The Freedom Shop Collective invites you to a discussion of
grassroots strategy, organisation and issues for the left in the wake of
the continuing failure of electoral politics.
This is an opportunity to discuss how the activist left can
make progress at this time, after a general decline in its impacts.
What are our strengths and weaknesses? Can we learn from history or do
we need to re-invent our movement? What issues and strategies should we
Once more Aargh! consists of 16 pages of radical analysis and commentary for only $2. This issue includes articles about elections, voting and political parties, including:
50 Days of Democracy
The Green Party
Drones - Judge, Jury and Executioner
The Neo-Liberal Prescription
It also has book reviews, a film review and a recipe.
Aargh! is at
the Freedom Shop. If you can't make it to the shop, send us an
envelope addressed to yourself and with an appropriate stamp and we'll
mail you one. Send us ten dollars and we'll send five copies for you to
give to your friends and family, who are bound to be delighted.
We have had a couple of boxes of new books and tee-shirts arrive from AK Press, including:
'Against Equality' critiques the current struggle for inclusion and equality in conservative systems and institutions for all queer people. Instead on inclusion, the Against Equality Collective challenges people to struggle for alternatives to the current system - for radical transformation of society.
The Collective hope to 'reinvigorate the queer political imagination with fantastic possibility!'
We also have a couple of copies of an anthology of Peter Kropotkin's writings: 'Direct Struggle Against Capital'.
Edited by Iain McKay, the book is fully annotated and features an historical introduction, biographical sketch, glossary, bibliography and index.
"The enemy on whom we declare war is capital, and it is against
capital that we will direct all our efforts, taking care not to become
distracted from our goal by the phony campaigns and arguments of the
political parties. The great struggle that we are preparing for is
essentially economic, and so it is on the economic terrain that we
should focus our activities." —Peter Kropotkin
Another anthology we have is an Errico Malatesta Reader: 'The Method of Freedom'. The book includes not only some of Malatesta's longer essays, such as "Anarchy" and "Our Program" but also some of his previously untranslated articles.
The book is produced as a stand-alone companion to AK Press' planned ten-volume publication of Malatesta's Complete Works.
Banned during the fascist period in Chile—and still
banned in the USA (Disney will sue anyone who
publishes it), 'How to Read Donald Duck' is described by the authors as a decolonisation manual'. It is an analysis of the Disney comics and the conservative and reactionary values espoused in the comics.
since 1935, when the League of Nations recognised Mickey Mouse as an
International Symbol of Good Will”, Disney has been an outspoken
political figure,and one who has always been able to count upon government help.” -Page 20
Originally published in 1918, Sen Katayama's 'The Labor Movement in Japan' documents Japan's dynamic labor
struggles and radical political movements in the early 20th century.
This updated edition features two additional writings by the author and a
new introductory essay that further illuminates the experiences and
activities of Japanese working people in action, as well as the lives of
other radical actors who helped shape this movement into one of the
twentieth century's most fascinating moments of class conflict and
Welcome to the first issue of aargh! (the Aotearoa Anarchist Review and Golfing Handbook*), an anarchist magazine published by the Freedom Shop Collective of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. The title of the magazine, aargh! also reflects the way many of us feel about the world a fair amount of the time.
16 pages of radical anaylsis and commentary for only $2, available at the Freedom Shop now. If you can't make it to the shop, send us an envelope addressed to yourself and with an appropriate stamp and we'll mail you one. Send us ten dollars and we'll send five copies for you to give to your friends and family, who are bound to be delighted.
A sad, flippant kind of nihilism
GE - Myths, promises, missing miracles
Myopia - some thoughts on privacy and surveillance
What “Sovereign Borders” really look like
Indifference as a moral option?
Bureaucracy – taking the ‘demos’ out of democracy
Workers of the world: relax
Black Bean Chilli with Cornbread
*Disclaimer: We reserve the right to change our minds about what aargh! stands for.