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New Zealand – Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier?

New Zealand – Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier? Press Release – Auckland Peace Action and Rocket Lab Monitor Peace and disarmament researchers in New Zealand say the Government should take a global leadership role to protect Earth by ensuring Outer Space is not the focus of a new arms race. This week the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research hosted a conference on Outer Space … Continue reading New Zealand – Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier?

2022 Tūmanako

The Tūmanako project is a commemorating the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tūmanako! (meaning Hope!) is an annual art exhibition for tamariki/children and taiohi/young people to create works of art to share their aspirations for a peaceful, inclusive and nuclear free world in remembrance of Hiroshima Day. At a time of unrest and divisiveness, Tumanako! enables tamariki and taiohi to … Continue reading 2022 Tūmanako

Call to Boycott the Doc Edge Film Festival

The Doc Edge has the Israeli Embassy in New Zealand as an official supporter, at a time when Israel is unlawfully occupying Palestinian territory and subjugating Palestinians to a range of human rights abuses. Palestinians in Aotearoa Co-ordinating Committee approached Doc Edge organisers encouraging them to drop the Israeli Embassy as an official ‘Supporter’, citing evidence of human rights abuses, crimes against humanity, and the … Continue reading Call to Boycott the Doc Edge Film Festival

Decolonise & Demilitarise the Pacific, Youth Art Competition

In conjunction with Tabu Tok, Auckland Peace Action have launched a youth art competition, inviting high school aged people to create and articulate their vision for a decolonised and demilitarised Pacific, in the context of the RIMPAC war exercises. Generous prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each category, poster design, and essay or creative writing. The entries will be featured on … Continue reading Decolonise & Demilitarise the Pacific, Youth Art Competition

Anti-War March to commemorate victims of war in Ukraine

5th June 2022 – Aotea Sq at 11am march to the Auckland War Memorial Museum The march will honour all those innocent victims who have lost their lives, relatives, and homes in Ukraine. The march, organised by the Ukrainian Association of New Zealand with support of members of Ukrainian Community in Auckland, is expected to attract up to 5000 people. It will make its way … Continue reading Anti-War March to commemorate victims of war in Ukraine

Budget For Peace, Not War!

By Peace Movement Aotearoa, see the original post on Facebook here or on Twitter, and their longstanding work campaigning against military spending here. As the world burns, global military spending exceeds $2 trillion: As the world burns and sea levels rise, global military spending increased to more than $2 trillion (US) in 2021, according to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) … Continue reading Budget For Peace, Not War!

The war by the NZ police against Māori men continues

The war by the New Zealand police against Māori men continues, with another extrajudicial execution, on the lands of Taranaki. This is a painful reminder at the state of things, the racist and classist police brutality, and the terrifying and deadly use of firearms by the police force. We are beyond disturbed and sickened by the killing of Kaoss Price, and see this pattern of … Continue reading The war by the NZ police against Māori men continues

Kiwi-Lankans Launch Petition Asking New Zealand Government To Take A Stand

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 5:51 amPress Release: Duality NZ Joint Release from Duality NZ and Migrants Against Racism and Xenophobia (MARX) In light of the worsening crisis in Sri Lanka, Kiwi-Lankans in New Zealand are calling on the government to take a stand. A formal petition has been launched today, calling for the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta and the New Zealand government to … Continue reading Kiwi-Lankans Launch Petition Asking New Zealand Government To Take A Stand

Statement on the War in Ukraine

Re-posted from Campaign Against the Arms Trade: https://caat.org.uk/news/statement-on-the-war-in-ukraine/ CAAT condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine as an act of imperialist aggression. Russia’s brutal onslaught on Ukraine’s civilian population almost certainly involves war crimes. We extend our solidarity to the people of Ukraine, to everyone who is working for peace in Ukraine and Russia, and challenging this devastating war.  The EU has imposed an arms embargo … Continue reading Statement on the War in Ukraine

Open Letter to NZ Govt. from Climate and Peace Groups.

To: The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern  The Minister for Finance, Grant Robertson The Minister for Defence, Peeni Henare  The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw We are writing to express our deep dismay with, and opposition to, the use of the climate crisis to push for increased military spending. The money earmarked for increased military spending should be moved to projects to reduce emissions, creating … Continue reading Open Letter to NZ Govt. from Climate and Peace Groups.