New Zealand rally: ‘No to military takeover in Myanmar’

Vol. 85/No. 7 - February 22, 2021
New Zealand rally: ‘No to military takeover in Myanmar’

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “Military rule, down, down!” chanted 200 Burmese refugees, students and others here Feb. 5, protesting the Myanmar military’s ousting of the elected government and reimposition of direct rule four days earlier. Many wore the red shirts…


New Zealand home workers protest boss attacks

Vol. 85/No. 5 - February 8, 2021

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Dozens of home-care workers and their supporters picketed Lifewise services here Jan. 23 against the employer’s attacks on hours and wages and in support of the workers’ demand for a union contract. The E Tu union…


New Zealand home-care workers strike for a union contract

Vol. 85/No. 2 - January 18, 2021

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Fifty home-care workers and their supporters mounted a picket line here Dec. 18 outside the office of Lifewise social services. They are fighting for a union contract. The workers travel to provide care and assistance to…


Events mark 1953 opening of the Cuban Revolution

Vol. 84/No. 31 - August 10, 2020
Cuba’s ambassador to New Zealand, Edgardo Valdés speaks in Auckland July 25.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand—Cuba’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and the solidarity its medical workers have extended to countries worldwide are part of “the fight to make a better world possible for everyone,” Cuba’s ambassador to New Zealand, Edgardo Valdés López,…


New Zealand: Edwards’ death ‘should never have happened’

Vol. 84/No. 12 - March 30, 2020

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — “This should never have happened,” Hilton Rohe, a retired meatpacking worker, told the Militant Feb. 20 in a phone interview. He was talking about the death of fellow union fighter Alfred Edwards, known as Baldy, who…


Overseas Chinese and China’s growing weight in world politics

Conference participants discuss impact of today’s Washington-Beijing tensions
Vol. 83/No. 47 - December 23, 2019
Some of the 300 participants in International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas conference in Guangzhou, China, November 8-11.

GUANGZHOU, China — “Chinese Overseas and China: Through a Global Lens” was the theme of the 10th International Conference of ISSCO, the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, that took place at Jinan University here Nov. 8-11. Concern…


Thousands protest against racist abuse in West Papua

Vol. 83/No. 37 - October 14, 2019

  AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Demonstrations of thousands in Jayapura, Manokwari and elsewhere across the West Papua region — the Indonesian-ruled half of the resource-rich island of New Guinea — broke out in mid-August against racist abuses faced by indigenous…


Hundreds protest gov’t seizure of Maori children in New Zealand

Vol. 83/No. 34 - September 23, 2019
Some 400 people protest in Wellington, New Zealand, July 30 against state’s seizure of Maori children. They heard midwives explain why they had joined fight against seizure at hospital.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —Demanding “Hands Off Our Tamariki [children],” upwards of 400 people rallied at Parliament here July 30 to condemn the seizure of Maori children from their mothers by the children’s ministry, Oranga Tamariki. Protests took place in a…


50,000 New Zealand teachers shut the schools down, win higher pay

Vol. 83/No. 26 - July 22, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — After flexing their muscles in a national strike at the end of May, New Zealand teachers at government-run primary and secondary schools voted to approve a new three-year contract that included pay increases of 3 percent…


Solidarity with victims of anti-Muslim killings

Vol. 83/No. 13 - April 1, 2019

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — A brutal massacre by a rightist shooter that left 50 dead and dozens injured at two mosques in the city of Christchurch March 15 has been seized on by ruling politicians to rally support behind their…