Sunday, April 19, 2015

Origins of the working class in New Zealand



ORIGINS OF THE WORKING CLASS IN NEW ZEALAND

The modern proletariat is a propertyless class. Evicted from the land, dispossessed of the means of life, the proletarians are thereby compelled, under threat of starvation, to sell their labour-power to the owners of the means of production, the capitalists, in return for a wage. In every country in the world, without exception, where the capitalist mode of production has established itself, the working class has first been born in a process of dispossession by force and violence.

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