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

Little Book of Legal Rights & Police Wrongs

Know your rights with the police Your rights are not absolute. They are limited at best; at worst they don’t exist at all. You are in a better position if you know your rights, but don’t expect that the police will know your rights, or respect them, despite what they say to the contrary. The Search and Surveillance Act (2012) is the primary law for … Continue reading Little Book of Legal Rights & Police Wrongs

Well-Being budget ensures health of weapons dealers

The Government’s Well-Being Budget appears to be crafted to ensure the health of US weapons companies, not ordinary New Zealanders. The early release of defence budget figures alongside rumours about the soon-to-be-released Defence Capability Plan indicate that the government’s priorities are way out of step with ordinary people. US weapons giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing are being fed on money that should be going to … Continue reading Well-Being budget ensures health of weapons dealers