They favoured industrial action over political, as they were strongly influenced by the syndicalism of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), but mainly by the De Leonite
variety which did countenance political organisation.
Certainly syndicalism was present in the Industrial Workers of the World and the De Leonite
Socialist Labor Party, and it had a significant regional following in the mining districts of New South Wales and Western Australia.
Even in the fall and winter, our skin, particularly that on our face and hands, is exposed to the sun almost daily," cautions AANR president Leonite
activists, such as Harry Holland, only joined the NZLP because of their belief that the War had made capitalism's final collapse imminent and working-class unity therefore imperative.