“No space for war”: stop Rocket Lab’s weaponisation of space

MEDIA RELEASE: “No space for war”: stop Rocket Lab’s weaponisation of space From: Auckland Peace Action Date: March 16, 2021 Rocket Lab’s launch of a US military weapons targeting satellite will be the central issue at a webinar on Thursday, 18 March at 7:30pm. The webinar is the launch of a new peace campaign opposing New Zealand’s involvement in weaponising space. “Rocket Lab’s launch of … Continue reading “No space for war”: stop Rocket Lab’s weaponisation of space

Waihopai Spybase Weekend, 30th January 2021

Guest blog post by Kerry Tankard. Out to Waihopai base on Saturday for 10.30 am start. Clear fine day after a chilly morning for the campers. Murray Horton MC’d, with short addresses by Teanau Tuiono (new Green MP), Stefan Browning (retired Green MP), Maire Leadbetter, Liz Remmerswaal, and a few locals making brief points. Someone made a quick hop over the front fence to plant … Continue reading Waihopai Spybase Weekend, 30th January 2021

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

We held a community peace picnic on Thursday the 21st of January, at the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) memorial, in Avondale. This gathering was to celebrate the entry into effect the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Our peace picnic happened in the evening, following an informative live-stream session hosted by ICAN, International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons Aotearoa New Zealand, who won the … Continue reading Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

International Solidarity for Uyghur, Hong Kongers, Tibetans, free thinkers in China and all people oppressed by imperialism

Open Letter Against Beijing and Washington, for International Workers’ Solidarity: Internationalists and the 1 October Day of Action October Day of Action”Chinese version: 中文版 https://uyghursolidarityuk.org/ch-version-open-letter-against-beijing-washington/ This open letter has been initiated by the Uyghur Solidarity Campaign UK and Labour Movement Solidarity with Hong Kong (UK). We invite you to add your support: 1 October 2020 is the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic … Continue reading International Solidarity for Uyghur, Hong Kongers, Tibetans, free thinkers in China and all people oppressed by imperialism

Condemnation of police shooting 

Media release: Auckland Peace Action: Condemnation of police shooting Date: Monday, 20 March 2020 Auckland Peace Action are appalled to hear that a man in South Auckland was shot dead by police last night. “We must provide the appropriate support to help people who are in distress, not kill them.” Says Auckland Peace Action member Eliana Darroch. “We had grave concerns about police being armed … Continue reading Condemnation of police shooting 

#CancelRIMPAC. Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercises

Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercisesPrime Minister Jacinda ArdernParliamentWellington Tēnā koe Prime Minister, We are writing to urge New Zealand’s withdrawal of participation and support of RIMPAC, the world’s largest, US-led military exercise due to begin in June. RIMPAC includes over 26,000 troops from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, … Continue reading #CancelRIMPAC. Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercises

Second neo-Nazi soldier exposed

We are horrified to learn that a second soldier in the NZDF is an avowed neo-Nazi. This person has been identified as Max Newsome. He has links with violent fascist organisations overseas. It follows closely on the arrest of another solider in December at Linton military camp. The NZDF has known for a week who this person is but has refused to answer questions. They … Continue reading Second neo-Nazi soldier exposed

Kiwisaver changes must go further

Media Release: Kiwisaver changes must go further From: Auckland Peace Action Date: Monday, 2 March 2020 “It isn’t enough to stop investments in illegal weapons – Kiwisaver and NZ Super must stop all investment in weapons companies and those who profit from war,” said Eliana Darroch, member of Auckland Peace Action. “Just announced changes to Kiwisaver rules that all default investment funds exclude investment in … Continue reading Kiwisaver changes must go further

Frigates late & over budget

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that weapons giant Lockheed Martin will be late on its delivery of Te Kaha, the first of the Navy frigates being upgraded in Canada. This military contract is just a slush fund for the world’s largest weapons company. The forecast date for delivery was June 2020. Now it is December 2020. This is alongside a nearly $200 million cost … Continue reading Frigates late & over budget

RESIST APEC 2021: Say NO to a Police State

The government is currently consulting on the APEC 2021 bill. This law is being passed to allow the suspension of your basic rights and instituting extreme security and surveillance measures during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Auckland in November 2021.  We need you to say NO to APEC 2021 and to make your voice heard. Submissions are due no later than Wednesday, … Continue reading RESIST APEC 2021: Say NO to a Police State