The police announced a month ago that they intend to roll out a programme including:– 200 police officers trained as Armed Offender Squad police, who would be in regular uniform and some would accompany dog-handlers.– 2000 officers trained to identify threats and deal with things such as gun-shot wounds.– 30 million dollars for additional unspecified intelligence and investigations. People Against Prisons Aotearoa responded. A volunteer … Continue reading Call to Action! Oppose the Tactical Response Model
New Zealand – Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier? Press Release – Auckland Peace Action and Rocket Lab Monitor Peace and disarmament researchers in New Zealand say the Government should take a global leadership role to protect Earth by ensuring Outer Space is not the focus of a new arms race. This week the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research hosted a conference on Outer Space … Continue reading New Zealand – Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier?
“If the government won’t rise up for climate justice, we will” says Emily Bailey from Climate Justice Taranaki, which is gathering with a coalition of social justice and environmental groups from across Aotearoa to protest in Taranaki during the COP26 international climate negotiations in November. “We are sick of waiting for the government to take the urgent action needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions and … Continue reading Climate Justice coalition to protest big polluters in Taranaki
Today Palestinian rights activists in over twenty countries, including Aotearoa New Zealand, are taking part in an international day of action against the sportswear company PUMA. Human rights groups in Aotearoa are calling on the Silver Ferns to take a stand for human rights and end their sponsorship deal with PUMA. PUMA sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA) who support six Israeli football teams based … Continue reading Human rights groups call on Silver Ferns to drop partnership with PUMA
From South Africa to Israel by Jack Delaney August 22, 2021 https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/22/sports-boycotts-apartheid/ During this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, Algerian Fethi Nourine was slated to battle Israeli Tohar Butbul in judo. Before the bout, Nourine withdrew in protest of Israeli policies, expressing support for Palestinians. “We worked a lot to reach the Olympics but the Palestinian cause is bigger than all of this,” he stated. Nourine and his trainer were recalled … Continue reading Sports Boycotts & Apartheid
Scoop.co.nz Thursday, 9 September 2021, 9:16 amArticle: Ramzy Baroud A large Israeli army campaign is taking social media by storm. The unstated aim of what is known as the “#Untie_Our_Hands” initiative is the desire to kill, with no accountability, more Palestinian protesters at the Gaza fence. The campaign was motivated by the killing of an Israeli sniper, Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who was reportedly shot from … Continue reading #Untie_Our_Hands : How Many More Palestinians Must Die for Israel’s ‘Security’?
Auckland Peace Action are worried that this law could be used in an oppressive way as it has been in the past and internationally. We propose some changes to the bill, for the sake of Aotearoa NZ society. Continue reading “don’t make bad law which could criminalise good people.” Counter-Terrorism legislation bill amendments submission to the Justice Select Committee. August 2021. Auckland Peace Action. “Activism is not terrorism.”
The Reliance of Aotearoa on Phosphate from Western Sahara Date Saturday 31 July 2021Time 1:00pm – 3:00pmLocation Artspace Aotearoa, 292 Karangahape RdEntry Free and open to allPart of Slow Boil Artspace Aotearoa and Slow Boil presents, The reliance of Aotearoa on phosphate from the Western Sahara. This panel discussion features Matthew Galloway in conversation with Mohamed Kamal Fadel & Golriz Ghahraman, the speakers will be extending the research & work produced over the course … Continue reading Western Sahara Event + Update
We had a successful protest on Midsummers day, which you can read about in this article by Ollie Neas for Spinoff, this Māori TV video, and Newshub article. To read our report of it, checkout Auckland Peace Actions writeup here with beautiful pics! Sign our Space For Peace petition here. The next day there was this Breakfast Show piece where Ollie Neas talks to Duncan Garner about Rocket Lab. Politically in parliament, … Continue reading Space For Peace Campaign
The Pacific Peace Network invite you to endorse the Pacific People’s Declaration for Peace, in opposition to #TalismanSabre – international naval military training exercises, in Queensland waters, Australia. Please sign the declaration by the 22nd of July. Sign here or click the link bellow. Talisman Sabre takes place every two years on land and sea around Shoalwater Bay in Central Queensland, home of the Great … Continue reading Endorse the Pacific People’s Declaration for Peace, July 2021