Uyghur petition aimed at Massey

Auckland Peace Action is launching a petition demanding Massey University’s complete and immediate disengagement with iFLYTEK, a Chinese company that has been blacklisted for complicity in China’s massive human rights violations. The petition comes hot on the heels of Newsroom’s expose of the relationship between the company and the University. Jessie Dennis, a Massey student and member of Auckland Peace Action initiated the petition. She … Continue reading Uyghur petition aimed at Massey

Hard to imagine: mass repression of Uyghur people by Chinese Government

Who is/where are the Uyghur people? The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as East Turkestan, is a huge, sparsely populated area located in China’s far northwest. This is where Uyghurs – a Turkic speaking Muslim minority group – live. They comprise about 11.3 million of a total of 22 million people. What is happening to their human rights there? Over recent months, disturbing … Continue reading Hard to imagine: mass repression of Uyghur people by Chinese Government

Oppose the new terrorism law – Say No to Control Orders

The government is seeking to rush through new terrorism legislation – they have given just FOUR days for the public to make submissions. This rushed process is a serious violation of democratic process, and the law is unnecessary. MAKE A SUBMISSION We are encouraging people to make a brief submission to Parliament opposing the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill for the following reasons Here are … Continue reading Oppose the new terrorism law – Say No to Control Orders

China’s State Terrorism: Uyghurs in gulags

This week 23 countries – including New Zealand – condemned China at the United Nations over its horrifying treatment of the Uyghur ethnic minority within its own borders. The Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group native to Xinjiang, the supposedly autonomous region situated in China’s northwest. China has been systematically targeting them, incarcerating Uyghurs en masse and attempting to stamp out their culture. It’s built … Continue reading China’s State Terrorism: Uyghurs in gulags

Don’t turn our communities into war zones

Join us at a rally in Manukau Square to tell the police we don’t want our communities turned into war zones. say no to the Americanisation of our police say no to racist police violence.  demand an end armed police patrols, get assault rifles off our streets reestablish democratic control of law enforcement. SATURDAY, 2 NOVEMBER, 12 noon @ Manukau SquareOn October 18, Police Commissioner … Continue reading Don’t turn our communities into war zones

The Endeavour was a military invasion

Auckland Peace Action extends its solidarity and support to the Kia Mau Resist250 campaign, which opposes the visit of the replica Endeavour ship and the associated celebration of the beginning of colonisation in Aotearoa. Captain James Cook was part of the British Navy, and his mission to survey the South Pacific was based on secret orders from the Admiralty. Let us not pretend that his … Continue reading The Endeavour was a military invasion

We did it! Weapons Expo cancelled

The annual Weapons Expo has been brought to an end by Peace Action groups across the country. The non-violent direct action tactics we have used have been effective at shutting this thing down for the past four years. Now the NZ Defence Industry Association has realised the futility of continuing to host this weapons show against the massive wave of public opposition and disgust at … Continue reading We did it! Weapons Expo cancelled