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Establishment combines to kick Hone out of parliament

Monday, 22 September 2014, 9:54 am | Fightback

An initial reaction to the 2014 General Election results from Ian Anderson (Fightback). More analysis to come. More >>

WGTN: March for free education

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:51 am | Fightback

We are students, university staff, and members of the community. Whichever parties form a government after September 20th, we are demanding an end to corporatisation of education. More >>

Mass Surveillance and Resistance

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 9:53 am | Fightback

Revelations just 5 days before the General Election pose serious questions about the nature of the New Zealand government. Whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed details about the GCSB and the rest of the spying apparatus. The revelations on spying ... More >>

Mass surveillance and sexual violence: Assange and Snowden

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 2:01 pm | Fightback

Mass surveillance and sexual violence: The difference between Snowden and Assange by Fightback Admin 16 September 2014 More >>

Feed the kids, end the hunger system

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 3:19 pm | Fightback

Internet MANA recently released its policy platform for eliminating poverty . Feed The Kids is a key plank. This article by Grant Brookes, originally published by Fightback in March 2013, offers a socialist perspective on feeding the kids and ending the ... More >>

WGTN event: Why socialists participate in elections

Monday, 8 September 2014, 9:08 am | Fightback

Fightback presents: Introduction to Marxism series Why Socialists Participate in Elections 6 pm Monday September 15th 19 Tory St Introduction to Marxism sessions are held every Monday, 6pm at 19 Tory St More >>

Queer Politics and the Election: What are “Our” issues?

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:21 am | Fightback

Queer Politics and the Election: What are “Our” issues? by Fightback Admin 2 September 2014 More >>

Fightback 2014 issue #6 online now

Monday, 1 September 2014, 9:23 am | Fightback

This special, expanded election edition of Fightback magazine comes at what seems to be a turning point in the 2014 election. The shockwaves from Dirty Politics , Nicky Hager's exposé of the possibly corrupt relations between National Party cabinet ... More >>

Coalition governments and real change

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 10:07 am | Fightback

Mike Treen, General Secretary of UNITE Union. (Reprinted from The Daily Blog, originally published in 2013). More >>

Fightback opposes platform for Julian Assange

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 9:14 am | Fightback

Fightback supports Internet MANA as an alliance between radical indigenous and progressive tau iwi forces, challenging the neoliberal consensus. More >>

Elections and migrant-bashing: Full rights for workers

Monday, 25 August 2014, 10:25 am | Fightback

Labour and National both have unpromising records when it comes to immigration policy. National, represented by Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse, has suffered a series of embarrassments this year. Groups of Filipino workers employed in Christchurch ... More >>

New Zealand state’s quandary in the Asia-Pacific

Monday, 25 August 2014, 9:48 am | Fightback

In May, the US government brought criminal charges against five Chinese military officials for hacking into the systems of US energy and steel companies. They stole trade secrets and conducted economic espionage. More >>

Unite against poverty wages: Interview with Heleyni Pratley

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:32 pm | Fightback

Heleyni Pratley is an organiser for Unite Union and a member of Fightback (Aotearoa/NZ). In May, Heleyni attended the first global conference on fast food organising. Fightback writer Ian Anderson interviewed her. More >>

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 >>



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