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Moruroa: 54th Anniversary Of First Nuclear Bomb Detonation

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 2:09 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today is the 54th anniversary of France’s first nuclear bomb detonation in French Occupied Polynesia, the first in a total of 193 bomb “tests” at Mororua and Fangataufa from 1966 to 1996 which left a toxic radioactive legacy that continues to cause immense ... More >>

Welfare Or Warfare? Military Spending In Budget 2020

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:50 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Military spending in the 2020 ‘Rebuilding Together’ Budget is a total of $4,621,354,000* - that is an average of more than $88.8 million every week While this is a small decrease when compared with the record amount of military spending allocated in Budget ... More >>

Global Military Spending Increases, New Zealand Ranks In Report

Monday, 27 April 2020, 12:01 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Global military expenditure increased for the fifth year in a row to according to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today, during the Global Days of Action on Military Spending. World military expenditure ... More >>

ANZAC Day Virtual Peace Activities

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 9:56 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

As ANZAC Day approaches, Peace Movement Aotearoa is inviting participation in online peace activities and you can join in by writing a poem, posting pictures for peace or joining the virtual peace vigil. This year’s ANZAC Day virtual peace activities ... More >>

NZ UPR Adoption this Thursday

Monday, 1 July 2019, 1:07 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

On Thursday, 4 July, New Zealand's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Outcome Document will be adopted by the UN Human Rights Council, during the Council's 41st session that began on 24 June and concludes on 12 July 2019. More >>

Wellbeing Budget: Shocking rise in military spending

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:08 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

While there is much to commend about the shift in government thinking reflected in the Wellbeing Budget’s five priorities [1], the shocking increase in military spending shows the same old thinking about “security” remains - a focus on outdated narrow ... More >>

Global military spending rises again, will NZ’s this year?

Monday, 29 April 2019, 10:45 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today, during the Global Days of Action on Military Spending, world military expenditure in 2018 totalled an estimated $(USD)1,822 billion in 2018 - an increase ... More >>

Arms Amendment Bill: Submission summary

Thursday, 4 April 2019, 12:25 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Below is a summary of our submission to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee on the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill, submitted yesterday. More >>

Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day 2019

Friday, 1 March 2019, 11:17 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day - the 65th anniversary of the 'Bravo' nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands, which blasted out a crater more than 200 ... More >>

Poets for Peace and Planet, Saturday 3 November

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 3:34 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Join us on Saturday afternoon at Poets for Peace and Planet, featuring · Maata Wharehoka (Parihaka) · Janis Freegard · Harvey Molloy · Carina Gallegos · John Howell · Maria McMillan · George Watterson · Helen Rickerby · Tim Jones · Reading of 'Remember ... More >>

2018 National Peace Workshops

Monday, 29 October 2018, 5:12 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

'Peace, peoples and planet' is the theme of the 2018 National Peace Workshops, which will open on Friday evening with a screening of 'Tātarakihi: Children of Parihaka' with Maata Wharehoka, Parihaka, details at https://web.facebook.com/events/2224626401195701 More >>

'Remember the Brave', children's book launch

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 12:12 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

'Remember the Brave', children's book launch in Wellington on Saturday, 22 September 2018 Peace Movement Aotearoa 13 September 2018 Join us for the Wellington launch of 'Remember the Brave', the new children's book about WW1 conscientious objectors, ... More >>

New Zealand featured in new report on child soldiers

Friday, 25 May 2018, 3:16 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

“In many countries the popular myth of the army as a benevolent institution which “saves” disadvantaged and vulnerable young people from an uncertain future remains pervasive. This report deconstructs that myth, the research clearly shows that military ... More >>

An agenda for disarmament' launched last night

Friday, 25 May 2018, 9:38 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

“The United Nations was created with the goal of eliminating war as an instrument of foreign policy. But seven decades on, our world is as dangerous as it has ever been. Disarmament prevents and ends violence. Disarmament supports sustainable development. ... More >>

Budget 2018: Military spending increases again

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:03 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Budget 2018: Military spending increases again, time for alternative thinking Peace Movement Aotearoa 17 May 2018 Link to share : https://www.facebook.com/PeaceMovementAotearoa/posts/1699540463426649 More >>

Global military spending increases again, will NZ's?

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, 12:10 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

According to figures released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today, during the Global Days of Action on Military Spending, world military expenditure in 2017 totalled an estimated $(USD)1,739 billion, the highest level ... More >>

NZ Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 11:13 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the New Zealand government's compliance with the International Covenant on Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Covenant) were released overnight, and ... More >>

UN Examines NZ Government's Performance on Rights

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 9:27 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

UN Human Rights Experts Examine NZ Government's Performance on Economic, Social And Cultural Rights More >>

Nuclear investments: Super Fund, banks and Serco ...

Friday, 9 March 2018, 9:28 am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The 2018 Don't Bank on the Bomb report was released last night. The report is produced by PAX - a member of the Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons ( i CAN) - and is the only report published each year detailing the ... More >>

Racial Discrimination: UN Committee recommendations on NZ

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 2:15 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the New Zealand government's compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination were released overnight, and are ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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