Waihopai Spybase Weekend, 30th January 2021

Guest blog post by Kerry Tankard. Out to Waihopai base on Saturday for 10.30 am start. Clear fine day after a chilly morning for the campers. Murray Horton MC’d, with short addresses by Teanau Tuiono (new Green MP), Stefan Browning (retired Green MP), Maire Leadbetter, Liz Remmerswaal, and a few locals making brief points. Someone made a quick hop over the front fence to plant … Continue reading Waihopai Spybase Weekend, 30th January 2021

Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

We held a community peace picnic on Thursday the 21st of January, at the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) memorial, in Avondale. This gathering was to celebrate the entry into effect the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Our peace picnic happened in the evening, following an informative live-stream session hosted by ICAN, International Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons Aotearoa New Zealand, who won the … Continue reading Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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Equitable International Access To A Vaccine: Support #PeoplesVaccine

An open letter to prime minister Jacinda Ardern, minister of foreign affairs Nanaia Mahuta and trade minister Damien O’Connor on supporting a People’s Vaccine Dear Prime Minister Ardern and Ministers Mahuta and O’Connor, The world has watched Aotearoa New Zealand’s remarkable response to Covid-19. Our leaders struck a different path from many other countries, one informed by experts, and our team of five million pulled … Continue reading Equitable International Access To A Vaccine: Support #PeoplesVaccine

International Solidarity for Uyghur, Hong Kongers, Tibetans, free thinkers in China and all people oppressed by imperialism

Open Letter Against Beijing and Washington, for International Workers’ Solidarity: Internationalists and the 1 October Day of Action October Day of Action”Chinese version: 中文版 https://uyghursolidarityuk.org/ch-version-open-letter-against-beijing-washington/ This open letter has been initiated by the Uyghur Solidarity Campaign UK and Labour Movement Solidarity with Hong Kong (UK). We invite you to add your support: 1 October 2020 is the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic … Continue reading International Solidarity for Uyghur, Hong Kongers, Tibetans, free thinkers in China and all people oppressed by imperialism

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Minister fails to take only logical choice on war excercises

Media Release. From: Cancel RIMPAC Coalition Aotearoa On the final day of RIMPAC, the US Navy’s war training exercise in and around Hawai’i, it has emerged that 16 other participating countries withdrew from the training due to the threat of Covid-19. Only ten countries have ended up participating, including New Zealand. “It is deeply frustrating that New Zealand First MP and Defence Minister Ron Mark … Continue reading Minister fails to take only logical choice on war excercises

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What legitimacy does the Navy have? if it practises shooting civilians.

Auckland Peace Action denounces the Royal New Zealand Navy’s planned “activities” which “include the use of pyrotechnics, blank ammunition firing, drones and actors simulating a crowd of protesters” near the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Friday 12th to Monday 15th of June. We are disappointed, disturbed and disgusted that the Royal New Zealand Navy is practising killing protesters. Is this what people believe a democratic society … Continue reading What legitimacy does the Navy have? if it practises shooting civilians.

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 

#CancelRIMPAC. Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercises

Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercisesPrime Minister Jacinda ArdernParliamentWellington Tēnā koe Prime Minister, We are writing to urge New Zealand’s withdrawal of participation and support of RIMPAC, the world’s largest, US-led military exercise due to begin in June. RIMPAC includes over 26,000 troops from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, … Continue reading #CancelRIMPAC. Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercises

Second neo-Nazi soldier exposed

We are horrified to learn that a second soldier in the NZDF is an avowed neo-Nazi. This person has been identified as Max Newsome. He has links with violent fascist organisations overseas. It follows closely on the arrest of another solider in December at Linton military camp. The NZDF has known for a week who this person is but has refused to answer questions. They … Continue reading Second neo-Nazi soldier exposed

Kiwisaver changes must go further

Media Release: Kiwisaver changes must go further From: Auckland Peace Action Date: Monday, 2 March 2020 “It isn’t enough to stop investments in illegal weapons – Kiwisaver and NZ Super must stop all investment in weapons companies and those who profit from war,” said Eliana Darroch, member of Auckland Peace Action. “Just announced changes to Kiwisaver rules that all default investment funds exclude investment in … Continue reading Kiwisaver changes must go further