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Aotearoa’s experience in overcoming racist and other divisions in the workers’ movement

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  5 Comments

Many unions seemed to turn the groups inside the unions which had been formed to empower workers from oppressed groups into inwardly focussed talking shops rather than organising centres.

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Confronting racism is key to realising working class unity and power (Part 1)

By   /  January 14, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  4 Comments

Genuine class consciousness is needed to fight uncompromisingly for your own rights. You have to understand that your rights as a worker are in opposition to not just your own boss but the whole class of parasites that he belongs to.

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TDB EXCLUSIVE: WINZ bosses murder a beneficiary – Paula Bennet is responsible

By   /  January 5, 2017  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  64 Comments

I am convinced that is a significant reason fro the high levels of suicide in this country and the rise in absolute poverty reflected in levels of homelessness and the growing numbers of people accessing foodbanks.

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Don’t believe the lies about the unaffordability of National Super

By   /  December 17, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Right-wing commentators and big business advocates want to see government spending on any welfare that goes to the people as of right slashed.

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After John Key – what next?

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  30 Comments

We must build existing unions and form new ones that are able to struggle much more effectively that we have. We need to forge allies with everyone in the community being exploited and abused. We need community organisations willing to fight as allies.

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MUST READ: Why is Labour walking into a trap?

By   /  December 3, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

In New Zealand, however, we are taxed to death and then when we need help we get denied our entitlements by a brutal system that seems dedicated to stopping people gaining access to help when they or other members in their family have an accident or are unemployed, sick, or are born or become disabled.

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March on Parmar Saturday for Indian Students

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on March on Parmar Saturday for Indian Students

First students from India were compared to faulty fridges from China by National list MP Kanwaljeet Bakshi and now National list MP Parmjeet Parmar is calling them “criminals”.

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Cuban ambassador to join commemoration of Fidel Castro’s life in Auckland on Saturday

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Cuban ambassador to join commemoration of Fidel Castro’s life in Auckland on Saturday

The Cuban ambassador Mario Alzugaray will be joining a group of Aucklanders on Saturday to celebrate the life of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who died this week at age 90.

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System protects corporate thieves, cheats, and killers

By   /  November 25, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

The government and IRD seem to get very brave when persecuting some small business person who falls on hard times but run away from a fight with the real big boys who dodge taxes.

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MUST READ: Why Hillary deserved to lose

By   /  November 12, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  16 Comments

We are told there is no alternative. The so-called “progressives” in social democratic parties then appeal to the centre by adopting the rhetoric of the right wing opposition by being “tough” on law and order and “tough” on welfare cheats, and “tough” on immigrants. They assume that because working people have no where else to go they can abuse us as much as they like.

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UN Vote against blockade of Cuba applauded

By   /  November 6, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Auckland Cuba Friendship Society applauds the recent UN vote against the U.S. blockade of Cuba where, for the first time, the U.S. and Israel abstained. The final vote against lifting the crippling 56-year blockade – the longest in world history – was 191 to 0, with two abstentions. Malcolm McAllister, spokesperson for the Society, […]

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90% of chefs no longer eligible for permanent residence

By   /  October 21, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  8 Comments

Just a few months ago Andrew Little was attacked by the government for questioning whether New Zealand actually needed so many chefs as part of the skilled migrant category.

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The immigration scam is the one run by the bosses and their government

By   /  October 15, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

The immigration scam that exists in the country is the one being run by the government and their capitalist mates to use and abuse migrant labour.

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Indian Students to protest National Government’s Arrogance at Diwali Festival

By   /  October 13, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Indian students being threatened with deportation, along with tens and thousands of Indians will protest at Auckland’s Diwali Festival to demand the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and justice over injustice. On Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October the students will gather during the Diwali Festival at Aotea Square, Queen Street, Auckland between […]

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McDonald’s and BK are zero-hour cheats!

By   /  October 11, 2016  /  Mike Treen, Most Recent Blogs  /  Comments Off on McDonald’s and BK are zero-hour cheats!

Restaurant Brands and Unite Union have amended their collective agreement to have workers’ hours and shifts guaranteed permanently. Unite National Secretary Gerard Hehir says that this is a massive win for workers. For the first time in decades workers in the fast food industry in New Zealand will have their shifts fixed permanently. No longer […]

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Unite hails agreement with Restaurant Brands on hours but label McDonald’s and BK zero-hour cheats

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Restaurant Brands and Unite Union have amended their collective agreement to have workers’ hours and shifts guaranteed permanently. Unite National Secretary Gerard Hehir says that this is a massive win for workers. For the first time in decades workers in the fast food industry in New Zealand will have their shifts fixed permanently. No longer […]

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