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The Delta Outbreak In Aotearoa: Ideology And Inequality

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 9:41 am | Fightback

In a recent Twitter post, a Canadian law professor expressed his amazement at Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 website ( for providing detailed and comprehensive information on the virus.[1] In one of the wholesome interactions that sometimes ... More >>

Intersectionality And Class

Monday, 11 October 2021, 12:05 pm | Fightback

By BRONWEN BEECHEY   The concept of intersectionality originates from a 1989 article by Kimberlé Crenshaw, a law studies professor and one of the founders of Critical Race Theory. While Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become one of the latest ... More >>

Book Review: How To Lose The Information War

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 11:00 am | Fightback

The authoritarian Russian state under Vladimir Putin is unquestionably an enemy of freedom and the working peoples of the world. It is hard not to cringe, though, when some American liberals try to blame Putin’s Russia alone for the Trump cult and ... More >>

Being Kind? The Ardern Government And COVID-19

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 10:18 am | Fightback

Aotearoa New Zealand, and particularly its Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has been widely praised in the media for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The government announced a state of emergency and Alert Level Four – the highest on the COVID-19 ... More >>


Monday, 27 January 2020, 9:15 am | Fightback

A study by the United Nations has found climate change could drive 122 million more people into extreme poverty in the next 15 years, in part due to the impact it is already having on small-scale farmers. We now know that for decades, beginning in ... More >>

Fightback withdraws from Organise Aotearoa

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 12:24 pm | Fightback

A statement approved by the Fightback Editorial Board and sent to the National Secretary of Organise Aotearoa, 14th January 2020. More >>

Fighting Islamophobia and anti-Semitism’

Monday, 15 April 2019, 3:24 pm | Fightback

This Special Issue began as a response to the events of March 15th in Christchurch New Zealand, the murder of 51 Muslims by a far right terrorist. More >>

From Pittsburgh to Christchurch

Monday, 8 April 2019, 2:26 pm | Fightback

On the 27th of October 2018, a fascist terrorist killed 11 attendants at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg, USA. Five months later, on March 15th of this year, another fascist killed 50 worshippers at the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic ... More >>

[New post] Christchurch terror: How did this happen?

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 2:33 pm | Fightback

Haji-Daoud Nabi, whose last words were "welcome brother." By Byron Clark, Daphne Lawless, Tyler West, and Ani White. You've heard the news: on March 15th 2019, Aotearoa/New Zealand experienced its largest mass shooting since the colonial massacres, ... More >>

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 >>





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