Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Anti-Capitalism: theory and practice

Anti-Capitalism: theory and practice.

Following on from awesome success last year, the SWO is excited to host the 2nd Anti-Capitalism conference, September 28-29th.

Last year the conference served to focus over 200 left wing activists around important issues beginning to emerge both locally and globally. It also provided a fantastic send off for the many representatives from Aotearoa on their way to the "Battle of Melbourne", the huge anti-cap blockade of the World Economic Forum.

This year we hope to build on that success. The left has much to celebrate one year on, particularly the massive growth of the movement represented by events such as in Qubec and Genoa. Not only should we celebrate these but also take the important ideas and learn the lessons to be applied here. Locally there is lots we can focus on, for example

- the results of the G.E Royal Commission- the counter movement is already shaping up in Auckland with an anti-GE march being organised for September 1st .

- the Hong Kong Free Trade agreement, being steadily being pushed along by its supporters both in and outside of Parliament.

-CHOGM, the conference will also give opportunities to mobilise solidarity activities with the scheduled blockade for this event in Brisbane and again serve as a send off for those NZ comrades making the trip.

Plus much, much more. The organisers welcome suggestions of topics and speakers. We hope to provide both panel discussions and smaller discussion or activity based workshops. All input and ideas are welcome, not to mention help with publicity and promotion.

Many groups and individuals have all ready started a fightback. The Anti-Cap conference is a chance to raise issues and awareness, share experiences, pull in support and build genuine united opposition to a system that is ignoring democracy, destroying lively hoods and raping the planet.

See you there.

For information, registration, or suggestions contact Michelle @ - michelle.whitt@paradise.net.nz or 021 264 0412

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

KiwiBailed: KiwiBuild Head Officially Resigns

The head of Kiwibuild, Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role. In a statement issued on his behalf, it was announced that he would step down from today [Friday].

Housing Minister Phil Twyford's office said he would not be commenting on Mr Barclay's resignation as it was an employment matter. Last month, Mr Twyford confirmed that Mr Barclay had not been at work for a number of weeks. More>>

 

Welfare Stats: Rise In Hardship Numbers Shows Income Inadequacy

The latest Ministry of Social Development quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from work and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year... More>>

ALSO:

DHBs "Prepared": Junior Doctors Strike Again

The needs of acute patients will be met during tomorrow's junior doctor strike, a DHB spokesperson says... Almost 3000 junior doctors are expected to walk off the job, which will affect all DHBs apart from West Coast District Health Board. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MBIE’s Social Media Scam

Given the ambit of MBIE’s work, almost any form of social activity could qualify as being part of MBIE’s brief, so the privacy threats posed by this training programme are extensive. The current oversight safeguards seem threadbare to non-existent. More>>

ALSO:

JusTrade: New Campaign For A 21th Century Trade Agenda

‘Critique is no longer enough. If anything is to really change, we need to step away from the existing framework and take a first-principles approach to rethinking what will work for the 21st century.’ More>>

Earlier:

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

How can we tell where and how any lines are being drawn? Oversight is not exactly robust. If it were, Thompson + Clark would have been out of contention for state security work ten years ago. More>>

Trainers: Taratahi Institute of Agriculture In Interim Liquidation

Taratahi employ 250 staff and this year has provided education to over 2500 students. Taratahi owns and manages 8 farms throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA Report: Complaints About Deputy Commissioner Wallace Haumaha

The Authority has found that DC Haumaha acted improperly by approaching staff and others to provide information to support him to refute the allegations about his 2016 conduct, or solicited other staff to do so on his behalf... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels