Permission For Rocket Lab Staff To Leave Auckland Questioned By Māhia Residents

Saturday, 6 November 2021, 6:58 amPress Release: Auckland Peace Action Local residents near Māhia are alarmed that a convoy of Rocket Lab staff intend to breach Level 3 this weekend with Government permission, traveling in campervans to the COVID-free area of Māhia. Locals had the news confirmed via email from Rocket Lab staff based at its Auckland headquarters. In light of the Covid announcement from Hauora … Continue reading Permission For Rocket Lab Staff To Leave Auckland Questioned By Māhia Residents

In Occupied Palestine – 29 November 2021

If you would like to receive this daily newsletter, you can request to subscribe to the email updates at sumud1@outlook.com While the Occupation is business as usual for Israel, there should be no business with Israel In Occupied Palestine Zionism in practice Israel’s Daily Toll on Palestinian Life, Limb, Liberty and Land (Compiled by Leslie Bravery, Palestine Human Rights Campaign, Auckland, New Zealand) 29 November 2021 {Main source of statistics: Palestinian … Continue reading In Occupied Palestine – 29 November 2021

Rise Up for Climate Justice!

We have no more time to waste! The international climate negotiations (COP26) start next week, and we want to be clear that if they don’t take the actions required to keep temperature rise to 1.5, then we will. Because of Covid-19,we’ve moved online and local. We’re teaming up from across Aotearoa to hold four days of webinars and local actions with other concerned people from … Continue reading Rise Up for Climate Justice!

Call to Action! Oppose the Tactical Response Model

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

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New Zealand – Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier?

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?

Climate Justice coalition to protest big polluters in Taranaki

“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

Human rights groups call on Silver Ferns to drop partnership with PUMA

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

Sports Boycotts & Apartheid

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

#Untie_Our_Hands : How Many More Palestinians Must Die for Israel’s ‘Security’?

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’?

“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.”

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.”