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On 21st October about 20 members of the fascist National Front assembled in Wellington, New Zealand/Aotearoa to hold their annual rally and were successfully opposed by 100 predominantly anarchist anti-fascists. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / history / feature Thursday January 26, 2006 23:43 by Toby Boraman 1 comment (last - thursday january 26, 2006 18:29) 3 images
From 1984 onwards, Aotearoa/New Zealand experienced one of the most brutal impositions of neoliberalism seen in the "advanced" capitalist world. Most commentators claimed that working class people were passive in the face of a devastating assault by capital and the state. This pamphlet argues otherwise. Focussing upon the 1990s, I outline the massive demonstrations, strikes, occupations and other working class activity against the further imposition of neoliberal reform. I look at three major movements against neoliberalism in order to learn from their successes and defeats: the 1991 general strike that wasn't; the movement against the benefit cuts of 1991; and the land occupations movement by Maori in the mid 1990s. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Thursday December 01, 2005 06:47 by D.P.
Sometimes to know what to do in the future, we’ve got to learn how we won things in the past. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles / non-anarchist press Saturday November 26, 2005 04:13 by Simon Oosterman
Workers from stores across Auckland walked off the job today to join the world’s first Starbucks strike, held on Auckland’s counter-culture café strip, Karangahape Rd, New Zealand. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles / opinion / analysis Saturday November 05, 2005 03:21 by Bobo
I am organising a campaign called SuperSizeMyPay.Com with other organisers at the Union I work for in Aotearoa/New Zealand to fight for a higher minimum wage, the abolision of youth rates and secure hours in the Fast Food industry and to get this legislated. read full story / add a comment
Published in Melbourne Indymedia Thursday August 18, 2005. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / repression / prisoners / news report Friday May 13, 2005 18:35 by unknown
School pupils in Auckland have discovered that they are being denied access to anarchist websites including infoshop.org. Radical Youth outline how they are responding to this. read full story / add a comment
aotearoa / pacific islands / history of anarchism / feature Sunday April 03, 2005 00:13 by Frank Peebles 1 comment (last - wednesday august 31, 2005 11:03)
The story of the I.W.W. in Aotearoa cannot be told without considering the wider labour movement. The Wobblies weren't a small sectarian group isolated from the tumultuous events of those times. Often they were at the centre, and the leading spirit within the militant workers movement. read full story / add a comment
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Solidarity #16 - July 2011 15:24 Sun 03 Jul 0 comments
The 14th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to read the contents online and to download the .pdf (0.5MB).
Solidarity Issue 14 - April 2011 12:37 Wed 20 Apr 0 comments
The 14th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to read the contents online and to download the .pdf (1.12MB) - http://awsm.org.nz/?p=518
Solidarity #13 - October 2010 11:05 Thu 07 Oct 0 comments
The 13th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to download a .pdf copy or read the articles online - http://awsm.org.nz/?p=467
Behind the spectacle of The Hobbit 11:52 Thu 30 Sep 0 comments
One of the most popular products exported from New Zealand has been the atmospheric Lord of the Rings films. They invoke images of a far off land called Middle Earth complete with massive mountains, panoramic landscapes, and furry wee Hobbits fighting the evil Dark Lord. The next film based in the same fantasy world, The Hobbit, is to be shot in NZ next year. NZ Actors Equity, the union for actors in NZ, has called upon international actors unions to black the film production. The International Federation of Actors have agreed, and so unions like the Canadian Actors Equity, US Actors Equity, the Screen Actors Guild, UK Actors Equity, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA, Australia) and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio have boycotted the film.
Solidarity #12 - September 2010 11:27 Sun 05 Sep 0 comments
The 12th issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to download a .pdf copy or read the articles online - http://awsm.org.nz/?p=442
Solidarity #11 - August 2010 17:18 Sun 01 Aug 0 comments
The eleventh issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement. Visit the AWSM website to download a .pdf copy or read the articles online.
New Zealand Workers Set To Face More Attacks 19:19 Mon 26 Jul 0 comments
The National Government recently announced a series of new attacks on workers across New Zealand. The raft of proposed changes to the anti-worker Employment Relations Act (ERA, brought in by the previous Labour Government in 2000) and the Holidays Act will serve to further cut job security, wages and conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers in both the public and private sectors.
Solidarity Issue 10 out now - July 2010 Issue 19:25 Wed 30 Jun 0 comments
The tenth issue of Solidarity, free newssheet of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement is now out.
Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement 2010 Conference Report 13:59 Wed 16 Jun 0 comments
Over the weekend of June 5-6th, the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement held its 3rd national conference since it was founded in October 2008. Almost all members were able to attend, meaning people from 5 different regions across the country were present, at the fantastic venue of the Wellington People's Centre. The weekend was spent reflecting on and discussing our activity over the previous 12 months, making some changes to our core politics (as written in our Aims & Principles) and how we work (detailed in our Constitution) and coming up with plans for the next 12 months, plus some longer term thinking as well.
Wellington: Politicians Pay Poverty Wages 05:37 Thu 25 Feb 0 comments
On 17th February, 2010, members of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement attended a rally of striking cleaners at Parliament in Wellington organized by the Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU). The rally was part of the SFWU’s clean start campaign demanding and hourly wage increase from $12.55 to $14.62 for cleaners employed at Parliament and the police college in Porirua, in line with a recent pay increase for hospital cleaners and directly-employed school cleaners.more >>
il y a trente ans Dec 31 0 comments
Le 20 novembre 1984, la ville de Thio sur la côte est de la Nouvelle-Calédonie est occupée par des militants et militantes kanak, qui bloquent les accès routiers et maritimes, en faisant une commune autonome. Le nouveau Front de libération national kanak et socialiste inaugure une nouvelle étape dans la lutte anticolonialiste, dont l’objectif proclamé est « l’indépendance kanak socialiste ».
Who's Flexibility? Oct 08 0 comments
The General Election in New Zealand/Aotearoa took place at the end of September and so its all over and done with. More accurately, the ritual of deciding who will politically rule over us has ended. The election of our bosses in the workplace never happened. The end result in both cases is the same. We are faced with a ruling class that feels emboldened to attack workers when it senses opportunities to do so. The latest piece of ammunition the government is preparing to lob our way comes in the form of a bland sounding piece of legislation, the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. This law was delayed prior to the election, due to the resignation of the now ex-MP criminal John Banks, but will be enacted within the next 100 days. What is the bill about?
NZ Election 2014: Why Willy Wonka Shouldn't Win May 20 0 comments
2014 is an election year in New Zealand/Aotearoa. What does the current mainstream political landscape look like going into the election? What is the alternative?
Sul Mighty River senza pagaia? May 27 0 comments
Durante le ultime elezioni, il multi-milionario John Key, leader del National Party di centro-destra, aveva dichiarato che avrebbe privatizzato parte delle aziende di stato, se fosse stato rieletto. Il suo principale avversario - ancorché perdente - era il Labour Party, all'epoca guidato dal poco carismatico Phil Goff, che era stato uno degli architetti delle privatizzazioni degli anni '80. Il National Party ha ora deciso di procedere nella realizzazione di questa minaccia. Toccherebbe ora al gruppo Mighty River Power, una compagnia che produce energia, oltre ad altri gioiellini di stato messi in palio per il futuro. Quali saranno gli effetti di queste grandi privatizzazioni? Quali opzioni hanno i lavoratori in Aotearoa/Nuova Zelanda? [English]
Up A Mighty River Without A Paddle? May 25 0 comments
During the last election the centre-right National Party led by multi-millionaire John Key, said it would partly privatise certain state assets if re-elected. Its main losing rival was the Labour Party, at the time lead by the uncharismatic Phil Goff, who had been one of the architects of the privitisation push in the 1980s. National has now decided to press ahead with its threat. The power company Mighty River Power is the current focus of attention, with other goodies up for grabs in the future. What will the effects of greater privatisation be? What options exist for workers in Aotearoa/New Zealand? [Italiano]more >>
Όχι 90 Day Hire and Fire Feb 24 0 comments
Ανακοίνωση του Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement για το νόμο 90 Day Hire and Fire.
Νέα αναρχοκομμουν ... Dec 06 0 comments
Η Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM - Κίνημα Εργατικής Αλληλεγγύης της Aotearoa) είναι μια νέα αναρχοκομμουνιστική οργάνωση που ιδρύθηκε στη Νέα Ζηλανδία.
Nuova organizzazione comunista anarchica in Aotearoa (Nuova Zelanda) Dec 05 Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement 0 comments
Neue anarchokommunistische Organisation in Aotearoa / Neuseeland gegründet Dec 05 Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement 0 comments
Eine neue Organisation wurde in Aotearoa/Neuseeland gegründet mit dem Ziel einer revolutionären anarchokommunistische Bewegung. Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) ist eine Organisation, die auf eine klassen– und staatenlose Gesellschaft hinarbeitet: Anarchokommunismus. [English] [Italiano]
Solidarité avec les syndicalistes de Kanaky Jan 31 Alternative libertaire 2 comments
Alternative libertaire dénonce la violente répression policière et judiciaire dont sont victimes les syndicalistes de l'USTKE (Union syndicale des travailleurs Kanaks et des exploités)more >>