Auckland Activist Fortnightly Newsletter #46
Kia ora e te whānau, welcome to the forty sixth Auckland Activist Newsletter!
We're fortunately still at Alert Level 1! If anything changes regarding COVID-19, you can find the most up-to-date information at Unite Against COVID-19 (https://covid19.govt.nz/).
If you have an event that you want added to the next newsletter, which will be released on Sunday 26 July, then please email your event details to email@example.com
There are a range of events happening in the rest of July. More specifically, a range of demonstrations are being held, including the Migrant Lives Matter Auckland Rally on Sunday 12 July from 1pm at Aotea Square, the ongoing Freedom Fridays! Uyghur Solidarity on every Friday evening from 5.30pm at Aotea Square, the Hikoi to Auckland Council on Friday 17 July from 11am at Albert Park and Hands Off Our Babies on Sunday 19 July from 12pm at Aotea Square.
In addition, there are a range of talks happening, including the A Decolonial Approach to Climate Change on Friday 17 July from 1pm online via Zoom, Aotearoa Town Hall: Economic Futures II - Rohe on Monday 20 July from 7pm online via Facebook Live, No Māori allowed: The untold history of racial segregation on Wednesday 22 July from 12pm at 44-46 Lorne Street, Where to now? on Wednesday 22 July from 6.30pm at 37D Crummer Road and Aotearoa Town Hall: Economic Futures III - Motu on Friday 3 August from 7pm online via Facebook Live.
There's also several workshops happening, including Shaped by the System: A response to racism in Aotearoa on Thursday 16 July from 7pm at Corban Estate Centre and the Making sense of the Treaty course on Saturday 18 July from 9.30am at Newton.
If the above events and overall political activity are a bit overwhelming, then there's Let's Get Talking! (Drop-in Support Group) every Friday until Friday 30 October from 2pm online via Zoom to provide you some support. Self-care is revolutionary!
While this is a COVID-19 world and we're living it, there's heaps of other political problems in Tāmaki Makaurau, so get educated and get involved in organising, as that's how we'll solve them!
We are an explicitly anarchist group in Auckland struggling for a better, fair and equal world. We are always open to new members. To find out more, come along to a public meeting, or you can find us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events on the Left in Auckland
Occupation @ Ihumātao, Oruarangi Road, Ihumātao
Occupation and blockade of the Ihumātao site. Family-friendly. Check facebook for updates on situation, material needs and carpooling etc.
Ongoing Monthly from Sunday 19 April until Sunday 26 July, 2-4.30pm
Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown, online via Zoom
A workshop by Pachamama Alliance Aotearoa where you can learn about a comprehensive scientific study from Project Drawdown of 100 solutions that together could actually begin to reverse global warming by 2050. Free. RSVP.
Ongoing Weekly every Friday until Friday 30 October, 2pm
Let's Get Talking! (Drop-in Support Group), online via Zoom
Had a rough week and needing some support? Join us for our drop-in support group! These sessions will be built on an Intentional Peer Support Framework. This is a model for creating relationships where all people learn and grow together. Free. RSVP.
Ongoing Weekly every Friday until Friday 18 December, 5.30pm
Freedom Fridays! Uyghur Solidarity! Aotea Square
Join Uyghur Solidarity every Friday evening to stand for human rights and freedom for the Uyghur people. They will have music, light and information. Join them for dinner afterwards, their shout if cost is a factor. Free.
Sunday 12 July, 1-2pm
Migrant Lives Matter - Auckland Rally, Aotea Square
Stand with migrant workers as they demand the Government to give visa extensions to temporary visa holders, detached migrant workers from their employers, provide emergency benefits and minimise visa processing delays. Free.
Thursday 16 July, 7-9pm
Shaped by The System : A response to racism in Aotearoa, Corban Estate Arts Centre
The West Auckland Against Racism team are offering a free workshop for those interested in growing their knowledge of racism in Aotearoa New Zealand and cultivating the skills to challenge racism in a non confrontational way. Free.
Friday 17 July, 11am
Hikoi to Auckland Council, Albert Park
Te Runanga o Ngāti Whatua in partnership with hapū and community leaders from Fight the Tip have come together to lead a hikoi which will start at Albert Park and end at the Aotea Centre. Together, they will make it known in no uncertain terms that a dump in Dome Valley is out of bounds. Free.
Friday 17 July, 1-2pm
A Decolonial Approach to Climate Change, online via Zoom
A reading session of the article “The Ethical and Ecological Limits of Sustainability: A Decolonial Approach to Climate change in Higher Education”. Free. RSVP
Saturday 18 July, 9.30am-4pm
Making sense of the Treaty course, Newton
A course on Te Tiriti o Waitangi, its history, its present and its future from the Treaty Resource Centre. RSVP.
