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Human rights groups call on Silver Ferns to drop partnership with PUMA

Today Palestinian rights activists in over twenty countries, including Aotearoa New Zealand, are taking part in an international day of action against the sportswear company PUMA.  Human rights groups in Aotearoa are calling on the Silver Ferns to take a stand for human rights and end their sponsorship deal with PUMA. PUMA sponsors the Israel Football Association (IFA) who support six Israeli football teams based … Continue reading Human rights groups call on Silver Ferns to drop partnership with PUMA

“don’t make bad law which could criminalise good people.” Counter-Terrorism legislation bill amendments submission to the Justice Select Committee. August 2021. Auckland Peace Action. “Activism is not terrorism.”

Auckland Peace Action are worried that this law could be used in an oppressive way as it has been in the past and internationally. We propose some changes to the bill, for the sake of Aotearoa NZ society. Continue reading “don’t make bad law which could criminalise good people.” Counter-Terrorism legislation bill amendments submission to the Justice Select Committee. August 2021. Auckland Peace Action. “Activism is not terrorism.”

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Stop Rocket Lab’s Militarisation of Space

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

Free Palestine solidarity rally, march and street party, Tāmaki Makaurau 22/5/21.

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.

Māhia locals say Haere Atu

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

Nakba Day ~ Aotearoa Palestine Solidarity

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

“No space for war”: stop Rocket Lab’s weaponisation of space

Update: No Space For War webinar! Full recording: Thanks to our speakers @ollieneas and Sonya Smith of @RocketLabM for your valuable whakaaro and insight. Sign the petition! https://our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/space-for-peace-3/… Join the mailing list: http://eepurl.com/httVjL#SpaceForPeace MEDIA RELEASE: “No space for war”: stop Rocket Lab’s weaponisation of space From: Auckland Peace Action Date: March 16, 2021 Rocket Lab’s launch of a US military weapons targeting satellite will be … Continue reading “No space for war”: stop Rocket Lab’s weaponisation of space

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