New Zealand

Origin of the Housing Crisis In NZ/Aotearoa

This article surveys the origins of the current housing crisis in NZ/Aotearoa, viewing the neo-liberal turn of the 1980s'-1990s' as a critical juncture.

Book Review: 'Ruth, Roger & Me', Andrew Deans (Wellington, 2015)

This is a review of a book that takes a critical stance towards the architects of neo-liberalism as implemented in Aotearoa/New Zealand during the 1980's-90s'

Behind the 1951 waterfront lockout - Philip Ferguson

This is a Marxist account of the 1951 waterfront lockout, one of the major instances of class struggle in 20th century Aotearoa/New Zealand. First published on the Redline blog: https://rdln.wordpress.com/2012/11/23/behind-the-1951-waterfront-lockout/

AWSM: May Day Pamphlet

The Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM), an Anarcho-Communist group based in New Zealand/Aotearoa has produced a short pamphlet for downloading and distribution on May Day.

Housing in New Zealand/Aotearoa: Rhetoric .v. Action

This article looks at the gap between government announcements and lack of action to address housing issues in New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Interview With NZ Anarchist

Social Activist Alex Pirie interviews Barrie Sargeant, New Zealand anarchist and member of Aotearoa Workers' Solidarity Movement (AWSM).

The Hobbit- The Desolation of Warners

Libertarian Socialism: Politics in Black and Red

The history of the left is usually told as one of factionalism and division. This collection of essays casts new light to show how the boundaries between Marxism and anarchism have been more porous and fruitful than is conventionally recognised.

Wobblies and Cossacks: The 1913 great strike

1913 general strike

A short history of the 1913 New Zealand general strike by Ciaran Doolin.

The Day British Seamen Said "No!" - A history of the Amalric Revolt

This is an account of the strike of British ships’ crews in New 
Zealand during October and November 1975. “Strike of ships’ 
crews” is a correct description of what occurred. In no way 
was it a strike of the National Union of Seamen; indeed the 
NUS, or more exactly its paid officials, its bureaucracy, did 
their damnedest to dismember and smash the strike.