On Monday the 21st of June, 2021, winter solstice at poupoutanga o te rā/ midday, around 30 peace activists, supporters of demilitarisation, and mana whenua of Māhia gathered outside Rocket Lab’s Auckland headquarters. Auckland Peace Action and peace veterans from the Nuclear Free movement organised the event in Auckland, demanding an immediate halt to Rocket Lab’s launches of surveillance and military satellites from New Zealand, … Continue reading Stop Rocket Lab’s Militarisation of Space
Press release: [ 21/06/2021] Rocket Lab has been launching satellites for the United States military and private companies, breaching our Nuclear Free status, making New Zealand complicit in U.S. military practices, thereby making New Zealand a military target. Auckland Peace Action is calling for the government to immediately suspend Rocket Lab’s launches of military payloads, which contribute to the weaponisation of Space and ongoing warfare … Continue reading Stop Rocket Lab’s Militarisation of Space
Last week we cohosted a zoom livestreamed webinar: ‘Stop the Militarisation of Space’, with Rocket Lab Monitor, mana whenua of Māhia, and special guest speaker Prof. Kevin Clements. You can watch the streamed video here Sign our Space For Peace petition here. Sign up to get updates, and attend actions and events! Continue reading Stop the militarisation of Space webinar
Protest RocketLab HQ, 25 Levene Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland.12 Noon, Monday, 21st June. Winter Solstice. RocketLab is a US owned company, whose major shareholders are US military arms manufacturers. They have been launching spy and weapon-control capable satellites into Space, from Aotearoa New Zealand.This is the militarisation of Space! These satellites will likely be used in future conflict and surveillance on Earth. RocketLab is using … Continue reading Stop the Militarisation of Space! Protest RocketLab
Massive showing of support for a #FreePalestine in Auckland!!! “We are here today to condemn the colonisation, the apartheid… for equality & dignity… to send a strong message to the international community that enough is enough – to respect self determination of Palestine… International law must be respected, Palestinian lives matter” ” Kia kaha #Palestine ” Strong and passionate words to the representative of @nzlabour … Continue reading Free Palestine solidarity rally, march and street party, Tāmaki Makaurau 22/5/21.
This will be updated as episodes change format Watch 23rd May 2021 NZ Q+A episode Watch on TVNZ on demand here, featuring the concerns of Māhia locals. https://mailchi.mp/e4ad302f6678/space-for-peace-haere-atu-rocket-lab RocketLab are working for the US military to put military and surveillance satellites in the sky, #SpaceForPeaceAotearoa is a community campaign to stop that. Join the mailing list if you’re interested: http://eepurl.com/httVjL Here is the most recent … Continue reading Māhia locals say Haere Atu
We were outside Mt Eden Prison on Tuesday morning on the 18th of May 2021 joining with @AmnestyNZ and @Asylum_Trust_nz to demand that asylum seekers no longer be imprisoned! Seeking safety is not a crime! @KrisinMana you have the responsibility to set them free & accommodate compassionately. Allegations of rape, assault of asylum seekers in prison, new report reveals : NZ Herald. ‘Immediate and urgent … Continue reading Asylum Seekers, safety not prison!
Massive turnout in #TāmakiMakaurau#Auckland in solidarity with #Palestine, #Gaza and #SheikhJarrah. Soo much mauri in peoples chants and cries for a free Palestine. Nanaia Mahuta MP – Hauraki-Waikato we call upon you to Divest, Boycott, and Sanction Israel for its apartheid state and war crimesFrom Auckland’s Palestinian solidarity Rally yesterday, an estimated >5000 protesters showed up!!!! Thank you for your support!!! Speakers spoke of hope … Continue reading Nakba Day ~ Aotearoa Palestine Solidarity
It is time for the New Zealand government to stop enabling and emboldening Israels apartheid state oppression and war crimes against the people of Palestine. New Zealand parliament should move to boycotting, divesting, desist NZ companies or military for working with the Israeli state, and work with the United Nations in sanctioning Israel, to prevent further war crimes and atrocities against Palestine from occurring. If … Continue reading Aotearoa in Solidarity with Palestine
Shared from Global Campaign On Military Spending: Please join us demanding governments around the world to reduce their military expenditures! And if you’re part of a civil society organization, we would love to have it endorsing this as well. The world spent $1.92 trillion on the military in 2019, a 3.6% increase over the previous year and the highest figure since the end of the … Continue reading Appeal: Reduce Military Spending, Defend People and the Planet