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Can We Afford to Pay Teachers and Nurses?

Author Elliot Crossan By Elliot Crossan
Date 4 years ago
This year has seen a remarkable upsurge in workers’ struggle.  Union members, largely but not exclusively in the public service, are demonstrating loud and clear that they are sick and tired of decades of low wages and precarious conditions, especially with the cost of housing so toweringly high these days….

Stop the False Compromise

Author Elliot Crossan By Elliot Crossan
Date 4 years ago
A response to an article in Stuff by Tracy Watkins: ‘Jacinda Ardern must pause radical reforms or risk economic consequences of falling business confidence – National‘ There is a pervasive myth on the left that while we may want to see significant, systemic change to society, we have to constantly tone…

We Cannot Escape the Tide of History — Nor Should We Want To: A Class Analysis of the 2017 New Zealand General Election

Author Elliot Crossan By Elliot Crossan
Date 5 years ago
Part 2 of 2 The world is currently experiencing its greatest moment of political upheaval since the 1980s.  The presidency of Donald Trump is normalising authoritarianism and white supremacy in the United States to an alarming extent.  Worse still, ideological fascists are on the rise across Europe.  This year, Marine Le Pen…

We Must Not Stop Challenging Power — Our Fight Has Barely Begun

Author Elliot Crossan By Elliot Crossan
Date 5 years ago
The Green Party exists to challenge power.  Our Charter principles are impossible to implement without a sustained assault on wealthy interests.  We must defy every premise of the capitalist system whose existence relies on colonisation, unlimited material growth, fossil fuel extraction, and the concentration of wealth in the hands of…

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