Statement of solidarity against Tokyo Electric Power Company’s plans to discharge radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean

Auckland Peace Action is proud to sign and endorse this statement by Nuclear Connections Across Oceania Conference working group, calling on Japan to urgently stop the discharge of radioactive wastewater at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO’s) Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, into the Pacific. The Japanese government has approved TEPCO’s plan to discharge over 1.3 million tonnes of radioactive wastewater beginning in 2023. The radioactive … Continue reading Statement of solidarity against Tokyo Electric Power Company’s plans to discharge radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean

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.

Nuclear Connections Across Oceania Conference

Read more about the conference Nuclear Connections Across Oceania: Coming Together to Address Nuclear Imperialism, Nuclear Colonialism, and Their Material Consequences, which was on November 25th and 26th in Ōtepoti Dunedin, hosted by Te Ao o Rongomaraeroa, the National Centre for Peace and Conflict and Kā Rakahau o Te Ao Tūroa Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago, HERE Sessions of the conference are … Continue reading Nuclear Connections Across Oceania Conference

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

Peace Groups Say Cancel Public Transport Contract With Arms Company

Peace groups have written to Minister of Transport Michael Wood seeking the cancellation of a contract with Cubic Corporation for the provision of a public transport ticketing system. Cubic provides weapons training systems, including training on the notorious Predator and Reaper drone systems. “We are calling on the Minister to intervene and cancel this contract. Overwhelmingly New Zealanders do not want their money invested in … Continue reading Peace Groups Say Cancel Public Transport Contract With Arms Company

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

2022 Tūmanako

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!