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Peace protest against US-led combat training in the Pacific

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) will protest outside of the NZ Defence Force headquarters at 34 Bowen Street, Wellington on Friday, 8 July from 8-9am against NZ’s participation in the US-led “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) combat training. This year, the … Continue reading

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What do we do about a Pacific arms race and rising regional tensions? Build a powerful peace movement

Over the last few weeks, we have heard and read a torrent of news stories about the Chinese military and security in the Pacific. The US and Australia are ringing alarm bells and seeking some ‘re-engagement’ in the region. But … Continue reading

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No NZDF to US Pacific war training

Against the backdrop of Jacinda Ardern’s recent trip to Washington DC cementing further military cooperation with the US, Indigenous and peace groups are demanding that the NZDF completely withdraw from participation in the US Navy’s upcoming “Rim of the Pacific” … Continue reading

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Ardern’s visit should focus on peace, decolonisation

Peace Action Wellington says that Jacinda Ardern’s trip to Washington DC and meeting with US President Joe Biden should focus on peace and decolonisation in the Pacific. “Jacinda Ardern’s visit comes immediately on the heels of Joe Biden’s trip to … Continue reading

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Weapons dealer Lockheed also provides NZ police uniforms

In April, police told their staff the factories that make the uniforms have either closed or have less staff working because of the pandemic. “We are working with our suppliers to get our uniform stocks back up to a reasonable … Continue reading

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