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Communist League announces candidates

Communist League announces candidates

in 2014 General Election

The Communist League is standing Felicity Coggan and Annalucia Vermunt in the 2014 General Election to present a working class voice against the parties of capitalist rule. Felicity Coggan, who works in a food factory, is standing in Maungakiekie. Annalucia Vermunt, a postal distribution worker, is the candidate in Manukau East.

Their campaign will champion efforts of workers, farmers and others in New Zealand and around the world to resist the impact of the capitalist economic crisis.

The Communist League calls for a nationwide programme of public works to provide jobs for all at union wages, and to build and maintain houses, schools, hospitals, public transport and other facilities that working people need. It calls for a massive increase in the minimum wage.

The campaign will build support for the international effort to free the Cuban Five, framed up and jailed by the United States government more than 15 years ago.

The Communist League candidates call on working people and youth to join them in campaigning on these and other issues during and after the election period. Working people need to break from dependence on the capitalist parties and their elections, and unite, organise, and act in our own class interests.

The campaign will point to the need for workers and farmers to forge a revolutionary movement to take power from the capitalists and establish our own government – the path to ending this profit-driven system of exploitation with its inevitable crises, breakdowns, and wars.

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