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Some photos of peace events Regular peace vigils and emergency response details
Not in Our Name Petitions Reports from Hebron Submissions due
- Friday, 24 March - International Women's Day for Disarmament, details of the Wellington event to mark the Day are in the local listings below.
- Ongoing - From nuclear weapons-free Aotearoa New Zealand to a nuclear weapons-free world: join the call for action!
- Friday, 3 May to Thursday, 9 May - Waihopai Ploughshares Court of Appeal hearing, information about the appeal and details of the Waihopai Ploughshares support vigil are available on this web page and on Facebook.
- Time for change: A framework for community discussion on values-based and Treaty-based constitutional arrangements, published by Peace Movement Aotearoa, December 2012.
- Ngapuhi Speaks: He Wakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Independent Report on the Ngapuhi Nui Tonu interim hearings, November 2012 - Details on Facebook - A4 poster
- Ongoing - White Poppies for Peace: are available at any time during the year for a donation to the White Poppy Peace Schlolarships, or you can order poppies for your peace event then send us the donations collected afterwards. You can order white poppies by post, please use the form available here, or by email. All proceeds go to the White Poppy Peace Schlolarships, more information is available on this web page.
- Ongoing - From nuclear weapons-free Aotearoa New Zealand to a nuclear weapons-free world: Time for action on a global ban on nuclear weapons, find out more on the iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand site.
- 'Law into Action: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand' - edited by Margaret Bedggood and Kris Gledhill; a comprehensive reference work for lawyers, policymakers, activists and all those interested in the history and protection of economic, social and cultural rights in New Zealand. More information on 'Law into Action' is available here.
- 'Lines in the Sand' - directed by Carol Archie, produced and presented by Hinewehi Mohi, first screened on Maori Television on 25 September 2010 - more information, including how you can borrow a copy for personal / educational non-commercial use, is on this web page.
- Book - 'A Thorn in Their Side: The Hilda Murrell Murder', by Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy (Ret'd). From the foreword by Michael Mansfield QC: "This is a tale of mystery and intrigue which touches all our lives. Carefully researched and lovingly told, you cannot remain unmoved. The questions come thick and fast ... Echoes of the death of Dr David Kelly. It is a story which uncovers the life-threatening risks that have to be endured by a few for the many who 'dare not speak'." More about the book and the postal order form is available here or you can order a copy online here.
- Book - 'Security without Nuclear Deterrence' by Commander Robert Green, Royal Navy (Ret'd) was launched in Wellington on Wednesday, 2 June 2010. Information about the book is available here and copies are available from the Disarmament and Security Centre for $25 + $5 p&p each: if you wish to pay for your order by cheque, please send a note with your postal details and how many books you wish to order with your cheque made payable to 'Disarmament and Security Centre' to Disarmament and Security Centre, PO Box 8390, Christchurch or use the order form available here; if you wish to pay for your order by direct credit, please credit the Disarmament and Security Centre's account 020820 0261855 03 and send a message with your name, postal details, the date and amount credited, to email.
- 'Treaty of Waitangi: Questions and Answers' - the revised and updated edition of 'Treaty Questions and Answers' which was first published by Network Waitangi in 1989. Covering many historical and contemporary issues, it is for people who would like to gain a basic knowledge about the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications, as well as for those who wish to refresh and update their understanding. The publication includes a summary of legislation and actions since 1840 which have breached the Treaty, and a comprehensive reading list. The online version of 'Treaty of Waitangi: Questions and Answers', together with information about where you can get hard copies, is on this web page.
- 'Pou Korero: A journalists' guide to Maori and current affairs' - by Carol Archie. While written primarily as a guide for journalists, 'Pou Korero' is an excellent resource for anyone with an interest in how Maori are portrayed by the Pakeha media and how this affects the way Maori are perceived by other New Zealanders - and, most importantly, how this can be improved. As well as practical guidance for journalists, such as reporting Maori occasions and including Maori perspectives in news rounds, 'Pou Korero' contains reflections and ideas which are valuable for anyone wanting to move beyond the dominant mono-cultural ways of thinking and behaving, it provides useful insights that are applicable in any profession or area of work. More information about the book, and how you can get a copy, is available here.
Local listings - scan down the page for listings for your area
- Saturday, 4 May - Rally for Justice and Peace in Palestine: come and support
justice and peace based on an end to 46 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip (including East Jerusalem), the right of return for Palestinian refugees, sharing Jerusalem, vacating all settlement colonies in Israeli occupied Palestine, and dismantling Israel's annexation / apartheid wall in occupied Palestine. Starts 2pm, QEII Square, Customs Street and Queen Street intersection, outside Downtown Shopping Centre. Organised by the Palestine Human Rights Campaign, for more information contact email or go to this web site.
