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What legitimacy does the Navy have? if it practises shooting civilians.

Auckland Peace Action denounces the Royal New Zealand Navy’s planned “activities” which “include the use of pyrotechnics, blank ammunition firing, drones and actors simulating a crowd of protesters” near the Auckland Harbour Bridge on Friday 12th to Monday 15th of June. We are disappointed, disturbed and disgusted that the Royal New Zealand Navy is practising killing protesters. Is this what people believe a democratic society … Continue reading What legitimacy does the Navy have? if it practises shooting civilians.

#CancelRIMPAC. Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercises

Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercisesPrime Minister Jacinda ArdernParliamentWellington Tēnā koe Prime Minister, We are writing to urge New Zealand’s withdrawal of participation and support of RIMPAC, the world’s largest, US-led military exercise due to begin in June. RIMPAC includes over 26,000 troops from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, … Continue reading #CancelRIMPAC. Open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Say no to RIMPAC military exercises

Second neo-Nazi soldier exposed

We are horrified to learn that a second soldier in the NZDF is an avowed neo-Nazi. This person has been identified as Max Newsome. He has links with violent fascist organisations overseas. It follows closely on the arrest of another solider in December at Linton military camp. The NZDF has known for a week who this person is but has refused to answer questions. They … Continue reading Second neo-Nazi soldier exposed

Kiwisaver changes must go further

Media Release: Kiwisaver changes must go further From: Auckland Peace Action Date: Monday, 2 March 2020 “It isn’t enough to stop investments in illegal weapons – Kiwisaver and NZ Super must stop all investment in weapons companies and those who profit from war,” said Eliana Darroch, member of Auckland Peace Action. “Just announced changes to Kiwisaver rules that all default investment funds exclude investment in … Continue reading Kiwisaver changes must go further

Frigates late & over budget

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that weapons giant Lockheed Martin will be late on its delivery of Te Kaha, the first of the Navy frigates being upgraded in Canada. This military contract is just a slush fund for the world’s largest weapons company. The forecast date for delivery was June 2020. Now it is December 2020. This is alongside a nearly $200 million cost … Continue reading Frigates late & over budget

RESIST APEC 2021: Say NO to a Police State

The government is currently consulting on the APEC 2021 bill. This law is being passed to allow the suspension of your basic rights and instituting extreme security and surveillance measures during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Auckland in November 2021.  We need you to say NO to APEC 2021 and to make your voice heard. Submissions are due no later than Wednesday, … Continue reading RESIST APEC 2021: Say NO to a Police State

NZ Troops must leave Iraq

“It is imperative that New Zealand Defence Force Troops still stationed in Iraq leave the country,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. “The Iraqi Parliament has passed a resolution calling for all foreign troops to leave. NZ must respect that resolution and get the remaining 43 members of the NZDF out now.” The deployment of the final round of NZ troops is due … Continue reading NZ Troops must leave Iraq

Neo-Nazi in NZDF

We are alarmed to learn that an enlisted soldier in the New Zealand Defence Force is an avowed member of a neo-Nazi group. He is now in military prison subject to a criminal investigation. The far right around the world target military and police forces both by enlisting and by recruiting members from these organisations. Last year, a British Army soldier who served in Afghanistan … Continue reading Neo-Nazi in NZDF

Uyghur petition aimed at Massey

Auckland Peace Action is launching a petition demanding Massey University’s complete and immediate disengagement with iFLYTEK, a Chinese company that has been blacklisted for complicity in China’s massive human rights violations. The petition comes hot on the heels of Newsroom’s expose of the relationship between the company and the University. Jessie Dennis, a Massey student and member of Auckland Peace Action initiated the petition. She … Continue reading Uyghur petition aimed at Massey

Hard to imagine: mass repression of Uyghur people by Chinese Government

Who is/where are the Uyghur people? The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), also known as East Turkestan, is a huge, sparsely populated area located in China’s far northwest. This is where Uyghurs – a Turkic speaking Muslim minority group – live. They comprise about 11.3 million of a total of 22 million people. What is happening to their human rights there? Over recent months, disturbing … Continue reading Hard to imagine: mass repression of Uyghur people by Chinese Government