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(en) Newzeland, Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists: Kia ora e te whanau, welcome to the fifty fifth Auckland Activist Newsletter!

Date Wed, 18 Nov 2020 10:44:04 +0200

While we're at Alert Level 1, we need to do what needs to be done to make sure we stay there! You can find all the up to date information on COVID-19 here (https://covid19.govt.nz/). ---- If you have an event that you want added to the next newsletter, which will be released on Sunday 29 November, then please email your event details to tamakimakaurauanarchists@protonmail.com ---- We're happy to announce that we're bringing back (A)Space! Come along between 12pm-5pm on Saturday 21st November at MoveSpace on 473 Dominion Road for the infoshop, library, social centre, discussions, to find out about Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists and more! ---- There are a range of events happening in the rest of November and into December. More specifically, several demonstrations are being held, including End Synthetic and Blood Phosphate: Time to Put Our Whenua and People First on Monday 16 November from 8am nationwide, Genesis: Climate Criminal on Friday 20 November from 3pm at 155 Fanshawe Street and Make the Connection on Saturday 21 November from 3pm at Mojo Queen Street.

There are also several talks and workshops happening, including Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown on Wednesday 18 November and Tuesday 24 November from 7pm at Onehunga Community Hall and online via Zoom respectively, Resistance and Solidarity - Trans Resilience Virtual Workshop on Thursday 19 November from 6.30pm online via Zoom, Migrant Zine Collective: Magic and Joy with Marc Conaco and Louie Bretana on Saturday 21 November from 12pm at Objectspace and ASTR Te Tiriti Worlshop on Saturday 28 November from 9am at Auckland Central.

There are also other events being held, including High Tide Don't Hide on Sunday 22 November from 11am at The Civic, Auckland - UN International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian People on Sunday 29 November from 7pm at Western Srpings Garden Community Hall and Write holiday cards to prisoners! (Auckland) on Saturday 5 December from 10am at Auckland Old Folks Association.

We're getting near the holiday season, so let's put everything we can into organising for the rest of the year and then have an end of year break!

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 tamakimakaurauanarchists@gmail.com.
Upcoming Events on the Left in Auckland

Occupation @ Ihumatao, Oruarangi Road, Ihumatao
Occupation and blockade of the Ihumatao site. Family-friendly. Check facebook for updates on situation, material needs and carpooling etc.
Page: https://www.facebook.com/protectihumatao/

Ongoing Monthly on Thursdays until Thursday 26 November, 6.45-8.30pm
XR Auckland Central - Social, Fhloston Paradise
A regional induction where new Extinction Rebellion members can meet existing XR members and ask questions and discuss what's going on. Free. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1245163849155889/

Monday 16 November, 8am-6pm
END SYNTHETIC and BLOOD PHOSPATE: Time to Put Our Whenua and People First, nationwide
Extinction Rebellion Aotearoa calls a national day of action on 16 November to highlight the incoming shipment of blood phosphate from Western Sahara and issues surrounding Blood phosphate mined on stolen land in Western Sahara, alongside Climate and Ecological kaupapa. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3396708697085556/

Wednesday 18 November, 7-9.30pm
Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown, Onehunga Community Hall
A free 2.5 hour workshop that invites you to see both the possibility of reversing global warming and the important part you play in that process. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/723376464917892/

Thursday 19 November, 6.30-8pm
Resistance & Solidarity - Trans Resilience Virtual Workshop, online via Zoom
The theme of this workshop is 'Resistance & Solidarity'. We will be discussing intersectionality, community building and better understanding people's struggles so we can support each other. This is an opportunity to share our collective knowledge around advocacy and strategies for systemic change. Free. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/651755855706564/

Friday 20 November, 3-5pm
Genesis: Climate Criminal, 155 Fanshawe Street
Call to Action Nov 20th XR in collaboration with Auckland Climate Action will take action at Genesis. The goal is to bring attention to this business refusing to stop generation of electricity from coal mined at Huntly Coal mine, thus making Genesis a Climate and ecological criminal. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1000022160484107/

Saturday 21 November, 12-5pm
November (A) Space! MoveSpace
This month's (A) Space is on Saturday 21st November! Come along between 12:00pm-5:00pm for the Info-shop, library, social centre, discussions, to find out about Tamaki Makaurau Anarchists and more!
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/373309040570495/

Saturday 21 November, 12-3pm
Migrant Zine Collective: Magic and Joy with Marc Conaco and Louie Bretaña, Objectspace
In collaboration with Migrant Zine Collective and Marc Conaco and Louie Bretaña's exhibition, Syokes, Objectspace is hosting a zine workshop. The workshop will focus on personal and cultural objects connecting us to our lands and communities from diaspora. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/364058777985350/

Saturday 21 November, 3-5.30pm
Make the Connection, Mojo Queen Street
Join Auckland Vegan Actions as they promote compassion to animals. They bring footage of animal agriculture's hidden practices to the streets. The public can then connect with the victims and discuss solutions for change. Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1573512082855443/

Sunday 22 November, 11am-12.30pm
High Tide Don't Hide, The Civic
A film that weaves the stories of five teenagers as they rally against anxiety, climate denial, and white privilege. With intimate access to student meetings, homes, and personal video diaries, filmmakers The Rebel Film Collective, have dedicated the film to the late politician and environmentalist, Jeanette Fitzsimons, who makes a brief appearance.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/829981891094408/

Tuesday 24 November, 7-9.30pm
Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown, online via Zoom
A free 2.5 hour workshop that invites you to see both the possibility of reversing global warming and the important part you play in that process. RSVP.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/723376464917892/

Saturday 28 November, 9am-4pm
ASTR Tiriti Workshop, Auckland Central
A one day free introductory workshop for people of Asian descent to learn about Te Tiriti o Waitangi. RSVP required to find out location.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/682119935773147/

Sunday 29 November, 7-10.30pm
Auckland - UN International Day for Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Western Springs Garden Community Hall
Join the Palestinian Community of New Zealand and Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa as they join the rest of the world to speak out for Palestine.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/653345142021209/

Saturday 5 December, 10am-4pm
Write holiday cards to prisoners! (Auckland), Auckland Old Folks Association
Prisoner Correspondence Network is redoing our card drive to send holiday cards to people incarcerated in New Zealand this Holiday Season. Come along if you want to make or write cards. If you have any old cards, magazines, or stationery you don't need, please bring them along! Free.
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/431552931148750/
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: tamakimakaurauanarchists@protonmail.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.
Contact: aucklandsolnet@gmail.com

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.
Contact: mikeshpatel39@gmail.com

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

Tamaki Treaty Workers, Cityside Church
Network for all those working towards a healthy treaty relationship
Contact: mikeshpatel39@gmail.com

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.
Contact: tpa@auckland.nz

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, mikeshpatel39@gmail.com

Unions Auckland, NZEI office
Second Monday of the Month, 6.30pm
Meetup for the CTU branch in Auckland. Open to all union members.
Contact: sarah.barker@nzno.org.nz

Direct Animal Action
Irregular meeting times
A group that meets roughly monthly struggling for the liberation of other animals.
Contact: FB

Te Homiromiro Reading Group, Online
2nd Friday of the month, 1pm
Online decolonization reading and discussion group.
Contact: alexlbarnes@gmail.com
1. 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.
Contact: tamakimakaurauanarchists@protonmail.com

2. 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.
Contact: tamakimakaurauanarchists@protonmail.com

3. Problems at work?
Contact the Tamaki Solidarity Network, which is a network of workers helping each other to solve problems at work.
Contact: tamakisolnet@gmail.com

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