NZ Police spend $250k as private security for Weapons Dealers Expo

Today, the Weapons Expo begins in Palmerston North, and the peace movement is particularly concerned that the police plan to protect these war profiteers with 180 officers and a security budget of $250,000. They have fortified the Central Energy Trust in Palmerston North with blacked-out fences and barbed wire. Last year,  police caused injuries to dozens of peaceful protestors at the event in Wellington. It … Continue reading NZ Police spend $250k as private security for Weapons Dealers Expo

Action against NZDF crimes & toxic culture tomorrow

Auckland Peace Action and Organise Aotearoa are holding a demonstration outside the NZDF recruiting office at 204 Great North Road tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 October at 12:30 to demand justice and an end to the war in Afghanistan. People are invited to bring their own messages and banners in solidarity with the military’s victims at home and abroad. We are horrified by today’s revelations of war … Continue reading Action against NZDF crimes & toxic culture tomorrow

Forever loyal to US empire & its wars

“The NZ Government’s decision to extend the deployments of troops to Iraq and Afghanistan is a demonstration of the disgusting and uncritical support of US aggressive war-making across the Middle East,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. “This government claims to be about building a different future – but they are actively supporting Trump’s aggressive military posture in the region. The government is … Continue reading Forever loyal to US empire & its wars

Why we’re stopping the weapons expo again

It’s that time of year again. The merchants of war and death are preparing to converge on the NZDIA weapons expo. Once again, some of the most amoral, greedy and vile companies on the planet will be trading in weapons, vehicles and logistical tools with the aim of maximum profit. . The worst offenders will be there – Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Mas Zegrange, Beretta … Continue reading Why we’re stopping the weapons expo again

We are Winning! Weapons Expo driven from Wellington, headed to Palmy North

We’d like to share some fantastic news: the annual Weapons Expo (WEXPO) has been driven out of Wellington. For the past 20 years (with only one exception in 2016 when it came to Auckland) the expo has been in Wellington where it was close to the Ministry of Defence, HQ of the Defence Force and Parliament. For the past three years, we have been working … Continue reading We are Winning! Weapons Expo driven from Wellington, headed to Palmy North

Threats of violence continue as fascist duo get visas

“We are alarmed at the impending arrival of white supremacists Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, and will aim to organise a non-violent anti-racist response to any public events in Auckland,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. “Lauren Southern has been denied entry to the UK. Under NZ law this means she should not have automatic entry, yet this is precisely what has happened. … Continue reading Threats of violence continue as fascist duo get visas

No room for racism in Aotearoa

“Auckland Peace Action will join with other activist and community groups across Auckland to resist racism if any public events involving right wing extremist speakers Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux go ahead,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action “We support Auckland City Council and their decision not to let council venues be used to promote racist hate speech.” “We stand with the Muslim … Continue reading No room for racism in Aotearoa