Federation of Socialist Societies

The socialist society hosts regular educational and social events in Canterbury, Wellington, and Otago. Our events are open to all and free to attend.

111 Event(s) Found

WSS Presents – It’s Not You, It’s Me: Seeing the Real Problems in New Zealand Politics

December 12, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

For our last educational event of 2023, the Wellington Socialist Society are happy to host Danyl McLauchlan, one of Aotearoa’s…

WSS Screening: The Dupes, 1972

December 5, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Film Screening, Wellington

13 Garrett Street

Come along to the first WSS Film Screening in a long while next Tuesday. The Dupes is Tewfik Saleh's adaptation…

Lives in the Labour Movement: Pat Hickey, Jim Anderton, and Helen Kelly

November 14, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Panel Discussion, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

In this panel discussion, the Wellington Socialist Society brings together three biographers of influential labour movement figures in Aotearoa. Two…

Election Night Watch Party

October 14, 2023 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Events, Open Discussion, Open Discussion, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

“And if universal suffrage had offered no other advantage than that it allowed us to count our numbers every three…

Wellington Socialist Society AGM 2023

October 14, 2023 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Events, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

To all members, This is the date for the Wellington Socialist Society Annual General Meeting for 2023. The AGM is…

Confronting Fascism: Socialist Knowledge and the Far-Right in Interwar Europe

September 12, 2023 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

“Fascism attempts to organize the newly created proletarian masses without affecting the property structure which the masses strive to eliminate.…

CSS Public Lecture – They Rule: How capital dominates politics today

July 12, 2023 6:00 pm

Canterbury, Public Lecture

Space Academy

"The executive of the modern state is nothing but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie."…

Supplementary Questions – WSS Presents A Public Conversation with Chloe Swarbrick

June 22, 2023 6:00 pm

Open Discussion, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

Kia ora, neighbours. The Wellington Socialist Society brings to you, the good people of Wellington, a bonus event this June.…

CSS Public Lecture: Anarchism for Dummies

June 14, 2023 6:30 pm

Canterbury, Events, Panel Discussion

Space Academy

Following the success of our first 'Socialism for Dummies' event earlier this year, the CSS brings you round two ...…

WSS Public Panel: Social Democracy – Then & Now

June 13, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Panel Discussion, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

"Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in…

WSS Public Lecture – Lessons from the Picket Line

May 9, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

"But as soon as the workers discover that their interests are common, that they are all opposed to the exploiter,…

CSS Public Lecture: Pro Patria Mori? Socialist Opposition to the First World War in Christchurch

April 12, 2023 6:30 pm

Canterbury, Events, Public Lecture

Space Academy

"This war...WILL END CAPITALISM! Do you get that? After capitalism, what? SOCIALISM!" This quote from trade unionist Ted Howard, written…

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