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aotearoa / pacific islands / anti-fascism Tuesday March 26, 2019 06:34 by AWSM
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To really understand the nature of the occurrence of racism and white supremacy then the present system we live under, capitalism has to be examined, and how it has used racism and continues to use it, to its own benefit for controlling and dividing workers.

aotearoa / pacific islands / anarchist movement Thursday December 11, 2008 00:36 by International Secretary   text 14 comments (last - sunday march 08, 2009 08:27)
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Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

A new organisation has been formed with the aim of building a serious revolutionary anarchist-communist movement in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

The Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) is an organisation working towards a classless, stateless society: anarchist-communism. We are made up of revolutionary class-struggle anarchists from across Aotearoa / New Zealand. For now, we are a small organisation with members in Wellington, Christchurch and a few smaller towns across the country.

[Deutsch] [Italiano] [Français] [Ελληνικά: Ανακοίνωση και Αρχές και Στόχοι]

aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles Thursday March 22, 2007 20:30 by Toby   text 5 comments (last - thursday june 07, 2007 08:37)
In New Zealand, hundreds of fast food workers waged an innovative campaign called Super-Size My Pay during 2005-06. This is one worker’s overview and analysis of the campaign. This text is taken from the December 2006 issue of the Industrial Workers of the World Australia’s newsletter, Direct Action. The campaign, run by Unite union, was named after Morgan Spurlock s popular documentary Supersize Me, which had cost the McDonald s millions by re-branding their food as unhealthy and dangerous.

Super-Size My Pay aimed to re-brand fast food management practices as anti-worker, based upon super exploitation and poverty wages. One of the key tactics of the campaign was attacking the brand s identity. The campaign was also based upon short but sharp strikes, flying pickets and community support from outside the union.

aotearoa / pacific islands / history Friday January 27, 2006 00:43 by Toby Boraman   text 1 comment (last - thursday january 26, 2006 19:29)
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.

The main aim of this article was to prove that the imposition of neoliberalism in Aotearoa was resisted. Far from being passive in the face of devastating neoliberal reforms, many working class Pakeha and Maori struggled against their imposition. Even if it is true that the majority of Pakeha did not overtly attempt to resist neoliberalism, a significant minority did. The features of this resistance was that it was mainly working class and grassroots based; it was generally autonomous from political parties and the left; it was extra-parliamentary; it was often community based rather than workplace based, especially after 1991; and it was often co-opted, whether by the left – as with the union bureaucrats who suppressed the movement for a general strike in 1991 – or by neotribal capitalists.

aotearoa / pacific islands / history of anarchism Sunday April 03, 2005 01:13 by Frank Peebles   text 1 comment (last - wednesday august 31, 2005 12:03)
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.
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dont_vote.jpg imageNot Voting: "Unhelpful & extreme"? Feb 12 13:04 by LAMA 0 comments

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".

textA Worker's Story #1 Jan 11 12:19 by AWSM 0 comments

Here Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) 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.

cats.jpg imageA History of AWSM 2008-2020 Jan 08 06:44 by AWSM 0 comments

A short history of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) a Platformist-inspired propaganda group in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

anti_gang.jpg imageGangs Dec 11 15:08 by Pink Panther/AWSM 0 comments

A critique of recent anti-gang proposals in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

bus_workers.jpg imageAuckland Bus Drivers Lockout Dec 10 15:03 by AWSM 0 comments

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

willy_wonka.jpg imageMeeting Report: New Conservatives Dec 02 09:19 by LAMA 0 comments

A report on a meeting by the Right-wing New Conservatives party in Aotearoa/New Zealand

alex_pirie_awsm.png imageAlex Pirie R.I.P Nov 13 15:14 by AWSM 1 comments

Obituary for grassroots social activist Alex Pirie.

texttiny housing...BIG PROBLEM Jun 15 11:13 by Pink Panther 0 comments

As rents become unaffordable and property ownership becomes a luxury, tiny houses are being advocated as a way of addressing the housing crisis both here in Aotearoa and elsewhere.

