Anarchia Zine Issue 2 out now!

December 19, 2007

Issue 2 of  my zine, Anarchia, is now out. You can download a .pdf copy here (7.39MB), and feel free to print copies for your local infoshop if you want. I have sent copies to The Freedom Shop in Wellington, Black Star Books in Dunedin, Black & Green Infoshop in Brisbane and Jura Books and Black Rose Books in Sydney so you should be able to buy one from one of those places soon, or if you live somewhere else, Katipo Books will have them available in the near future too for mail order.


Page 2 – Credits & Contacts
Page 3 – Contents
Page 4 – Christonormativity
Page 6 – What is to be done? A proposal for an Aotearoa anarchist-communist federation.
Page 10 – Further thoughts on Aotearoa anarchist organisation
Page 14 – Mental health – telling our stories
Page 15 – Discussing mental health
Page 17 – Zine/Pamphlet reviews – Industrial Unionism; Aotearoa Anarchist
Page 18 – Book reviews – Against Freedom; Rabble Rousers & Merry Pranksters
Page 19 – Colouring in page
Page 20 – Urewera 16 – background to the raids, anarchism and tino rangatiratanga / mana motuhake, security and dealing with the Police / media
Page 24 – Callout for anarchist mental health zine

Some changes

August 27, 2007

If you’re a regular to this blog, you’ve probably noticed the new design in the last couple of days. I felt like it was time for a change, hope you all like this one as much as I do :)

I’ve also removed the link to my book – it’s still a work in progress, but I’m taking a break for a while, and fuck knows when I’ll get back to it. So for now, at least, the link is gone.

There’s a bunch of new links that I’ve added to the blogroll over the last wee while, so check ‘em out, I like most of them. I’ve also removed the location info (ANZ, AUS, USA etc) from the blogroll, coz it looked ugly.

Lastly, I’ve got a new policy with regards to comments. From now on, I’m going to delete posts by neo-nazis on sight, I’m sick of them posting shit. Please don’t reply to them, just ignore them and they’ll soon be deleted. They frequently post under my name – so if you see a post claiming to be by Asher, and it doesn’t have the little red & black 6 pointed star next to it (meaning I posted while logged in), then it isn’t really me.

New links worth checking out

January 10, 2007

I’ve added a few new links lately, and they’re worth checking out.

The most recent, anarchafairy, is a blog by a friend of mine that’s already got some pretty good posts up, so get over there and get commenting.

Insultadarity, by a Melbourne anarchist, is another new blog which has some pretty cool artwork :)

Molly’s Blog, from Canada, linked to me, so I checked it out and liked it.

An old blogger, formerly resistantsoy, has returned, as Contradiction.

Last, but not least, NZ Human Rights Lawyer is a blog by, surprise surprise, a human rights lawyer. He also happens to have represented a whole bunch of my friends, so I like him ;)

New design

September 27, 2006

So, I got bored with the old design and decided to find something now – thanks to the lovely template system here on WordPress I didn’t even have to pull out my non-existant artistic talents. Wicked!

Anyway, comments are welcome. If enough of you hate this one, I might even try a new one.

Coming up here on Anarchia in the next little while: the powerpoint presentation I gave the other day, issue 2 of my zine, something on that ol’ violence question and maybe a piece on mental health.

In the meantime, take a wander over to the soul unfolds itself and look at some wicked Jews in San Francisco, blockading the entrance to the (Zionist) “Jewish Community Federation” building in protest against Israel’s actions in Gaza and Lebanon and the JCF’s unconditional support for Israel. More cool stuff from other parts of the USA over at Jewish Conscience. (Hat tip to my newest link, Angry White Kid)


June 6, 2006

New links:

AnarchoGeek, anticapitaliste, Life During Capitalism, The Maria Blog, Anti-Zionist Notes, Climate Indymedia

Visit 'em now!

Upcoming Posts:

Report from the Animal Rights Conference. I'm looking forward to it, and am speaking twice on Friday (a campaign update for Save Happy Valley in the morning, and a workshop together with someone from the Wellington Animal Rights Network on effective protest tactics in the afternoon).

I'm trying to write a piece on working as an anarchist in campaigns with a heavily liberal population (specifically the Happy Valley campaign). I've already written it 3 times now, but I can't seem to reach a conclusion and don't want to publish til I have…


I have finally finished the first issue of my zine, also entitled Anarchia. It'll be available for download (in PDF format) from here either late this week or early next week. It'll soon available in hardcopy (and the first 20 or so copies that I'm printing have colour front cover and are tied with string – pretty!) too, from The Freedom Shop in Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington, from Food Not Bombs stalls & film nights in Otautahi / Christchurch and Black Star Books in Otepoti / Dunedin.

If you know of an infoshop/radical bookshop that would be interested in some copies of the zine, email me at

The zine contains some articles published on here (generally edited/updated) and some new stuff. Yay!

Welcome to Anarchia

March 15, 2006

So, the blog that was formerly Left & Lefter has a new home (thanks WordPress!) and a new name. The name change has been in the making for a while as I got sick of L&L, but I just hadn’t been able to think of a new one until now.

Anarchia is also the name of my zine, which should be available both online (on this blog) and in hard copy (from your local anarchist infoshop) sometime in the very near future. It’s at 22 pages so far, just got to type up and format 3 or 4 more articles (all already written) then I’ll publish it.

In the USA in the 1800’s, many people who opposed a centralised federal authority and criticised the government were diagnosed with Anarchia, which was defined as having an “excess of the passion for liberty” that “constituted a form of insanity”. So thats where the name comes from.

I’ve transferred across some of the posts from Left & Lefter, but not all, because transferring many of them (such as the numerous “I’m going away, no posts for a while” posts) seemed pointless.

So, welcome to Anarchia, and I hope you enjoy what you read.


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