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Media Release: Peace actions continue amid concern about police tactics

October 11, 2017 3:15pm Peaceful protests against the weapons industry continued today with a walking tour and picnic. The walking tour showed Wellingtonians the arms dealers on their doorstep. Protesters visited six local weapons companies today, including Broadspectrum, who operate … Continue reading

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Media Release: Amazing day of peace action disrupts Weapons Expo

October 10, 2017, 5:30pm “It has been an amazing day of peace action in Wellington where hundreds of people successfully blockaded the entrance to the Westpac Stadium. Weapons Expo delegates were prevented from getting inside for most of the day,” … Continue reading

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Media Release: Activists successfully blockade Weapons Expo

October 10, 2017, 11am Peace activists have gathered at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington to blockade the annual NZDIA Weapons Expo. Around 200 people were onsite to protest the event before 7am this morning. The car ramp to the vehicle … Continue reading

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Broadspectrum: Profiting off the illegal detention of refugees

Last week another refugee was found dead on Manus Island, where Australia runs one of their illegal offshore detention centres. The man was a Sri Lankan Tamil and had been formally recognised as a refugee as have about 85% of … Continue reading

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New Zealanders Prepare to Blockade Wellington Weapons Expo

People from all over the country are preparing to head to Wellington for a non-violent blockade of the annual NZDIA Weapons Expo next week on the 10th of October. The Expo is being held this year at the Westpac Stadium. … Continue reading

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NZ Psychology Society is concerned about the Weapons Expo

The New Zealand Psychological Society (NZPsS) is concerned that the Weapons Expo contradicts the message that Wellington is a place that promotes peaceful solutions to conflict. Read their full message.

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Peace protesters get the go-ahead from Westpac Stadium CEO

Peace Action Wellington met with Wellington Regional Trust CEO, Shane Harmon, last week to discuss their protest outside the Weapons Expo at the Westpac Stadium on October 10 and 11. “After our meeting with Mayor Justin Lester where he agreed … Continue reading

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