Saturday, 23 June 2018

Freedom Shop: bags, patches & t-shirts


Along with the latest aargh! (#9) in the Shop, 
we also have a range of new t-shirts, patches and bags.

Monday, 4 June 2018

2018 Winter ZineFest

The 2018 Winter Zine Market is back:

Saturday 9 June, 12 - 5pm, at Thistle Hall

The FreedomShop will be there - we'll have a range of zines from both this country and overseas, including the latest aargh!, a prison abolition zine,  writings by bell hooks, Noam Chomsky, and many more.

Come and support the Zine Market.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

aargh! Issue 9 is out

The latest aargh! (Aotearoa Anarchist Review for Gloomy Hypocrisy) is out and available at the shop for the incredibly low price of $2!
Fifty years ago, in May 1968, protest movements all over the western world erupted, so we're taking a look back as well. We're looking at what happened to the anti-globalisation movement as well as the idea of open publishing. We even go back as far as the ancient Greeks to see what we can learn from them. After three weeks of relative autonomy, the refugees on Manus Island are back in prison. Closer to home we talk about communal living.

Friday, 2 March 2018

Hand-printed anarchist bags & tee-shirts

We'll be at the NEWTOWN FESTIVAL this SUNDAY with a whole lot of NEW STUFF. Freshly printed shirts, singlets and tote bags in a bunch of different colours and sizes. 
Shirts range from $5 to $15, bags are only $8!!!! Most probably the cheapest hand-printed anarchist content in town!!!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Remember Reza Barati - Welcome Refugees

February 17th marks four years since Reza Barati was murdered in detention. Reza was a 23-year-old Iranian refugee seeking asylum but Australian border policy meant he was detained on Manus Island in an Australian run detention centre. On February 17, 2014, he was murdered.

For several weeks in early 2014, asylum seekers detained in the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre had been protesting against their treatment. They said that physical and verbal abuse by security guards (from Australian company G4S) was common place. Tensions rose when on 14 February, the refugees were told of Australia’s new policy to not allow anyone who had arrived by boat to settle in Australia.

On 17 February the camp was attacked and Reza Barati was murdered. An inquiry found he was hit with a piece of timber with a nail sticking out, before he was bashed with a large rock on his head. G4S security guards (who were there to guard the camp) participated in the attack.

On Manus and Nauru, another Australian off-shore detention centre, other asylum seekers have died, and people will continue to die and suffer until refugees are welcomed rather than detained.

The Freedom Shop does have some zines and leaflets about Manus, Nauru and Australia's border policy. We also have books about borders, asylum seekers and refugees and their struggles to seek asylum, including:


More Tales of Migration


The Architecture of Migrant Detention

Violent Borders

Refugees and the Right to Move

Undoing Border Imperialism


Thursday, 15 February 2018

New books have arrived

Here are some of the new books we've got.

Don't forget the Newtown Festival on Sunday, 4 March. The Freedom Shop will be open from 10am till about 5pm.

Anarchy Explained To My Father
Anarchy Explained to My Father is a provocative and accessible discussion of the revolutionary mode of thought that rejects all forms of domination and seeks, in the words of Louise Michel, "order through harmony."

Is China an Imperialist Country? Considerations and Evidence
This book brings together theoretical, definitional and logical considerations, as well as the extensive empirical evidence which is now available, to demonstrate that China has indeed definitely become a capitalist-imperialist country

Why Don't the Poor Rise Up? Organizing the Twenty-First Century Resistance
In the context of unparalleled global wealth disparity, ecological catastrophe, and myriad forms of structural oppression, this vibrant collection offers a reassessment of contemporary obstacles to mass mobilization, as well as examples from around the world of poor people overcoming those obstacles in inspiring and instructive new ways.

Be Your Own Backing Band
From Liz Prince, creator of Alone Forever, Tomboy, and Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?, comes a collection of comics about life through a punk-rock lens.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Just in – Huia books

We’ve just received a shipment of books from Huia Publishers, at special mid-year summer holiday prices.

Here’s a small selection:

The Struggle for Māori Fishing Rights: Te Ika a Māori
By Brian Bargh

This book claims that four pou or elements significantly assisted in the recognition and eventual recovery of Māori fishing rights: The Treaty of Waitangi; the courts; The Waitangi Tribunal and the resilience and tenacity of Māori people, who never gave up fighting for what was right.

Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest and Affirmative Action in Aotearoa NZ 1971-1981
By Melani Anae, Leilani Tamu, Lautofa Iuli

The Panthers organised prison visit programmes and sporting and debating teams for inmates; provided a halfway-house service for young men released from prison; ran homework centres; and offered ‘people’s loans’, legal aid and food banks that catered for 600 families at their height.

Māori and the Environment: Kaitiaki
By Rachael Selby, Pātaka Moore, Malcolm Mulholland

This collection of articles discusses the impact of changes in Aotearoa New Zealand's natural environment due to factors such as climate change, pollution and degradation of waterways and land, pest control and environmental management policy.

Colonising Myths: Māori Realities
By Ani Mikaere

This book brings together a series of papers by Ani Mikaere that reflect on the effect of Pākehā law, legal processes and teaching on Māori legal thought and practice