In the wake of the horrific March 15th racist terrorist attack, Auckland Peace Action is calling for any inquiry into the intelligence services to be independent and to be open to the public. We are very concerned that terms of reference for a proposed review of the intelligence services will allow them to conduct a closed inquiry and continue to hide behind the veil of … Continue reading You can’t fail if you never tried: the review of the Intelligence Agencies
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
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?
“Unsullied! Slay the masters, slay the soldiers, slay every man who holds a whip, but harm no child. Strike the chains off of every slave you see!” -Daenerys Targaryen Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules for Life comes with a fascinating subtitle: it bills itself as “an antidote to chaos”. In the text, and … Continue reading Embracing the Dragon
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
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
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