Thursday, 13 February 2020

Palmy Zinefest this Saturday

This Saturday, 15 February, you will be able to find the Freedom Shop at the Palmerston North Zinefest.

It's at Snails Artist Run Spaces on 103 Taonui Street and we'll be there from 11am till 4pm.
For mor info see

Sunday, 2 February 2020

APEC 2021 – Haere atu!

APEC 2021 is coming with the first official meetings beginning in December 2020 in Wellington. But in the lead-up to that there's the APEC 2021 Bill going through parliament with submissions due 12th February. This law is being passed to allow extreme security and surveillance from 1 July 2020 until 21 November 2021. Many local groups are calling for submissions to oppose the Bill, Auckland Peace Action has information on how do a submission.

APEC's goal is global free market and trade liberalisation. It emerged in 1989 in the Asia-Pacific region after major trade blocks were established in Europe and North America. During the APEC 1999 summit in Auckland it was described as 'white knights of colonisation'.

APEC's aim is profit at the expense of people and the environment.
  •     APEC’s agenda worsens poverty and climate change
  •     APEC’s agenda enables massive corporate sell-offs of land and resources
  •     APEC increases the ease with which transnational corporations can exploit resources and open mining up
  •     APEC listens and responds to corporate interests, not to the needs of workers, farmers, and indigenous people
  •     APEC costs millions to host: money that could go to our communities in need of housing, health care and social services
  •     APEC means welcoming warmongers, mass murderers, human rights abusers and corporate criminals to New Zealand
We've put together a little pamphlet with information about APEC, including from Communalism Aotearoa about the APEC Bill and a timeline.

Have a read of APEC 2021 Haere Atu!

Saturday, 1 February 2020

Zines from UK

We've just received a range of anarchist and punkish zines from the UK:

Sunday, 15 December 2019

Freedom Shop News

The Freedom Shop had a spontaneous working bee and we have now a new layout making it feel like a roomier shop. Now Tee-shirts are hanging on the side and badges are up on the wall. Come in and check us out.

Friday, 29 November 2019

New Books: Kia Mau & Huia titles

At the Freedom Shop we now have in stock many more Huia publications and Tina Ngata's 'Kia Mau':

Friday, 22 November 2019

Plan B for 2020 - Your Diary Planner for the year

It's that time of the year - the time to get your diary for 2020! And what could be better than having an organizer that lists you all the important dates for Aotearoa, produced right here by the Freedom Shop?

Plan B 2020 is even bigger, brighter and better than the 2019 edition, and still only $10. 

For those who are hooked on the traditional Slingshot diaries - they are on their way and will be here by the end of the month.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Wellington Zinefest 2019

This year's Zinefest is happening this coming weekend! It's a two-day event and the Freedom Shop will be there on Sunday, 17 November, 11am to 4pm. 

We'll have some new zines on the West Sahara, the situation in Rojava and a Scottish anarchist's take on Brexit, as well as new postcards and lots of other stuff. And of course the brand new Plan B organiser for 2020!

See you there: Te Auaha, NZ Institute of Creativity, 65 Dixon Street, Te Aro