Sunday, 27 January 2019

Summer Reading

We received a new order of books at the Freedom Shop towards the end of last year, and of course, we still have some old favourites. Some of the titles include:
  • To Dare Imagining, Rojava Revolution by Dilar Dirik (Editor); David Levi Strauss (Editor); Michael Taussig (Editor); Peter Lamborn Wilson (Editor)
  • Struggles for Autonomy in Kurdistan by Eliza Egret (Author); Tom Anderson (Author)
  • Undoing Border Imperialism by Harsha Walia (Author); Andrea Smith (Introduction)
  • Rad Girls Can, Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women by Kate Schatz (Author); Miriam Klein Stahl (Illustrator)
  • The Antifa Comic Book, 100 Years of Fascism and Antifa Movements byGord Hill (Author); Mark Bray (Foreword)
  • The Post-Snowden Era by Kathleen Kuehn
  • Fair Borders? by David Hall (Editor)
  • The Quiet War on Asylum by Tracey Barnett
  • Doing Our Bit by Murdoch Stephens
  • The Stolen Island: Searching for ‘Ata by Scott Hamilton

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Xmas opening hours

In order to support all those of you who have been resisting the onslaught of capitalism in the build-up to the annual celebration of consumerism, but who have succumbed in the very last minute - we will forfeit some of our well-earned holiday time to extend the shop hours:

Thursday, 20 Dec: 2-5pm
Friday, 21 Dec: 2-5pm
Saturday, 22 Dec: 11-4pm
Monday, 24 Dec: 2-5pm

So make it worthwhile for us and come and buy stuff...

Sunday, 9 December 2018

SlingShot Organiser & Plan B 2019

We have Slingshots and also Plan B - the Freedom Shop's very own organiser for 2019!

Plan B is A5 size, 64 pages, full of interesting historic dates from Aotearoa, and costs $10.
 Slingshots are pocket-size (4.25 inches X 5.5 inches), 176 pages and costs $13

Sunday, 18 November 2018

"Codename Jenny" - film screening and discussion

So you think you're a radical activist. But do you have any idea what your parents were up to when they were your age?

"Jenny" finds out, just when the police are closing in on her and her friends. And she discovers that there's more connecting her to the alias she's chosen than she imagines.

Join us for a screening of "Codename Jenny" (Deckname Jenny) and a discussion about radical activism in today's world.

Friday, 7 December - 7pm at the Aro Valley Community Hall, Aro St.

For further info about the film: and for the trailer: CLICK ME

Monday, 12 November 2018

Time for Plan B

The Freedom Shop's very own organiser for 2019 is available now!

A5 size, 64 pages, full of interesting historic dates from Aotearoa, all for less than half the cost of a pack of cigarettes - only $10! The ideal Xmas present for all your activist friends.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Wellington ZineFest - Nov 17 2018

Wellington Zinefest will be held on Saturday 17th November at the new creative campus, Te Auaha, at 65 Dixon street from 12pm – 4pm.

The Freedom Shop will be there with a collection of new and old zines, including 'Letters from Lockdown' by PAPA, 'Prison Abolition' by Freedom Shop, stories about xmas by the Freedom Shop and a personal zine about travels to Armenia.

We'll also have 'Time For Plan B' - a 2019 planner based on events that are relevant to Aotearoa.

Also there will be a lot of other stalls there with lots of zines and small-press creations.

For more information, visit the Wellington Zinefest Facebook page HERE, and their blog HERE.

The event will be all-ages-friendly, accessible for those with walking disabilities, and Zinefest committee members always will be on hand to help out.

Wellington Zinefest is committed to being an inclusive, safe environment. They expect all participant and attendees to be mindful of their code of conduct, which you can read in full HERE.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

'Letters From Lockdown' book launch

We're excited to be hosting the launch of People Against Prisons' 'Letters From Lockdown', a collection of letters written by prisoners who have experienced solitary confinement in Aotearoa.

We'd love to see you at the launch, 6pm on Wednesday, November 7 at the Freedom Shop.