April 23, 2019

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