Remembering the Nakba, present day Zionist settler colonialism and apartheid, and calling for Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh

May 15 is Nakba Day – this is the day marking the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and off their land by Israeli militias in 1948. For 74 years Israel has refused to allow them to return to their homes and land in Palestine despite dozens of U.N. resolutions requiring them to do so. The Nakba has continued every day since … Continue reading Remembering the Nakba, present day Zionist settler colonialism and apartheid, and calling for Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh

Peace Movement Aotearoa Budget2022 Analysis

. Written by Peace Movement Aotearoa. Military spending increases again: Time to #BudgetForPeace Military spending allocated in the 2022 Wellbeing Budget is $6,077,484,000 – an average of more than $116.8 million every week, and a 10.4% increase on actual spending in 2021. [1] This year’s increase illustrates yet again that the government remains stuck in the same old thinking about ‘security’, choosing to focus on … Continue reading Peace Movement Aotearoa Budget2022 Analysis

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

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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.

Event: Legal Rights Workshop

This workshop is for people in Tāmaki Makaurau social justice community and movement, to be empowered and build confidence to safely exercise and maintain our civil rights.   Come hangout in Tahaki Reserve (bottom of Mt Eden/ Maungawhau) for an afternoon with comrades, as we reflect on civil rights and learn what the expectations of the NZ law are.   Organisers will be taking health … Continue reading Event: Legal Rights Workshop