Socialist Aotearoa activist meeting minutes
We started with a general discussion and review of recent actions such as the SAS demo in Papakura, the Hell Pizza picket, the really good reception to stalls on Krd for $15 an hour campaign, SA "AntiCapitalist" bulletins at the Joe Strummer gig and the Black Panthers talk.
We then looked forward to the next month or two, with the tempo being turned up by the Tories in all sorts of areas such as the night school cuts, the Telecom strike and the Supercity ripoff.
We decided the following:
REGULAR SA activists MEETINGS
We decided that every Tuesday at 7pm at Unite office, 6a Western Springs Rd there will be an SA activists meeting. These are the best way to organise, mobilise and intervene in the struggle
Tom talked about the telecom technicians strike, the upcoming strike breaking and the need for concrete solidarity with this struggle. We then decided to go with a benefit on Friday September 11 at 8pm. The Strike Benefit will be at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. - Nicola's booking the room - Omar's working on leaflet/poster and contacting the EPMU to arrange speakers - Kathryn organising mark on DJ - Omar, Kathryn, Tom - spreading it around union networks
Decided: - Minimum of $10 koha to the struggle at the door, 5 bucks unwaged.
people turn up early to set up venue -Aim to fundraise $1000 for the strikers.
SOCIALIST AOTEAROA e-newsletter
We need a biweekly enewsletter to keep activists and supporters in the loop. It needs to be:- biweekly-videos, photos, links to a few good articles- have reports on past actions and diary of future events- Joe will compile it and put it out - everyone has to put in
SA signup sheet- Omar will make one
STALLS for $15 min wage campaign -
12 noon till 3pm this Saturday 5th outside Kevins Arcade, K'road -signing $15 campaign, building 30 october poverty wages march and giving out SA's "anti-capitalist"- we also talked about eventually getting a stall going in South Auckland and in Hamilton.
Auckland Uni Forums
We had a go around where everyone mentioned a forum/disscusion they would like to see us do at uni. Topics: -
- Is capitalism fucked? -
- Climate camp, way forward for the enviromental movment? -
- how to develop revolutionaries training course -
- Tino Rangatiratanga -
- History of the NZ left - debate -
- Supercity, whats happening? -
- Reformism VS revolution - debate Omar Hamed VS Chris Trotter -
- What would a socialist society look like -
- Sex, Race, And Class -
- Politicising Unions and the CTU -
- 20 years since the fall of Stalinism
We decided to have the first one on the 17th of september at 7pm in clubspace (above the auckland university quad) - Topic - Is capitalism Fucked? - Debate between SA and a right winger from act, nats on campus, or the libertarianz. - Derwin Speaking for SA - Derwin to organise opposite speaker and room
We talked about our upcoming conference and decided that the deadline for discussion paper submissions will be the end of September. We also agreed that the conference should be held on the weekend of November the 5th, 92 years after the October Revolution. Time, venue, and agenda yet to be discussed.
Minutes taken by Omar and written up by Derwin.