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 

NZ Troops must leave Iraq

“It is imperative that New Zealand Defence Force Troops still stationed in Iraq leave the country,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. “The Iraqi Parliament has passed a resolution calling for all foreign troops to leave. NZ must respect that resolution and get the remaining 43 members of the NZDF out now.” The deployment of the final round of NZ troops is due … Continue reading NZ Troops must leave Iraq

Neo-Nazi in NZDF

We are alarmed to learn that an enlisted soldier in the New Zealand Defence Force is an avowed member of a neo-Nazi group. He is now in military prison subject to a criminal investigation. The far right around the world target military and police forces both by enlisting and by recruiting members from these organisations. Last year, a British Army soldier who served in Afghanistan … Continue reading Neo-Nazi in NZDF

Uyghur petition aimed at Massey

Auckland Peace Action is launching a petition demanding Massey University’s complete and immediate disengagement with iFLYTEK, a Chinese company that has been blacklisted for complicity in China’s massive human rights violations. The petition comes hot on the heels of Newsroom’s expose of the relationship between the company and the University. Jessie Dennis, a Massey student and member of Auckland Peace Action initiated the petition. She … Continue reading Uyghur petition aimed at Massey

Hard to imagine: mass repression of Uyghur people by Chinese Government

Who is/where are the Uyghur people? The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as East Turkestan, is a huge, sparsely populated area located in China’s far northwest. This is where Uyghurs – a Turkic speaking Muslim minority group – live. They comprise about 11.3 million of a total of 22 million people. What is happening to their human rights there? Over recent months, disturbing … Continue reading Hard to imagine: mass repression of Uyghur people by Chinese Government

Oppose the new terrorism law – Say No to Control Orders

The government is seeking to rush through new terrorism legislation – they have given just FOUR days for the public to make submissions. This rushed process is a serious violation of democratic process, and the law is unnecessary. MAKE A SUBMISSION We are encouraging people to make a brief submission to Parliament opposing the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill for the following reasons Here are … Continue reading Oppose the new terrorism law – Say No to Control Orders

China’s State Terrorism: Uyghurs in gulags

This week 23 countries – including New Zealand – condemned China at the United Nations over its horrifying treatment of the Uyghur ethnic minority within its own borders. The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group native to Xinjiang, the supposedly autonomous region situated in China’s northwest. China has been systematically targeting them, incarcerating Uyghurs en masse and attempting to stamp out their culture. It’s built … Continue reading China’s State Terrorism: Uyghurs in gulags