Wellington rally in solidarity with Gaza

November 22, 2012

12pm, Saturday 24th November
Cuba Mall bucket fountain

Facebook event


Workers Party day school - Auckland, Saturday November 17

November 8, 2012

On Saturday November 17 Workers Party members, contacts, and supporters in Auckland will be holding the third monthly day school in a series of three.
In the previous day schools we examined why we need a revolutionary party and studied Lenin’s pamphlet on Imperialism.
This month the topic will be how socialists relate to the union movement. The day school is being held at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Auckland.

Full Agenda

10.30 -11am Meet and greet, refreshments

11.00am -12.15pm Study: “Transitional and democratic slogans as bridges to socialist revolution”, by Joseph Hansen

12.15-1.30pm Study “Teamster Power”, Chapter 3 “A class struggle policy” by Farrell Dobbs

1.30-2.30pm Lunch Break

2.30-4pm Discussion “Organising a workers’ fight back in Aotearoa in 2013: Tasks and Perspectives”

Please confirm attendance in advance so that we can provide adequate handouts on the day. For further enquiries, if you wish to attend, or if you want the readings emailed out please contact Mike Kay on  021-288-5601 or email aucklandwp@gmail.com


Hamilton Public Forum: Support the Miners, Support the DSM

October 10, 2012

Speakers: John Minto (guest speaker) and Bex Broad
6-7.30pm, Thursday October 18
Waikato Trade Union Centre, 34 Harwood Street, Hamilton

Koha or $10 solidarity entry to help fundraising efforts for the Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)

Further information
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Wellington event: Women, Class & Revolution

September 22, 2012


A facilitated discussion led by Kassie Hartendorp.

6pm October 9th, 19 Tory St.


Marxist day school for Auckland contacts and supporters, Saturday September 8

September 6, 2012

Auckland WP contacts and supporters will be holding a day school this Saturday, September 8, in Grey Lynn.

Existing members and contacts will be meeting from 11am till 4pm.

This will be the first of a new series of monthly day schools being held each month until the end of the year.

The first day school will be focussed around a study of Lenin’s Three sources and three component parts of Marxism which can be viewed here: http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1913/mar/x01.htm

This will be followed by a study of James Cannon’s The Revolutionary Party and its role in the struggle for socialism which can be viewed at : http://www.marxists.org/archive/cannon/works/1967/party.htm 

We welcome new contacts to attend. For anyone interested in attending please contact Rebecca on 022-671-9656 for venue details or to see if transport assistance is available.


Wellington event: Greece and the Eurozone Crisis

August 12, 2012

Greece has made headlines recently, with an earth-shaking anti-austerity movement apparently growing more organised. At the last elections, anti-austerity coalition Syriza gained substantially, while the two major pro-austerity parties lost votes.

Joel Cosgrove will lead a discussion on the implications of this development for Europe, and the world more generally.

6pm, Tuesday 21st of August
19 Tory St


Wellington event: CLASSE speaking tour

July 22, 2012

Guillaume Legault is a leading member of Quebec’s CLASSE — the Broad Coalition of the Association for Student Union Solidarity — a radical student organisation at the forefront of a months-long student strike against tuition fee hikes.

Quebec’s student movement is still locked in struggle with the ruling Liberal government over the new fees. The government has responded with police repression and harassment of students. It also passed a new law that bans protests of more than 50 people unless police have given prior approval.

Guillame Legault is participating in a speaking tour across Aotearoa, hear him speak at 6pm on Thursday the 2nd of August, 19 Tory Street (Facebook event.)


Wellington event: What is Marxism

July 17, 2012
In the era of Occupy, the Arab Spring, and the global financial crisis, the need for fundamental change is obvious to many. However this post-Soviet generation is understandably skeptical of many “Old Left” ideas and approaches.

Does Marxism serve a useful purpose, or is it an outdated label? How do we identify the wheat and the chaff, the baby and the bathwater? Should we aim to revive the Marxist method, historical materialism?

Talk by Workers Party member Ian Anderson, followed by discussion.

6pm, Tuesday 24th July, 19 Tory Street


Socialism 2012: Class struggle in Aotearoa

May 31, 2012

6-8pm Friday 1st June (opening night)
Newtown Community & Cultural Centre


Socialism 2012: eco-socialism in Australasia

May 28, 2012

1pm Saturday 3rd June
Newtown Community & Cultural Centre


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