Taking a short break from their trip to *definitely not a terrorist training camp*, Ti Skypes in from the occupied territories of Leon, specifically to bully Emmy for being and woke ginger IDpol person. Kendra guest hosts on Justine’s behalf too.
In Concerned Comrades, we talk about why building the power of the base is the only way to change the world (not stupid and horrible alt-right style nonsense). We also re-establish that Emmy is gross.
Because the Labour Party is not your friend, we have sat down with the Labour Party’s greatest enemy: Auckland Action Against Poverty. Returning friend of the pod, Ricardo, discusses the govt’s response to breadlines outside Work and Income offices. But actually, that segment was snitch the sitch.
In the Labour Party is not your friend, Emmy, Kendra and Ti, dissect this further. We also talk about the 1 billion trees policy and why pine trees are awful at sucking carbon but native trees are excellent suckers. We also add a new sub-segment: “Deselect Julie Anne Genter”.
Finally, we read an article from one of Julie Anne’s friends in the business community about climate change. It’s definitely not terrible and stupid.
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This fortnight we have a special guest host Ricardo Mendendez-March (@RMarchNZ on twitter). Ricardo is a returning friend of the show from episode two. Ricardo is the coordinator at Auckland Action Against Poverty. You can find out more about AAAP here: www.aaap.org.nz/
We got Ricardo on especially to talk about the capital gains tax and the Labour Party’s treasonous refusal to implement one. In this fortnight’s segment of “the Labour Party is not your Friend”, we’re spitting fire, talking serious sheet about the Labour party’s latest betrayals.
In “Concerned Comrades”, we talk about the budget responsibility rules, Stuart McCutcheon, and organising through burnout.
Ricardo snitches the sitch with us, letting us know what’s happening with AAAP.
Finally, we read a truly incredible piece about the human rights commission. Enjoy comrades!
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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.