- Workers Party(NZ) reporters
Seventy-three people attended the Marxism 2008 conference in Grey Lynn, Auckland over Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Guest speakers and members of the Workers Party (NZ) - which organised the conference - came together to deliver presentations on a range of important issues and to generate discussions and ideas.
The political depth of the educational weekend was strong and presentations were well-received. Internationalist presentations and discussions were held at the beginning of the weekend and this helped give context for the weekend.
Babu Maharjan, a Nepali living in New Zealand, presented a brief history of the people’s war in Nepal that has led to expulsion of the monarchy and overwhelming success for the revolutionary party in the first fully-democratic election in that country, in which it gained a majority.
This was followed by debate about the nature of the economy in the new period in Nepal.