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He Whakaputanga Day

Parihaka Peace Week

Recent events:

Ukraine Solidarity Vigil, 1 year of Putin’s Invasion and Ukrainian Resistance

Join us for a vigil at Te Komititanga / Britomart Sq (7 Queen St, Auckland) on Friday February 24th, from 3pm to 6pm, as we mark one year since the Russian army invaded Ukraine on the orders of Putin and his regime.

Speakers TBC. This will be a family friendly and interactive event. See Facebook event page.

At 6pm we will march together to join a candle light vigil #LightWillWinOverDarkness held by @Mahi for Ukraine at Wynyard Steps – See details here:

This has been a year of indescribable suffering and bloodshed for the Ukrainian people. The completely unjustified invasion has already cost the lives of many tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians and military personnel. Every day the Ukrainian people face brutality and violence. Millions of civilians have been forced to flee abroad, millions are internally displaced.

Entire towns and villages have been reduced to rubble by Russian bombing and airstrikes. Civilian infrastructure (electricity and heating networks, schools, hospitals, railroads, ports, etc.) is being systematically destroyed, making the country unlivable.

Putin wants to make an independent and livable Ukraine impossible:

The Russian army has committed mass murders of civilians and Ukrainian soldiers in many places. The fate of many thousands is still unknown. Mass rape campaigns and killings by rape, are established attack strategies. With every liberation of a Ukrainian village or town, new crimes come to light.

A great many Ukrainian citizens (including hundreds of thousands of children) have been deported, without permission and often by force, to the territory of Russia.

The Ukrainian people rightly refuse to be passive victims of this war of aggression and actively and massively resists the invasion, with or without arms in hand. Very widespread mutual solidarity and self-organization of the population plays a crucial role in enabling this resistance to continue, as does international support in many different forms.

The killing of the Ukrainian people before the eyes of the world and the destruction of independent Ukraine must stop! The loudest possible international protest against the Russian invasion and the widest possible solidarity with the Ukrainian people is more necessary than ever.

Come to the vigil and show your support on Friday the 24th of February, standing for Ukrainian peoples freedom, justice, and peace.

Meet with peace community as we reflect on one year of brutal and horrific destruction and invasion by the Russian Military over Ukraine.

This is a learning and discussion space for people who care about human rights and peace to gather and talk about how we can support and the intersecting issues of oppression and intersecting issues of liberation.

Some kai provided, bring a plate if you’d like to. Our conversations are informed by the our comrades in the ENSU. See their manifesto and contemporary writings.