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Some Reflections on the Ōtautahi/ Christchurch Tragedy

Much discussion has been held around about New Zealand’s colonialist past, its own far-right groups and the existence of racism in New Zealand society at large. All important conversations that need to be had, but cannot really explain what happened in this instance and why. This was an international event that just so happened to have been in New Zealand.

AWSM Action in Solidarity With Christchurch

Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) has recently promoted solidarity with Christchurch.

KCL Justice for Cleaners statement on student blacklisting

On 19th March 2019, a minimum of ten politically active King’s College London students were blocked from entering the University. Vague justifications offered by security suggested that the Metropolitan Police had advised the University to ban all students that could be considered a security threat, on the basis of a visit by the Queen to open Bush House.

Thoughts on the strike of Albanian students last winter

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During the last months of the passing year, a rather important event has unfolded in my home-country of Albania. This event is none other than the student strike launched against the legislation passed by the Rama government with regard to third-degree education. This law aims to introduce a complete restructuring of the prevailing situation in the sphere of higher education, in favor of private educational institutions. The strong presence of students in the street, with the organization of many protests against the ministry of education, the government and the state, begins on March 4, 2018, and continued until February, with a small pause in their activity during the turn of the year.

Prisoner found half-dead in bloodbath: Back to TDCJ’s houses of horror and staged gladiator fights

Prison journalist Jason Walker reports on the continuing practice by guards of staging “gladiator fights” between rival groups of prisoners.

Mass Shooting Candlelight Vigil

A member of Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) attended a candlelight vigil for victims of the mass shooting in Christchurch.

Statement on Mass Shooting

Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) statement on mass shooting in Christchurch.

Can Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa/NZ help save the world?

AWSM are encouraged by the fact that the movement [Extinction Rebellion] has managed to tap into the sense of alarm over climate change... but we feel that there is a conversation that needs to be had about some of their demands.

Knife crime - analysing a moral panic

Man holding sign saying he's been stop and searched 15 times

Knife violence is highly emotive and traumatic, whether it’s the images of youthful victims or bereaved parents conducting marches to end street violence. This week, a majority of Labourlist readers believe that the Labour Party should back stop and search and all Labour London MPs are lobbying government for more police to deal with knife crime. Everyone wants something to do be done but what must be done and how do we get it?