Dear Auckland Peace Action friends, On 30 June 2019, New Zealand’s deployment to Iraq is due to end. We want to make sure that happens. This current deployment of up to 121 soldiers has already been extended twice. It continues the little-known but 15-year-long New Zealand military occupation in Iraq. Recent revelations about the deployment suggest it has undergone significant changes expanding its original mandate … Continue reading Urgent Action Alert – End NZ’s military role in the Iraq war forever – Say No War on Iran
The scope of the Inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attack must be broadened meet victims needs and to address the root causes of the attack. At present, there is no proposal on the table for legal representation of victims at this Inquiry. There is also no proposal to have victims funded to attend hearings of this inquiry. We need to put victims at the centre … Continue reading Inquiry must do better for victims & community
A Newsroom journalist who intends to write an article about “hate speech” contacted Auckland Peace Action. The journalist asked the questions used as the headings of this post. These questions suggest that the journalist may argue that: (a) disruption by Auckland Peace Action at the Auckland screening of Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (a film about the final years of Israel’s founder) may (b) constitute “hate speech” against … Continue reading Answers to Newsroom’s questions for their “hate speech” article
Auckland Peace Action invites you to join us for our third annual Picnic for Peace, an alternative ANZAC Day commemoration that opposes the glorification of war and calls for a just and lasting peace based on demilitarisation, decolonisation and justice. We will be meeting at Pukekawa (the Auckland Domain) for prayers, speakers and a picnic to coincide with the civic service at the cenotaph. This … Continue reading Picnic for Peace 2019
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?