Great moments in NZ anarchist history

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Dec 11 2006 00:49
Great moments in NZ anarchist history

In Wellington in 1973 and 74, two anarchists distributed some leaflets under the name People's Revolutionary Movement (Ao Marama). Wowee! NZ anarchist history is littered with such amazing events.

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Dec 13 2006 05:31

eh?

Skraeling
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Dec 13 2006 22:49

I have a terrible sense of humour. Perhaps it would be more funny if the People's Revolutionary Movement had a membership of one then?

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Dec 13 2006 23:30

Yes, it probably would, although I still can't promise I would've laughed wink

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Dec 24 2006 00:11

aoetearoa does have and has had grt moments in anarcho history ,the most notable being ,neil roberts who in 1982,blew himself up outside the waganui computer centre

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Dec 26 2006 02:02
society sucks! wrote:
aoetearoa does have and has had grt moments in anarcho history ,the most notable being ,neil roberts who in 1982,blew himself up outside the waganui computer centre

Article about that here:
http://libcom.org/library/neil-roberts-wanganui-police-bomb

I'm not sure it was great though, it seems pretty sad mostly.

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Jan 17 2007 21:11

Hi John I noticed in the link that the article was attributed to Class War. I'm pretty sure the article was first written and published by the local anarcho-zine thrall then mirrored elsewhere.

I'll have a look at home as I've got the thrall site backed up on my pc waiting for a permanant home on anarchism.org.nz

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Jan 17 2007 21:22

That would be cool if you could let us know, we always try and get sources correct.

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Jan 18 2007 06:42

As i've said previously, I wrote that article. It was first published in thrall 5 1998. then a certain BG of class war edited it, made a few changes, and that is the version on libcom.

but i don't care about that article, not exactly my best bit of writing, so no worries if it is not attributed to thrall. anyway, hi Yuda!

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Jan 18 2007 07:23

Actually I'm just uploading thr@ll here as I type. I just spoke to F. he assumed he wrote the original article but couldn't be sure... age catching up eh?

Hiya back, small world eh? smile

btw, original Neil Roberts article Here.

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Jan 19 2007 23:22

Hey Yuda, thanks for putting thrall up. I'll have F. on about that.

I like the headline "reeping fascism" grin in the original article. One of the many weaknesses of my article is that I simplistically claimed that Muldoon was a creeping fascist. I would say now he was an authoritarian populist.

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Jan 19 2007 23:45

I'll have to get hold of issues 2, 6 and 7 so I an get them online as well

Me and F. were talking about publishing a sort of 'best of thr@ll' at some stage maybe we should grab M. and sit down and have a chat at some stage...

Heh, M. was always giving me a hard time about my lack of editorial skills....

I really need to go over the whole thr@ll site at some stage and do some cleaning up

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Jan 20 2007 01:43

I'm not sure if Thrall was a good enuf zine to put out a best of, some stuff in it makes me cringe now. We copped a fair bit of criticism, some of it was justified in retrospect, particularly how we got carried away with the anti-summit movement. So i'm not sure how i feel about a best of...but certainly wouldnt be opposed to it going ahead.

I think i have 2, 6 and 7 on my computer somewhere so i can give that to ya next time i see you.

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Jan 20 2007 08:40

btw, did F. tell you about the meeting for the social space on tuesday? should be worth checking out....

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Jan 20 2007 13:26

Thrall was way better than TSA

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Jan 20 2007 23:18

Yeah no disrespect to people who worked on other zines such as: TSA, Little Guy, Imminent Rebellion, etc but I feel that Thrall was the most acessable anarchist zine to come out of Aotearoa.

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Feb 1 2007 10:07

apparently the Wildcat Anarchist Collective from Wellington are going to publish a magazine called the "Aotearoa Anarchist" in a couple of weeks or so.

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Feb 1 2007 22:29

Is that the one that was going to be published in a week or so 6 months ago?

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Feb 2 2007 22:34
yuda wrote:
Is that the one that was going to be published in a week or so 6 months ago?

yeah, that one, but i saw a draft copy and its nearly ready being proof read now. looks like The State Adversary only different.

Ok, I lied, it looks exactly like The State Adversary!
Also, anarchafairy (edited Imminent rebellion) is apparently very close to releasing his 100page magazine too. dunna what its going to be called though

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Feb 2 2007 22:35
yuda wrote:
Is that the one that was going to be published in a week or so 6 months ago?

yeah, that one, but i saw a draft copy and its nearly ready being proof read now. looks like The State Adversary only different.

Ok, I lied, it looks exactly like The State Adversary!
Also, anarchafairy (edited Imminent rebellion) is apparently very close to releasing his 100page magazine too. dunna what its going to be called though

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Feb 3 2007 07:22

Wow plus the a-fem zine that's three zines on the go at one time, that's gotta some sort of record

About a amazing a otautahi having four different anarchist groups/collectives at the moment (I shit you not)

btw did you know poo, the old corso building has been offered to the local anarchist types? The irony smile

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Feb 4 2007 04:40

Sorry Yuda it aint a record.

In the mid 90s there was TSA, Sekhmet, Can Opener and Savage State going, plus Mass Subversion, a council communist zine (wahooba!).

In the late 1970s there were even more (Impulse, KAT, Chch anarchist newsletter, Cracking Up, Ponsonby Rag). In the early 1980s there were lots too (Black Mail, Lumpen, No Mad Chronic Ill, Fascism and Boredom).

In the mid 1980s there were many, many anarchist punk zines (Numberless Aanrchist Hordes, Anarcho-pacifist and many many others).

In 2000, lotsa anarcho zines came out (Thrall, TSA (last issue), Third Eye, the paper that Auckland Class War put out which i cannot remember the name of, Little Guy, and lotsa small punk one offs that i cant rememba the name off.)

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Feb 5 2007 00:24
yuda wrote:

About a amazing a otautahi having four different anarchist groups/collectives at the moment (I shit you not)

really, tell us more, thats mildly exciting even for an old bugger like me. i may have to move back south

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Feb 5 2007 00:36

You move south?!? nah couldn't see that happening wink

At the moment you have in christchurch the katipo collective organising around the katipo online bookshop/printery, chch anarcha-fems who are in the process of putting together the next installation of the msfit zine, the FnB crew who do FnB, really free markets and film evenings and last but not least a anarchist youth group, who I know very little about apart from some of their crew come from Hagley High and Unlimited High Schools.

It's probably not really that exciting F. has been talking about doing some discussion evenings that along with katipo is what's keeping me interested at the moment

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Feb 5 2007 09:07

Heh, if that had been going on when I was down maybe I'd still be there...nah, thats probably a lie. Katipo, discussion nights and @ youth group all sound good though, and the social space could maybe have potential? I should come for a visit soon...

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Feb 6 2007 07:42

Yes you should, more hippies the merrier wink

Sorry that joke is getting a tad old.....

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Feb 6 2007 10:08

You've got longer hair than me, buddy tongue

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Feb 12 2007 22:18
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You've got longer hair than me, buddy tongue

Does that mean you've started wearing shoes?

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Feb 13 2007 00:25

I always wear shoes. I'm not one of them shoeless types...