Thursday, 26 February 2015

Against Equality - Queer Revolution Not Mere Inclusion

Sunday, 1st March
Conrad Ryan from 'Against Equality'

Against Equality is an online archive, publishing, and arts collective focused on critiquing mainstream gay and lesbian politics. Those politics have become so mainstream that in Auckland this year uniformed police and prison officers marched at the Pride Parade - there is no pride in that equality, just as there is no pride in the institutions of police and prison.

Instead of wanting equality in that world, Against Equality seeks to build connections with other queer movements across the globe for a truly radical social and economic justice movement.

Against Equality challenge the equality rhetoric and the demand for inclusion in the institution of marriage and other state institutions such as the military and the prison industrial complex.

Come and have a chat with Ryan, discuss queer revolution - not mere inclusion!

Afternoon tea provided!

Sunday 1st March at 19 Tory St - 3.30pm

As well as the Wellington meetings, others have been held in Auckland and Dunedin.

For more info about Against Equality, read the more detailed post here

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Left Over - War and Peace

The  Freedom  Shop  Collective  invites  you  to  another  discussion of strategy and issues for the activist left.

 

With the upcoming centenary of the Gallipoli massacre, the government’s whitewashing of both history and the present is  in  full  force.  Key  recently  attacked  the  left  for  failing  to stand  up  for  human  rights  by  not  supporting  the deployment  of  NZ  troops  to  the  Middle  East.  How  can  we counter  the  glorification  and  normalization  of  past,  present and future wars?

When: 7pm, Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Where: 17 Tory Street, Wellington
(formerly 19 Tory St)
What:  War & Peace - Then & Now

 
We are inviting speakers from a variety  of  left  groups  to  give  a  short  presentation  on  this theme, followed by general discussion.

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