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.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

New Badges Arrived

We've just had a new lot of badges arrive today.

Some new designs as well as some popular old ones.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

New Books at the Freedom Shop

We have just received our latest order of books from AK Press, including:


Sunday, 5 August 2018

AARGH issue 9 is online

Issue 9 of the Aotearoa Anarchist Review can be downloaded as a PDF here.

We're working on issue 10, if you have anything for it (articles, graphics, poems, whatever), send it to us at

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.