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Appeal: Reduce Military Spending, Defend People and the Planet

Shared from Global Campaign On Military Spending: Please join us demanding governments around the world to reduce their military expenditures! And if you’re part of a civil society organization, we would love to have it endorsing this as well. The world spent $1.92 trillion on the military in 2019, a 3.6% increase over the previous year and the highest figure since the end of the … Continue reading Appeal: Reduce Military Spending, Defend People and the Planet

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Equitable International Access To A Vaccine: Support #PeoplesVaccine

An open letter to prime minister Jacinda Ardern, minister of foreign affairs Nanaia Mahuta and trade minister Damien O’Connor on supporting a People’s Vaccine Dear Prime Minister Ardern and Ministers Mahuta and O’Connor, The world has watched Aotearoa New Zealand’s remarkable response to Covid-19. Our leaders struck a different path from many other countries, one informed by experts, and our team of five million pulled … Continue reading Equitable International Access To A Vaccine: Support #PeoplesVaccine

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Minister fails to take only logical choice on war excercises

Media Release. From: Cancel RIMPAC Coalition Aotearoa On the final day of RIMPAC, the US Navy’s war training exercise in and around Hawai’i, it has emerged that 16 other participating countries withdrew from the training due to the threat of Covid-19. Only ten countries have ended up participating, including New Zealand. “It is deeply frustrating that New Zealand First MP and Defence Minister Ron Mark … Continue reading Minister fails to take only logical choice on war excercises

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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