Lisa Sacksen

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Lisa Sacksen

Lisa Sacksen died in Wellington in 2017. Wife of Peter Beach. Mother of Freya Sacksen.


In 1981 Lisa Sacksen was a Workers Communist League member and a full time Citizens Opposed to the Springbok Tour worker.


Lisa Sacksen was both NZUSA President and a member of the Wellington Marxist-Leninist Organisation.[1]

The Paper

All through the ’70s, Mike Law edited HART News and in 1974 was business manger for the allied Maoist publication “The Paper”. Other helpers or contributors to “The Paper” included, Rona Bailey, Alick Shaw, Peter Franks, Terry Auld, Robert Reid, Lisa Sacksen (all future members of the Workers Communist League) future Air NZ board member Rob Campbell, future Race Relations Conciliator Joris de Bres, unionist Pat Kelly, Principal Family Court judge Peter Boshier, journalist Gyles Beckford, writer Tony Simpson and HART leader Trevor Richards.

Contributors to the production of Issue 1 The Paper July 1973 were Trevor Richards, Roger Steele, Graeme Collins, Mike Law, Sandy Lonsdale, Meg Bailey, Don Franks, Gyles Beckford, Peter Boshier, Warwyck Dewe, Les Atkins, Rob Campbell, Peter Wilson, Gordon Clifton, Keith Stewart, Peter Franks, Rona Bailey, Lisa Sacksen, with editorial onus on Ted Sheehan and Jim Delahunty.

VUWSA Maoists

Robert Reid February 6 2020·

And now I have discovered the unmounted photo of the VUWSA 1972 Exec.


Robert Reid, Graeme Collins, Graeme Nesbitt, Byron Cullen, Lisa Sacksen, Peter Cullen, Don Carson and Barbara Leishman.