Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Spanish Revolution - 80 years

Escape the cold Wellington winter and remember one of the great moments of working class history, the sunny days of 80 years ago when ordinary Spaniards seized control of their lives, fought fascism and showed how pleasant life could be when capitalism and the state are consigned to the dustbin.

Come along to 17 Tory St from Thursday 7th July to Sunday 10th July and view the exhibition or join us for a variety of events including film screenings, discussions & more...


Schedule:

Thursday, 7 July

-Open from 5pm
  • 6pm: Barry Pateman - "Some thoughts about why the Spanish Revolution is important to us today". Barry is from the Kate Sharpley Library (KSL) and editor at The Emma Goldman papers. KSL has published many pamphlets by participants in the Spanish Revolution as well as a number of books including “The Friends of Durruti” and "Ready for Revolution”.
Pan y vino incluido

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Friday, 8 July


-Open all day
  • 12.30 - 1.30pm: lunchtime discussion ‘What is Anarchism?'
  • 6.30pm: film screening ‘Living Utopia’, followed by cerveza y patatas



Saturday, 9 July


-Open from 10am-

  • 1-2pm: Mujeres Libres - film screening ‘Toda la Vida’ followed by discussion

  • 7pm: movie screening ‘La Lengua de las Mariposas (Tongue of the Butterfly)’



Sunday, 10 July


Open all day from 10am
  • 4pm: Mark Derby will talk about New Zealanders who went to Spain. Mark’s the author of ‘Kiwi Compañeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil War’ and ‘Petals and Bullets. Dorothy Morris: New Zealand Nurse in the Spanish Civil War.’

  • Mark’s talk will be followed by a screening of Ken Loach’s ‘Land and Freedom’.

As Noam Chomsky put it, the Spanish Revolution is "a glimpse of a future that differs by orders of magnitude from the tendencies inherent in the state capitalist and state socialist societies that exist today."

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Spanish Revolution - 80 Years

Join us for a celebration of what Noam Chomsky called "a glimpse of a future that differs by orders of magnitude from the tendencies inherent in the state capitalist and state socialist societies that exist today."

From Thursday, 7 July to Sunday, 10 July, the Freedom Shop will be holding a series of events at 17 Tory St, Te Aro, including: exhibition, film screenings, talks and discussions, books and pamphlets, and more...


More details coming soon!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wellington Winter Zine Market

The awesome Wellington Winter Zine Market is back on this weekend:

 Saturday June 4th
at Thistle Hall

starting at 12 and finishing at 5 pm

The Freedom Shop will have a stall there with a range of zines from this country and abroad. We've got zines put out by Peace Action Wellington after the last Weapons Conference in Wellington, a zine from NoPrideInPrisons and many more, including the zine we put together just this month by the Freedom Shop about border militarisation.

Details about the Winter Zine Market can be found here: http://wellingtonzinefest.blogspot.co.nz/