In this episode, we reflect on the Christchurch Mosque Attacks. We talk about the context of Islamophobia in which the attack occurred, the responses to it, and what it means for our organising going forward. This is not a usual episode of the podcast. Don’t expect jokes. We simply provide our open and honest reflection on the most horrific terrorist attack in modern New Zealand history.
This week, the Politburo try out a new segment! In “The Great Proletarian Pub Quiz”, Quizmistress Emmy interrogates Ti and Justine on socialist trivia. The prize? Mostly mockery.
Last week was Waitangi Day! On the anniversary of the day on which Emmy’s indigenous ancestors got scammed by the Yakubian White Devils, our “The Labour Party is Not Your Friend” segment discusses the Labour government’s betrayal of Māori. The Treaty of Waitangi was a lie in 1840, and it’s a lie in 2019. We need communism babey!
In “Concerned Comrades” we welcome our new nazi listeners from Reddit! Also, Ti discloses their sexual fixation on the Grinch.
We “Snitch the Sitch” on Aotearoa’s left this fortnight. The United States and the international imperialist bloc are trying to prop up an unelected rightist leader as “president” of Venezuela. Organise Aotearoa is rallying outside the Amerikkkan consulate in Auckland to show there is a groundswell of opposition to US regime change wars.
We finish up with “Cum in my Library”, settling down with friend of the show Kate Hawkesby. Just to keep our listeners on their toes, Emmy ends up emphatically agreeing with every word our reactionary friend utters.
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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.
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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.
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