December 13, 2018

1904: No Santa Gifts for Maoris

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

White Western Patriarchy thwarted in act of colonising tangata whenua! Santa Claus Dilemma: Where is the Chimney? Artist E F Hiscocks – 24/12/1904 Ref. New Zealand Graphic; madoncollections.com Post syndicated from http://ahnz.anarkiwi.co.nz/1904-no-santa-gifts-for-maoris/.

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December 13, 2018

The Kiwi Contest to Define ‘Racism’

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Two battling Cultures compete for power and influence in New Zealand. It’s primitive and silly to the Anarchist but has been going on for over 200 years. Sometimes it’s open warfare but the rest of the time goes on via an endless grappling and clashing of memes and the very meaning of words. Especially words […]

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December 12, 2018

A Brief History of Modern Racism

By VJM

I remember the first time I got called a racist. I was 17 years old, and was in my first year of university, involved in a philosophical discussion. Someone had claimed that the word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace’, and I had countered that it really means ‘submission’, only to be told that this was a misconception […]

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December 11, 2018

1642: Continents Suspected Deep in the South

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Able Tasman’s written instructions from Dutch East Indies Company.. “It is well-known that the southern regions are peopled by fierce savages” Wow! Well known? This sort of information is tantalising to me. What did the West know about New Zealand before Tasman? Nothing? Could the above remark simply be a generalisation about South Pacific hospitality, not […]

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December 11, 2018

1936: Jack Lovelock, Political Puppet

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

November/December, 1936: Jack Lovelock tours New Zealand on the back of his success at the Berlin Olympics (August ’36.) Living overseas at this point, he was, never the less, captain of the NZ Olympic Team that showed the Krauts what was what. (Actually, I have an earlier post about that asking if Lovelock and other […]

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December 10, 2018

Could Fuel Tax Riots Come to New Zealand?

By VJM

Europe is caught in its heaviest protests since 1968. Ostensibly as a result of fuel taxes, they have become so large that in France some are concerned they may lead to a nationalist revolution, and French President Emmanuel Macron is rumoured to have given orders to send in tanks to quell any unrest this coming […]

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December 8, 2018

1868: Death of Chief Tainui

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in history: 8 December, 1880, Burial of Chief Werita Tainui in Greymouth where he had been a very early inhabitant. He had died on November 30th. Tainui’s brother, Tarapuhi had come seeking greenstone in the late 1700s but met with a lethal reception from the local Ngati Wairangi tribe. The brothers’ war party, perhaps with […]

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December 7, 2018

The Boomers: Kiwis vs Frogs

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Opinion Civil war in France within 6 months? I say non, monsieur. The French are revolting, especially in Paris, against their State. Main complaint being the punitive tax (real and hidden) harming their standard of living. They have no leaders and no particular demands. They are destructive and civilly disobedient toward the State’s forced called to […]

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December 6, 2018

Civilisation VI: Maori Expantion Pack

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Video game Civilization VI is due for another new Expantion Pack in February 14 2019. Along with the new features there will be 9 new leaders including– get this- the mythical Kupe and his Maori culture! The news just broke about this addition, it looks like all sorts of educational fun! Kupe is the New Zealand […]

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December 5, 2018

Mental Illness is a Political Concept, Not a Medical One

By VJM

Many people live under the glib assumption that mental illness is a subject that the experts have got a good handle on. These experts, through the wisdom gleaned from decades of studying human behaviour in a myriad of contexts, have made a clear distinction between mentally ill and mentally healthy behaviours and thoughts, and can […]

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December 4, 2018

2009: Cadbury Switched to Palm Oil

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Since 1930, one of New Zealand’s great brands and tying us back to ‘Home’ in England where Cadbury chocolate was established in 1824. Brands and logos we once had like Cadbury’s were like the standards and crests of our great families going back to Feudal times. These days, more and more, the feudal insignia stamped […]

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November 29, 2018

1979: New Zealand State Kills 257 at Erebus

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today in History Back in the 1970s New Zealand’s culture was in a more muscular arc. We were healthy, physical, politically incorrect. We had challenging children’s playgrounds and adventurous recreation. We still had exotic animals and exhibitions and we had scenic flights to the frozen continent: Antarctica. History repeats and these adventurous days will come […]

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November 28, 2018