Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Film Screening: The Lie About Saving Lives At Sea

Film screening and discussion 

In 2015, a boat with refugees from Sri Lanka tried to reach New Zealand, but was intercepted in international waters by the Australian Border Force. They forced the refugees onto another boat and paid the skipper to take them to Indonesia. The boat was shipwrecked on an Indonesian island. 

Why did the Australian Navy intercept a boat that was heading for NZ? Is the Australian Navy doing the bidding for the NZ government? Why is NZ still refusing to accept these refugees?

Watch the film "Stop the Boats - the lie about saving lives at sea" and join the discussion about the rights of asylum seekers. 

Tuesday, 22 June, 7pm at the Newtown Hall, 71 Daniell St, Newtown (near Constable St). Free entry.

Organised by the Freedom Shop and Right2AsylumNZ

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Books by Airini Beautrais & Tusiata Avia

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Ockham book awards, especially Airini Beautrais (top fiction award for Bug Week & Other Stories), Tusiata Avia (top poetry award for The Savage Coloniser Book) and Jackson Niewland (best first book of poetry for I am a Human Being)!

We have Tusiata's and Airini's books (plus one of Airini's earlier books: Dear Neil Roberts) available in the Freedom Shop, Jackson's book is available at Food Court Books on Constable St. They deserve reading and sharing.

Wednesday, 5 May 2021

aargh! Issue 13 is out

Issue Thirteen of the Aotearoa Anarchist Review it out. We shine a light on what is happening in Myanmar (or is it Burma?), ask why 'our' flash new P8 reconnaissance aircraft need to have anti-submarine warfare capability, look at the nuclear industry 10 years after the meltdown in Fukushima, examine the implications of introducing COVID passports and wonder how serious Stuff's apology for past racism really is. Plus we have a book review of Rat King Landlord and a recipe.  


Get your copy from the shop or email us at freedomshopaotearoa@gmail.com an we can send you one. The A4 sized aargh is $2, and for those with young eyes we have A5 sized copies for $1.50

Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Featherston Booktown

Featherston Booktown Karukatea 2021 Festival 

The Featherston Booktown Karukatea festival runs from the 6th to the 9th of May this year. Wellington Zinefest are officially part of it and will be holding workshops for zinesters in the Featherston School Hall. The FreedomShop, Food Court Books and 5ever will be joining them on Saturday May 8th and Sunday 9th.


For more details and the complete programme see here.

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Radical Zine Series - Volume 2 Launch

 The Radical Zine Launch is on today - MayDay - Saturday 1st May at the Freedom Shop

Doors open 5.30 - launch proper starts 6.30pm



This is the launch of our second volume of newly designed radical zines - available to purchase at cost-price. (All between $2 - $4!!)

Free kai and drinks. Open to all. This event happens to fall on the same date as the Freedom Shop's 26th Birthday! So you're welcome to stay for a drink with us after the launch.

NEW TITLES INCLUDE:

'The Terror of the Dawn Raids' by Melani Anae, re-designed by Darcy Woods.

'Burning Women' by Lady Stardust, re-designed by Cosmo Bones.

'Eternal War on the Hitler Youth', re-designed by Zoe Hannay.

'Dare to be a Daniel!' by Wilf McCartney, re-designed by Hannah Salmon.


You'll also be able to pick up the latest edition of aargh! and remaining copies from our Volume 1 collection or Radical Zines, which includes the titles: Rongoā: Māori Herbal Medicine, The Problem with White Saviours, Are We All New Zealanders Now? A Maori response to the Pakeha quest for indigeneity and The Tyranny of the Clock.

 

Doors open at 5.30 but the launch proper starts at 6.30pm as the Creeps Record Parlour are holding a 6pm gig at the front of Opportunity for Animals, so we'll delay our start until they finish.  

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Radical Zine Series Vol 2

 

 

Come long to the launch of  Volume 2 of our "Radical Zine Series" on 1 May 2021 - radical political texts, newly illustrated by local artists, made in collaboration with Wellington Zinefest,  

Radical Zine Series is a kaupapa which invites local creatives to redesign radical zines from the Freedom Shop collection. The project aims to both provide paid work for artists and make the important ideas contained within the zines more accessible through design.

Free kai and drinks. Open to all. This event happens to fall on the same date as the Freedom Shop's 26th Birthday! So you're welcome to stay for a drink with us after the launch.

NEW TITLES INCLUDE:

'The Terror of the Dawn Raids' by Melani Anae, re-designed by Darcy Woods.

'Burning Women' by Lady Stardust, re-designed by Cosmo Bones.

'Eternal War on the Hitler Youth', re-designed by Zoe Hannay.

'Dare to be a Daniel!' by Wilf McCartney, re-designed by Hannah Salmon.

 


Saturday, 1 May 2021 at the Freedom Shop, inside Opportunity for Animals, 162 Riddiford St, Newtown.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Come grab a drink with us before the launch proper starts at 6:00pm.

See also EventBrite


Friday, 2 April 2021

Palmy Zinefest 10 April

The second Palmerston North Zinefest is coming up on Saturday, 10 April 21 from 11am to 4pm. After a fantatstic event at Snails Space last year, this year it's going to be at the City Library. The Freedom Shop will be among the 35 or so stall holders, so if you're in the area, make sure you come along.

On Sunday, there will also be a collage making workshop from 2-4pm.

Listen to Chris, one of the organisers, talk about zines and zine fests on Manawatu People's Radio here.