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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 >>

Budget 2020 A Slush Fund For Weapons Dealers

Friday, 15 May 2020, 12:13 pm | Peace Action Wellington

“Coming out of the Covid-19 lockdown, people across the country want to build a better society by providing for everyone’s basic needs, caring for our environment and properly resourcing the health system. We do not want to build a bigger war machine, ... More >>

Budget 2020 A Slush Fund For Weapons Dealers

Friday, 15 May 2020, 7:34 am | Peace Action Wellington

“The government’s massive injection of funding into the military is a shocking waste that will enrich weapons companies at the expense of lives. It is totally out-of-step with what is needed right now and in our future,” said Valerie Morse, member of ... More >>

Infection Of US Military A Threat To NZ & The Pacific

Sunday, 26 April 2020, 7:41 pm | Peace Action Wellington

“News that 26 US Navy ships and 3,500 soldiers have confirmed Covid-19 cases is an urgent and compelling reason for the New Zealand government to withdraw from participation in this year’s RIMPAC military exercise due to begin in June,” said Valerie Morse, ... More >>

New warplanes won’t feed my daughters

Monday, 29 October 2018, 1:36 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Jessie Moss is sick and tired of organising school bake sales. Parents like her are familiar with an endless cycle of fundraising so their kids can go on school trips - so she was gutted when the government announced a $2.3 billion spend on six ... More >>

Weapons Expo protest road closed by Council and Police

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:52 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Palmerston North Council have announced that they will block roads and restrict access to the area around the Central Energy Trust Arena during the Weapons Expo at the end of this month. Earlier this week Palmerston North Manager of Venues, John Lynch, ... More >>

Doc Edge film interrupted in Wellington

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 10:17 am | Peace Action Wellington

Today marks 70 years since the newly-formed state of Israel ‘ethnically cleansed’ Palestinian people and stole their lands. Yesterday in Palestine, tens of thousands of Palestinian people marked this anniversary. More than 55, including children, ... More >>

Doc Edge Festival supporting apartheid Israel - protest

Monday, 14 May 2018, 9:58 am | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington and Auckland Peace Action are calling for Doc Edge Festival to drop screenings of a film they say supports apartheid in Israel. The groups plan to protest the screenings if Documentary Edge Festival do not respect the Palestinian ... More >>

Peace groups will remember civilians at Anzac day events

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 4:40 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Peace groups will remember civilians at Anzac day events From: Peace Action Wellington Date: Tuesday, April 24 More >>

BBQ Blockade at Australian High Commission, Wellington 14/12

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:54 am | Peace Action Wellington

“The more than 600 refugees still detained on Manus Island only have one wish – freedom in a safe country,” said Peace Action Wellington spokesperson Gayaal Iddamalgoda today. “After more than four years of illegal detention, the refugees only want ... More >>

Lifeboat for Manus

Monday, 27 November 2017, 8:29 am | Peace Action Wellington

Peace Action Wellington are driving a ‘Lifeboat for Manus” around Wellington Central today in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island. The lifeboat will stop at the bottom of Cuba Street for lunch, 12pm - 2pm. More >>

Nationwide Protests in Support of Manus Island Refugees

Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:03 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Protests in support of the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island are taking place nationwide today. People are sitting in at Labour MP offices across the country to urge the government to take immediate action on the Manus Island refugee crisis. More >>