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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 >>

Public Meeting In Wellington: Stop Israel’s Genocide Against GazaBy The Socialist Equality Group

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:07 am | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality in New Zealand is holding a public meeting calling for an end to the genocidal war being unleashed on the Palestinian population in Gaza. The meeting will be on ... More >>

Thousands Protest Across New Zealand Against Israel’s Genocide In Gaza

Thursday, 26 October 2023, 12:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Over the past fortnight thousands of people in New Zealand have joined the global protests against the Israeli government’s genocidal bombing of Gaza. More than 5,700 people, including 2,360 children, have been killed and tens of thousands injured ... More >>

Why The Working Class Turned Against Labour In New Zealand’s Election

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 6:14 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Following the Labour Party government’s historic defeat in New Zealand’s October 14 election, the corporate media quickly declared that voters had “moved sharply to the right” (Washington Post) delivering what the UK Guardian called “a surge ... More >>

Landslide Defeat For Labour In New Zealand Election

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 3:04 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 16 October 2023 Original url New Zealand’s Labour Party government suffered an historic defeat in Saturday’s election. According to preliminary results, Labour’s support virtually halved from ... More >>

Capitalist Parties Promise Sweeping Attacks On Working Class In New Zealand Election

Sunday, 8 October 2023, 6:56 pm | Socialist Equality Group

With the voting period for New Zealand’s October 14 election now open, campaigning has entered its final critical phase. The political establishment is facing a historic crisis, fuelled by intensifying geo-strategic tensions and escalating war threats, ... More >>

Next Government Could Include Right-wing Nationalist NZ First

Sunday, 1 October 2023, 7:50 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On Monday, opposition National Party leader Christopher Luxon—widely expected to become New Zealand’s prime minister after the October 14 election—announced that he could form a coalition government with both the far-right ACT Party and the ... More >>

New Zealand Election Debate Points To Bipartisan Agenda Of Austerity And War

Friday, 22 September 2023, 1:33 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 21 September 2023 Original url The first televised debate of the New Zealand election campaign, between incumbent Labour Party Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and opposition National Party leader Christopher ... More >>

Socialist Equality Group Statement On The 2023 Election

Monday, 18 September 2023, 8:18 am | Socialist Equality Group

Oppose all capitalist parties in the New Zealand election! Fight against war and for world socialism! Build the Socialist Equality Group!   Original url: The New Zealand election ... More >>

New Zealand Senior Doctors Hold Nationwide Strike

Friday, 8 September 2023, 10:36 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock A nationwide strike of senior doctors and dentists working in New Zealand’s public hospitals went ahead on September 5 after failed mediation between Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand and the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

The Rise Of The Far-Right ACT Party

Sunday, 27 August 2023, 11:08 am | Socialist Equality Group

As New Zealand approaches an election on October 14, the ruling Labour Party is polling below 30 percent and there are growing predictions that it will be defeated by the right-wing opposition National Party and its ally, the far-right ACT Party. ... More >>

The Right-wing Record Of The New Zealand Māori Party

Thursday, 24 August 2023, 12:13 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock The New Zealand ruling elite is heading towards a crisis election on October 14, with the two major parties that have buttressed capitalism for almost a century, Labour and National, deeply unpopular. Labour has crashed to its worst ... More >>

New Zealand Labour Government Scraps Remaining COVID Public Health Measures

Thursday, 17 August 2023, 11:34 am | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters On Monday, New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins announced that the government was ending the requirement for people with COVID-19 to isolate at home for seven days, and to wear masks in hospitals and other healthcare settings. ... More >>

New Zealand Intelligence Report Targets China Over “Foreign Interference”

Tuesday, 15 August 2023, 12:20 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 14 August 2023 Original url: New Zealand’s spy agency, the Security Intelligence Service (SIS), has published its first unclassified national threat assessment. It alleges that amid rising tensions ... More >>

New Zealand Defence Policy Review Targets China

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 9:26 am | Socialist Equality Group

Last Friday the Labour-led government in New Zealand released two policy documents from its ongoing Defence Policy Review—the Future Force Design Principles and a Defence Policy Strategy Statement—as well as a new National Security Strategy. ... More >>

Albanese, Blinken Visit New Zealand To Boost Anti-China Campaign In Pacific

Saturday, 29 July 2023, 6:36 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken this week made separate but coinciding visits to New Zealand for talks with Prime Minister Chris Hipkins and other government officials. The ostensible reason for ... More >>

Three Dead, 10 Injured In New Zealand Mass Shooting

Sunday, 23 July 2023, 7:01 pm | Socialist Equality Group

A horrific mass shooting on July 20 in a busy part of central Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, left three people dead and 10 injured. Around 7:22 a.m., police received reports of gunshots at the Deloitte office tower on Queen Street, which was undergoing ... More >>

New Zealand Prime Minister Hipkins “Unwavering” In Support Of US-NATO War In Ukraine

Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 11:03 am | Socialist Equality Group

By John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group 17 July 2023 Original url: At the conclusion of the NATO summit in Vilnius last week, New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins declared: “We will stand with Ukraine until this unjust war ends… ... More >>





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