Anzac Day occurs on 25 April. It commemorates all New Zealanders killed in war and also honours returned servicemen and women.
The date itself marks the anniversary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the Anzacs – on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915. The aim was to capture the Dardanelles, the gateway to the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. At the end of the campaign, Gallipoli was still held by its Turkish defenders.
Barbara Ehrenreich (1941- ) is an American feminist, democratic socialist, sociologist and political activist, and during the 1980s and early 1990s was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America. For a personal autobiographical statement about her life visit her website: http://www.barbaraehrenreich.com/barbara_ehrenreich.htm.