Thursday, May 20, 2010

IS CAPITALISM WORKING? Unite on Campus Inaugral Debate



IS CAPITALISM WORKING?

Unite on Campus and the AUSA International Affairs Officers host this debate, an ideological boxing match between New Zealand activists and personalities fighting over the question: “Is capitalism working?”

Over the last few years the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression has decimated housing markets, toppled international finance companies and seen Governments in the USA and across Europe try and rescue banks at the cost of trillions of dollars. American Vice President Joe Biden describes the bank bailouts as “socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor” and with general strikes and riots in Greece, the legitimacy of the free market system is in crisis.

The attack on the bastions of wealth and privilege will be fronted by a red team consisting of

Matt McCarten - left-wing Herald on Sunday columnist and National Secretary of Unite union.
Mike Treen - Global Peace and Justice Auckland organiser.
Maxine Gay - from the National Distribution Union.


Assaulting the barricades of the poor will be a blue team, headed up by

Matthew Hooton - political commentator and former National Party speechwriter
Nikki Kaye - Auckland Central National MP
Fran O'Sullivan- Senior Business Columnist, NZ Herald

Date:
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Time:
19:00 - 21:00
Location:
Library basement Theatre B15, Auckland Uni

Facebook event HERE

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