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The far Right, conservative leftism and how to get rid of it

Monday, 11 February 2019, 9:59 am | Fightback

In this piece, I attempt to analyze some strategies against the rise of the far Right in Germany, including conservative leftism. I will argue that in order to push back fascism as well as conservative leftism, we will need to develop a new progressive ... More >>

Preserving Aotearoa/NZ’s revolutionary literature

Monday, 4 February 2019, 4:20 pm | Fightback

Radical Aotearoa Digital Archive (or RADAR) is a project to preserve the publications and media of the radical left in New Zealand. This archive is intended to serve as the central hub for efforts to digitise the many print publications of the radical ... More >>

Fightback’s Pre-History in the New Zealand Left

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:57 am | Fightback

Since Fightback’s analysis and articles have been getting more attention from international comrades, we regular get questions asking what “tradition” or organisational pedigree we belong to – are we Trotskyists, Marxist-Leninists, left-communists, ... More >>

Democracy and solidarity in doubling refugee quota

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:18 pm | Fightback

Launched in 2013, the campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota – after three decades of stagnation – went from a radical ask to a mainstream success. In this article, the campaign’s founder discusses the way that community support ... More >>

Housing Accessibility and Human Rights

Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 9:19 am | Fightback

When our landlord issued a 90 day notice of intent to take back occupation of the home my young family had been renting for two years, I did what most people in my generation have had to do at some point; I spent hours of my time desperately scouring ... More >>

Toi Ora: Making the arts accessible

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:34 am | Fightback

When we talk about accessibility too often the discussion ends with the basics of food and shelter. But to be a fully accessible society for all we need to consider people in a holistic manner. Providing for physical emotional and spiritual needs ... More >>

How was capitalism established in Aotearoa and Australia?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:27 pm | Fightback

This article is part of Fightback's "What is Capitalism" series, to be collected in our next magazine issue. To subscribe to our e-publication ($20 annually) or physical magazine ($60 annually) click here . A state can be defined as a monopoly ... More >>

Is capitalism (or greed) part of human nature?

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 3:09 pm | Fightback

A common criticism of socialist politics holds that greed, or even capitalism, is necessary to human nature. However, most of human history was not capitalist. This social system has existed for approximately 300 years out of 200,000 years of human ... More >>

Will Fightback Continue? You Decide!

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 6:50 pm | Fightback

Since 2012, Fightback has produced media for the socialist and radical Left in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Our work has alsoreached outside this country; some of our material has been translated into other languages , and republished as far afield as Austria and ... More >>

Book review: The Impossible Revolution

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 12:17 pm | Fightback

As sectarianism and the far-right rear their heads internationally, it’s easy to forget the optimism of 2011. Those seeking to understand this trajectory must read Syrian revolutionary Yassin al-Haj Saleh’s essay collection The Impossible Revolution: ... More >>

Crowfunding campaign – Voices from Women

Monday, 18 May 2015, 9:19 am | Fightback

Fightback is a socialist-feminist organisation which publishes a website and themed bi-monthly magazines. More >>

Housing: Foreign Ownership is not the problem

Saturday, 21 February 2015, 11:38 am | Fightback

Ian Anderson (Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington) examines the centre-left focus on foreign ownership, and argues rather that private capitalist ownership is the problem. More >>

Urban Housing is an Ecosocialist Issue

Monday, 16 February 2015, 2:37 pm | Fightback

Daphne Lawless (Fightback Tamaki Makarau) argues that we need green, sustainable and affordable solutions to the housing problem. But that means more urbanisation, not less. More >>

GERMANY: Blockupy – resistance in the European crisis regime

Friday, 12 December 2014, 5:36 pm | Fightback

About 3000 activists with banners and signs are gathering next to the Christmas market at St. Paul's church in Frankfurt, Germany. A few of them came from as far as Spain, Italy and Greece. It is 22nd November, almost winter, but still quite warm. More >>

MANA Movement regroups, call for Mana Wahine policy

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 1:59 pm | Fightback

In the wake of this years’ electoral defeat, the MANA Movement is regrouping. On November 29th, Fightback members attended a Members’ Hui in Tāmaki/Auckland, with around 70 attending from around the country. More >>

“One ocean, one people” – self-determination in the Pacific

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 10:17 am | Fightback

The Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC), Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), Social Empowerment Education Program (Fiji) and the Bismarck Ramu Group (Papua New Guinea) collaborated to organize this event called the “Madang Wansolwara Dance ... More >>

10,000 Workers Strike in Support of Hong Kong’s Protests

Monday, 13 October 2014, 9:13 am | Fightback

The umbrella is a perfect icon for Hong Kong’s uprising: inclusive, aloof, a bit Anglophile and pragmatically defiant of the elements (and according to cinematic lore, readily convertible to a lethal kung fu weapon ). It embodies the central plea ... More >>

ANZ workers strike

Friday, 10 October 2014, 2:21 pm | Fightback

ANZ workers across Aotearoa/NZ (members of FIRST Union) went on strike today, for secure hours and better wages. More >>

Hone Harawira’s farewell speech

Monday, 6 October 2014, 9:15 am | Fightback

Ten years ago I led 50,000 Maori on the historic FORESHORE AND SEABED MARCH from Te Rerenga Wairua to the very steps of this parliament, in a march against the greatest land grab in the history of this country - Labour’s theft of the foreshore and ... More >>

MANA and resistance to the next National government

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:39 am | Fightback

Fightback is committed to the MANA Movement, however we are still in the process of assessing the 2014 electoral defeat. Grant Brookes (Fightback/MANA Poneke) offers one perspective. More >>



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