Sunday, 27 September 2015

Left Overs #4 - Prison a serious crime

Prisons - a serious crime

This country has one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the world & that statistic doesn't include those serving a non­-prison sentence or waiting for a court appearance.

As of 1st Dec 2014 there were 8,641 people in NZ's prison. That's more than the towns of Foxton, Featherston and Martinborough combined. Of those people in prison, more than half are Māori & a quarter aged under 25. On top of all that, 70% of people imprisoned get another conviction within five years; the justice industry is a revolving system.
 

We are inviting speakers who have been involved with the prison system to give a short presentation on this theme, followed by general discussion for all. Come along and join in.
 

When: 7pm, Thursday, 1st October 2015
Where: 17 Tory Street, Wellington (formerly 19 Tory St) 
What: Prisons - ­ a serious crime

Monday, 21 September 2015

Rebel Moon - a benefit for AK Press

A fundraising celebration of radical and independent publishing in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond!

AK Press is a worker-run, collectively managed anarchist publishing and distribution company, in operation since 1990. On March 21st of this year, a fire in a building behind AK’s caught fire and the fire spread to AK’s warehouse. Two people living in the building died in the fire, much of AK’s inventory was damaged by water and smoke, and the city has deemed their building uninhabitable. While they have suffered a major blow they are carrying on and continue to publish and distribute anarchist and radical literature around the world, including to Aotearoa New Zealand. But they need all the help they can get and all money raised at this event will go directly to their fire relief fund.

More information about AK Press and the fire can be found at http://www.akpress.org/fire-relief.html Also a
RadioNZ interview with Pip Adams promoting the AK Benefit.

Confirmed so far:

Jared Davidson, Mark Darby, Rebel Press, The Freedom Shop, Kassie Hartendorp, Faith Wilson, Leilani A Visesio, Kerry Ann Lee, Maria McMillan, Pip Adam, Mark Epoo, Scott Kendrick, Ken Simpson, Barry Pateman, Murdoch Stephens, Grace Millar

With music by:
mr sterile Assembly, Te Kupu, Gold Medal Famous, The All Seeing Hand

  • When: Saturday September 26, 2015
  • Where: Moon, 167 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington
  • $10 to $10 million depending on how generous you're feeling!

Readings from 6:30 pm, music from 9pm

AK Press books will be available for sale through The Freedom Shop

Monday, 14 September 2015

Left Over # 4

Prisons - a serious crime

This country has one of the highest rates of imprisonment in the world & that statistic doesn't include those serving a non­-prison sentence or waiting for a court appearance.

As of 1st Dec 2014 there were 8,641 people in NZ's prison. That's more than the towns of Foxton, Featherston and Martinborough combined. Of those people in prison, more than half are Māori & a quarter aged under 25. On top of all that, 70% of people imprisoned get another conviction within five years; the justice industry is a revolving system.
 

We are inviting speakers who have been involved with the prison system to give a short presentation on this theme, followed by general discussion for all. Come along and join in.
 

When: 7pm, Thursday, 1st October 2015
Where: 17 Tory Street, Wellington (formerly 19 Tory St) 
What: Prisons - ­ a serious crime