Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

RED & GREEN to lead the Left renaissance

RED & GREEN to lead the Left renaissance

July 28 2003
Left Journal Launch: RED & GREEN to lead the Left renaissance

A journal being launched today [Monday, July 28] will play a leading role in the regrouping of the Left in New Zealand.

RED & GREEN, The New Zealand Journal of Left Alternatives, will challenge the many preconceptions and misconceptions about what it means to be “on the Left”, says editor Jill Ovens. As a theoretical journal, it will maintain high standards of scholarship, as well as encouraging debate around selected themes – anti-war, pro-worker, anti-capitalist, environmentalist.

“The journal will provide space for the debate needed to combat the sterile pragmatism that has dominated politics in New Zealand,” Ms Ovens says.

The idea of a “Left alternatives” theoretical journal came out of a meeting of the Left, anti-war faction of the Alliance held in January 2002 before the Party split. However, it does not follow a “Party” line. As the journal’s introduction makes clear, RED & GREEN will be an open-minded, open-ended publication that will take on a life of its own.


RED & GREEN is drawing wide support from Alliance and Green party members. It is also attracting interest from members of other socialist groups, the Labour-Left, trade unionists, anti-capitalists and anarchists.

The 160 pages of political and theoretical analysis in the first issue of RED & GREEN has been enthusiastically received since it went on sale last month and the original print run has already been supplemented by two subsequent printings.

The issue contains articles from leading investigative journalist Nicky Hager, anti-globalisation campaigners Jane Kelsey and Aziz Choudry, Green MP Keith Locke, and anti-war activists John Minto and Mike Treen.

Treen is one of the founding members of the editorial board, along with Auckland University post-graduate student Len Richards and Cathy Casey, AUT researcher.

Political commentator Chris Trotter, who is speaking at the launch, says the journal will be a welcome addition to publications on the Left of which, he says, “there once were many and now are so few”.

Keith Locke and Professor Jane Kelsey, who is a member of the journal’s consulting editorial board, will also be speaking at the launch, which starts at 5.30pm, in the Four Seasons bar at AUT’s Hotel and Restaurant Studies building, corner of Wellesley St and Mayoral Dr.

-end-

For further information:

Jill Ovens
kairos@actrix.gen.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election