers Charter Movement.

The three main DSP linked leaders of the new movement are, Matt McCarten, Mike Treen and Socialist Workers organisation leader, Grant Morgan.

They're about to launch a nationwide newspaper in mid February. What's the bet it looks a lot like the DSP/Socialist Alliance's, GreenLeft Weekly?

It's editor will be long time socialist agitator, John Minto.

According to Grant Morgan' "the paper will be a full-colour tabloid, published monthly for starters. News of its launch has been greeted with enthusiasm by leftists from different traditions."

I guess what most of us want to know before we buy a copy is "whether it's printed on one or two ply paper?"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still haven't answered Trev...

Have you ever been a member of, or associated with, ZAP - Zenith Applied Philosophy? What was your involvement?

Were you aware of the association between ZAP and the fascist Nationalist Workers Party?

When did you last have contact with the people associated with ZAP?

Do you think that fascism had something postive to offer the world?

Do you believe that the holocaust happened?

Is your blog “New Zeal” named after the magazine of the same name published in the late 1980s by the Campaign for a Soviet Free New Zealand? What was your invovlement in the New Zeal magazine?

Did you agree with the New Zeal editorial of April 1989 connecting Ron Trotter, the Todds and the Business Roundtable with pro-Soviet and pro-Stalinist activities such as leading business delegations to the USSR, and having other business connections such as selling “Stalinist oil”? Do you still think that the Business Roundtable is a communist front group?

Did you agree with the July 1989 edition of New Zeal when it accused the Young Nats of being “Marxianised” because they were addressed by a member of NZ Planning Council?

Do you still believe that being a member of the NZ Planning Council makes someone a Marxist, and if so does that mean that Don Brash is a closet marxist because he was a member of the Planning Council?

If Ron Trotter, Don Brash, the Todds and the Business Roundtable are all part of the communist conspiracy, then what the hell planet are you on?

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aww, come on, everyone knows that Trev was the man behind Campaign for a Soviet Free NZ. I remember one loony letter he wrote to the Listener complaining about Lada ads and declaring that "glasnost was a hoax". Some of those articles he wrote for Lindsay Perigo's rag in the '90s were also pretty high-octane. I remember the one explaining why he ditched conservatism for libertarianism, it was a hoot.

Also, I love the way he seems intent on telling the world how Matt McCarten associates with communists. (Something that his old mate from the Nationalist Workers Party, Kerry Bolton, is keen on as well.) I'm looking forward to the followups on how the Pope has been known to attend Catholic masses, and how bears don't have proper toilet facilities.

8:45 PM  

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