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Not My Stonewall.

Erasure of people of colour in a Hollywood feature is nothing new. Nor is the tired practice of casting a cisgender man in the role of a Transgender Female character. Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall movie however takes erasure to new heights. The 1969 stonewall uprising was by all means the turning point for LGBT liberation The stonewall uprising it ‘self was not an Isolated incident but rather another in a series of protest actions in major cities across the United States of America the earliest occurring a decade before stronewall at Coopers Doughnuts in Los Angeles. This was followed by other direct actions throughout the United States most being led by Transgender Women of colour. Its important to realize the class as race distinctions played a huge part in LGBT oppression during this era. Rich Homosexual men tended to suffer under the anti-gay laws in the USA during this time period. Working class Queers suffered far more than the rich and Queer people of Colour faced discriminatio…

Solidarity with and for meat workers more important than ever

originally published on the Daily Blog. published here with the permission of the author.
Solidarity with and for meat workers more important than ever






More than 70% of AFFCO’s meat workers are Maori, in communities where alternative work options are few, where jobs are a scarce and valued commodity, and where loyalties to the industry are strong.


The wealth of the Talley family is over $300 million. That’s more than any family needs to meet reasonable life time aspirations. It’s certainly enough to carry great currency in a country where family dynasties influence environmental and employment law. It’s an obscene amount when Talley’s workers face worsening employment conditions under increasing pressure to maximise throughput, long hours in dangerous settings, increasing casualization, real health and safety risks, threatened loss of seniority rights and a stripping away of union protections and voice.

But there’s a convergence of both class and racial injustice in the way the Talley fa…

Another Aotearoa Is possible Tppa protest 15/8/15

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A return to street politics with nationwide demonstratons against the tppa

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A return to street politics with tppa demos throughout Aotearoa.
Thousands of peeople took to the streets of Auckland and many more in other centres throught Aotearoa to protest the tppa. Socialist Aotearoa were out in force at the auckland demo.