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.

The movement against fracking grows

February 3rd, 2014 | by Socialist Voice

Pro business forces argue that we need fracking and offshore drilling to benefit the economy. Socialists say that through a planned economy we can create jobs and a decent standard of living for all people without engaging in environmentally destructive activities

Why I joined the CWI (Aotearoa/NZ) #2

January 29th, 2014 | by Joe Kelly

Although I haven’t been involved in socialist organisations for a while, the CWI appealed to me. Their political perspective, their approach to building a socialist organisation nationally and internationally and the quality of the people in the organisation convinced me that this was something I wanted to be part of

Asia Pacific: A new order developing

January 8th, 2014 | by Socialist Voice

The recent drama over a number of uninhabited, remote, rocky outcrops in the East China Sea is just the latest example of the rising geopolitical tension between the US and China. Perhaps hypocritically, US Defence Sec Chuck Hegal described China’s actions as “a destabilising attempt to alter the status quo in the area”. What we are seeing is the world moving from being ‘unipolar’ to ‘bipolar’ for the first time since the fall of the USSR in

Why I joined the Committee for a Workers’ International (Aotearoa/New Zealand)

November 20th, 2013 | by Rakesh Lal

I first became a member of the CWI by joining the Socialist Party of England and Wales in mid-2011. This was the formal acknowledgement, you might say enlightenment, of living in London through the 2008 financial crisis and of the new perspectives I gained during this period. There are several reasons why I joined the

Socialist solutions needed to address housing crisis

November 5th, 2013 | by CWI Reporters

New Zealand is in the midst of a housing crisis. This crisis was created by decades of neo-liberal policy including the deregulation of housing consent and planning, the sell-off of state housing stock, and the failure to close tax loop-holes. These loop-holes have enabled a thin layer of people to create wealth out of property speculation while others struggle to meet rental payments in substandard housing

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