Talk:International Socialist Organisation (New Zealand)

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Political party?[edit]

This group is currently categorised as a New Zealand political party. Is that appropriate? As I understand the ISO are a political advocacy / protest group, but are not a proper political party. -- FP 04:29, Apr 13, 2005 (UTC)

It may, perhaps, depend on one's definition. On the one hand, the ISO (in New Zealand, anyway) rejects Parliament as a possible route to power, and so it the group doesn't contest elections like most parties try to. On the other hand, I believe that it does nevertheless consider itself a workers' party in the revolutionary, mass movement sense. The "About" page at the ISO(NZ)'s official website, in the final paragraph, talks of the need for a "revolutionary socialist party", and says that the ISO is "beginning to build such a party". Personally, I would say that this is enough to include them in the them in the Political Parties in New Zealand category, but I could be mistaken. -- Vardion 05:39, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I'd refer to it as a "Political Movement" - Also, why is there no picture? As a member of this organisation, I can provide our symbol. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 111.69.85.172 (talk) 12:46, 12 September 2014 (UTC)