May 31, 2010
Part of Marxism 2010, a weekend of ideas, discussion and debate.
1:30pm, Saturday the 5th of June
Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St
The idea that the planet will soon reach, or has already reached, the limit on how many people it can sustain is one that is gaining credibility in the environmental movment. Before the last election the Green Party released a population policy arguing that New Zealand’s upper limit for population is 5.7 million, but is this correct? And what does this mean for immigration? This debate will touch on these and other issues relating to population and the environment. Byron Clark is a long time Workers Party activist and has previously studied environmental sociology, he will be arguing New Zealand can sustain a much higher population. Local activist John Robinson will be arguing in favour of a capped population.
May 27, 2010
A weekend of ideas, discussion and debate. Communism, Revolution, Socialism, Capitalism and anything in between…
FRIDAY: 4th of June - Thistle Hall (293 Cuba Street)
7:30pm: International panel: Mike Ely on Nepal, Daphna Whitmore on India, John Edmundson on Afghanistan
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May 14, 2010
Joint statement from Asia-Pacific
May 13, 2010
[If your organisation would like to sign on, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.]
We, left and progressive organisations from the Asia-Pacific region, express our solidarity with the resistance of the Greek people against the harsh austerity being imposed upon them by the governments of the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The proposed “rescue package” for the Greek economy by the IMF-EU has triggered a huge struggle that will have worldwide ramifications for working people. Read the rest of this entry »
May 6, 2010
The following joint statement of solidarity has been signed by a number of left and progressive organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. If your organisation would like to sign on, please email email@example.com
On May Day, international workers’ day, a huge demonstration of between 500,000-1 million people took place in Kathmandu. Called by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M), people came from all over Nepal to make their voices heard. It was the largest demonstration since the fall of the centuries-old monarchy and was the culmination of a growing series of mass demonstrations and strikes aimed at restoring civilian supremacy and democracy. Read the rest of this entry »
May 1, 2010
Thousands of people marched in Auckland on May Day against mining national parks.
There were also strikes and pickets outside JB Hi Fi stores in Auckland and Wellington as part of Unite union’s $15 minimum wage campaign.
The tradition May Day march in Auckland took place later in the day. The march has been held in Auckland every year since the 1970s.
May Day march Wellington 2010
JB Hi Fi workers strike May 1 Wellington