Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

Modern day slavery in the USA

US prison labourers

Since the 45th Anniversary of the Attica prison riots – September 9th, 2016 – an estimated 24,000 people have been on strike in the USA. If you haven’t heard of the strike you are not alone. It has mostly been ignored by the mainstream media and even much of the Left. This is because the strikers are made up of a group who usually don’t feature in strikes: prison workers.

The Olympics: a reflection of society under capitalism

The Olympic games are here again and while it’s sold to us a demonstration of peace and solidarity and the finest humans have to offer, it is often anything but that. In fact, in many ways, it is a reflection of the very worst of society under capitalism.

Election 2014: why Willy Wonka shouldn't win - Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

As the elections in New Zealand approach, the anarchist Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement give a brief rundown of the different candidates in the running and look at what they do or don't offer for working class people.

The siege of Troy: Interview with a sex worker

An interview with a male sex worker, Troy, by a group of New Zealand anarchists.

Revolting kitchens: a worker's perspective on the food industry - Red Chef

An account of working life in restaurant kitchens by the Red Chef, a member of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement.

New Zealand: Meat workers locked out for 9 weeks

New Zealand: Meat workers locked out for 9 weeks

Since 19th October meat workers at the Canterbury Meat Processors Rangitikei lamb-processing plant have been locked out by the company in a bid to force them to accept new rates of pay and changes to shift organisation, changes that amount to a massive 20% pay cut.

Beneficiary bashing targets the sick

Beneficiary bashing targets the sick

The new National government is set to attack beneficiaries with a complete overhaul of how the social welfare system operates in New Zealand.

The occupy movement in Aotearoa

A photo through the fence around Occupy Auckland in Aotea Square

After starting in Zucotti Park near Wall St in New York on September 17, the Occupy movement has made its way around the world to over 2500 centres, including a number in New Zealand. Locally, 4 major occupations in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin have been joined by others in smaller centres such as Invercargill and Pomare.

Solidarity #17 - October 2011

Solidarity #17 - October 2011

The 17th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Download the .pdf below (0.5MB), or visit the AWSM website to read the contents online.

New Zealand: Vineyard Workers Go Wildcat

New Zealand: Vineyard Workers Go Wildcat

On Friday 22 July some forty contracted pruners and wrappers went on strike against our contractor, Kiwi Bunkhouse, Ltd.