Redline’s top ten for 2014

Posted: December 31, 2014 by Admin in Blog News

indexBelow are Redline’s top ten pieces of 2014.  As usual the two articles on the protests against the 1981 Springbok tour are well out in front – these are also by far the most hit-on pieces in our blog’s existence.  Between them, these two pieces had almost 7,500 hits this year.  (Since going up on the blog, these two articles about 1981 have accumulated nearly 19,000 hits.)

Other New Zealand history pieces feature highly too – what happened here in WW2, the 1951 waterfront lockout and what Gallipoli was really about all scored very highly.  The article on capitalist ideology proved another long-standing success; it was our fourth most hit-on piece this past year and is also in our all-time top 10.

Pieces that went up this year filled the 7, 8, 9 and 10 spots.  Two of these were on the 2014 election, one was contributed by a Socialist Alternative activist in Australia and was about Marxism and social change, and the other was about French academic Thomas Piketty’s ideas on inequality and capitalist economy reaching these shores.

We also ended 2014 well.  Despite a big downturn in hits around Xmas, we still managed almost 10,000 hits (9,888 to be exact) for the month of December.

Anyway, the top scorers for the 2014 year were:

The 1981 anti-tour protests and their lessons for today

Greater even than Rugby – the 1981 Springbok Tour protests

The secret history of WW2 in New Zealand

How capitalist ideology works

Behind the 1951 waterfront lockout

Gallipoli invasion: a dirty and bloody business

The Marxist theory of social change

The election: a defeat for ‘the left’?

What I’ll do instead of voting this election

Thomas Piketty’s ideas reach New Zealand

Meanwhile, below is our all-time top ten, starting with number one:

Greater even than Rugby – the 1981 Springbok Tour protests
The 1981 anti-tour protests and their lessons for today
Gallipoli invasion: a dirty and bloody business
The secret history of WW2 in New Zealand
Progressive singer-songwriter David Rovics banned by New Zealand Immigration
How capitalist ideology works
Whatever happened to the leisure society?
Class, gender, the 1960s and Made in Dagenham
The legacy of Che
Behind the 1951 waterfront lockout

 

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