New Zealand COVID-19 Response Highlights Weaknesses of Neoliberalism

New Zealand’s first reaction to the coronavirus pandemic began on the 24th of January when its Ministry of Health set up a monitoring team. As the virus grew overseas, travel restrictions were placed upon affected countries, such as China and South Korea, and mandatory instructions to self-isolate were placed on overseas travellers coming into New Zealand. This response was mostly reactive: New Zealand only banned flights from Iran after having its first confirmed case from a person travelling from that location. It was not until March 19 that New Zealand…

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WFTU solidarity statement with New Zealand’s H&M workers

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 97 million workers in the 5 continents, strongly condemns the anti-labour practices and the low wages that the H&M multinational pay to its workers all over the world. More than 100 workers of the H&M stores at several Auckland branches are protesting against the low wages that are not enough for the covering of even the basic contemporary needs of the workers and are in complete mismatch both with the multiple duties and the countless profits which are created by the workers sweat…

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Love Aotearoa Hate Racism: Stand Up To Islamophobia!

After a beautiful day in which thousands of young people across Aotearoa marched for a better future, a chill has descended across this country. Far-right murderers have shot innocent Muslims in their holy mosques, and livestreamed it on Facebook and 4Chan. The true face of fascism is revealed once again. This is what happens when you believe the lies that they merely want “free speech” to advocate their genocidal ideology. They hate people of different ethnicities so much that they are prepared to commit terrorist crimes. Now more than ever,…

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