Being dragged through a lengthy court case is a long, exhausting, difficult and expensive struggle. Here are a few ways you can help those facing court from the Weapons Conference 2015 protests.
Spread the word: Talk to your friends, family, colleagues, whoever.. about this court case. Share the court updates page and any future updates on social media. The more we can get the word out about this court case the better.
Donate to the legal fund: You can do this by donating directly to the PAW legal fund. Make sure to use the reference #legal
Peace Action Wellington
The funds go towards legal costs which include: a contribution for our lawyers – who receive no legal aid funding for this work – and for costs incurred during court (eg. travel, food, and a hardship fund given the defendants will not be able work that week).
Support during the court case: If you can spare the time you could come and support the activists directly by attending the court and any pre court actions. Food, solidarity and offers of help over the week are most welcome 🙂
Kick off Court
Monday 13th Feb, 9am, Wellington District Court
Let’s kick off proceedings in style with a rally outside the entrance to Wellington District Court. Bring an anti-war or ‘Not Guilty’ sign!
Solidarity Shared Kai
ALL WEEK: Monday 13th – Friday 17th, c. 12-1pm, Wellington District Court
Come and share kai at lunchtime if you’re in the city. Lunchtimes will be dictated by the court so we can’t say a time, but feel free to bring along some food to share if you can! (Vegan treats especially appreciated).
Come to Court
ALL WEEK: Monday 13th – Friday 17th, c. 10am – 5pm
Feel free to come along to the court itself! It may be boring at times but your presence will be much appreciated by the arrestees. Let’s pack out the courtroom! Please don’t actively protest during the court proceedings as this could affect the judge’s decisions & drag all this shit out even longer. If you have volunteered and been confirmed as a witness, court rules say that you cannot see any other court proceedings before your testimony is heard.