The Day the Raids Came: stories of survival and resistance to the state terror raids in New Zealand

On October 15th, 2007 an estimated 300 police raided houses all over Aotearoa New Zealand and arrested people based on warrants issued under the Terrorism Suppression Act. Lives were turned upside down as the police searched for evidence of ‘terrorism.’ This book is a collection of oral history interviews of people affected by those raids and the aftermath: defendants, friends, family, supporters and other people subject to the state’s coercive powers on that day.

The Swineherd

A tale of toil from a weary legislator's letter writer, by Mark Henkes.


A tale of toil by Laura Markley, an office worker.

My one-day career

Molly Wagner on her short-lived employment as a seltzer drink seller.

Preventative Counter-Revolution - Luigi Fabbri

Luigi Fabbri's moving account and analysis of the rise of fascism in Italy.


Temp worker Stella shares her experiences of sabotage on-the-job.

Exiles in the Heartland

Tale of exile in Malaysia by Kwazee Wabbitt

Temporary Coding

A tale of toil from legal temp Mickey D.

Trauma Tango - Tom Messmer

A tale of toil from a San Francisco hospital social worker.

Starring Mr. Green, in the Laundry Room, with the Knife

A tale of toil in a workers' compensation claims unit.