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

Forever loyal to US empire & its wars

“The NZ Government’s decision to extend the deployments of troops to Iraq and Afghanistan is a demonstration of the disgusting and uncritical support of US aggressive war-making across the Middle East,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. “This government claims to be about building a different future – but they are actively supporting Trump’s aggressive military posture in the region. The government is … Continue reading Forever loyal to US empire & its wars

Why we’re stopping the weapons expo again

It’s that time of year again. The merchants of war and death are preparing to converge on the NZDIA weapons expo. Once again, some of the most amoral, greedy and vile companies on the planet will be trading in weapons, vehicles and logistical tools with the aim of maximum profit. . The worst offenders will be there – Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Mas Zegrange, Beretta … Continue reading Why we’re stopping the weapons expo again

We are Winning! Weapons Expo driven from Wellington, headed to Palmy North

We’d like to share some fantastic news: the annual Weapons Expo (WEXPO) has been driven out of Wellington. For the past 20 years (with only one exception in 2016 when it came to Auckland) the expo has been in Wellington where it was close to the Ministry of Defence, HQ of the Defence Force and Parliament. For the past three years, we have been working … Continue reading We are Winning! Weapons Expo driven from Wellington, headed to Palmy North