Freedom Shop

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The Freedom Shop is the name of an anarchist collective for the distribution of books and information based in Wellington New Zealand. It operates on a non profit basis, injecting income back into the project. They mainly sell books on anarchism, feminism, indigenous struggle, ecology and a range of activist issues. It also carries patches, badges, clothing and music.

History[edit]

The Freedom Shop was established in 1995, and was based on upper Cuba Street in Te Aro, in a building formerly occupied by the NORML Shop. In early 2003, due to the construction of an inner city motorway extension, the Freedom Shop moved into a more prominent location in the Cake Shop (a community infoshop/internet cafe in mid Cuba St). When the Cake Shop closed in 2005, the Freedom Shop relocated to Oblong (a community infoshop/internet cafe) in Te Aro's left bank arcade. Oblong closed in early 2009, and The Freedom Shop reverted to running stalls at public events. However, for the last few years the Freedom Shop has a home in a corner of the Newtown Opportunity for Animals Co-op Shop in Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington.

Affiliations[edit]

The collective maintains close links with Aotearoa Indymedia and local radical groups such as the 128 Community Centre.

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Coordinates: 41°17′43.04″S 174°46′35.32″E / 41.2952889°S 174.7764778°E / -41.2952889; 174.7764778