Episode #10: The Chilling Adventures of Wellington Communists

This fortnight Emmy and Ti traveled to Wellington to meet with some local revolutionaries, while Justine stayed in Auckland to be with her gf. She has been purged.

This episode has very special guests from Left Hook Media, a new podcast about leftist organising in Wellington. We were joined by Mirky and Kate, who told us about their organising with Wellington Socialists, Organise Aotearoa, and People Against Prisons Aotearoa. You can check out their podcast here.

Our segment “The Labour Party is not Your Friend” returned this week with an acidic reading of Jacinda Ardern’s latest PR nonsense. We then take your questions in “Concerned Comrades”. We’re now taking anonymous questions through our curious cat here.

We then have a chat with Kate and Mirky about their organising in “Snitch the Sitch”. If you’re keen to get involved with PAPA or OA, check out their websites here:
organiseaotearoa.nz/
papa.org.nz

Finally, we read an incredible piece from the NewConservatives about abortion law reform. They have truly reached galaxy-brain genius analysis.

As Mao Zedong teaches, revolutionaries are like fish and the people are our water. If you want to kick us a cup of the good shit and keep us from suffocating, consider supporting the show on Patreon.

Episode #9: Fuck You From Israel!

E hoa mā, nau mai haere mai ki another episode of Shit Hot People’s Politburo! This fortnight we all piled up in Emmy’s bedroom to record another intimate episode of your favourite communist podcast.

We start off talking about the big splash Justine has made on the international stage, being sued by an Israeli “NGO” for the emotional harm her letter to teen heart-throb Lorde caused a handful of Israeli fans. Israel reckons she owes them $19,000. Justine and her co-author Nadia have requested you to support the fundraiser they’re running to support mental health services in Gaza instead: givealittle.co.nz/cause/help-justi…money-for-mental

We have a new segment of the show, The Labour Party Is Not Your Friend, where we talk over the New Zealand centre-left’s repeated betrayals of the working class. This week: petrol taxes and budget surpluses!

We also bring our intellectual might to bear on your personal problems. Are your children exhibiting liberal tendencies? We’ll fix them right up after a brief, ten-hour long session of brutally-enforced self-criticism. This fortnight we absolutely fucking self-destruct arguing over a listener’s question concerning Harry Potter. As always, DMs are open on our Twitter account: twitter.com/pplspolitburo

At the end of this month, the forces of reaction and imperialism are descending on New Zealand for the annual New Zealand Defence Industry Association weapons expo, for a bonanza of weapons wheeling and dealing. Members of YOUR politburo will be going down to the expo, to gawk at the carnage and put our bodies on the line to bully arms dealers. We fill you in on what the Wexpo is and how you can help fuck it up. If you want to come along to Wexpo, check our the APA (aucklandpeaceaction.wordpress.com/) and PAW (peaceactionwellington.wordpress.com/) websites and facebook pages for more info.

Finally, we poison our already internet-rotten brains in our Cum In My Library segment, by reading an article from the bottom of the barrel, the WhaleOil blog. This week, some fuckwit argues that climate change doesn’t exist, does exist but we should ignore it, or does exist and we can’t do anything about it anyway so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. This podcast, for one, doesn’t intend to drown in boiling water, so join the revolution comrades.

As Mao Zedong teaches, revolutionaries are like fish and the people are our water. If you want to kick us a cup of the good shit and keep us from suffocating, consider supporting the show on Patreon: www.patreon.com/peoplespolitburo

Episode #8: Get in Kids We’re Building Socialism – Introducing Organise Aotearoa

Comrades, welcome to another session of Shit Hot People’s Politburo. This fortnight we’re thrilled to be part of the launch of Organise Aotearoa, a new socialist organisation for New Zealand. We’re joined by James Roberts, one of the people who helped put Organise Aotearoa together.

First, however, it’s Concerned Comrades, where we use the immortal revolutionary science to answer your questions. If you have a quandary and you think we, your best friends, can answer it, our DMs are open on the pplspolitburo Twitter account.

The questions this week led quite easily into a discussion with James about Organise Aotearoa — what it is, why it needs to exist, and how people can get involved. Organise Aotearoa has come from a recognition that traditional political structures are incapable of resolving the crises of capitalism. At the same time, socialist reading groups and online posturing (apart from this podcast) have achieved nothing for working class people. By building a mass-base among the working class, Organise Aotearoa hopes it will be capable of exercising political power as workers. We are unironically extremely enthusiastic about this project, and we hope you will be too. You can read more about Organise Aotearoa, and join it, on its website here.

