Book Release: Fear: New Zealand’s hostile underworld of extremists
The following is extracted from the new book Fear: New Zealand’s hostile underworld of extremists (HarperCollins NZ, RRP $39.99) available from Wednesday. Researcher Byron C. Clark investigates how violent scenes outside Parliament in early 2022 was the culmination of trends that had been developing for the better part of a decade. Like Action Zealandia, Manawatū-based Wargus Christi emerged as a far-right group a few months … Continue reading Book Release: Fear: New Zealand’s hostile underworld of extremists
NZ Govt: New sanctions and travel bans on Iran
Waitangi Day 2023
A small group of peace activists went to downtown Auckland on the morning of the 6th February, Waitangi Day 2023, and held banners outside landmarks of colonialism, Britomart station, named after a 10-gun Cherokee-class brig-sloop (ship), which governor William Hobson was captain of. He co-authored The Treaty of Waitangi and Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and may have been responsible for the serious differences between the two … Continue reading Waitangi Day 2023
‘White paper’ protests have sprung up across China after at least 10 Uyghurs died while locked in an apartment fire in Urumqi, Xinjiang. Tze Ming Mok explains. https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/29-11-2022/the-protests-in-china-explained Continue reading #ChinaProtests2022
Kaipara Mana Whenua March for Tikanga, Against White Supremacy
https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/12/14/who-does-he-think-he-is-protesters-march-against-kaipara-mayor/ Kaipara Māori ward councillor Pera Paniora was shouted down by Jepson while attempting a karakia before a council meeting. She has called the new policy, where councillors open council meetings by reciting karakia and making statements of self-reflection on a rotating basis, a “watered down compromise”. Protesters marched through Dargaville this morning, voicing their opposition to the mayor’s actions. When they reached the council … Continue reading Kaipara Mana Whenua March for Tikanga, Against White Supremacy
Rocket Lab formally creates Warfare and Spy wing.
Nā Rocket Lab Monitor The announcement by Rocket Lab earlier this month that the company has established a division dedicated to warfare and spy operations comes as no surprise to anyone that has followed the payloads and customer base. The founders had different views on military customers, ultimately leading to one of them leaving. The remaining founder promised Mahia residents that there would not be … Continue reading Rocket Lab formally creates Warfare and Spy wing.
When You Spin, Nobody Wins
Anti-fascist Aotearoa held a vigil in solidarity with our Muslim whānau, against white supremacist terrorism, Islamophobia, and conspiracy theories, outside the Christchurch District Court at 9am on Wednesday, 7th December 2022. Two Counterspin Media defendants were returning to court on that day, for featuring video content from the March 2019 massacre in their online publications. “We gather in the spirit of peace and aroha, steadfast … Continue reading When You Spin, Nobody Wins
Keep Space for Peace: Have Your Say
Your voice is needed to push peace, climate justice and Te Tiriti to the forefront of MBIE’s thinking about New Zealand’s burgeoning space industry. There are two important consultations happening. Please aim to make submissions on both – due on 31 October. 1. NZ Aerospace Strategy We are very concerned about the government’s plans for the development of an aerospace industry because almost every single … Continue reading Keep Space for Peace: Have Your Say
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
NZ withdraw from war training in the Pacific! Cancel RIMPAC 2022!
Against the backdrop of Jacinda Ardern’s recent trip to Washington DC cementing further military cooperation with the US, Indigenous and peace groups are demanding that the NZDF completely withdraw from participation in the US Navy’s upcoming “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) live combat training during July-August 2022 with the launch a new campaign. RIMPAC is a maritime warfare exercise based in and around Hawai’i used … Continue reading NZ withdraw from war training in the Pacific! Cancel RIMPAC 2022!