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(en) new zealand counter globalisation action and anarchist conference at Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland in September

Date Mon, 23 Jul 2007 09:14:02 +0300

Blockades against the empire & an anarchist conference ---- 'In sum, we are an army of dreamers, and therefore invincible. How can we fail to win, with this imagination overturning everything. Or rather, we do not deserve to lose.' - Subcomandante Marcos ---- Kia ora, ---- Between the 9th and 11th of September, 2007, Auckland will host the second annual "United States New Zealand Partnership Forum". We intend to protest and if possible shut down this forum and disrupt the related activities and events. Boasting that this event will feature, "the largest and most senior American delegation of business and other opinion leaders that has ever visited New Zealand" that are coming with the sole aim of tightening their grip economically, socially and politically over Aotearoa, the Asia-Pacific region and the world.

The forum may even play host to George W. Bush or Condoleeza Rice and
provide these warmongers, terrorists and imperialists with another
photo-op for them to beat chests, wave flags and talk up their global
wars of terror.

The A Space Inside anarchist collective will be providing the space
and helping to facilitate and coordinate a broad anti-imperialist,
anti-capitalist, anti-colonialist resistance to the conference and
also to host a conference for anarchists and anti-state communists to
network, coordinate and organise.

1. Blockades Against the Empire - SHUT DOWN THE NZ-US PARTNERSHIP FORUM
2. Organise for resistance -AN ANARCHIST CONFERENCE



The agenda of this forum seeks to bind us tighter into the U.S.
empire, turning Aotearoa into a suburb of North America and aims for
closer cooperation between the two nations in enforcing their regime
of economic and political neo-colonialism throughout the Pacific while
arranging on the most effective ways to divide the spoils of their
extortion in the Pacific-control over natural resources, disposable
workers and puppet governments.

It's in their interests if our state's foreign policy is controlled
from Washington, so U.S. and NZ corporations can continue to pillage
the Pacific, from oil and natural gas in Timor Leste to old-growth
timber in the Solomon Islands to precious minerals stolen from the
people of West Papua. Clark and Bush provide unhesitant support for
the butchers and oppressors of the Pacific. They always have and
always will. Whether it be Indonesia's occupation of the Papua or New
Zealand’s military intervention to suppress the pro-democracy
movement in Tonga.

They say that this is their Pacific. We say no it isn't. This Pacific
isn't theirs no matter how many indigenous people they murder, how
much land they steal, how many laws they pass and how many lies they

Bit by bit, island by island, we will stop Clark and Bush and Howard
in the Pacific. We will stop their free trade area of the Pacific,
their increased surveillance and repression, their policies of
unending industrial expansion and pollution that fills our oceans with
garbage and destroys the precious and fragile eco-systems where we

In 2006, anti-militarists held a successful daylong blockade of the
Weapons Conference when it was held in Wellington. This year, we must
disrupt the meeting of those who seek to exploit, oppress and sideline
us in their search for profits. It will be another step in the endless
resistance to capitalism, ecological destruction and colonialism in
the Pacific that we must all be part of.

A Space Inside anarchist collective and social centre will host
preparations for the blockades in the days before the conference and
we invite all those who want a future that is anti-capitalist,
ecologically sustainable and guided by recognition of indigenous
peoples right to self-determination to come to Auckland to take part
in the blockades.

We need people to come out in the streets and tell the world that we
refuse their capitalist, colonialist, ecologically destructive agenda
in the Pacific and we stand in solidarity with all those who rise up
against their empire, whether in Iraq or West Papua, in Tonga or
Haiti. Our intention is to mobilise against their system and to
blockade the meeting where they hope to plan, design and synchronise
systems of control and exploitation they want to impose on the rest of

We refuse this new world disorder.
Shut them down. Before it's too late.


2. ORGANISE FOR RESISTANCE- “Anarchism is Organising�

In the weekend before the conference we will host an anarchist
conference entitled, "Anarchism is Organising". We will host it either
at our social centre or if numbers require a suitable marae or hall.
We hope this conference will provide a catalyst and incubator for the
growth of anarchist organisation, networking and coordination on a
variety of projects and campaigns from ecological defence and
indigenous solidarity, to anti-imperialist, gender/sexuality and
workplace organising. We also hope this conference will provide a
space for people to formulate strategy and tactics as well as to
better organise the anarchist movement in Aotearoa.

We welcome those who would like a space at the conference to discuss
contemporary anarchist tactics and strategy; to reflect on the
movements successes and failures in the past; for the emerging network
of anarcho-syndicalists and anarchists involved in worker struggles to
organise themselves; for anarchists involved in environmental
campaigns, community resistance and horizontal solidarity and all
other efforts that anarchists in Aotearoa are involved or want to be
involved in to chart a way forward against capitalism and the state.

We also want, at the least, to establish a loose organisation of
anarchists in Aotearoa to function as a communication network, as a
forum for theoretical discussion and practical coordination and to
spread anarchist and anti-state communist ideas.

Thus we invite interested participants to email us with contributions,
writings, rants, articles, poetry, art, historical accounts, personal
recollections and all their wildest dreams and hopes for anarchism in
Aotearoa for inclusion in a conference reader that will be circulated
for discussion and reflection at (and before via the internet) the

We also would like people to email us with workshop, discussion and
conference proposals and to let us know if they would be interested in
leading a discussion, workshop or skill share.

We hope to assist people to find safe and comfortable accommodation in
Auckland for the duration of the conference and blockades so email us
if you will require a place to stay.
Important Dates

August 8 Deadline for conference reader submissions

August 15 Deadline for workshop and conference
agenda proposals

September 7-9 “Anarchism is Organisingâ€� â€" an
anarchist conference

September 10-11 Disruption of US-NZ Partnership Forum


In Struggle and Solidarity,

A Space Inside

An Anarchist Collective in Tamaki Makaurau

aspaceinside at gmail.com


As Indigenous peoples, the way to recovering freedom
and power and happiness is clear: it is time for each
one of us to make the commitment
to transcend colonialism as people, and for us to work
together as peoples to become forces of Indigenous
truth against the lie of colonialism.
Taiaiake Alfred

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