We did it! Weapons Expo cancelled

The annual Weapons Expo has been brought to an end by Peace Action groups across the country. The non-violent direct action tactics we have used have been effective at shutting this thing down for the past four years. Now the NZ Defence Industry Association has realised the futility of continuing to host this weapons show against the massive wave of public opposition and disgust at … Continue reading We did it! Weapons Expo cancelled

Little Book of Legal Rights & Police Wrongs

Know your rights with the police Your rights are not absolute. They are limited at best; at worst they don’t exist at all. You are in a better position if you know your rights, but don’t expect that the police will know your rights, or respect them, despite what they say to the contrary. The Search and Surveillance Act (2012) is the primary law for … Continue reading Little Book of Legal Rights & Police Wrongs

Well-Being budget ensures health of weapons dealers

The Government’s Well-Being Budget appears to be crafted to ensure the health of US weapons companies, not ordinary New Zealanders. The early release of defence budget figures alongside rumours about the soon-to-be-released Defence Capability Plan indicate that the government’s priorities are way out of step with ordinary people. US weapons giants Lockheed Martin and Boeing are being fed on money that should be going to … Continue reading Well-Being budget ensures health of weapons dealers

Urgent Action Alert – End NZ’s military role in the Iraq war forever – Say No War on Iran

Dear Auckland Peace Action friends, On 30 June 2019, New Zealand’s deployment to Iraq is due to end. We want to make sure that happens.  This current deployment of up to 121 soldiers has already been extended twice. It continues the little-known but 15-year-long New Zealand military occupation in Iraq. Recent revelations about the deployment suggest it has undergone significant changes expanding its original mandate … Continue reading Urgent Action Alert – End NZ’s military role in the Iraq war forever – Say No War on Iran

Inquiry must do better for victims & community

The scope of the Inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attack must be broadened meet victims needs and to address the root causes of the attack. At present, there is no proposal on the table for legal representation of victims at this Inquiry. There is also no proposal to have victims funded to attend hearings of this inquiry. We need to put victims at the centre … Continue reading Inquiry must do better for victims & community

Answers to Newsroom’s questions for their “hate speech” article

A Newsroom journalist who intends to write an article about “hate speech” contacted Auckland Peace Action. The journalist asked the questions used as the headings of this post. These questions suggest that the journalist may argue that: (a) disruption by Auckland Peace Action at the Auckland screening of Ben-Gurion, Epilogue (a film about the final years of Israel’s founder) may (b) constitute “hate speech” against … Continue reading Answers to Newsroom’s questions for their “hate speech” article

Picnic for Peace 2019

Auckland Peace Action invites you to join us for our third annual Picnic for Peace, an alternative ANZAC Day commemoration that opposes the glorification of war and calls for a just and lasting peace based on demilitarisation, decolonisation and justice. We will be meeting at Pukekawa (the Auckland Domain) for prayers, speakers and a picnic to coincide with the civic service at the cenotaph. This … Continue reading Picnic for Peace 2019