Katipo Books Monthly Update
Welcome to the first monthly update from Katipo Books – www.katipo.net.nz
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Against Freedom Book Launch
On Friday January 18th, Katipo Books hosted Valerie Morse, the Wellington anarchist author of Against Freedom: The War on Terrorism in Everyday New Zealand Life ( katipo.net.nz/product_info.php/products_id/316) and one of those arrested and imprisoned in the nationwide raids of October 15th 2007 (see www.october15thsolidarity.info). Over 50 people attended the launch, where Valerie spoke about her book, the New Zealand Government’s role in the “War On Terror” and her experience during the raids and in prison. Katipo Books is delighted to have been able to bring Valerie to Christchurch to share her experiences and knowledge. Thanks to everyone who came along and made it a great night!
Katipo Books Stall at One Love in Otautahi / Christchurch
Katipo Books crew will be at One Love in Otautahi / Christchurch on Waitangi day. If you bring a t-shirt, we hope to have screenprinting gear available to put a design befitting Waitangi Day on your t-shirt. We’ll also have a bunch of stickers, pamphlets and books on Tino Rangatiratanga, Te Tiriti O Waitangi and the raids of October 15th 2007 available.
Waitangi Day – Feb 6th, 2pm – 6pm, New Brighton Pier Amphitheatre
We’re currently waiting on a BIG order of books from American distributor AK Press (www.akpress.com). Unfortunately there has been some delay with the shipping company they use changing their packing options, but the order should be here any day now.
We will also soon be increasing our stock of books from Aotearoa from several publishers.
Katipo Books will also soon be making badges, patches and t-shirts with a wide range of designs.
Katipo Books will soon be purchasing a badgemaker. As well as having a range of badge designs available on the website, we are also happy to make custom designed badges at discounted rates for political groups to use as fundraisers. If you are part of a group that is interested in ordering badges, feel free to contact us at info [at] katipo [dot] net [dot] nz for more information.
During January, Katipo has added a number of new zines and pamphlets to our catalogue. Some picks of the new stock, both local and overseas, include:
Real Calendar Gals – 2008 Calendar – $12
A beautifully designed and highly informative calendar produced by the Aotearoa A-Fems. The 2008 Calendar Gals edition was inspired by the recent and abhorrent arrests of the Urewera 16, some of whom are very dear to the Aotearoa A-Fems.
Can’t Hear Me Scream – $2
An account written while inside prison from Valerie Morse — one of the ‘Urewera 16′ — of life in prison, the bureacracy and arbitrary exercise of power, and how those on the outside can support those trapped within. “They can imprison our bodies but our hearts and minds will always be FREE.”
During January we will be sending a free copy of “Can’t hear me scream”. with every order.
Climate Change: An introduction to the environmental crisis of our time – $1.50
A pamphlet introducing climate change, the science behind it, and some ideas for preventing it, or at least lessening its impact. Produced by a member of Auckland group Radical Youth, this pamphlet also includes details of the likely impacts of climate change on Aotearoa / New Zealand.
Anarchia Issue 2 – $2
The second issue of an irregularly released zine by an Aotearoa anarchist-communist, with a selection of articles on anarchism and a range of related topics.
The Auckland Anarchist #2 – $2.50
The 2nd issue of the zine from the Auckland Anarchist Collective (the first issue was called A Space Inside).
2008 Slingshot Organizer – $10 and Desk Planner – $18
katipo.net.nz/product_info.php/products_id/332 & katipo.net.nz/product_info.php/products_id/333
A handy pocket calendar (or spiral bound desk planner) with space to write your engagements, addresses, and notes. Each week is sprinkled with historical dates, reasons to riot, and inspirational events—and laid out with that oh so funky Slingshot style.
Resistance To Nazism – Shattered Armies: How the working class fought Nazism and Fascism 1933 – 1945 – $2.50
A collection of articles by the UK-based Anarchist Federation on a range of working class groups who fought against fascism around the world before and during World War II.
Work Community Politics War – $2.50
A beautifully illustrated introduction to radical working class revolutionary politics, split into the four categories named in the title. A great introduction for newbies, and the pamphlet can also function as a colouring in book for the young and not-so-young.
Ecology & Class – where there’s brass, there’s muck – $5.50
A comprehensive look at a wide range of ecological issues and crises around the world from an anarchist-communist perspective by the UK-based Anarchist Federation.
See No Speak No Hear No: Articles + Questions About Sexual Assault – $1.50
As the title suggest, this zine is a collection of writings (and drawings) on rape and sexual assault, including discussion questions, writing from a man called out on his behaviour about how he reacted, writings from survivors of rape and assault and more.
See you all next month,