Author Archives: peacewellington

The Best of 2017

2017 the year in which we got the Wellington Mayor to deny the Weapons Expo a venue, went to court far too many times and won nearly all the cases, sparked controversy on Anzac Day, organised a massive two days … Continue reading

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Occupying Labour offices for Refugees on Manus Island

Today activists occupied Labour offices in Wellington, Auckland and Dunedin to demand that the government take immediate action to help the refugees on Manus Island. Below is the letter we handed in. To Jacinda Ardern, 700 refugees and asylum seekers … Continue reading

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Activists lock down Australian High Commission for Manus

Today, Monday 13th November, Peace Action Wellington have locked down the Australian High Commission. Peace activists have locked themselves to the gates of the High Commission preventing anyone from leaving, to draw attention to the situation of the refugees and … Continue reading

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Emergency demo for Manus refugees

Emergency demonstration for refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island. TOMORROW, Monday 13th November, anytime between 4-6pm, Australian High Commission, 72-76 Hobson Street. Invite your friends to the facebook event. Australia has been refusing to accept refugees fleeing for safety … Continue reading

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Bring Them Here – Vigil for Manus Island Refugees

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. In response to this crisis, Peace Action Wellington … Continue reading

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700 refugees on Manus need us to #BringThemHere

Around 700 refugees are in an urgent situation on Manus Island. The detention centre in which the Australian Government has held them for months or years is set to be closed on 31st October. Although the detention centre has been … Continue reading

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Protest, police and our collective forgetfulness

Three weeks ago hundreds of people from all walks of life came together to blockade the Weapons Expo, euphemistically known as the New Zealand Defence Industry Association annual conference. Despite violent police and a vast venue with many possible entrances, … Continue reading

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