Socialist Appeal Magazine - Issue #1- Out Now!

We are pleased to announce the first edition of Socialist Appeal magazine.  Socialist Appeal will be published on a quarterly basis.  We bring you a genuine Marxist analysis of events here in New Zealand and internationally in order to inform and educate workers.

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New Zealand Perspectives 2009

New Zealand Perspectives 2009 (written January 2009) should be read in conjunction with last years perspectives (New Zealand Perspectives 2008) as they are a continuation from them. In addition these perspectives should be read in conjunction with World Perspectives 2008 and associated material from the International Marxist Tendency (IMT) and Socialist Appeal NZ. 


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National Party Win Decisive Victory in General Election

The National Party convincingly won the general election on November 8th attracting 45.45% of the party vote giving them 18 list seats as well as winning 41 constituencies: 4 short of a majority in the House of Representatives. Therefore National will be able to form a government under the MMP system with the right wing Act New Zealand Party and United Future, and the possibility of extra support from the Māori Party.

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Successful Hands Off Venezeula meeting in Wellington

On the evening on Saturday, December 5, John Peterson, National Secretary of the U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Campaign, presented the film "No Volveran" in Wellington, New Zealand. Some 30 people came out to see the film and speaker at the Newtown Community Centre. The event was organised by the Zapatista Support Committee, in collaboration with Hands Off Venezuela and Socialist Appeal (NZ).

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General Election: Economic Storm Clouds Gathering

The events of the melt down on the world stock markets and the ensuing economic crises have overtaken the general election in New Zealand. At present opinion polls vary enormously from giving National a 3% lead over Labour to 18% respectfully. Quite clearly volatility is building up within society.


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