March 22, 2019

Generation Z

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

I’ve been reflecting a bit about poor old Generation Z in New Zealand. As the years go by the bookends for this latest generation come into clarity and I think we can now put a figure on it the way we have for The Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials¹. A mainsteam of Slave Culture, for […]

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March 23, 2019

1990s: Rave Culture

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

This makes my job easy… “..the Prodigy, they didn’t conform…they were, I’ve called them, the Sex Pistols of the Rave Culture.”- DJ, Edward Adoo Keith Flint self-terminated earlier this month, frontman for the band Prodigy. Rave Culture peaked in the mid-1990s and it was, indeed, simply the latest iteration of one of the on-going history […]

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March 22, 2019

The Anti-Individuality in r-Selected Cultures

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

This is consistent with the r-selected outlook if you think about it…. ‘Ludicrous’: Calls for plants to be given legal rightsWhat western academics busy themselves with, at taxpayer expense: “Researchers at the University of Sydney have conducted a study into allowing flora and fauna the same legal rights as humans.”¹ The taxpayer-funded research, Multispecies justice, […]

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March 22, 2019

He Who Must Not Be Named

By NZB3

There’s this primeval, superstitious drive in down-regulated humans where they mistake speech and thought for manifest reality. Sympathetic magic. Homeopathy. Voodoo. Lucky charms. They think that by not saying the true name of “You-Know-Who” or “He Who Must Not Be Named” that Voldemort will let them alone. (Such people belong to HC and VC cultures, […]

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March 22, 2019

Post-Massacre Backlash

By NZB3

Read this yesterday. After Columbine… “The adult reaction was frenzy and fear utterly disproportionate to the actual risks faced by teenagers, whose world, statistically, is much safer than it was three, two, or (especially) one decade earlier. In high schools across America, the months after Columbine were marked by false alarms, SWAT drills, stern speeches, […]

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March 21, 2019

NZ On Screen will be suspending its use of advertising on Facebook

By NZB3

I take it that ‘lacks concern’ is your euphemism for Facebook not employing top-down control on its customers to control their content. They’re not going on a banning or censoring spree?   Complex social problems can be solved by trusting the public to think for themselves and make the right choices. We can use reason […]

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March 21, 2019

The Case For Cannabis: Christchurch Massacre

By NZB3

Part 60 in our ∞-part series about the arguments for cannabis law reform. This article is an unofficial insert to The Case For Cannabis Law Reform, compiled by Vince McLeod and due for release by VJM Publishing in the summer of 2018/19. I’m trying to think up a way to blame the shooting on cannabis prohibition, so […]

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March 21, 2019

The Hidden Evil Behind Racism

By Gekko

There is a well known saying, “never look a gift horse in the mouth”, meaning that it’s unwise to pass up an unexpected opportunity when it presents itself. A more obviously self-serving formulation of the sentiment from the corridors of power might be cast as “never let a good crisis go to waste”. And so […]

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March 21, 2019

Racism

By NZB3

Old Vince asks lots of interesting focusing questions on Facebook. Tell you a secret about me, any time someone asks an open question like ‘can you identify this old picture’ or ‘what was this old tool for’ or ‘why did she do that?’ it triggers me into answering. Doesn’t have to be me though, I’m […]

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March 21, 2019

The Basics of VPN Use, And Why Every Kiwi Needs to Know Them

By VJM

The aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shooting showed that the New Zealand Government is willing to give away all of our freedoms in its blind panic to clamp down on everything. We Kiwis are going to have to learn how to fight Internet censorship and how to share information despite a Government committed to banning […]

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March 21, 2019

Move Fast and Regulate Things

By NZB3

Lynley Hood¹: “If you’re wondering why our government, our Internet bosses & our advertisers are speaking out about the role of Facebook in the Christchurch tragedy…” “The Web has become critical to all of our lives as well as the world economy, and yet the decisions on how it is designed have never been voted […]

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March 20, 2019

1829: A Letter from Sydney

By Anarchist History of New Zealand

Today, March 20th, is New Zealand Founding Father Edward Gibbon Wakefield’s birthday. It’s a very flattering bust, I’ve always thought. Makes EGW look like Chris Pratt from Jurassic Park when really he resembled Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation. Especially when EGW was the age depicted! In reality that unfortunate Middle-Aged Spread had set in. His […]

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March 20, 2019