- 1 Education
- 2 Career
- 3 Background
- 4 Auckland University activism
- 5 NZUSA
- 6 People's Network
- 7 AYN regional contacts
- 8 PMA
- 9 BOOF/Peoples Assembly
- 10 Victoria University activism
- 11 NSDM
- 12 Radical Society
- 13 Activism in Aotearoa
- 14 Public Interest
- 15 Vietnam
- 16 Portugal
- 17 East Timor
- 18 Indonesia
- 19 Supporting communist revolution
- 20 China connections
- 21 References
- Studied at Victoria University of Wellington
- Studied at The University of Auckland
- Studied at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington
- Went to Glendowie College
- Manager, Good Governance at Centre For Participation
- Consultant at Self-employed at the Tika Project.
- Worked at NZUSA - New Zealand Union of Students' Associations
- Worked at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington
Shaw became interested in politics researching a 4th form project on socialism.
Shaw reportedly got a foot up economically, when he applied for an AUSA job, but was refused because of his political views). He threatened to sue, winning a settlement that is said to have paid the deposit on a house.
Auckland University activism
1989 - works on Craccum.
1989 stood for SRC chair.
1990 4th year varsity. 
1991/92 Treasurer AUSA.
While at Auckland, Shaw earned a BA in Economics.
mid 90s allegedly financed his house deposit with a scam at Auck uni. Arranged to apply for an AUSA job and was turned down for his political opinions threatened to sue and was given a settlement.
Individuals contributing to the People's Network's Common Ground included Azziz Choudry , Don Borrie , Don Ross (leader of the Organisation for Marxist Unity), Paul Maunder, Jim Delahunty, Ben Nathan , Moana Cole, Murray Horton leader of CAFCA), Madeleine Burdon (formerly in the Maoist controlled, Working Womens Alliance) Oliver Hoffman (Green Party), Alistair Shaw, David Fleming, Cybele Locke, Lisa Beech, Steve Collett, Joss Debreceny and Kyle Matthews -all Aotearoa Youth Network, David Small (ex Canterbury University Progressives Club), Tauni Sinclair (planned to visit Cuba in January 1997), Noeleen Landrigan, Kevin McBride, Jim Consedine, Jeff Drane, Josie Lander, Peter Healey (all Catholic activists, priests or nuns), Sue Bradford, Bill Bradford, Robert Reid and Maxine Gay (all former members of the Workers Communist League).
AYN regional contacts
- Auckland - David Fleming.
- Hamilton - Dale Frew, Catherine Hodges
- Palmerston North - Julie Cuttance
- Wellington - Alistair Shaw, Emma Haxton Kilbirnie Youth Centre
- Christchurch - Melanie Thomson
- Dunedin - Cybele Locke
Oct. 1994 Wellington AYN contact. 
Victoria University activism
1995 - Victoria University Education Action Group spokesman. 
1997/98 VUWSA President.
1998 - commissioned book "A Radical Tradition" a VUWSA centennial history. 
1999 - VUWSA Office Manager.
1999 - tutoring school of economics and finance, doing Hons. 
AYN March 1996 says Shaw is going to Nepal for ASA meeting, and National Conference of Student Unity in Bangladesh and hopes to Manila for Youth Conference organized by Japan Socialist Party and extend links with the League of Filipino Students.
1996, AYN 31 says Shaw attended ASA exec meeting in Katmandu, also met Burmese students in Thailand.
2004 - still Victoria contact Radical Society.
Activism in Aotearoa
1995 - on organising committee for Activism in Aoteoroa Workshops to be held at Moores Valley, Wellington. Jan 20-24.
1997 - contact in AYN April 97, for Activism in Aoteoroa Workshops.
1998 - stood for Wellington City Council on Public Interest ticket.
Late 1994, Shaw traveled to Vietnam.
1999 - Shaw and Tim Howard went to East Timor as observers.
Supporting communist revolution
2000, Shaw wrote an article in Salient No. 6;
- We pledge support to the New Peoples Army, the armed forces of the Peruvian Communist Party, the troops fighting feudalism, imperialism and capitalism in Nepal, and the just struggle of the Bouganville Revolutionary Army
2000 - member Asian Studies Board, Victoria University.
2002 - attended Hamilton Conference of the New Zealand/China Friendship Society.
2003 - spent time in language school in Beijing, age 34.
2004 - National conference New Zealand/China Friendship Society. Alistair Shaw, Treasurer(Wellington Branch), presented his research into NZ youth and student visits into China and their reactions, supported by video footage. He stressed the importance of involving more young people in the Society.
2005 - New executive member New Zealand/China Friendship Society.
- Craccum 18
- Craccum 16
- A Radical Tradition p206
- Critic Vol 70 No 45
- UCSA noticeboard
- Peace of Action No 3
- AYN No 17
- P of A Nov 93
- (BOOF book)
- Salient No 2
- Salient No 18
- Salient 13
- Salient 14
- 95 Salient No 23
- Salient 17.02
- Salient 2
- Critic 12
- Craccum No 17 94
- Chaff 15
- AYN No 23
- Salient No 13
- RS Newsletter No 2, April 96
- Salient 12
- OB July 01
- AYN 40
- Salient 16
- A Radical Tradition p 206