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Reports: Aotearoa stands in solidarity with Palestine

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 1:06 pm | Fightback

Fightback supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement as a tactic to show solidarity with Palestinian resistance. The following reports are from demonstrations over the weekend from Fightback activists and supporters. More >>

WGTN screening: Football Rebels – Brazil

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:35 pm | Fightback

In 1980 during the military dictatorship in Brazil, the hugely popular Socrates, the captain of the Selecao and of Corinthians, used football to promote democracy while scoring goals. Popularly known as “The Doctor”, Socrates was a brilliant ... More >>

CHCH Fightback Reading Group: How To Make a Revolution

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:34 pm | Fightback

"Revolutionary socialists have been accused for many years of wanting to overthrow the US government by force and violence. When they accuse us of this, what they are really trying to do is to imply that we want to abolish capitalism with a minority, ... More >>

The Role of Women in the 1890 Maritime Strike

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 5:44 pm | Fightback

By 1889 women workers in New Zealand had established their first industrial organisation, the Tailoresses’ Union. Lead by Harriet Morison, the union delivered marked increases in wages and substantive improvements in working conditions. More >>

Fightback 2014 Conference: Gender and Women’s Liberation

Friday, 20 June 2014, 4:54 pm | Fightback

For many socialist organisations, the task of orienting, and indeed incorporating the struggle for gender equality – and women’s liberation, in particular – has proved both ideologically and practically fraught. A lack of meaningful dialogue, ... More >>

Why Fightback supports the MANA Movement

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 5:12 pm | Fightback

The decision by the MANA Movement to enter into a formal alliance with the Internet Party has drawn criticism from Right and Left. Fightback has voiced criticism of our own. More >>

New Zealand’s Union Movement: A socialist perspective

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 2:21 pm | Fightback

New Zealand employers are seeking to maintain their profits by increasing productivity. In most cases this means people working harder and faster for less money and fewer conditions. Very little is being invested by employers into research and development. More >>

China: Capitalism and resistance

Thursday, 1 May 2014, 2:06 pm | Fightback

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is the largest political party in the world with a membership of 82.6 million. The CCP claims to run a system of ‘socialism with Chinese characteristics.’ In fact, it’s closer to a system of ‘capitalism with ... More >>

Tino Rangatiratanga: What’s it got to do with Pākehā?

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:42 pm | Fightback

Perhaps more than the first three topics in Fightback’s “Introduction to Marxism” series, this one is loaded with questions. Most people probably had some idea about why a socialist group like Fightback supports trade unions, for instance, or what ... More >>

Sue Bolton, Socialist Councillor for Moreland (Australia)

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:54 pm | Fightback

Sue Bolton is a longtime socialist activist and the Victorian convenor of Socialist Alliance. She was elected to the Moreland Council, which covers the inner northern suburbs of Melbourne, in 2012. She will be a featured speaker at the Fightback conference ... More >>

WGTN event: Pakeha in the Struggle for Tino Rangatiratanga

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:19 pm | Fightback

Next in Fightback's weekly 'Introduction to Marxism' series, Mondays 6pm at 19 Tory St. This topic raises many questions. What is Tino Rangatiratanga? Why would Pākehā get involved - and why on earth would Māori allow them to? Come along for a discussion. More >>

The 2014 elections and the future of Mana

Monday, 24 March 2014, 5:14 pm | Fightback

The Mana Movement provides an important opportunity for reframing a pro-worker and pro-Maori political agenda. Mana was formed in 2011 as a Maori radical and leftist split from the Maori Party, led by MP Hone Harawira. The split finally took place ... More >>

Anti-racists outnumber white supremacists in CHCH

Monday, 24 March 2014, 4:51 pm | Fightback

Over a hundred anti-racism protestors clashed with white supremacists led by Kyle Chapman Christchurch today. Despite an attempt at tricking the count-protesters by changing at two hours’ notice the advertised location of the white-pride rally ... More >>

March issue of Fightback now online

Monday, 17 March 2014, 12:01 pm | Fightback

Welcome to the March 2014 edition of Fightback, monthly magazine of Fightback (Aotearoa/NZ). Fightback stands for struggle, solidarity and socialism. We are internationalists; we realise that liberation in any one country depends on global liberation. More >>

WGTN: Introduction to Marxism series

Monday, 17 March 2014, 12:00 pm | Fightback

Fightback is organising a weekly Intro to Marxism series in Wellington. Sessions are 6pm, Mondays at 19 Tory Street. Open to all - feel free to come along, contribute, learn and discuss. More >>

Venezuela: The right-wing on the streets

Friday, 28 February 2014, 11:23 am | Fightback

Venezuela has experienced a wave of protests over the past few weeks. Demonstrations against the government, largely by university students, began after the hard-line opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called for supporters to go onto the streets and ... More >>

Auckland & Wellington: Actions against Israeli whitewashing

Monday, 24 February 2014, 5:21 pm | Fightback

In the capital, Aotearoa BDS Network challenged a performance by Israeli dance troupe Batsheva (touring an event entitled Deca Dance as part of the NZ Festival). Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs describes Batsheva as “perhaps the best known global ... More >>

Obituary: Mike Kyriazopoulos

Friday, 21 February 2014, 3:27 pm | Fightback

Last month Fightback lost one of its leading members, Michael Kyriazopoulos. In Aotearoa he was known in the workers movement as Mike Kay. Mike came to us from England but he had a strong Greek heritage, and had close family living in both Israel and South ... More >>

Global Roundup: Venezuelans support Bolivarian revolution

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 12:09 pm | Fightback

Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), formerly a part of Yugoslavia, has seen massive anti-government workers' protests. They started in the town of Tuzla as a protest by unemployed workers against privatisation of local factories, and ended up with the town's government ... More >>

Mainstream racism and white power groups

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 5:37 pm | Fightback

On Waitangi Day 2014, the NZ Herald ran a “protest-free” edition, proudly announcing this editorial decision with an image of a raised fist. The Facebook page Wake Up NZ (with around 10,000 likes) reported the fist as a “white power” symbol, associated ... More >>

 

 

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