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New Caledonia Unrest Continues Amid Massive French Security Operation

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 4:18 pm | Socialist Equality Group

French President Emmanuel Macron is flying to New Caledonia today in a direct attempt to shut down riots and unrest that have enveloped the colony for the past eight days. Macron said the main objective was to “install” a “dialogue mission” to resume ... More >>

What Is Behind The Turmoil In The New Zealand Green Party?

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 1:19 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The instability comes as the party tries to refresh its brand after six years of being part of a right-wing, pro-imperialist government with both the Labour Party and, from 2017-2020, the far-right NZ First Party. More >>

New Zealand Survey Finds 65 Percent Agree The Economy Is “rigged To Advantage The Rich And Powerful”

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 1:58 pm | Socialist Equality Group

In the case of New Zealand, the results confirm that there is no popular support for the vicious austerity program being imposed by the National Party-led government, which is backed in all fundamental respects by the opposition Labour Party. More >>

Unions Collaborate With Thousands Of Job Cuts

Friday, 19 April 2024, 1:48 pm | Socialist Equality Group

With New Zealand officially in recession, a swathe of mass sackings is currently sending shockwaves through the entire working class. More >>

New Zealand Strengthens Military Alliance With US

Sunday, 14 April 2024, 2:09 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Judith Collins visited the United States this week for talks to further integrate New Zealand into the expanding US-led military alliance in the Indo-Pacific region. More >>

Hidden Long COVID Crisis Deepens In New Zealand

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 1:47 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Initially, with strict border controls and lockdowns imposed by the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour Party government, New Zealand was largely successful keeping the pandemic at bay. More >>

New Zealand Labour Party Leader Feigns Concern About Inequality

Saturday, 30 March 2024, 7:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand’s opposition Labour Party leader Chris Hipkins delivered a “state of the nation” speech on March 24, in an attempt to resuscitate the party after it lost power in a landslide defeat in the October 2023 election. The speech was ... More >>

New Zealand Government Continues To Stoke Racism

Wednesday, 27 March 2024, 11:03 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 26 March 2024 Original url:   On March 17, New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, leader of the right-wing nationalist NZ First Party, delivered a tirade against the previous ... More >>

Migrant Workers Destitute After Collapse Of Buildhub In New Zealand

Tuesday, 26 March 2024, 10:05 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 22 March 2024 Original url: About 145 migrant workers, mainly from Chile, Peru, Argentina and Colombia, lost their jobs last month with the liquidation and closure of New Zealand construction ... More >>

Five Years Since The Christchurch Terror Attack, Many Unanswered Questions Remain

Monday, 18 March 2024, 10:00 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters March 15 marked five years since fascist terrorist Brenton Tarrant murdered 51 men, women and children, and injured 40 other people, in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The 2019 terror attack was the country’s ... More >>

Academic Witch-hunted For Criticising Military Boot Camps For Young Offenders

Monday, 11 March 2024, 10:28 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group New Zealand’s far-right government and sections of the media this week launched a furious witch-hunt against an academic who criticised plans to cut spending on school lunches and to establish military ... More >>

Christchurch Terrorist Foreshadowed Mosque Attacks Online Over A Year Before

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 12:35 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock   According to a report from the Conversation , republished in the Guardian on February 20, Christchurch fascist gunman Brenton Tarrant posted about his intentions on the website 4chan at least a year before his 2019 deadly ... More >>

New Zealand Foreign Minister Seeks To Block Chinese Influence In Southwest Pacific

Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 9:24 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters undertook a four-day tour of three Pacific Islands states beginning on February 7, hard on the heels of a visit to Australia that saw a strengthening of security and defence ties between ... More >>

Protests Continue As NZ Government Refuses To Condemn Israel’s Genocide

Wednesday, 24 January 2024, 1:27 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By the Socialist Equality Group 23 January 2024 Original url: With barely any media coverage, thousands of people took part in protest actions across New Zealand in recent days, as part of escalating global rallies against Israel’s ... More >>

New Zealand In COVID Surge As Government Plans New Attacks On Public Health

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 12:05 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 9 January 2024 Original url Another 44 deaths with COVID-19 were added to New Zealand’s toll over the last week, amid a surge of infections over the summer holiday period. The number of people ... More >>

New Zealand Media Demands More Military Spending

Monday, 8 January 2024, 5:56 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand Herald, the country’s major newspaper, published two major articles on Wednesday by reporter David Fisher, under the headlines “NZ Defence Force in crisis—our ships can’t sail, planes can’t fly and soldiers have left in droves” ... More >>

The National Party-led Government’s Agenda Of War And Austerity, And How To Fight It

Sunday, 31 December 2023, 11:02 am | Socialist Equality Group

One month has passed since New Zealand’s conservative National Party formed a coalition government with the right-wing nationalist New Zealand First and the libertarian ACT Parties. This unstable coalition, which took more than five weeks of negotiations ... More >>

Far-right Government Formed In New Zealand

Monday, 27 November 2023, 9:55 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, After 40 days of secret negotiations following New Zealand’s October 14 election, the conservative National Party leader Christopher Luxon yesterday signed a coalition deal to form a government with two widely despised far-right parties, ... More >>

New Zealand Medical Lab Workers Strike Again Over Low Wages

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:39 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters More than 1,000 medical laboratory workers in New Zealand held 24-hour strikes on November 17 and 20, with workers in different parts of the country striking on different days. The workers, including scientists, technicians, and phlebotomists, ... More >>

WSWS Speaks With Former Radio New Zealand Journalist Mick Hall About Being Smeared As A “Russian Agent”

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 3:00 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters and John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with journalist Mick Hall, who was the victim of a hysterical anti-Russia campaign that erupted in June. Hall lost his job at Radio New Zealand ... More >>





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