Members of Peace Action Wellington will be on the streets starting next week doing stalls and gathering signatures for our petition to stop the weapons conference. Look for us on Cuba Mall, Lambton Quay, the Railway station and the weekend markets. We would love more people to help – please email us if you have a little time to collect signatures peacewellington(at)riseup.net
Here’s what our display looks like
Each year, Wellington is host to 200 of the world’s largest weapons and arms manufacturers. Under the name ‘the Defence Industry Conference’ these companies come to town to meet and plan how to make money from war. The event has been going on annually for the past 18 years.
This year, the conference is being held at the TSB Arena on 17-18 November. The theme is Defence Security and Industry—Expanding our Horizons and Strengthening the ANZAC Relationship.