Sunday, February 16, 2014

Pamphlet / Zine order

We are planning to print off a new collection of zines and pamphlets - if you know of ones that you think we should stock, send us an email so we can add them to the list of possibilities.
Email: the_freedom_shop@yahoo.com OR freedomshopaotearoa@gmail.com

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Zapatista Film Screening - 14 February

'A Place Called Chiapas’



The Freedom Shop film screening on Friday, 14 February,
is a film to celebrate 20 years of autonomous Zapatista communities!


20 years ago, on 1st January 1994, NAFTA came into effect and the Zapatistas condemned it as 'a death sentence for the Indigenous Peoples of Mexico'.  Fighting the effects of 500 years of colonisation, they knew what NAFTA would mean and said no to corporate globalisation. The Zapatista army said “¡Ya Basta!”, “Enough!” and since then the Zapatista have become an international symbol and inspiration for resistance against colonisation and corporate globalisation.

In spite of murders, mass killings, rapes, harassment and arrests – despite constant harassment by the state and para-military forces, in spite of anti-Zapatista propaganda and attempts by global powers to vilify them – the autonomous communities of Chiapas continue.

 Come along and join in a film viewing and discussion about the Zapatista struggle.

What: 'A Place Called Chiapas'
When: Friday, 14 February 2014
Where: People’s Cinema, 57 Manners St, (across the road from McDonalds), Wellington
Doors Open: 6pm  
Film Starts: 6.30pm



Further information about
the Zapatista struggle can be found at the
Wellington Zapatista Support Group blog.