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    • Issue eight of Counterfutures has articles on Māori socialism and Marxism, femininity, and the dairy industry in Aotearoa, as well as an intervention from Murdoch Stephens on the politics of emotional states, an interview with Catherine Healy on the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, and a range of reviews. Click below for details.
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      • Primitive Accumulation and the New Zealand Dairy Industry, 1814-2018, Matthew Wynyard
        A history of primitive accumulation and the New Zealand dairy industry. The fifth National government and the enclosure and degradation of freshwater commons as the latest chapter in this long history.
      • Māori Marx, Simon Barber
        Mining the late work of Marx for its intersections with te ao Māori. Whakapapa as a central concept in the development of a Māori Marx.
      • A Socialist Compass for Aotearoa, Danielle Webb
        Extending Erik Olin Wright’s socialist compass to make a case for Māori socialism — a socialist economy in which tino rangatiratanga is formative.
      • Feminine Praxis, Ciara Cremin
        Lacan, Deleuze and Guattari, and the role of femininity in the class struggle. Everyday sartorial interventions as a tactical reification of femininity.
      • Pity, Hate, Resentment, Murdoch Stephens
        How might emotional states be transposed to the political sphere? A psycho-political investigation of hate and its value for Left politics.
      • Catherine Healey, Sex Workers' Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand
        Denise Blake and Amanda Thomas interview Dame Catherine Healy about the history of the New Zealand Prostitutes’ Collective.
      • Can Deliberative Democracy Put and End to Neoliberalism in Settler-Colonial States? David Parker reviews Max Rashbrooke, Government for the Public Good
        Deliberative democracy as a cure for the ills of neoliberalism in a settler-colonial state?
      • Age of the Void, Chamsy el-Ojeili reviews Marco Revelli, The New Populism
        A detailed account of the erosion of the liberal centre and the spread of populism across the United States, United Kingdom, and continental Europe.
      • Imagining the Feminist Revolution, Carol Harrington reviews Victoria Margree, Neglected or Misunderstood: The Radical Feminism of Shulamith Firestone
        A case for the enduring relevance of Shulamith Firestone.
      • Censorship and Surveillance in the First World War, Ross Webb reviews Jared Davidson, Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand, 1914-1920
        A history of state censorship, the New Zealand home front, and undelivered mail during the Great War.