The Red and the Green
The latest issue of Red and Green, the journal of left scholarship and discussion founded in 2002, arrived in my letterbox yesterday morning. Issue six includes my take on Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution, a new piece by Brian Roper, the long-time leader of the embattled Marxist minority in Otago University's Political Science Department, Len Richards' fascinating, archaeological study of the layered histories of the Otahuhu railway workshops, which were known for good reason as 'New Zealand's working class university', a memoir about the legendary waterside workers' leader Toby Hill, and much else besides.
The one rotten apple in the box is Matthew Stephen's gravely misinformed history of the movements against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, which is too full of redbaiting and self-congratulatory liberal waffle to deserve a place in a socialist journal. A reply is on the way, comrade.
Here's the full line-up:
RED & GREEN: New Zealand Journal of Left Alternatives #6
The Council of Trade Unions and the struggle against the Employment Contracts Act
The engineer, the Wobbly and the scribe
The post-September 11 Anti War Movement in New Zealand
Toby Hill (1915 - 1977)
Gerry Hill and others
Remembrance: Men and Women of ‘51
Human rights on the agenda in Philippines
Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution
National exposed: Wayne Hope reviews The Hollow Men by Nicky Hager (2006)
Lest we forget: Len Richards makes additional comments on The Hollow Men
The power of speaking truth: Chris Trotter reviews Speaking Truth to Power
The ‘War on Terror’ and the class war at home: Jason Schulman reviews Blood in the Sand
Let the “underclass” roar: Jill Ovens
Swap Treaty rights for human rights: Bernard Gadd
The curse of nationalism: Don Franks
Haven on earth? Don Franks
Available by return email (cost $12.50; 162 pages: Subscription $25 for two issues).