The Residents Action Movement (or RAM) is a left wing local government electoral ticket in the Auckland Region of New Zealand that is in the process of becoming a national-level political party to contest the 2008 elections. RAM can be characterised as ...

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  1. Tipping point in New Zealand politics at the grassroots: The Residents Action Movement
  2. John Bellamy Foster on the global financial crisis: ‘Nobody knows where the toxic debt is buried and how much there is’
  3. Dick Nichols:Radical social action to stop climate change
  4. Michael Karadjis: Is Kosova allowed to declare independence?
  5. Graham Matthews: is this the beginning of the end of Work Choices?
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Tipping point in New Zealand politics at the grassroots: The Residents Action Movement

The Residents Action Movement (or RAM) is a left wing local government electoral ticket in the Auckland Region of New Zealand that is in the process of becoming a national-level political party to contest the 2008 elections. RAM can be characterised as as broad left coalition, stretching from social liberals, community activists and former National Party members to social democrats, democratic... 

    

John Bellamy Foster on the global financial crisis: ‘Nobody knows where the toxic debt is buried and how much there is’

John Bellamy Foster is an American journalist, sociologist, essayist and socialist, as well as editor of the Monthly Review, a prominent political journal foundered by the Marxist economist Paul Sweezy in the 1940s.Foster is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He has written widely on political economy and has established a reputation as an environmental...

    

Dick Nichols:Radical social action to stop climate change

The Climate Change Social Change Conference held in Sydney on the April 11/13 weekend was engineered to strengthen radical social action to stop climate change.But did it succeed in its attempted aggregation of activists from the red and the green?To answer that question LeftCast spoke to Dick Nichols --a conference featured speaker -- about the conference and what he thought its...

    

Michael Karadjis: Is Kosova allowed to declare independence?

"The Kosovar Albanians were an oppressed people in the old Yugoslavia, and much more so in Serbia following the collapse of the Yugoslav federation in 1989-90. Kosova had a per capita income one quarter that of Serbia; Albanians constituted only one per cent of military officers of the Yugoslav army, while Serbs constituted 70 per cent; Albanians made up 70-80 per cent of political prisoners....

    

Graham Matthews: is this the beginning of the end of Work Choices?

This week the Labor government introduced legislation into federal parliament which it assures us is to be the first step in the dismantling of Work Choices .Work Choices you may recall was the Howard governments hated industrial legislation and the core issue debated during last year's federal election campaign.In fact that vote was a poll on Work Choices.But is this really the beginning...

    

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