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NZ Election: Money, Power and Kiwi Non-Exceptionalism

In an election year, leading NZ politicians are embroiled in donation scandals.

Not Voting: "Unhelpful & extreme"?

This article defends the established Anarchist position of not voting for political parties. It arose as part of a dialogue with a self-declared Anarchist who claimed this view is "unhelpful and extreme".

The History of a Riot: Class, Popular Protest and Violence in Early Colonial Nelson

Petitions, public meetings, strikes, go-slows, violence and armed revolt. Nelson, New Zealand in 1843 was said to be 'in a state little short of anarchy'. In this paper, Jared Davidson argues that the self-activity of the Nelson labourers and their wives had a significant impact on the development of Nelson, drawing on traditions of popular protest, class power and the gendered labour of making shift. The agricultural backgrounds of many of the emigrants and the conflicts of the English countryside – including but not limited to the Swing Riots of 1830/31 – played a role in structuring the gang-men’s response to their situation.

A Workers Story #1

INTRODUCTION

Here Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (ASWM) offers the first of what we hope will become an ongoing series of interviews with workers from various sectors who are having their well being and livelihoods damaged. We begin with an educator in Southland, South Island. Due to the attitude and actions of his employers, he has asked to remain anonymous.

If you have a story to share, don’t hesitate to tell us and we will do what we can to help get the news out there as part of the first step in fighting back!

History of AWSM 2008-2020

A short history of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM), an Anarcho-Communist propaganda group based in New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Movie Review: SEDITION (2005)

A 2013 review of a documentary about World War II conscientious objectors in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Gangs

A critique of recent proposals to deal with gangs in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

NZ: Auckland Bus Workers' Lockout

Bus workers in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand have been locked out by their bosses.

Meeting Report: New Conservatives

Recently the travelling spectacle of the New Conservatives rolled into Rotorua as part of a nationwide tour by its leaders.

Alex Pirie R.I.P

This is an obituary for grassroots social activist Alex Pirie.