by Mirkyton Ummashtarte Part 1: Goodbye to the end of History 31 years ago, US political writer Francis Fukuyama wrote an essay titled The end of history. In it, he summed up what many were feeling at the conclusion of the Cold War: without a grand historical conflict between world superpowers, what further challenges could… Continue reading Covid-19 and the new era
--Ka mate kainga tahi, ka ora kainga rua-- Kia ora friends and comrades, We’re asking comrade and supporters to demand a rent amnesty, housing for the homeless and a total ban on evictions! As the COVID-19 emergency has put us into lockdown across Aotearoa, our unsheltered and home-renting population is at risk. Renters are facing… Continue reading Justice for renters & homeless people during COVID-19
by Ben Rosamond What makes a pandemic, like the spread of Covid19, different from similarly destructive natural disasters and weather-related events? There are multiple answers to this question. One is that a pandemic, by definition, has an effect on the whole world, whereas disasters tend to be local affairs. This is somewhat convincing, but as… Continue reading Solidarity in the time of Coronavirus
In 2018, members of People Against Prisons Aotearoa summarised Evan Poata Smith’s analysis of settler colonialism in Aotearoa. This document was presented for discussion at PAPA branch meetings. It has now been reformatted for publication. Written by Emilie Rākete, Aaliyah Zionov, Sophie Morgan, Jessica Lim, Cáit Ó Pronntaigh, Vanessa Arapko, Lisandru Grigorut. Edited and reformatted… Continue reading Settler-colonialism in Aotearoa
To all of our members, supporters, and many friends and comrades in Aotearoa. As you may know, at some time around 12:30pm yesterday it was reported that the Islamic Republic of Iran has responded to escalating US aggression by targeting several US Military sites within Iraq. For many, this signals a potential beginning to a… Continue reading Statement from Organise Aotearoa: For Liberation and Socialism on the start of hostilities between the US and Iran.