Monday, 29 November 2021

New Edition of a Situationist Classic 

The Freedom Shop has released several new pamphlets lately, including a new edition of On the Misery of the Student World (AKA On the Poverty of Student Life).

This text came about in 1966 after five situationist-influenced students were elected to the University of Strasbourg’s students’ union. The group formed an ‘anarchist appreciation society’ The Society for the Rehabilitation of Karl Marx and Ravachol and appropriated union funds to flypost a detourned comic strip, Return of the Durruti Column. They then invited the ‘Situationist International’ to contribute a critique of the University of Strasbourg, and this text, which despite the title critiques the whole of Western society, rather than just the role of students, was the result. Credited to ‘Members of the Situationist International and students of Strasbourg University’, it was actually mostly written by Tunisian situationist Mustapha Khayati.

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Plan B 2022

Just from the printer - the Plan B diary for 2022 has arrived. Plan B is a weekly planner with lots of information about events that are relevant to the history of Aotearoa and the Pacific.  

Get yours from the shop for $12 or email us at and we will get one to you.

Sunday, 7 November 2021

Radical Zines Launch

A launch event for three new zine titles, presented by The Freedom Shop in collaboration with Wellington Zinefest, PAPA and Counterfutures.

On Thursday the 18th of November we will be launching THREE new zines in collaboration with Wellington Zinefest, People Against Prisons Aotearoa, Counterfutures and the How To Talk To Your Racist Uncle team.

 The zines are:

'How To Talk To Your Racist Uncle' by Gaayathri Nair, illustrated by Lenny Zook.Check out their upcoming workshop on 27 November at the Aro Community Centre.

'Daring to Think of Something Better' -by People Against Prisons Aotearoa.

'Landlord Neutral 2030' by Counterfutures, illustrated by Pinky Fang. 

The plan:

Doors open at 5:30.

Launch begins at 6:10pm.

Expect ten minutes of kōrero on each zine, and the chance to buy copies before and after.

The Freedom Shop will be open for you to pick up other radical zines and books, patches, bags, you name it.

This event is open to everyone. Tickets aren't required but we will ask attendees to sign in using the app or pen-and-paper record. Please wear a mask if you are able.

Note: November 18th is remembered by many in Aotearoa as Neil Roberts Day. Neil was an anarchist punk rocker who attempted to blow up the Whanganui police computer in 1982, and died in the process.

When: Thursday 18 November, 5:30pm
Where: The Freedom Shop (inside Oppoertunity for Animals), 162 Riddford St, Newtown