Friday, August 28, 2015

New T-Shirts

Peace Action Wellington are campaigning to stop the weapons conference in November and have produced some cool t-shirts to raise funds and spread the message. The Freedom Shop sells them on behalf (without markup) for $15.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sshhhh - Thursday 27 August

The third meeting of Sshhhh will be taking place at Revolting Books. Drop in from 5.30pm onwards: Revolting Books, 128 Abel Smith St.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

New Books

Once more we have a range of new books on the shelves. Orders have arrived from both PM Press and AK Press, including:

The line has been drawn: it has gone this far, but no further.

Published in 2014 'A Line in the Tar Sands' makes it clear that the industry needs to be shut down. The tar sands are a pivotal position in the fight against climate change. Anit-colonial and anti-capitalist fighters are confronting an industry driven by some of the largest corporations on earth, which have no goals that are any nobler than maximizing short-term profits and growth.

A sample of the book can be downloaded here.

Asia's Unknown Uprisings, by George Katsiaficas.
“Through Katsiaficas’s study of Asia’s uprisings and rebellions, readers get a glimpse of the challenge to revolutionaries to move beyond representative democracy and to reimagine and reinvent democracy. This book shows the power of rebellions to change the conversation.”
—Grace Lee Boggs, activist and coauthor of Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century

Revolutionary Women was originally a zine made at Cherry Bomb Comics in Auckland 2005.

"The beauty and simplicity of message is stark in this zine. It is lovingly earnest with its handcrafted cut and pastes. The snippets are well-worded, the quotes cleverly chosen. The silhouettes of fearless females are striking. Overwhelmingly, one is left with a sense of the near universal absence of images of revolutionary women.  From now on, every time I see a Che Guevara portrait, I will wonder about his many, unheralded and invisible sisters."
--Karlo Mila, author of Dream Fish Floating

Our Mother Ocean: Enclosure, Commons, and the Global Fishermen's Movement

This book tells the story of the Global Fishermen’s Movement from its beginnings in Southern India to its crucial role in the global movement against neoliberal capitalism. The perspective is both practical and theoretical, exploring the related issues of globalization, development, work, and food, and the strategic connections between those struggling for social justice in the global North and South.

"Through overfishing, industrial aquaculture, and poisoning, capitalism is killing ocean life—upon which all of life on Earth depends—but the people who are most directly threatened by this destruction are fighting back, and the rest of us urgently need to join their struggles. That is the story that unfolds in this remarkably detailed but compact book by Mariarosa Dalla Costa and Monica Chilese. To date, awareness of the killing has been mostly limited to the environmental movement. At the same time, awareness of the ways in which capitalism has been slowly destroying traditional communities of those who live by, on, and with the seas has been mostly limited to the peoples of those communities and, in the case of indigenous fishing communities, a few anthropologists. This book not only illuminates the interrelationships between these two patterns of destruction, but also highlights the emergence of a worldwide movement of resistance on the part of some of those most directly threatened."
—Harry Cleaver, author of Reading Capital Politically
Catastrophism is a collection of essays addressing the use of dooms day predictions in the environmental movement, the left, the right as well as in popular culture. - See more at:
Catastrophism is a collection of essays addressing the use of dooms day predictions in the environmental movement, the left, the right as well as in popular culture. - See more at:
Catastrophism is a collection of essays addressing the use of dooms day predictions in the environmental movement, the left, the right as well as in popular culture. - See more at:

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sshhhh - Thursday 30 July

We're having our second gathering of Sshhhh...come along if you're interested...

Thursday, 30 July from 5:30pm at Revolting Books Library (128 Abel Smith St).

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wellington Winter ZineFest

There is going to be a Winter zine market at Thistle Hall in Wellington
from 12-5pm on Saturday 18th July at Thistle Hall.

The Freedom Shop will be there with a range of old and new zines, including:  Are we all New Zealanders now? A Maori response to the Pakeha quest for indigeneity //  The Myth of Passivity //  Tino Rangatiratanga; The Treaty of Waitangi Today // Troublemakers: Anarchism and Syndicalism: The Early Years of the libertarian movement in New Zealand //  Why Reject the Treaty? A Maori-Pakeha Viewpoint //  Anarchy: The Transmogrification of Everyday Life //  The Myth of the Queue // Bougainville: Independence Must Come Up //  For Kanak Independence: The fight against French rule in New Caledonia //  Juggling the Rainbow //   Out Here: Personal Writing from Queers in Aotearoa //  Luca //  Midnight Cowgirl //  The Murder of Tamasese //  Museifushugi: A brief history of Anarchism in Pre War Japan //  Radicle: Anarchist writings on justice, faith and class //  The Nervous Triggermen: Samoa's Struggle to end New Zealand's Colonial Rule //  Not Afraid or Ruins //  and many more.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Left Over #3

The Trans‐Pacific Partnership Agreement
An old agenda in a new wrapper

A talk and discussion about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, an international trade and investment deal currently under negotiation. This has been presented by the government as a huge economic opportunity, but has been criticised as an unprecedented step towards corporate dominance.

We'll look at its history, and how it fits in with the New Zealand government's pro-business and anti-democratic policies over the last three decades. We'll also consider the rise and fall of the 'anti-globalisation' movement and how the opposition is shaping up this time around.

When: 7pm, Tuesday July 7th 2015
Where: 19 Tory Street (AKA 17 Tory Street), Wellington.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Aargh Number 4 is online

The fourth edition of the Aotearoa Anarchist Review, titled ‘WAR’ can be downloaded here.

It contains a bunch of articles, poems and a cartoon on, surprise, various wars - past, present and future - as well as advice on how to stay sane in a capitalist world, a piece on surveillance overload and other stuff. If you would like a printed copy, send us an email.