Saturday, 22 May 2010

Big Debate - Is Capitalism Working?

Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Library Basement Theatre B15
Auckland University

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.

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.

A blue team, headed up by

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

Open to all students and the wider public. Refreshments provided afterwards.

For more information, please contact Joe Carolan, Unite On Campus Co Ordinator-
029 44 55 702 email: 0800 2 UNITE

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