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National’s support sliding as election looms

August 30th, 2014 | by CWI Reporters

Socialists participate in the MANA Party and are encouraging support for it in this election. But at the same time we argue that MANA could be more effective if it formally allied with other progressive organisations – including unions and anti-poverty groups. MANA should take a lead in building an alliance of those forces. This would provide a magnificent platform from which it could continue the struggle on the ground while using parliament to help get its messages across


The Bolsheviks and the war

August 11th, 2014 | by Socialist Voice

The horrors of the first world war, and the economic and social turmoil it created, led to mass upheaval. In Russia alone did this lead to a successful revolution, and the creation of the world’s first workers’ state. This was only possible, writes PETER TAAFFE, because the workers were led by the Bolsheviks, armed with a clear Marxist analysis and revolutionary programme


NZ: Inequality continues to rise

June 27th, 2014 | by Joe Kelly

International charity Oxfam has highlighted figures from the recent 2013 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook which show that the richest


Petroleum drivers on strike

May 23rd, 2014 | by Joe Kelly

Since May 1 petrol tanker drivers employed in the Northland area have been on an indefinite strike to secure better pay and conditions


An alternative direction: Why ordinary people need a new party

April 17th, 2014 | by Jared Phillips

A powerful party could be built in Aotearoa if the organisations that stand for the rights of workers and the poor were to unite as a political force. This could include organisations such as trade unions, beneficiary groups, socialist organisations, environmental groups, migrant organisations and local community and residents groups


Socialist perspectives for Aotearoa / New Zealand

February 17th, 2014 | by Socialist Voice

The purpose of this document is to give a broad analysis of economic, political, industrial, and social processes in New Zealand today. In our view this type of analysis and understanding of processes can help make socialists and social justice activists better prepared for future class struggles and for building fighting organisations


Labour forced to address child poverty

February 12th, 2014 | by CWI Reporters

This policy shift should be seen as a win given Labour have been forced to make the announcements on the back of campaigns for living wages and ending child poverty. However, this policy alone does not do enough to address child poverty. The real causes of poverty can only be achieved through democratic socialism.



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