[Marxism] Immigration controls and workers rights

Philip Ferguson philipferguson8 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 20:33:44 MST 2014


Some pieces on capitalism and immigration controls.

Unfortunately, a lot of leftists in NZ still don’t support the right of
workers to free movement.  NZ nationalism is very strong on the left here
and it is a major obstacle to a genuinely internationalist consciousness.

NZ’s immigration controls – not in workers’ interests:
https://rdln.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/new-zealand%E2%80%99s-immigration-controls-%E2%80%93-not-in-workers%E2%80%99-interests-%C2%A0/

Immigration controls necessarily imply the policing of them and inevitably
stuff like dawn raids, deportations of people who belong to the ‘wrong’
class and have the ‘wrong’ skin colour. Here’s a piece on NZ immigration
controls and the persecution of Samoans:
http://rdln.wordpress.com/2011/08/29/depriving-samoans-of-immigration-and-citizenship-rights/

And on a more general/global theme, there’s
Capitalism, Third World poverty and migration:
http://rdln.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/capitalism-third-world-poverty-and-migration/

Phil



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