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Anzac Day and the casualties of war

As in previous years, Peace Action Wellington again attended the citizens wreath-laying ceremony at the Cenotaph. This year a wreath was laid for those killed allegedly by the NZ SAS in Operation Burnham in Afghanistan and to commemorate all civilian … Continue reading

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Hit and Run

Did the NZ Defence Force commit war crimes in Afghanistan? There is now considerable evidence that in 2010 in Afghanistan several New Zealand Defence Force actions, including the treatment of prisoners and an SAS raid in Naik and Khak Khuday … Continue reading

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Decolonise Your Mind!

We Teach Life – a poetry evening with Rafeef Ziadah Last Saturday we were lucky enough to co-host Rafeef Ziadah’s show in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington with Poetry in Motion. 150 people were treated to a powerful night of music, poetry and … Continue reading

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We Teach Life: a poetry evening with Rafeef Ziadah

On Saturday 8th April, join critically acclaimed Palestinian spoken-word artist Rafeef Ziadah in celebrating the release of her new album, We Teach Life, right here in Wellington. The evening will feature a powerful selection of Rafeef’s poetry in her signature … Continue reading

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The People’s Climate Rally Taranaki

Peace Action Wellington traveled up to Taranaki with Oil Free Wellington to attend The People’s Climate Rally, a protest in response to the Petroleum Conference being held there. We were there to tell the oil executives that they can’t continue … Continue reading

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Drone Assassination Awareness Week February 26 – March 3

Peace Action Wellington are supporting the Catholic Worker Movement during their Drone Assassination Awareness Week. The Catholic Worker Movement is raising awareness of New Zealand’s complicity in US drone strikes and military action with a week-long Drone Assassination Awareness Week. … Continue reading

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Not Guilty! Court Case Over

The court case against fifteen peace activists arrested protesting the 2015 Weapons Conference finished today with the last activist with a trespass charge being found not guilty. Over the course of seven days in court fifteen charges of obstruction, trespass … Continue reading

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