I have previously profiled Maori activist and self styled anarchist Teanau Tuiono.
In this 2002 invitation he makes clear the link between Maori activism, anarchism and the Zapatistas. Most of the New Zealand groups named in the last section are anarchist “organisations“.
CALLING ALL GRASSROOTS, ANTI-CAPITALIST MOVEMENTS, GROUPS AND COLLECTIVES WHO HAVE AN AFFINITY WITH THE PGA HALLMARKS AND ORGANISATIONAL PRINCIPLES.
People’s Global Action (PGA) is a worldwide network working towards a durable, social, borderless and directly democratic alternative to capitalism and all systems of oppression which lead to poverty, indigenous dispossession, borders, exploitation of workers, corporate globalisation, privatisation, patriarchy, ecological destruction, etc. It encompassesfarmers, squatters, indigenous peoples, anti-capitalists, anti-roads campaigners, radical ecologists, anarchists, communists, peasants, freemovement groups, media activists, workers, students and much more – all fighting for a better world, taking on the evil empire of multi-nationals,their state puppets, and the international mafia rackets of the WEF, WTO, World Bank and IMF.
Inspired by the Chiapas popular uprising in 1994 and the meeting of 6000 activists hosted by Zapatistas in Mexico in 1996, PGA held its firstgathering in Geneva in February 1998, when more than 300 delegates from 71 countries launched a worldwide co-ordination of resistance against theglobal market. Since that meeting there have been many actions and protestsagainst corporate globalisation, most notably in Seattle in November 1999.
Hosted by Te Mana Akonga and Ngai Tauira, Wellington collectives and groups (Aotearoa Educators, Windymedia, Anti-‘Bypass’ Action, Committee for the Establishment of Civilisation, etc.) are calling on the different Aotearoamovements who have an affinity with the network’s hallmarks to converge at the Student Union Building, Victoria University, Kelburn Parade, Wellington on 8 to 10th November.
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