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NZ government extends Iraq and Afghanistan troop deployments – Socialist Equality Group

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The Labour Party-NZ First-Greens coalition government announced on June 10 that New Zealand’s deployment of about 100 soldiers to Iraq will be extended for another 12 months. The deployment of about a dozen troops to Afghanistan will last for at least another 18 months. The announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who is fraudulently promoted […]

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Wellington rally demands freedom for Julian Assange – Socialist Equality Group

By   /  April 17, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Wellington rally demands freedom for Julian Assange – Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group (New Zealand) took part in a rally in Wellington on Sunday called by Free Assange NZ, a group of WikiLeaks supporters. Protesters gathered outside the US embassy and marched to the nearby British High Commission. About 25 people joined the rally, called to protest last week’s illegal arrest of the WikiLeaks […]

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Against banning the Christchurch terrorist’s manifesto – Socialist Equality Group

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Against banning the Christchurch terrorist’s manifesto – Socialist Equality Group

The manifesto by Australian fascist Brenton Tarrant, who killed 50 people and injured the same number in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, has been officially suppressed in New Zealand. On March 23 the country’s chief censor David Shanks announced that the 74-page document titled “The Great Replacement” has been deemed “objectionable” under the Films, […]

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Social crisis worsens under Labour – Socialist Equality Group

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

When the Labour Party-led government was installed in October 2017, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared that her priority would be to turn around homelessness and child poverty figures. Deputy Prime Minister and NZ First leader Winston Peters promised to restore “capitalism’s human face.” Liberal commentators, trade union leaders and pseudo-left groups all joined in a […]

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Unite union applauds ban on migrant workers at Burger King – Socialist Equality Group

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

In a statement that underscores the reactionary, nationalist politics of the trade unions, New Zealand’s Unite union last month endorsed a decision by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to ban Antares Restaurant Group, which owns the Burger King fast food chain, from hiring migrant workers for a year. Burger King has 83 […]

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Labour government to extend bans on strikes – Socialist Equality Group

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government is preparing to overhaul the country’s industrial laws, further restricting the right to strike for broad sections of workers. The creation of new “Fair Pay Agreements” (FPAs) was the cornerstone of Labour’s industrial policy during last September’s national election. It was fraudulently promoted as a measure designed “to give power […]

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