Workers’ rights, internationalism and open borders


Internationalism and open borders are not simply nice ideas, but vital things to fight for in order to advance the interests of workers as a class.  The bosses unite across borders to exploit us more effectively; we need to unite across borders to defend our interests more effectively.  The bosses also try to put workers against each other, based on nationality and country of origin, we need to avoid falling into the trap they try to set for us.  Moreover, workers’ migration tends to lead to the sharing of experience which is in our interests – whether it’s food that’s new or different to us or whether it’s the fighting experience migrant workers often have and can usefully share with us.

Workers rights and open borders:

The case for global freedom of movement:

The case for open borders:

New Zealand’s immigration controls: not in workers’ interests:

Capitalism, Third World poverty and migration:

Another word on “foreigners”, xenophobia and racism: 

Depriving Samoans of immigration and citizenship rights:

On the White New Zealand policy: 


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