|Leader||None (membership conference)|
|First Secretary||Rolfe R. Everson|
|Headquarters||PO Box 1929, Auckland 1140, New Zealand|
|Newspaper||Socialist Review (1934)|
Socialist Comment (1944–1948)
Socialist Viewpoint (1971–1982)
|Ideology|| Marxism |
|International affiliation||World Socialist Movement|
The World Socialist Party of New Zealand (WSPNZ) is a revolutionary socialist and anti-Leninist political party in New Zealand founded in 1930 as the Socialist Party of New Zealand (SPNZ).
Revolutionary socialism is the socialist doctrine that social revolution is necessary in order to bring about structural changes to society. More specifically, it is the view that revolution is a necessary precondition for a transition from capitalism to socialism. Revolution is not necessarily defined as a violent insurrection; it is defined as seizure of political power by mass movements of the working class so that the state is directly controlled or abolished by the working class as opposed to the capitalist class and its interests. Revolutionary socialists believe such a state of affairs is a precondition for establishing socialism and orthodox Marxists believe that it is inevitable but not predetermined.
Anti-Leninism is opposition to the political philosophy Leninism as advocated by Vladimir Lenin.
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The WSPNZ is affiliated with the Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB) and the World Socialist Movement (WSM).
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In the 1940s, the party co-operated on Socialist Comment.In 1971, the party contested its first parliamentary election and in 1975 put up seven candidates.
The WSPNZ last ran a candidate in the 1996 election, gaining a total of 27 votes.
The WSPNZ ran Radio Imagine 88.3 FM out of Manurewa, Auckland, starting as early as 2001.
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