[Marxism] New Zealand: Dirty tricks rocks elections, Mana challenges status quo

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 19:05:36 MDT 2014


New Zealand goes to the polls on September 20. Amid a big scandal of
government “dirty tricks”, the Mana Movement <http://mana.net.nz/> is
pushing the interests of the working-class and Maori communities.

Mana was formed when firebrand Maori Party MP Hone Harawira split over the
Maori Party's support for a right-wing National Party government in 2011.
It brings together militant Maori activists with other working-class and
left forces.

It has joined forces with the Internet Party <https://internet.org.nz/>,
founded by Internet businessperson Kim Dotcom, to form the Internet Mana
ticket for the September 20 elections. Polls show it is on course to win at
least three seats.

*Joe Carolan* is the Internet Mana candidate for Mt Albert in Auckland. He
is also an organiser for the Unite Union and a member of Socialist
Aotearoa. He spoke to *Stuart Munckton* on New Zealand's elections and
Internet Mana's campaign.

https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/57363



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