Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Books & Beers #4: The Privilege of Politeness

‘Books and Beers’ is happening again next week, so if you're interested to get stuck into a text over a beer, read on.

Books and Beers is an informal group that gets together at a pub to discuss a chosen paper, zine or book. From topical themes and radical history, to ideas around organising and other random rants, we hope to gain some knowledge, exchange ideas, and have a few beers while doing it.
Our latest reading is ‘The Privilege of Politeness’ (read it or download it here: Have a read, then join us in a conversation, hot chips, and a brew.

WHEN: Wednesday 7th of March, 6.30pm
WHERE: The Pegasus Arms (Oxford Terrace, down from the Christchurch Hospital)
Books & Beers is an informal, open space and anyone interested is welcome to take part.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Katipo Books: new website & e-newsletter sign-up

The Katipo collective are pretty excited about our new website, which now has some new books available—if you haven't already seen it, have a peek here: If you've linked to us in the past, you may need to change the link (the old website is long gone).

The new website also has one of those email sign-up things, so if you want to stay in touch with us, be informed of new books, and know when we are having stalls or events, please take a second to sign up here (or at our website): We promise not to spam you too much : )

Because our website is still new, we'd be stoked if you wanted to forward this email to a friend.

Thanks again from the Katipo Books Workers' Co-Operative

Katipo Books Workers Co-Operative

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pages from New Zealand History: Tracing Joe Hill's ashes in New Zealand

'Pages from New Zealand history: Tracing Joe Hill's Ashes in New Zealand' was a talk I gave as part of a series of lectures on radical New Zealand history. It basically covers my book, Remains to be Seen, which traces the ashes of Joe Hill—union organiser, songwriter, and member of the Industrial Workers of the World—to wartime New Zealand, touching on the workers movement in that country, censorship, and the actions of the New Zealand State.

Next week features a talk by Murray Horton on conscientious objectors during the Second World War. For more info check out:

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pages from New Zealand History: White New Zealand Policy

‘Pages from New Zealand History: The White New Zealand Policy’ was a talk given at the Christchurch WEA on the making of a White New Zealand Policy in New Zealand, a policy that especially targeted Chinese and formed unlikely alliances.

Next Tuesday I will be speaking on Joe Hill and the IWW in New Zealand.