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(en) New Zealand, Dunedin, [nycanarchists] new infoshop opening -- in need of international support

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Date Thu, 6 Nov 2003 17:25:36 +0100 (CET)

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After several years (at least!) of people wanting an
infoshop/anarchist resource centre in Dunedin, a group
of us are setting up an infoshop and media space
called Black Star Books.
At Black Star Books is an infoshop you will find many
worlds of information: on diverse social, political
issues & radical ideas, about upcoming events & local
flaxroots groups. Working in collaboration with
Dunedin Indymedia, we also provide a public
media-making space with internet access.

At Black Star Books we stock magazines, journals,
books, pamphlets, stickers, t-shirts & patches
relating to a diversity of subjects, including:
anarchism, animal liberation, community and workplace
organising, art, (queer) sexualities, indigenous
struggles, feminisms and radical ecologies. We also
have copylefted literature and Linux software
available on CD.

We stock things that are extremely difficult to get
anywhere in the South Island : Te Wai Pounamu and we
sell it at non-profit prices :).

Black Star Books is organised collectively by
volunteers. In establishing it, we seek to create a
space for mutual learning, critical reflection &
discussion, somewhere that supports direct action and
interventions to empower ourselves & others, to
strengthen the communities we live in. We stand
together in opposition to authoritarianism & we reject
both capitalism and the state because we believe in
autonomy, flaxroots organisation, tino rangatiratanga,
ecological sustainability, and creativity. We reject
all forms of domination and discrimination, whether
they be class exploitation, patriarchal privilege,
racism, incarceration of refugees, homophobia, animal
exploitation, or religious dogma. Instead, we work
through decentralisation and use a horizontal
consensus-based decision making process.

The infoshop will be situated at 24 Stafford St,
sharing space with the artist-run gallery space
'none', for a healthy dose of art with your subversion
(what could be better?)

Can you help us?

* We need money for network cable, networking cards,
and bandwidth costs. In fact donations of any kind of
functioning technology would greatly help. Have you
a computer/printer that needs a good home?
* Are you a zine maker, writer, screen-printer or
documentary maker? We want more zines, videos,
t-shirts and patches.
Actually , we want more of everything!
* We also need money to cover printing costs of
* And a clothes rack to display t-shirts etc.
* If your grassroots/community group has free
information, zines, leaflets, pamphlets etc, please
send it to us! Because we would love to distribute it.

Contact us if you can help, or if you simply want to
know more about the project. We welcome involvement
from anybody who agrees with the aims and principles
we have outlined and is committed to making the world
a better place.

Opening Party

There will be a Opening Party for Black Star Books on
Friday 14th of November, at Arc Café 135 High St, with
performances from Ritalin, Blistering Tongues, The
Remains, the Futurians, the Aesthetics and more to be
confirmed. All proceeds will be gratefully directed to
running BSB: purchasing books and materials and
covering rent, power etc..

Hope to see you there!
from: southpaccommie@yahoogroups.com

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