Author Archives: Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

Road To Somewhere: Protest Hikoi in Rotorua

Capitalism is the economic system that prevails globally. One of the main characteristics of this system is the pursuit of profit by a minority and the ‘development’ of infrastructure for this purpose, above the needs or wants of the people … Continue reading

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The Siege of Troy: Interview With a Sex Worker

In recent decades the NZ economy has been restructured away from a basis in primary production, towards the service sector. This trend has been combined with labour laws taking collective protections from workers. These conditions along with other alterations in … Continue reading

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Double struggle in Brazil

Brazil has seen strong economic growth, although this is slowing. In 2010, the economy grew by 7,5 percent; in 2011, the IMF ‘s estimate is 2,7 percent. Short-term slowdown is supposed to be followed by stronger growth in 2013, although, with IMF … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Anarchists Call for International Solidarity

For Ongoing Public Revolt Against State Terrorism Last week a group of protesters started guarding action after some trees were taken down illegally in the name of urban gentrification projects. In the second day of the protest, very early in … Continue reading

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Rotorua: Anti-Monsanto March

Rotorua is not known as a hotbed of political activity, but on May 25th it became the first of over 400 cities worldwide to hold a march in opposition to the giant multinational Monsanto, which produces genetically modified food and … Continue reading

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MOVIE REVIEW: There Be Dragons: Blood & Country

There are few English-language movies that have the Spanish Civil War/Revolution of 1936-39 as a major backdrop to their narratives. Due to the wide-scale involvement of anarchists in that conflict, the opportunity to see a film that does mainly take … Continue reading

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Rotorua: Homelessness Debate

Approximately 80 people attended a debate in Rotorua on May 24th on the subject of homelessness. The debate was framed around the topic of “Joining the Homeless is a Great Lifestyle Choice.” Speakers included two current City Councillors Merepeka Raukawa-Tait … Continue reading

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The Plague of Monsanto

Under the pretence of ‘feeding the world’, Monsanto – the leading commercial force behind the creation, promotion, and widespread use of pesticides and genetically modified seeds in farming – is making millions. In fact, in its most recent quarterly report, … Continue reading

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Up A Mighty River Without A Paddle?

During the last election the centre-right National Party lead 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, … Continue reading

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Revolting Kitchens – The Red Chef’s perspective on the food industry

– by The Red Chef (member of the Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement) It seems that over the last few years the chef has become a rather in vogue character following the rise of some notorious TV chefs like Jamie Oliver, … Continue reading

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