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Peace Activists Occupy Labour Party Offices Across Aotearoa

Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:01 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Activists are occupying Labour MP offices across the country today to urge the government to take immediate action on the Manus Island refugee crisis. More >>

Auckland-based former Manus Island worker condemns Aust

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 7:57 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland-based social worker Charlotte Wilson, who worked at the Manus Island detention centre for the Salvation Army from February 2014 - January 2015, has condemned the Australian government. More >>

Australian Ministers warned against travel to NZ

Monday, 6 November 2017, 4:48 pm | Auckland Peace Action

“A day after Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull again rejected New Zealand’s offer to resettle some refugees held in prison gulags on Manus Island, he has been warned not to visit New Zealand as he may face arrest on charges of crimes against ... More >>

Parihaka Day to be commemorated in Auckland

Friday, 3 November 2017, 11:25 am | Auckland Peace Action

“On Sunday, 5 November, Parihaka Day will be commemorated with a day-long peace conference at the Auckland Central Library hosted by Auckland Peace Action starting at 10am,” said Auckland Peace Action member Te Ao Pritchard. More >>

Aucklanders prepare to blockade Weapons Expo

Sunday, 1 October 2017, 9:28 pm | Auckland Peace Action

This Monday 2nd October, Aucklanders will gather to train for civil disobedience in the build up to blockade the weapons expo. This year the annual weapons expo is being held in Wellington, but Aucklanders aren’t taking a break, masses are preparing ... More >>

Minister selling war

Monday, 14 August 2017, 8:19 am | Auckland Peace Action

Sunday, 13 August “Minister of Defence Mark Mitchell has become a Weapons Industry spokesperson this week. The Minister issued a statement on Friday advocating for private companies to cash in on the $20 billion being pumped into the military budget,” ... More >>

Weapons Expo plans exposed

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 1:15 pm | Auckland Peace Action

"Today Auckland Peace Action took action at BECA Engineering, the company hosting a weapons expo planning meeting at their Auckland offices." More >>

NZ needs a Peace Budget

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 9:05 am | Auckland Peace Action

“In this year’s budget, the government can create a massive surplus by stopping the funding of state terrorism and spying. Instead, there should be a peace budget prioritising health, education, environmental and welfare needs,” said Auckland ... More >>

Aucklanders hold emergency rally for peace

Monday, 1 May 2017, 11:37 am | Auckland Peace Action

On May 6 at 2pm, Auckland will come together at Aotea Square to oppose New Zealand involvement in war. The rally has been provoked by growing local concern about the rising threat of war in the Korean peninsula and an escalation of the war in Syria. More >>

New Defence Minister a mercenary in US wars

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 12:36 pm | Auckland Peace Action

National MP Mark Mitchell, newly appointed as Defence Minister, was a mercenary fighter in Iraq during the bloodiest period of the US occupation. His appointment signals what a pro-war, pro-US empire government this National Party really is," said Auckland ... More >>

Alternative Anzac Day Event

Friday, 21 April 2017, 10:54 am | Auckland Peace Action

An alternative Anzac day event called Prayers for Peace is happening on Tuesday, 25 April at 11am at the Band Rotunda at the Auckland Domain. It is a pro-peace, anti-war event that has been organised to provide a balance to the pro-war State-sponsored ... More >>

Demands for inquiry stepped up - SAS Base locked in

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 12:44 pm | Auckland Peace Action

"Today members of Auckland Peace Action locked the gates of the SAS base in Papakura in order to prevent NZ troops from killing more innocent civilians. The activists staged a dramatic action outside the SAS Base to demand justice for the ... More >>

Stop the evictions

Friday, 17 February 2017, 9:50 am | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action (APA) stands in solidarity with Niki Rauti as she opposes her eviction from her home of several decades, an act being perpetrated by the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company in order to sell the land. More >>

Peace Activists on Trial

Monday, 13 February 2017, 9:08 am | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action is calling for justice for the 16 peace activists facing trial this week for charges relating to the 2015 Weapons Conference. All 16 people are on trial together in the Wellington District Court starting at 10am Monday. More >>

Stop the War at Home

Friday, 10 February 2017, 4:14 pm | Auckland Peace Action

“Auckland Peace Action will join No Pride in Prison’s March against Mass Incarceration tomorrow at midday at Aotea Square. As an anti – militarisation group it may not be immediately obvious why we are doing so,” said APA spokeswoman Virginia Lambert. More >>

New Zealand rallies for imprisoned Chilean activist

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 8:44 am | Auckland Peace Action

Machi Francisca Linconao, a traditional spiritual leader of the Mapuche people in Chile, is currently under house arrest. She is a well-known activist on behalf of her forest and people and has recently been on hunger strike to end her incarceration. ... More >>

Standing in Solidarity

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 4:11 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Auckland Peace Action (APA) extends our solidarity and support to our friends from No Pride in Prisons who are working for the release of a transgender woman inside of Spring Hill Prison. More >>

Prayers close Week of Peace

Sunday, 20 November 2016, 7:50 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Media Release: Prayers close Week of Peace From: Auckland Peace Action Date: Sunday, 20 November Auckland Peace Action’s Week of Peace closes today with Prayers for Peace, an alternative prayer service outside of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell ... More >>

Peace boats challenge warships

Friday, 18 November 2016, 11:33 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Date: Friday, 18 November From: Auckland Peace Action A flotilla of peace boats will challenge the warships anchored in Waitematā Harbour during the International Naval Review on Saturday from 12:30-2:30. “We are taking to the seas to challenge the ... More >>

Peace boats challenge warships

Friday, 18 November 2016, 3:27 pm | Auckland Peace Action

A flotilla of peace boats will challenge the warships anchored in Waitematā Harbour during the International Naval Review on Saturday from 12:30-2:30. “We are taking to the seas to challenge the glorification of war and militarism. Many of these navies ... More >>

 

 

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