- Thursday, 2 May - End NZ support for the 'war on terrorism' peace vigil, from 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, corner Lambton Quay and Bowen Street. The vigils are held on the first Thursday of each month except January, for more information contact Peace Movement Aotearoa email.
- Friday, 3 May to Thursday, 9 May - Waihopai Ploughshares Court of Appeal hearing, information about the appeal and details of the Waihopai Ploughshares support vigil at St Andrew's on The Terrace are available on this web page and on Facebook.
- Sunday, 12 May - the 2013 Quaker lecture: ENOUGH! Challenges to a Post Growth Economy, with Jeanette Fitzsimons, Former Co-Leader of the Green Party. Our society sees economic growth as the prime goal of governments and business. Yet economic growth is stalling around the world as we reach the limits of natural resources. Jeanette will explore the psychology behind our obsession with growth, and the challenges to communities, governments and future ministers of finance who either choose or are forced to run a post-growth economy. Come and find out more, 2pm at the Kauri Room, El Rancho, Waikanae, light refreshments available.
- Tuesday, 14 May - the 2013 Quaker lecture: ENOUGH! Challenges to a Post Growth Economy, with Jeanette Fitzsimons, Former Co-Leader of the Green Party. Our society sees economic growth as the prime goal of governments and business. Yet economic growth is stalling around the world as we reach the limits of natural resources. Jeanette will explore the psychology behind our obsession with growth, and the challenges to communities, governments and future ministers of finance who either choose or are forced to run a post-growth economy. Come and find out more, 6.30pm for 7pm Lt 1, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus,Victoria University of Wellington, light refreshments available.
- Monday, 20 May - International Women’s Day for Disarmament event: You are invited to a screening of‘War Redefined’ from the Women, War and Peace series. "The capstone of the Women, War and Peace series, ‘War Redefined’ challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, US Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Their experiences reveal how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualty rates. Simultaneously, they describe how women are emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. ‘War Redefined’ features probing conversations with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic, Founder of Women for Women International Zainab Salbi; globalisation expert Moisés Naím; and Cynthia Enloe of Clark University, among others. Narrated by Geena Davis." From 6pm to 7.30pm, Room 1, St Andrew’s Conference Centre, 30 The Terrace (entry via the stairs at the back of the car park on the south side of the church) - light refreshments available. Organised by WILPF Wellington, for more information or to RSVP please email, RSVP on Facebook here. The A4 poster for this event is available here.
- Ongoing - Port Otago dredging: a campaign to raise public awareness about Port Otago Ltd’s recently notified application to dredge 7.2 million cubic metres of harbour bottom. The applicant proposes to dump the spoil some 6.3 kilometres off Taiaroa Head, with a resultant sediment plume stretching many kilometres north and south of the deposition zone. The proposal is the largest and most intensive single dredging programme that the Harbour has seen in its history, and the wider environmental effects are as yet not wholly understood. For more information go to this web site or email.
- Ongoing - details of seminars and discussions at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Otago University, are available here.
Some photos of peace and related events
More photos are available on the Peace Movement Aotearoa Facebook page ...
Women Say NO to War, March 2006 | Hikoi, October 2006 | International Day of Peace 2007 |
Hikoi mo te Iwi, 2007 | West Papua solidarity 2007 | NZ Super Fund invests in death and destruction, Wellington, 2008 | 'Pacific demilitarisation, disarmament and human security' meeting + 'Remember Lebanon: Ban Cluster Bombs', Auckland, 2008 | Waihopai Ploughares: Fundraising for Iraq, Wellington, 2008 | Russia: stop using cluster bombs, Wellington, 2008 | Waihopai Ploughshares Support, Wellington, 2008 | Presentation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples' petition to parliament, 2008 | Visit of the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Wellington, 2010 | Solidarity with West Papua on 1 December 2010 | Marking West Papua Day of Peace 2011 in Wellington | White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal, April 2011 | Global Day of Action on Military Spending, April 2011 | Waihopai Ploughshares: EnemyLove, St Andrew's on The Terrace, August 2011 |
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Aotearoa New Zealand (iCAN ANZ) launch, July 2011 | iCAN ANZ Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days event, August 2011 | Pacific Island Forum, Auckland, September 2011 - Greeting the UN Secretary-General - Greeting Pacific Island Forum leaders - West Papua public meeting | Me Rongo Peace Congress, November 2011 | West Papua solidarity, Wellington, 1 December 2011 | International Women's Day in Wellington, 2012: Wellington Women Walk For Peace - Women Say NO to War | 2012 Global Day of Action events in Aotearoa New Zealand | Act now for West Papua, Wellington, August 2012 | Hiroshima hibakusha visit Wellington, August 2012
| International Day of Peace 2012, Wellington, September 2012 | 'West Papua, gender and human rights' forum, Wellington, November 2012 | Solidarity with West Papua, Wellington, December 2012
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