New Zealand - Suppressed or Restricted Information
New Zealand is a bourgeois democratic country, and one which has wider freedoms of speech and of the press than a great many countries of the world. Nevertheless, the media is almost entirely owned and controlled by the capitalist class, and, because of this, information about people’s struggles and revolutionary groups is still generally very difficult to come by. Even information which is not suppressed via the legal system can still be mostly suppressed via the normal functioning of the capitalist economic system.
We at BANNEDTHOUGHT.NET oppose the suppression of news and information whether it is done through force or through economics. There can be no true democracy or freedom where only the ideas acceptable to the exploiting ruling class are allowed to reach the people. On this site we will do what we can to make available news and documents which are mostly unknown to the people of New Zealand and the rest of the world.
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General Information about the Suppression of Ideas in New Zealand
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Communist Party of New Zealand
- “Out to the People, On to the Offensive Against Monopoly”, by V. G. Wilcox. Includes the “Statement by the National Secretariat of the Communist Party of New Zealand” (Jan. 23, 1963), and the Report of the National Committee to the National Conference of the Communist Party of New Zealand delivered by V. G. Wilcox, (April 12, 1963), as re-published as a pamphlet in China. (Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1963), 100 pages. Searchable PDF Format [5,761 KB]
Other Parties, Organizations and Sources
- New Zealand-China Society
- “Economic Planning in China”, by Geoff Mason, New Zealand-China Society, 1976, 60 pages. PDF Format [4,178 KB]
- “China and the Nuclear Question”, by Joan Donley, New Zealand-China Society, 2nd revised ed. 1976, 20 pages. PDF Format [1,237 KB]
- [Others to be added when they become available ... ]
Miscellaneous and Academic Documents
- “The New Left in New Zealand”, by Toby Boramen, Chapter 7 from On the Left: Essays on Socialism in New Zealand, ed. by Pat Moloney & Kerry Taylor (2002). This excerpt is 31 pages. Searchable PDF Format [9,489 KB]
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