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Radical Zines

Radical zine series is a kaupapa which invites local creatives to redesign classic radical zines from The Freedom Shop collection.

 

The project aims to both provide paid work for artists and make the important ideas contained within the zines more accessible through design.

All of the zines in this series are available for free download.

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The Tyranny of the Clock

George Woodcock

Canadian writer and anarchist George Woodcock first published The Tyranny of the Clock in 1944. It describes how the introduction of clocks and recorded, measurable time during the industrial revolution created new forms of social discipline and distress amongst everyday citizens, particularly those of the working class. Woodcock's claims remain deeply relevant to our contemporary lives.

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Rongoā

Emily Tuhi-Ao Bailey

Originally published by the Wellington Rainforest Action Group in 2001, ‘Rongoā’ is a practical guide to the many ways native plants can support our tinana when we aren’t well. The zine also explores the tikanga of gathering rongoā, other uses for plants.

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The Problem with White Saviours

Simone Kaho

In 2016, writer Simone Kaho was invited to join a New Zealand charity mission sailing to Tonga to provide medical aid and training in far-flung villages. She leapt at the chance to reconnect with her late father’s homeland, and to do good. But the experience has led her to reflect on the politics of “helping” — and to question the motives of some of those in the business of doing good. First published in E-Tangata.

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Are We All New Zealanders Now?

Dr Ani Mikaere

A speech delivered by lawyer Ani Mikaere in 2004.

“For more than a century we smugly believed that this country was a model of racial harmony, that we were one people. Māori radicalism has put an end to that particular delusion, and we are now in the process of putting down new layers of hypocrisy.”

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Dare to be a Daniel!

Wilf McCartney

In Dare to be a Daniel, Wilf McCartney gives a vivid description of the conditions in the kitchens of London's West End restaurants (some of which haven't altered much) and the way a revolutionary syndicalist union was built in 1910, only to be smashed in the 1914-1918 war.

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Eternal War on the Hitler Youth

The Edelweiss Pirates 1938 - 1945

In the late 1930s, young Germans formed their own group the 'Edelweiss Pirates'. They would pitch tents in the forest, sing, talk, and fight Hitler Youth patrols. The group’s slogan was “Eternal War on the Hitler Youth.”

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Burning Women

Lady Stardust

Understanding the witch trials is a vital part of understanding the rise of capitalism, the family, women's roles and our relation to our bodies. Their deep importance and impact is too often neglected in even radical histories. This brief overview looks at the economic, social and ideological reasons for, and the effects of, the massacre of women that took during the rise of capitalism.

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The Terror of the Dawn Raids

Melani Anae

An edited extract from Anae's book "The Platform: The Radical Legacy of the Polynesian Panthers". Anae looks at the political and social climate that gave rise to the raids — and the circumstances that led to both the police tactics against Pacific Islanders and the activism of the Polynesian Panthers. First published in E-Tangata.

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Landlord Neutral 2030

Jack Foster, Murdoch Stephens and Dylan Taylor

An editorial from Counterfutures - a peer reviewed multidisciplinary journal of Left research, thought, and alternatives. With the housing crisis continuing to punish renters, in this text the authors call for the abolition of private landlordism.

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The Fourth World War Has Begun

Subcomandante Marcos

In 1994, Subcomandante Marcos of the Zaptistas wrote this essay arguing that neoliberal ideologies have begun violently reshaping the globe.

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Witches, Midwives and Nurses

Barbara Ehrenreich, Deidre English

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses examines how women-led healing was delegitimized to make way for patriarchy, capitalism, and the emerging medical industry. Women have always been healers, and medicine has always been an arena of struggle between female practitioners and male professionals.

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Police and You

The Freedom Shop

This zine provides practical advice for people who are interacting with Police in Aotearoa, and is aimed at people who are arrested on protest actions. It includes information on your rights when first meeting the Police, what to expect when your arrested and what police legally can and can't do.

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