Rabble rousers and merry pranksters: A history of anarchism in Aotearoa/New Zealand from the mid-1950s to the early 1980s

Complete PDF of the only full book on anarchist history in New Zealand by Toby Boraman.

Submitted by Jared on May 20, 2011

Rabble Rousers and Merry Pranksters captures some of the imagination, the audacity, the laughs and the wildness that animated many of the social movements of the sixties and seventies in Aoteaora/New Zealand. During this time, particularly from the late sixties to the early seventies, an astonishingly broad-based revolt occurred throughout the country. Thousands of workers, Maori, Pacific people, women, youth, lesbians, gays, students, environmentalists and others rebelled against authority. Innovative new styles and anarchistic methods of political dissent became popular.

A colourful and energetic bunch of anarchists occasionally played significant roles in these struggles. Anarchists were prominent in the anti-nuclear, anti-Vietnam War, anti-US military bases, commune, unemployed and peace movements. Rabble Rousers and Merry Pranksters is a richly-detailed tale about a much neglected anti-authoritarian leftist current in Aotearoa/New Zealand history.

Reproduced online with thanks to publishers Rebel Press.

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rabblerousers.pdf (28.39 MB)

Comments

Skraeling

12 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Skraeling on May 21, 2011

This is a super crunched poor quality PDF and does not have the right fonts and was put on libcom without the author's permission. And Rebel Press did not publish it for that matter. So if you want a better copy wait a while and once the mistakes are fixed, then download it.

Steven.

12 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on May 22, 2011

Unpublished until decent quality version is ready

Steven.

12 years 9 months ago

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Submitted by Steven. on May 27, 2011

Re-published with the proper quality version. Many thanks to the author for this