2 Events this week: Wobblies Book Launch and Pacific Media centre Celebration

Two book launches of "Wobblies of the World – A Global History of the IWW"

5pm, Wednesday, November 29, Room 203, Level 2, Arts 1 Building, 14a Symonds St, Auckland.

6pm, Thursday, November 30, Auckland Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Edited by Peter Cole, David Struthers and Kenyon Zimmer

Join contributors Mark Derby and Peter Clayworth, plus special guests, for a presentation of this new history of the global nature of the radical union, the Industrial Workers of the World.

This book is the first to look at the history of the IWW from an international perspective. Bringing together a group of leading scholars, it includes lively accounts from a number diverse countries

including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden and Ireland, which reveal a fascinating story of global anarchism, syndicalism and socialism.

Sponsored by the Labour History Project.


6-8pm, Thursday, November 30, WG126, City Campus, School of Communication Studies, AUT – Auckland University of Technology, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland.

The Pacific Media Centre in the AUT School of Communication Studies turns ten this year. We are planning a special event with Tagata Pasifika’s Star Kata as MC and includes:

+ Guest speakers: Malou Mangahas, executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, speaking on journalist safety and the culture of impunity. The Philippines is the country with the largest single massacre of journalists in 2009, and where a "war on drugs" has led to a widely condemned wave of extrajudicial killings.

+ Johnny Blades, senior journalist of RNZ International, speaking about his experiences in West Papua and Melanesia.

+ Professor Berrin Yanıkkaya, head of the School of Communication Studies at AUT.

+ A special video by Sasya Wreksono highlighting the PMC’s achievements over 10 years.

+ A special book on investigative photojournalism marking 10 years of the PMC.

+ An exhibition of photographs of 10 years on the PMC.

+ Launching of special editions of Pacific Journalism Review and the Pacific Journalism Monographs on Tuwhera.

+ Special screening of the documentary Cap Bocage.

WATCH LIVE: https://livestream.com/accounts/5183627/events/7945794

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