lonewolf.png imageThe “Lone Wolf” - Obfuscation and Tactic Apr 29 10:54 by antifa 0 comments

The term “Lone Wolf” is used to obfuscate the level of organisation within the far-right scene and the fact that it is used as a deliberate tactic.

textSolidarity AWSM Newsletter #19 April 2019 Apr 18 06:43 by Sid Knee 0 comments

We are the only anarcho-communist voice in Aotearoa / so-called New Zealand. This is the latest issue of our newsletter

images_1.jpg imageΤο μακελειό στο Christchu... Apr 06 19:56 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

Υπάρχει μόνο ένας τρόπος να καταπολεμήσουμε αποτελεσματικά τον φασισμό, επειδή η μόνη δύναμη που μπορεί να νικήσει τον φασισμό είναι η οργανωμένη εργατική τάξη. Χρειαζόμαστε ένα ενωμένο μέτωπο όπου όλοι οι στόχοι των φασιστών συναντιούνται στον αγώνα. Σε αυτό το ενιαίο μέτωπο χωρούν βέβαεια διαφορετικές πολιτικές προοπτικές και ποικίλες τακτικές, αλλά αν μπορούμε να συμφωνήσουμε για την ανάγκη να δράσουμε μαζί ενάντια στον κοινό εχθρό, αυτό μπορεί να αποβεί αποτελεσματική. Κατά τη διάρκεια του αγώνα, η εγκυρότητα των Αναρχικών Κομμουνιστικών αρχών και οργανωτικών προσεγγίσεων θα αποδειχθεί σε ολοένα αυξανόμενο αριθμό εργαζομένων.

images.jpg imageThe Christchurch Massacre Apr 06 19:51 by Melbourne Anarchist Communist Group 0 comments

There is only one way to fight Fascism effectively, because the only force that can beat Fascism is the organised working class. We need a united front where all the Fascists’ targets come together in struggle. This united front necessarily has room for different political perspectives and a diversity of tactics, but as long as we can agree on the need to act together against the common enemy, it can be effective. In the course of the struggle, the validity of Anarchist Communist principles and organisational approaches will be proven to increasing numbers of workers.

dscn1034.jpg imageΣχετικά με την τρ ... Apr 05 21:06 by AWSM 0 comments

Ωστόσο, πρέπει να θυμόμαστε ανά πάσα στιγμή ότι ο ρατσισμός δεν μπορεί να καταπολεμηθεί μόνο από τον αντιρατσισμό. Η καταπολέμηση του καπιταλισμού και ο αγώνας κατά του ρατσισμού είναι δύο όψεις του ίδιου νομίσματος. Ούτε μπορεί να πετύχει χωρίς το άλλο. Η δεξιά είναι καλή στο να παρουσιάζει ένα όραμα μιας εναλλακτικής λύσης απέναντι στους δυσαρεστημένους. Πρέπει να κάνουμε το ίδιο και πρέπει να το κάνουμε καλύτερα, αφού το όραμά μας για ένα ολόπλευρο, ισότιμο μέλλον είναι πιο ικανοποιητικό.

nz_anarcho_flag.jpg imageChristchurch: Some Causes, Official Reactions & An Anarchist Response Mar 27 11:33 by Pink Panther/LAMA 0 comments

This article looks at some of the wider contextual causes of the recent fascist atrocity in Christchurch, state reactions to the act and an Anarchist response to these.

chch.jpg imageSome Reflections on the Ōtautahi/ Christchurch Tragedy Mar 26 06:34 by AWSM 0 comments

To really understand the nature of the occurrence of racism and white supremacy then the present system we live under, capitalism has to be examined, and how it has used racism and continues to use it, to its own benefit for controlling and dividing workers.

textNew Zealand Suspect’s Actions Are Logical Conclusion of Calling Immigrants “Invaders” Mar 21 17:17 by Murtaza Hussain 0 comments

