Kia pai tou tātou Matariki me te Tau Hou! A very happy and festive Matariki to you all.
Things are a bit slow this fortnight (where've the strikes gone?), with a bit of a festive break to grab a hot cuppa and keep warm and hope Drumpf doesn't go to war with Iran. Tomorrow Rosa Moiwend, a visiting West Papuan activist is giving a talk and an update on the situation there, please come and learn more about how you can support an important struggle in our neighbourhood.
As mentioned in the last newsletter, on the 15th of July a MASSIVE event is being held, which could see the birth of a national movement for decolonization centered around Matike Mai. Almost 140 free tickets have been snapped up out of 200, grab yours soon to make sure you don't miss out! Also of course keep vigilant for developments at the Pā at Ihumātao.
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Upcoming Events on the Left in Auckland
Monday 1 July, 6.30-8.30pm
West Papua: The Pacific Crisis We Can No Longer Ignore, St Columba Center
A talk by visiting West Papuan Activist Rosa Moiwend on the current situation in West Papua.
Tuesday 2 July, 6.30-8pm
XRTMA General Meeting, 956 Great North Road
Extinction Rebellion Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland monthly General Meeting and induction for new people. All welcome!
Tuesday 2 July-Tuesday 9 July, 7-9pm
Transformative Justice Workshop Series, Strange Haven
Six workshop series put on by People Against Prisons Aotearoa. Full so if haven’t signed up will be on waiting list.
Tuesday 2 July - Saturday 6 July, 8-10pm
A Fine Balance, Q theatre
A play put on by Prayas, an Indian-New Zealand company. The play is an adaptation of the novel A Fine Balance, which is a drama placed during the Indian Emergency.
Wednesday 3 July, 6-8.30pm
An Intro to Maramataka in South Auckland, Ngati Tamaoho Office
An introduction to Maramataka (the Lunar calendar).
Thursday 4 July, 9.30-11.30am and 2.30-4.30pm
Hikoi te Whenua, Manurewa Marae
A local tour of the landmarks in Manurewa with Toi Kapita.
Friday 5 July, 5.30-8pm
The Will to Change, 5.30-8.30pm
The last session reading the Will to Change by bell hooks, a book to help men to work through toxic masculinity. Will be followed by further education and action by the left mens anti-sexism group.
Saturday 6 July, 2-4pm
Our songs, our histories: Zine workshop, Audio Foundation
A zine workshop for PoC celebrating music from our backgrounds.
Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm-12am
Somalia Independence Day Celebrations, Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall
A Somalian Independence day celebration hosted by the Somali Education and Development Trust. All welcome.
Sunday 7 July, 10am-1pm
Pā Harakeke Mahia, Kaitiaki Pā (Ihumātao)
Weekly working bee at Ihumātao, preparing the land to be defended.
Tuesday 9 July, 9am-12pm
Haerenga 1 - Māngere Mountain, Māngere Mountain
The first walk in a series commemorating the history of raupatu and invasion for Ngati Te Ata in the Land Wars.
Tuesday 9 July, 7-9pm
Show me Shorts - Palestinian Short Film Night, The Kingslander
A night of Palestinian short films to celebrate the cinema of Palestine.
Friday 12 July, 10am-4pm
Historical Iwi Haerenga, Tahuna Marae
A trip to Mangatawhiri, departing from Tahuna marae. Hosted by Te Kōpū Ora, a whānau ora initiative.
Saturday 13 July, 8-9.15pm
Fools & Dreamers - short film + Q&A, Academy Cinemas
A 30-minute documentary on the regeneration of marginal farmland to native forest over 1500 hectares.
Monday 15 July, 6-9pm
Public Wānanga/ Talk: Matike Mai, Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall
A talk by Moana Jackson on how tauiwi can support Matike Mai. All welcome. Hosted by Asians Supporting tino Rangatiratanga.
Wednesday 17 July, 7-8.15pm
An Evening with Arundhati Roy, Aotea Center
A talk by the visiting Arundhati Roy as part of the Auckland Writers Festival.
Sunday 21 July, 2.45-4.45pm
Capital in the Twenty-First Century: NZ Premiere, Civic Theatre
Premiere of a new film based on Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / 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, email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
3. Problems at work?
Contact the Tāmaki Solidarity Network, which is a network of workers helping each other to solve problems at work.