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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 byInternational Secretary 14 comments (last - sunday march 08, 2009 08:27)
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.
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aotearoa / pacific islands / workplace struggles Thursday March 22, 2007 20:30 byToby 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 byToby Boraman 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 byFrank Peebles 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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Wellington “Save Geronimo!” Protest Report Aug 15 14:00 0 comments
A report on a protest in Aotearoa to save the condemned alpaca Geronimo
ACTing Badly Jul 21 16:18 0 comments
A report on a meeting held by the free market ACT Party in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Party for a Dinosaur Jul 08 13:15 0 comments
A rant about the 105th anniversary of the NZ Labour Party.
The Gang Issue in Aotearoa Jul 02 21:32 0 comments
A look at the role of gangs in contemporary Aotearoa.
Solidarity With Nurses Jun 09 08:48 0 comments
A statement of support for striking nurses in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Queerphobia Is A Class Issue Jun 02 08:15 0 comments
An interview addressing issues of Trans access to health services.
AWSM Statement: Solidarity with the people of Palestine May 16 15:43 0 comments
A statement of support for the people of Palestine by an Anarchist group in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
TV Review: 'VEGAS' May 08 13:24 0 comments
A critical review of a TV series about gangs, set in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Wellington Climate Strike Report Apr 23 19:22 0 comments
A report on the recent Climate Strike action in Wellington, Aotearoa.
Victory To The Wellington Bus Drivers Strike! Apr 22 21:14 0 comments
A short review of a current industrial dispute in Aotearoa.
The Christchurch Call...Wrong Number Apr 22 10:47 0 comments
A critique of the initiative by NZ Prime Minister Ardern to prevent the spread of terrorism via the internet.
Rotorua Climate Strike Report Apr 12 12:27 0 comments
A brief report on recent action in support of the Climate Strike in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Fighting the Vampire Landlords Feb 04 06:13 0 comments
A look at the current housing crisis in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Movie Review: 'SAVAGE' Sep 22 20:22 0 comments
A review of a movie about gang life in Aotearoa.
Why We Don't Vote Aug 08 17:04 0 comments
In September 2020 Aotearoa will experience a General Election. Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) has written this article to outline an Anarchist case against participating in such events.
Radical Politics & the Queer Community Feb 25 12:21 0 comments
An exploration of the intersection between the queer community and anarchism.
NZ Election: Money, Power and Kiwi Non-Exceptionalism Feb 22 06:48 0 comments
NZ politicians are embroiled in a financial scandal during an election year.
Not Voting: "Unhelpful & extreme"? Feb 12 13:04 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".
A Worker's Story #1 Jan 11 12:19 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.
A History of AWSM 2008-2020 Jan 08 06:44 0 comments
A short history of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement (AWSM) a Platformist-inspired propaganda group in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Gangs Dec 11 15:08 0 comments
A critique of recent anti-gang proposals in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Auckland Bus Drivers Lockout Dec 10 15:03 0 comments
Bus drivers in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand have been locked out by their bosses.
Meeting Report: New Conservatives Dec 02 09:19 0 comments
A report on a meeting by the Right-wing New Conservatives party in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Alex Pirie R.I.P Nov 13 15:14 1 comments
Obituary for grassroots social activist Alex Pirie.
tiny housing...BIG PROBLEM Jun 15 11:13 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.
The “Lone Wolf” - Obfuscation and Tactic Apr 29 10:54 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.
Solidarity AWSM Newsletter #19 April 2019 Apr 18 06:43 0 comments
We are the only anarcho-communist voice in Aotearoa / so-called New Zealand. This is the latest issue of our newsletter
Το μακελειό στο Christchu... Apr 06 19:56 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.
The Christchurch Massacre Apr 06 19:51 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.
Σχετικά με την τρ ... Apr 05 21:06 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.more >>