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War Museum Steps Up To Telling The Truth

Friday, 23 February 2024, 8:51 am | Peace Action Wellington

"The Auckland War Memorial Museum's move to a Te Tiriti-centred approach is about telling the truth of New Zealand's history. It is the right thing to do. It can't stay a dusty old colonial museum that repeats false myths about the glory of ... More >>

Trip To Aus Must Prioritise Peace And Decolonisation, Not New Weapons

Wednesday, 31 January 2024, 4:51 pm | Peace Action Wellington

“Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Judith Collins' trip to Australia for a joint meeting with their Australian counterparts must prioritise the real security concerns in the Pacific region. This means peace, decolonisation ... More >>

Deployment Of NZDF Stunning Hypocrisy And Dangerous Alignment

Tuesday, 23 January 2024, 5:24 pm | Peace Action Wellington

“The decision to deploy six NZDF to be part of a US-led combat mission in the Red Sea is astonishing hypocrisy. The claim that this deployment is about 'defending lives' and 'de-escalating tensions' is absurd while 25,000 Palestinian civilians ... More >>

NZ Business Trade Trip Ignored Israel’s Illegal Occupation Before Gaza Genocide

Friday, 19 January 2024, 9:07 am | Peace Action Wellington

“ Documents released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show that 60 business leaders, led by Simon Bridges, were planning a trade trip to Israel immediately prior to the war. They gave no consideration to Israel’s illegal occupation ... More >>

NZDF ‘Crisis’ An Opportunity To Abolish The Military

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 10:56 am | Peace Action Wellington

“The NZDF is attempting to secure massive funding increases by claiming they are in crisis over personnel and equipment. This so-called ‘crisis’ is contrived to extract more money out of the new government. NZ already spends more than $15 ... More >>

Albanese Meeting No Mandate For AUKUS Or Weapons Spending

Wednesday, 20 December 2023, 9:30 am | Peace Action Wellington

“Chris Luxon’s meeting with Australian Prime Minister Albanese does not give him any mandate to join AUKUS nor to expand New Zealand’s military budget,” said Valerie Morse of Peace Action Wellington. “There was simply no discussion during ... More >>

Foreign Minister Lines Up With US Empire

Tuesday, 12 December 2023, 10:52 am | Peace Action Wellington

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs’ speech outlining a new approach for New Zealand should be ringing alarm bells for anyone concerned about preventing a war in our region,” said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse. “Winston Peters claims ... More >>

New Defence Policy Puts NZ Path To War

Friday, 4 August 2023, 10:57 am | Peace Action Wellington

“The government’s new defence policy puts NZ on a path to war and more spending on weapons. This is absolutely the wrong approach for our own security and for the wider Pacific,” said Valerie Morse, member of Peace Action Wellington. “NZ is ... More >>

Peace Groups Say Cancel The Contract With Cubic Arms Company

Tuesday, 1 November 2022, 7:52 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Peace groups have written to Minister of Transport Michael Wood seeking the cancellation of a contract with Cubic Corporation for the provision of a public transport ticketing system. Cubic provides weapons training systems, including training on the notorious ... More >>

Keep Space For Peace - Picket Outside MBIE, 15 Stout St, Wellington

Sunday, 4 September 2022, 8:54 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington and other peace activists will be picketing outside the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE), 15 Stout St, Wellington, at 12 noon on Monday 5 September 2022, calling on the Government to Keep Space for Peace. ... More >>

Peace Protest Against US-led Combat Training In The Pacific

Friday, 8 July 2022, 10:40 am | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) will protest outside of the NZ Defence Force headquarters at 34 Bowen Street, Wellington on Friday, 8 July from 8-9am against NZ’s participation in the US-led "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) combat training. This year, ... More >>

Ardern’s Visit Should Focus On Peace, Decolonisation

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:05 am | Peace Action Wellington

“Jacinda Ardern’s visit comes immediately on the heels of Joe Biden’s trip to Japan for a meeting of the ‘Quad’ - the US, Australia, India and Japan - that intends to dramatically increase militarisation of the Pacific region. Ardern’s ... More >>

Australian nuclear submarines threaten South Pacific

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 11:52 am | Peace Action Wellington

“The decision by the Australian government to acquire nuclear-powered submarines is irresponsible and dangerous for the whole South Pacific region,” said Valerie Morse, member of Peace Action Wellington. “Adding more weapons to the mix of ongoing ... More >>

No Guantanamo in New Zealand

Monday, 6 September 2021, 1:38 pm | Peace Action Wellington

“The Lynnmall terrorist attack was a terrible and utterly unnecessary tragedy, and more policing and surveillance is not the way to solve it. Education, rehabilitation, mental health support and social inclusion are the rational ways to deal with radicalised ... More >>

French Embassy Targeted To Mark Hiroshima Day

Friday, 6 August 2021, 5:35 am | Peace Action Wellington

The French Embassy will be targeted for its ongoing role in the nuclear poisoning of the Pacific by activists and artists following a day of kōrero and art-making at the Newtown Community Centre starting at 1pm on Saturday, 7th August. “As we ... More >>

On The 70th Anniversary Of ANZUS, NZDF In Massive War Exercises

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 8:26 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington opposes the NZDF’s involvement in Exercise Talisman Sabre, a joint US-Australian military training, happening in Queensland this week. “The Labour government has claimed to have an independent foreign policy, but this deployment ... More >>

Peace Group Calls For Radical Change On Anzac Weekend

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 5:19 am | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington is hosting an Anzac-weekend peace event called The Climate of War: white supremacy, climate justice and militarism that challenges the meaning and purpose of Anzac Day. The free, public event will be held on Saturday, 24 April ... More >>

Air New Zealand Assisting Saudi War In Yemen

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 6:11 am | Peace Action Wellington

“The shocking revelations that Air New Zealand has been assisting the Saudi military in the war on Yemen must prompt a wider inquiry into the Crown’s involvement in the arms trade,” said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse. “It is absolutely ... More >>

Shelly Bay And Ihumātao Shown Support In Wellington

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 7:15 am | Peace Action Wellington

Photo: Brett Jennings On Saturday, Wellingtonians gathered for an action on Cuba Mall to support two important Māori land struggles at Ihumātao (Auckland) and at Murukaikuru (Shelly Bay, Wellington) and to push for political solutions. Mau Whenua ... More >>

Op Burnham: Disestablish The NZSAS Fundraiser For Victims Begun

Friday, 31 July 2020, 3:37 pm | Peace Action Wellington

“The disturbing findings of the Operation Burnham Inquiry released today require the NZ government to take decisive steps to disestablish the NZ Special Air Service (NZSAS),” said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse. “After nearly a ... More >>





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