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Police use Courts to harass activists

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 9:02 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Wellington police have today confirmed that they will again pursue trespass charges against a peace activist. The hearing for a trespass charge will be heard at Wellington District Court despite evidence showing the police's case has no foundation. Peace ... More >>

Wreath laying for Afghan civilians

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:40 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington and friends will be joining 2017 ANZAC events in Wellington to remember six civilians killed in Afghanistan in 2010, allegedly by the New Zealand SAS. Peace Action Wellington and friends will honour the civilians who were killed ... More >>

Peace activists returning to court

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:00 am | Peace Action Wellington

Tuesday 21st March 2017, peace activists will be returning to court aiming to recover costs for the Crown’s recent failed prosecution against them. Fifteen peace activists who were arrested at the 2015 New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Weapons ... More >>

Drone Assassination Awareness Week

Monday, 27 February 2017, 9:16 am | Peace Action Wellington

The Catholic Worker Movement is raising awareness of New Zealand’s complicity in US drone strikes and military action with a week-long Drone Assassination Awareness Week. Throughout the week a converted school-bus with a shrine to remember victims ... More >>

Only 4 of 15 charges remain in case against peace activists

Friday, 17 February 2017, 11:10 am | Peace Action Wellington

Another charge was dropped on the fourth day of the Crown's case against 15 peace activists who protested the 2015 Wellington Weapons Expo. More >>

Charges dropped against another peace activist

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 5:41 pm | Peace Action Wellington

The judge has dismissed yet another charge in the case against peace activists arrested protesting the Weapons Expo in 2015. After reviewing the evidence provided by the Crown Prosecution and hearing from a police witness the judge found there was no ... More >>

Nine charges dropped in farcical case against activists

Tuesday, 14 February 2017, 12:24 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Nine peace activists are this morning walking free from Wellington District Court after the Crown Prosecution were forced to drop their charges. Lawyers for the activists ripped apart the testimony of the first witness during cross examination before lunch ... More >>

16 Wellington peace activists to appear in court

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 8:48 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Sixteen people who protested for peace at the 2015 New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Weapons Conference will next week appear in Wellington District Court. The protesters who took part in a non-violent blockade outside the conference have plead ... More >>

Wellington protest against the war industry

Tuesday, 15 November 2016, 4:14 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington will be marching from Thistle Hall, Cuba st, to the Wellington City Council at 12:30pm, tomorrow(Wednesday 16th November), in opposition to the war industry, opposition to military ties with warmongers such as the USA, and to ... More >>

Time for New Zealand to end all ties with USA military

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 9:39 am | Peace Action Wellington

It is now time for New Zealand to cut military ties with the USA. The USA military has a grotesque human rights record and has been involved in a huge number of unnecessary, brutal, destructive and poorly thought out conflicts, and that was before Donald ... More >>

Navy secretly move function

Monday, 17 October 2016, 10:30 am | Peace Action Wellington

Sunday's Trafalgar Luncheon, part of the Navy's 75th anniversary celebrations, was moved from its planned location in the Wellington Cadet Centre without any public notification. Despite this, a peace picnic outside the empty venue was closely monitored ... More >>

Peace activists arrested at arms company protest

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 7:24 am | Peace Action Wellington

Activists from Peace Action Wellington (PAW) today occupied the office of MAS Zengrange, a Lower Hutt company that makes mortar-firing systems and other war products. Five peace activists were arrested after they left the building. More >>

Nauru whistleblowers to speak out at Wellington protest

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 12:00 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Nauru whistleblowers due to speak out at Wellington protest for refugees held in Australian offshore detention More >>

Peace Activists intimidated by police

Friday, 22 July 2016, 2:24 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Media Release: Peace Activists intimidated by police From: Peace Action Wellington activists Date: 22 July 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Peace Action Wellington: oppose the warship visit

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 4:13 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington is opposed to the upcoming US warship visit, and the ongoing building of military ties with the United States of America to bolster their illegal wars. We join Auckland Peace Action in their mobilisation of public opposition to ... More >>

Wellingtonians protest treatment of refugees

Friday, 24 June 2016, 11:34 am | Peace Action Wellington

Today, Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More >>

Close Detention Centres banner near Australian Embassy

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 9:18 am | Peace Action Wellington

On the 100th day of protests on Nauru and the national day of civil disobedience in Australia against their detention centres for refugees a large banner calling for the end of detention centres, and the closing of the Manus Island and Nauru detention ... More >>

Wellingtonians protest treatment of refugees

Thursday, 23 June 2016, 8:29 am | Peace Action Wellington

Today, Peace Action Wellington (PAW) will blockade the Australian High Commission in Wellington, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More >>

No support for NZ troops to Iraq

Tuesday, 21 June 2016, 10:15 am | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington is appalled that the New Zealand government has extended the length and breadth of the NZSAS operations in Iraq. More >>

Defence Spending obscene opening for more wars

Thursday, 9 June 2016, 8:40 am | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington New Zealanders can remain confident that the country does not face a direct military threat in the foreseeable future. (Defence White Paper, p10, 2016) “So why are we spending $20 Billion on upgrading the NZDF? It clearly ... More >>

 

 

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