Say NO to war in Venezuela

Auckland Peace Action is co-organising a New Zealand people’s response to the escalating situation in Venezuela with a Protest for Peace at the US Consulate in Auckland on Tuesday, 12 February from 1pm-3pm. We are deeply concerned about any suggestion of US military intervention in Venezuela, and the real possibility of a civil war. US involvement in any shape is going to be bad for … Continue reading Say NO to war in Venezuela

Te Tiriti o Waitangi – how long is the the wait for justice?

As Waitangi Day approaches, we join with people across Aotearoa to demand justice for Māori, for decolonisation and for transformative constitutional change. It is long overdue. Everyday we see and feel the social and economic effects of Te Tiriti not being honoured – namely poverty, homelessness, mass incarceration, white supremacy and racism. They are embedded in all aspects of our society. It’s been just over … Continue reading Te Tiriti o Waitangi – how long is the the wait for justice?

Police break woman’s arm at peaceful protest

A woman’s arm was broken by Police at the peaceful protest against the Weapons Expo on Day Two of action this past Thursday. The Police thuggishly pushed her over onto the concrete, and fractured her radius and ulna. Kerry Tankard of Hamilton is suffering from ongoing pain and limited use of her hand for ordinary tasks – tying her shoes and zipping up her coat … Continue reading Police break woman’s arm at peaceful protest

We are winning! Peace Action @ Weapons Expo 2018

The 2018 Weapons Expo and the accompanying campaign to shut it down are finished for the year. It has been an awesome and successful week for the peace movement in Palmerston North, and the urge to keep struggling has only grown stronger. It is never easy to stand up to the largest and most powerful industry on the planet – the weapons trade – but … Continue reading We are winning! Peace Action @ Weapons Expo 2018

NZ Police spend $250k as private security for Weapons Dealers Expo

Today, the Weapons Expo begins in Palmerston North, and the peace movement is particularly concerned that the police plan to protect these war profiteers with 180 officers and a security budget of $250,000. They have fortified the Central Energy Trust in Palmerston North with blacked-out fences and barbed wire. Last year,  police caused injuries to dozens of peaceful protestors at the event in Wellington. It … Continue reading NZ Police spend $250k as private security for Weapons Dealers Expo

Action against NZDF crimes & toxic culture tomorrow

Auckland Peace Action and Organise Aotearoa are holding a demonstration outside the NZDF recruiting office at 204 Great North Road tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 October at 12:30 to demand justice and an end to the war in Afghanistan. People are invited to bring their own messages and banners in solidarity with the military’s victims at home and abroad. We are horrified by today’s revelations of war … Continue reading Action against NZDF crimes & toxic culture tomorrow