This fortnight, Justine and Ti were freed from the authoritarian grips of the Shot Hot People’s President for Life, Emmy. To celebrate, we briefly discuss the political implications of the Season 4 Finale of Ru Paul’s Drag Race All Stars — so SPOILERS AHEAD.
In concerned comrades, we talk about left unity, bratty bottoms, and the relationship between class, identity, and becoming a communist.
We’ve also introduced a new segment this week: “kvetching corner”. This segment is for our panelists to get whatever’s bothering them at that moment off their chests.
Finally, we return to a friend of the show when we invite you to come in my library. We destroy this conservatoid so hard we make Charlie Kirk look like a soggy biscuit.
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We sheepishly slink back online to give an update on our episode from 3 weeks ago, wherein we triumphantly claimed that the pigs had withdrawn from our city’s Pride parade. It turns out, fucking everybody else is pulling out alongside them!
None of us on the show have ever pulled out in our lives, but we do our best to give a socialist analysis of exactly what is going on in Auckland’s gay community right now. With the pigs, the military, and a bunch of banks cutting and running, Pride is in danger of not being fucking boring. We also answer a carefully-curated selection of questions about Pride, gay politics, and what you (YOU!) can do to make Pride communist.
We also open the show with our “The Labour Party is Not Your Friend” segment, thrashing the pathetic neoliberals in power for their attacks on union power.
We close up the show by reading an article criticising the Pride Parade by a guy who has, totally coincidentally, spent the last 30 years using his media platform to attack gay rights.
Either way, New Zealand’s interesting gays and our squad have raised more than $20,000 to put on our own Pride Parade if we have to, so we’ll see you all there.
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In this fortnight’s episode, we dive deep into the Politburo’s collective activist histories and talk about the fight to get Police and Corrections Officers out of the Auckland Pride Parade.
The episode starts with our regular discussion of why the Labour Party is Not Your Friend. This week, the NZ Labour Party decided to turn its KiwiBuild policy into naked welfare for housing speculators.
We then take your questions in our “Concerned Comrades” segment. If you want to submit a question anonymously, please do so through our curiouscat: curiouscat.me/pplspolitburo
In “Snitch the Sitch”, we reflect on our experiences organising around trying to get cops and screws out of the Auckland Pride Parade. Those experiences include a security guard breaking Emmy’s arm.
Finally, in “Come in my Library”, we read a blast from the past — a reading from one of our greatest class enemies.
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