We close the show by reading Kate Hawkesby, a pundit married to Mike Hosking and now stooping literally to the level of bullying high schoolers. We hope the racism energy radiating out of Mike’s body reaches a terminal level soon and we’re all spared any more of these columns.

As Mao Zedong teaches, revolutionaries are like fish and the people are our water. If you want to kick us a cup of the good shit and keep us from suffocating, consider supporting the show on Patreon.

Episode #7: Overpriced, Precarious, Black Mold-Infested Home Is Where The Heart Is

We have a full house again this week with Emmy, Ti, Justine, and our honoured guest Vanessa all present to have a discussion about housing.

But before we have that intelligent conversation, we answer desperate pleas for advice from our fans in our Concerned Comrades segment. DMs are open on the @pplspolitburo twitter account — if you have a desperate life problem, your best friends are here to tell you how only Protracted People’s War can fix it.

After we improve your lives, we talk with Vanessa about her work with Tāmaki Housing Group, a collective of state housing tenants who organised to fight back against the government-led gentrification of Glen Innes. As the housing crisis deepens and renters are being forced into worse and more precarious positions, Vanessa talks us through some of the conflicts and contradictions inherent in capitalist housing provision. We come to a pretty unanimous consensus around what is to be done.

Finally, we wrap up by reading confirmed fucking moron Barry “A Landlord” Soper’s article bemoaning the unfair bullying landlords currently experience for no other reason than that they are utterly unproductive parasites.

As Mao Zedong teaches, revolutionaries are like fish and the people are our water. If you want to kick us a cup of the good shit and keep us from suffocating, consider supporting the show on Patreon.

Episode #6: Edit that out Joe!

Thankfully, the Shit Hot People’s President-for-Life, Emmy, has been deposed. The downtrodden workers, Justine and Ti, had had enough of the failed policies of Comrade Emmy, launching a people’s cultural revolution and taking back control of the politburo.

Having removed the former President-for-Life, Justine and Ti introduce a new segment to the show: “Edit that out Joe”. In this segment, we talk about current events from New Zealand and around that we’d rather were just edited out of history. This fortnight, we talk John McCain, Netanyahu, and white Australia.

Following our necessary improvement of the historical records, we discuss revolutionary activity in Aotearoa/New Zealand in “Snitch the Sitch”. We talk about the upcoming visit of the neo-Fascist, Nigel Farage, to Auckland and what we’re doing to oppose him. Check out the facebook event for the counter-rally here.

In our returning segment, “Concerned Comrade”, we reply to questions from comrades for the politburo. Our comrades ask truly important questions. We provide truly profound answers.

Finally, we read a piece by New Zealand’s greatest shit-for-brains columnist, Mike Hosking. We hope you enjoy Hosking’s sheer stupidity as much as we did.

As Mao Zedong teaches, revolutionaries are like fish and the people are our water. If you want to kick us a cup of the good shit and keep us from suffocating, consider supporting the show on Patreon.

Episode #5: Two Nazis Came to Auckland, What Happens Next Will Warm Your Heart

The OG Politburo is back together again, ready to dispense our authoritarian wisdom.

Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux tried to hold a white supremacist rally in Auckland! The Politburo discuss how the left in Auckland organised a response that sent the racist weirdos scrambling. We talk about anti-fascist tactics and what YOU can do to make a Nazi cry.

We also read an article by a decrepit liberal who wanted us to pull the blanket over our heads and ignore the Nazis.

As Mao Zedong teaches, revolutionaries are like fish and the people are our water. If you want to kick us a cup of the good shit and keep us from suffocating, consider supporting the show on Patreon.

Episode 4: Shit Hot People’s President-For-Life

Ti and Justine have both been banished to Siberia, Emilie has seized absolute power over the podcast! At least until next time, when both of them will be back from vacation.

Emmy uses her newfound dictatorial powers to invite her favourite Māoris on the show to talk about Māori politics.

Huriana (@Maorimarxist) and Kendra (@Kendraghhh)join the show to discuss allegations of child sexual abuse among the Māori bourgeoisie, and pick apart some of the problems with a culturalist politics that doesn’t base itself on a critique of capitalism. We talk through the way that Māori capitalists have perpetuated the class inequality which kills working class Māori, and the history of Treaty of Waitangi settlements in creating this class.

After our mailbag segment answering listener questions, we read galaxy-brained NZ Herald columnist Rachel Stewart’s article defending homophobic bakers, and discuss the veiled, bird-powered death threat she made against us on twitter.

As Mao Zedong teaches, revolutionaries are like fish and the people are our water. If you want to kick us a cup of the good shit and keep us from suffocating, consider supporting the show: www.patreon.com/peoplespolitburo