BRENTON TARRANT, WHO stands accused of killing 50 adults and children at two mosques in New Zealand last week, wants us to know what inspired his actions. Before livestreaming his massacre of Muslim worshipers, he composed a lengthy document that proudly advocates the murder of innocent people in the name of racial purity. The manifesto is predictably disturbing. It is the work of a nihilist who sees a world so bleak and hopeless that it could be improved through acts of mass murder. There is one word in the 74-page document, however, that stood out to me: “invader.”

ohinemutu.jpg imageMass Shooting Candlelight Vigil Mar 16 16:05 by AWSM 0 comments

A member of Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) attended a candlelight vigil for victims of the mass shooting in Christchurch.

christchurch.jpg imageStatement on Mass Shooting Mar 15 14:16 by AWSM 0 comments

Though full details have yet to be revealed, it is clear there have been multiple fatalities and serious injuries due to a mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch today.

extinction.jpg imageCan Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa NZ help save the world? Mar 13 12:29 by AWSM 0 comments

AWSM are encouraged by the fact that the movement [Extinction Rebellion] has managed to tap into the sense of alarm over climate change... but we feel that there is a conversation that needs to be had about some of their demands.

textNew Interview with NZ activist Alex Pirie Feb 06 12:24 by AWSM 0 comments

NZ based social activist Alex Pirie discusses his personal circumstances as well as his view of current local, national and international issues.

conspiracy.png image10 Steps to Detecting Conspiracy Theories & Bullshit Jan 22 10:57 by Pink Panther 0 comments

This article offers tools for debunking conspiracy theories. It views such ideas as a dangerous blockage preventing a clearer path to solving the very real political, social and economic problems we face.

textSolidarity with Alex Nov 08 14:00 by AWSM 0 comments

This is a call out for solidarity with social activist Alex Pirie who has recently been diagnosed with advanced cancer.

queen.jpg imageThis Halloween...Abolish The Zombie Monarchy Oct 29 19:16 by AWSM 0 comments

On 31st October two members of the British monarchy will be visiting Rotorua, Aotearoa/New Zealand as part of a nationwide tour. AWSM has distributed this leaflet in anticipation of the visit.

migration.jpg imageMigration: Europe and Aotearoa/New Zealand Sep 16 08:04 by Pink Panther 0 comments

This article looks at the phenomenon of recent migration to Europe and Aotearoa/New Zealand, highlighting both commonalities and differences.

textBuilding Bridges? Jul 13 19:42 by AWSM 0 comments

Simon Bridges is the leader of the National Party, one of the two main traditional parties of government in Aotearoa/New Zealand. He is currently touring the regions of the country. This is a report of one of the public meetings held on the tour.

panic.jpg image"Don't Panic, Don't Panic" Jun 13 10:15 by Pink Panther 0 comments

This article looks at the moral panic surrounding supposed drug use by tenants of state housing in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

textNow it's Aotearoa's Turn For Abortion Referendum May 30 11:13 by AWSM 0 comments

This article argues that the recent abortion referendum in Ireland highlights the need for change in such laws in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

house.jpg imageHousing in NZ: Rhetoric .v. Action Apr 24 08:06 by Pink Panther 0 comments

The new Labour lead coalition government in Aotearoa/New Zealand has made a number of announcements regarding housing. The reality falls short of these announcements of progress.

textInterview With NZ Anarchist Part 2 Apr 19 07:01 by Alex Pirie 0 comments

This is part 2 of an interview between social activist Alex Pirie and New Zealand based anarchist and Aotearoa Worker's Solidarity Movement (AWSM) member Barrie Sargeant. It discusses anti-fascism.

textInterview With NZ Anarchist Apr 12 09:20 by Alex Pirie 0 comments

The following is part 1 of a video interview conducted by social activist Alex Pirie with Barrie Sargeant, an anarchist in Aotearoa/New Zealand and member of Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM).

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