Bob Mittsky

mittskyBob is one of New Zealand’s most feared and admired revolutionaries. He is best known for his hard-hitting columns, and for being Chairman of the Workers Solidarity Party of Aotearoa.

This Riesling revolutionary was born in Liverpool into a working class family, and moved to New Zealand in his twenties. His class consciousness and passion for the underdog were born during his time working on the Liverpool docks.

Bob is active in the union movement in New Zealand, and currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Maritime and Cheese Transportation Union. He joined the Workers Solidarity Party of Aotearoa in 2001, and rose to become its Chairman in 2005.

In 2009 Bob travelled to North Korea to be honoured with the Korean Star, an award given to the most outstanding advocates for class struggle.

He has sold dozens of books, and is a regular contributor to online forums and radio talkback shows.

Bob has been less active in recent months, as he sows revolutionary seeds within Business New Zealand and Federated Farmers, from his base in Che Guevara House on the cliffs of Paritai Drive. But he expects to return as a full-time columnist once he has stepped down from the board of Westpac.


Solidarity! (22 December 2013)

Hard left! (10 September 2013)

Bob Mittsky’s week (8 April 2012)

Reforming Labour (30 November 2011)

Their history is history (24 August 2011)

Bob Mittsky’s list of class enemies (16 May 2011)

To the barricades! (25 April 2011)

Splitter! (29 October 2010)

Brave defenders of our freedoms stand proud! (22 October 2010)

Bob Mittsky’s Auckland election voting guide (27 September 2010)

Comrades, I feel your pain (10 August 2010)

Doing the left thing – introducing Bob Mittsky (18 May 2010)