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WGTN: Introduction to Marxism series

WGTN: Introduction to Marxism series

Fightback is organising a weekly Intro to Marxism series in Wellington. Sessions are 6pm, Mondays at 19 Tory Street.

Open to all - feel free to come along, contribute, learn and discuss.

March 17th - What is Capitalism?
Facilitated by Heleyni Pratley, Fightback member & organiser for Unite Union.

March 24th - What is Socialism?
Facilitated by Joel Cosgrove, Fightback.

April 7th - Pakeha in the struggle for Tino Rangatiratanga
Facilitated by Grant Brookes, Fightback member & chair for MANA Te Tai Tonga rohe.

April 14th - What is Class?
Facilitated by Ben Ritchie, Fightback.

April 21st - Migrant Struggles & Open Borders
Facilitated by Wei Sun, Fightback.

April 28th - Why we support trade unions
Facilitated by Ben Peterson, Fightback member & organiser for Unite Union.

[Facebook event]

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