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.

99 Event(s) Found

Mā Pango Mā Whero Ka Oti Te Mahi – Public Discussion with Nīkau Wi Neera

April 11, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Events, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

"Mā pango mā whero ka oti te mahi" - Whakataukī (through the red and the black the work will be…

NZFSS Online Seminar – Significant Emotions w Ashley Frawley

April 5, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Canterbury, Events, Otago, Other NZ Locations, Public Lecture, Wellington

“Nietzsche already observed that, after the death of God, health rose to divine status. If a horizon of meaning extended…

Tech Won’t Save Us – WSS Conversation with Paris Marx

March 28, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Events, Open Discussion, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

“On the way from mythology to logistics thought has lost the element of self-reflection and today machinery disables men even…

CSS Bonus Event – Tech Won’t Save Us, with guest speaker Paris Marx

March 22, 2023 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Canterbury, Public Lecture


"In machinery, knowledge appears as alien, external to him; and living labour as subsumed under self-activating objectified labour. The worker…

OSS Public Lecture: Couldn’t Stop The Worst – The Anti-War Movement Twenty Years Later

March 20, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Events, Otago, Public Lecture


On the 15th February 2003 a series of demonstrations held across New Zealand against the impending invasion kicked off a…

CSS Event: International Women’s Day Quiz Night

March 8, 2023 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Canterbury, Events

Space Academy

That's right! We're doing something a little different this International Women's Day! Courtney, Hayley, and Sionainn of the CSS executive…

Between First and Second-Wave Feminism, Communist Women’s Activism in Aotearoa New Zealand.

March 7, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Events, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

Kia ora, neighbours. We welcome you all to join us for our International Women's Day Event for 2023. Our March…

CSS Public Lecture: “Socialism for Dummies”

February 8, 2023 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Canterbury, Events, Panel Discussion, Public Lecture

Space Academy

For our second educational event of 2023, the Canterbury Socialist Society presents "Socialism for Dummies". We hope this will be…

WSS Public Lecture: Who’s Afraid of Fu Manchu – Moral Panics in Politics & the Return of Sinophobia

February 7, 2023 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Events, Public Lecture, Wellington

Bedlam & Squalor

"Rather than the manufactured clash of civilisations, we need to concentrate on the slow working together of cultures that overlap,…

CSS Public Lecture: Crushing Apartheid – Breaking the Back of Pretoria’s Regime

January 18, 2023 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Canterbury, Events, Public Lecture

Space Academy

In 1988 an army of mainly black Cuban and Angolan soldiers won a strategic victory at Cuito Cuanavale in Southern…

CSS Public Lecture – Cloud Chasing: The Vaporous World of Modern Technology

December 14, 2022 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Events, Public Lecture

Space Academy

“A simply functional understanding of systems is insufficient; one needs to be able to think about histories and consequences too.…

The Fred Evans Memorial Lecture 2022: Lessons from the Picket Line

November 9, 2022 6:30 pm

Canterbury, Events, Public Lecture

Space Academy

Strikes and the origins of neoliberalism in Aotearoa in the 1970s and 1980s.   The Canterbury Socialist Society is pleased…

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