Sunday 19 July, 12pm
Hands Off Our Babies - Auckland, Aotea Square
Too many of our babies have become victims of violent assaults that have resulted in their untimely deaths. These murders need to be addressed and we need to stand up for the Tamariki of Aotearoa because their lives depend on us doing so. Let's rally together in solidarity and stand up against child abuse and raise awareness to push for better precautions and security measures in our system to protect our Tamariki. Free.
Monday 20 July, 7-8.30pm
Aotearoa Town Hall: Economic Futures II - Rohe, online via Facebook Live
A special series of Aotearoa Town Hall discussions putting forward diverse perspectives on the Māori economy, and the issues and opportunities post-COVID. This session will focus on regional economic development, including the role of post-settlement governance and other Māori entities, Māori small-medium enterprises, and procurement initiatives. Free.
Wednesday 22 July, 12-1pm
No Māori allowed: The untold story of racial segregation, 44-46 Lorne Street
Author and lecturer Dr Robert E. Bartholomew presents his book No Māori Allowed, which tells the untold story of Māori racial segregation. Free.
Wednesday 22 July, 6.30-9.30pm
Where to now? 37D Crummer Road
Collectively we are going through a myriad of changes.We can use these times as an opportunity to reimagine how we live our lives and the way our systems work. Come along to meet like-minded individuals, join an interactive discussion, sharing and action-setting on how you can make an impact and create change. Free.
Friday 3 August, 7-8.30pm
Aotearoa Town Hall: Economic Futures III - Motu, online via Facebook Live
A special series of Aotearoa Town Hall discussions putting forward diverse perspectives on the Māori economy, and the issues and opportunities post-COVID. This session will focus on Big picture thinking - restructuring the economy, tino rangatiratanga, constitutional transformation. Free.
Disclaimer: inclusion of events in this message is not necessarily an endorsement. We try to only include events of relevance to members from groups we know & trust. However, we may miss some events or include some by organisers we don’t know. If you have anything to add or question the inclusion of some events, please let us know and we'll try to remedy it.
Groups in AKL
Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists, location varies
First Sunday of the Month, 2pm
Anarchist group in Auckland.
Contact: email@example.com / FB: AucklandAnarchists
Tamaki Solidarity Network, location varies
Meeting dates vary, 6.30pm
Mutual support network for workers and tenants that are being screwed over by their bosses and landlords. All workers or tenants welcome.
People Against Prisons Aotearoa, location varies
Every 2nd Monday, 7:00-8:30pm
Prison Abolitionist Group.
Contact: FB peopleagainstprisonsaotearoa
Auckland Peace Action, location varies
Every Second Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm
Group organizing against the arms trade as well as other campaigns.
Contact: FB AucklandPeaceAction
Green Living Savings Pool, 10 Rawhiti Road, Onehunga
Last Thursday of the Month (except Jan), 6pm (potluck)
Community loaning money to those in need and for good with no interest.
Ihumatao Occupation, Ihumatao
Occupation resisting the proposed development on sacred land.
Contact: FB Kaitiaki Village, SOUL.
Te Reo Lessons, Unitec, AUT, Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Anytime you want
Free te reo lessons offered by multiple institutions at multiple times in multiple locations.
Contact: Unitec, AUT, tWoA
Tāmaki Treaty Workers, Cityside Church
Network for all those working towards a healthy treaty relationship
Tumeke Bike Space, 27 Edinburgh Street, Eden Terrace
Thursdays and Sundays, 17:30-19:30pm and 1:00-3:00pm respectively
Community bike shop run and set up by anarchists.
Contact: FB Tumeke Bike Space
Pacific Panther Network, location varies
Meeting dates vary.
Group for Pacific activists.
Contact: FB PacificPantherNetwork
Auckland Action Against Poverty, 20 Church Street, Onehunga
Open Tues-Fri for advocacy, Mondays open to all for campaigning, 9:00-3:00pm
Advocacy group for beneficiaries. Volunteers welcome.
Contact: FB AAAP
Tenants Protection Association,
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00-2:00pm
Advocacy and advice service for tenants. Volunteers welcome.
Food Charter / Sovereignty Meet, location varies
Second Wednesday of the Month, 6.30pm
Creating a food charter for NZ and then a network to push it forward.
Contact: FB Growing Power NZ, firstname.lastname@example.org
Unions Auckland, NZEI office
Second Monday of the Month, 6.30pm
Meetup for the CTU branch in Auckland. Open to all union members.
Direct Animal Action
Irregular meeting times
A group that meets roughly monthly struggling for the liberation of other animals.
Te Homiromiro Reading Group, Online
2nd Friday of the month, 1pm
Online decolonization reading and discussion group.
Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists is Live!
If you would like to join this exciting initiative, we now have a formal membership process and welcome all people who identify as anarchists in Auckland to join.
Mental Health Collective Care
If you're interested in helping develop a collective mental health care project, please get in touch with us, we are currently developing one.
Problems at work?
Contact the Tāmaki Solidarity Network, which is a network of workers helping each other to solve problems at work.