Against the backdrop of Jacinda Ardern’s recent trip to Washington DC cementing further military cooperation with the US, Indigenous and peace groups are demanding that the NZDF completely withdraw from participation in the US Navy’s upcoming “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) live combat training during July-August 2022 with the launch a new campaign. RIMPAC is a maritime warfare exercise based in and around Hawai’i used … Continue reading NZ withdraw from war training in the Pacific! Cancel RIMPAC 2022!
May 15 is Nakba Day – this is the day marking the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and off their land by Israeli militias in 1948. For 74 years Israel has refused to allow them to return to their homes and land in Palestine despite dozens of U.N. resolutions requiring them to do so. The Nakba has continued every day since … Continue reading Remembering the Nakba, present day Zionist settler colonialism and apartheid, and calling for Justice for Shireen Abu Akleh
. Written by Peace Movement Aotearoa. Military spending increases again: Time to #BudgetForPeace Military spending allocated in the 2022 Wellbeing Budget is $6,077,484,000 – an average of more than $116.8 million every week, and a 10.4% increase on actual spending in 2021.  This year’s increase illustrates yet again that the government remains stuck in the same old thinking about ‘security’, choosing to focus on … Continue reading Peace Movement Aotearoa Budget2022 Analysis
5th June 2022 – Aotea Sq at 11am march to the Auckland War Memorial Museum The march will honour all those innocent victims who have lost their lives, relatives, and homes in Ukraine. The march, organised by the Ukrainian Association of New Zealand with support of members of Ukrainian Community in Auckland, is expected to attract up to 5000 people. It will make its way … Continue reading Anti-War March to commemorate victims of war in Ukraine
By Peace Movement Aotearoa, see the original post on Facebook here or on Twitter, and their longstanding work campaigning against military spending here. As the world burns, global military spending exceeds $2 trillion: As the world burns and sea levels rise, global military spending increased to more than $2 trillion (US) in 2021, according to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) … Continue reading Budget For Peace, Not War!
To: The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern The Minister for Finance, Grant Robertson The Minister for Defence, Peeni Henare The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw We are writing to express our deep dismay with, and opposition to, the use of the climate crisis to push for increased military spending. The money earmarked for increased military spending should be moved to projects to reduce emissions, creating … Continue reading Open Letter to NZ Govt. from Climate and Peace Groups.
New Zealand – Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier? Press Release – Auckland Peace Action and Rocket Lab Monitor Peace and disarmament researchers in New Zealand say the Government should take a global leadership role to protect Earth by ensuring Outer Space is not the focus of a new arms race. This week the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research hosted a conference on Outer Space … Continue reading New Zealand – Peacekeeper On The Final Frontier?
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.
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
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