March 22, 2019

The Joy of Tax

By Gekko

This article is typical of the kind of nonsense propaganda put out by brain-rotted zombie tax supporters. A little context for those not in NZ. NZ doesn’t have a formal capital gains tax as already implemented in other countries. The current govt has convened a ‘working group’ to suggest ways to make the tax system […]

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December 20, 2018

The Working Class: Spitting Fascism into the Eye of Death

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

This isn’t a post about the birth or the life of the Zealand Working Class, this is one about its imminent death. VJM has written a very logical (as always) essay called Why the New Zealand Working Class is Destined to Turn to Fascism and I’m reacting to it. Although we don’t share the same premises it’s […]

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December 20, 2018

Why the New Zealand Working Class is Destined to Turn to Fascism

By VJM

With the signing of the UN Compact on Migration, the Sixth Labour Government all but assured that the New Zealand working class will turn to fascism. They won’t do so straight away, and many will claim that they won’t do so at all, but the snowball has been set in motion. This essay will explain […]

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December 19, 2018

1920s: The Rise of Four Square stores

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Four Square stores are synonymous with 1950s New Zealand but rose from the mid 1920s to dominate their market for many decades. Only at the beginning of the 1970s did self-service supermarkets displace this old format. Four Square still holds on in small towns as the major provider where the market or logistics run isn’t […]

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December 19, 2018

1859: NZI- Insurance by Compulsion?

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

The New Zealand Insurance Company, NZI, 1859-1981 (merged) is still trading under the name NZI today. This crest from a 1959 shareholder publication has the moto ‘adverso fortior’, “stronger than adversity”. The tui, kiwi, and dead sheep seem typical indigenous decoration. But is that a fern or speargrass bit of vegetation? That ship up top […]

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December 18, 2018

1863: Butlerian Jihad on Victorian Schooling

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

15th December 1863, First use of New Zealand’s oldest school building (I doubt that). The building is known as ‘Big School’ and still stands in Christ’s College, Christchurch. Designed by James Fitzgerald, who was also editor of The Press newspaper. Last year I read ‘Erewhon’. This, Samuel Butler’s, book was first published in The Press […]

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December 17, 2018

The Correlation Between Diversity And Poverty

By VJM

A 2003 article in the Journal of Economic Growth quantified the degree of ethnic and cultural diversity in the various nations of the world, making a range of statistical analyses possible. For this article, we did a study to calculate the correlation between the ethnic fractionalisation index given in the linked article and GDP per […]

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December 14, 2018

1642: Dutch Discovery of New Zealand

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

376 Years Ago: Abel Tasman sights the South Island(13/12/1642) It is the West Coast of the South Island in general, and the Grey District in particular, that was discovered first by the Dutchman. A few days later this month, December, Tasman will discover Moordenaers Baij (Murderer’s Bay)…which did not go so well for the visitors. […]

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December 14, 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