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

Plan B for 2020

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.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

aargh! Issue Eleven Is Out

This issue of aargh! focuses on the somewhat unexpected re-emergence of large-scale protest. While on-going discontented rumbles about the crumbling environment, inequality, lack of housing, colonisation and other issues have been growing louder for some time, this year has seen people taking to the streets in greater numbers than for many years. Who would have thought!
Get your copy from the shop, at Zinefest on Sunday 17 November, or drop us a line and we might send you one.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

New books have arrived

... among them
Antifa - The Anti-Fascist Handbook by Mark Bray

Fascism Today - What It Is and How to End It by Shane Burley
 The Instinct for Cooperation - A Graphic Novel Conversation with Noam Chomsky

 As well as a classic: Mutual Aid - A Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin

And lots more!

Thursday, 8 August 2019

Heading to Ihumātao?

If you're heading to Ihumātao, make sure you're prepared. Here are some pamphlets stocked by the FreedomShop that may help:

Monday, 15 July 2019

Winter Zine Market ZineFest

Winter Zine Market is on Sunday 21 July! 

Upstairs in Thistle Hall, the market will be full of stalls carrying zines from artists and creators with all sorts of backgrounds and styles.

The Freedom Shop will be there with new & old zines, including:
  • writings by Behrouz Boochani, one of the people detained on Manus for 6 years
  • an update on Bougainville
  • the reality of what can happen when you have interactions with the police
  • writings by bell hooks
  • the concentration camps in the us
  • refugees are welcome postcards
                                and many more...

The market is upstairs at Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba Street. There are a flight of stairs stairs and a small, single person lift.

Monday, 29 April 2019

AARGH issue 10 is online

Number 10 - the (very late) latest edition of AARGH (the Aotearoa Anarchist Review) is now available as a PDF online version here and imposed version here.

 We began to produce this AARGH at the end of last year - the focus was the rise of the far right. We were waiting for a few more articles but then the attack in Christchurch happened, so over that weekend we wrote 'This is NZ', added a recipe, and then published.

Please download and read.

Friday, 12 April 2019

Screen printing against fascism

Screen-print tee-shirts, share resources and kōrero - an afternoon making anti-racist and Muslim solidarity tshirts - from 3.30pm to 6.30 on Rāapa, 17 April at Thistle Hall.

Come hang out, screen print some t-shirts, have anti-racist kōrero, share resources and listen to music.

Peace Action Wellington and SOUL are hosting an afternoon making anti-racist and Muslim solidarity tshirts.

They will have stencil designs ready to screen-print but are also up for helping you make your own.
BYO blank t-shirts to print on but there will also be some available for a donation. There will also be posters and other resources to share.

When & Where: 3.30pm to 6.30 on Rāapa, 17 April at Thistle Hall

Friday, 22 March 2019

Fascism & the rise of the right

Racism is embedded in this country, NZ is built on racist violence. Racism is woven into the state and bred through communities.
Internationally white supremism is on the rise again and it is here. We have had fascist groups for a longtime but too many people tend to turn a blind eye to them. But we can't. Fascism cannot be tolerated.

Below are a few books that the Freedom Shop has on fighting fascism and the rise of the right.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Revolution in Rojava: Public Talk

Join us at 6pm on Friday 8th March at the Newtown Community & Cultural Centre to hear an eyewitness account of events on the frontline in Syria and Kurdistan.

Lachlan Spittles, who fought against ISIS as part of the People's Protection Units (the YPG) in Syrian Kurdistan, will be talking about the origins of the revolution in Rojava, the current state of the revolution and what we can do to help from here in Aotearoa.

A copy of the poster can be downloaded here: Rojava Public Talk.

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