Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Peace group plans alternative Anzac event

From: Auckland Peace Action

Date: 23 April 2018

"Auckland Peace Action is hosting an alternative Picnic for Peace for ANZAC Day this Wednesday, April 25th at the Auckland Domain rotunda at noon," said member Valerie Morse.

"ANZAC day was never meant to be about glorifying war, but that is exactly what the military is doing at these events. They dress up the horror of war into something noble and necessary. It isn't. World War 1 was nothing but a grotesque mass slaughter to prop up dying empires and give birth to the industrial arms trade."

"As the end of World War I is marked across the country, the peace movement will take the opportunity to remember all the lives that were lost in that war and all other wars. We will also celebrate the courage of conscientious objectors who refused to go to war."

"New Zealanders who refused to kill or fight were tortured. Archibald Baxter and other objectors were kidnapped and sent to the Western Front by the NZ military where they were strapped to posts for days on end under live fire. Waikato Māori were rounded up and imprisoned in Mt Eden prison."

"On Anzac Day, we will also take time to acknowledge the work of today’s peace movement to end New Zealand’s involvement in the global weapons trade and the War on Terrorism. The effects of World War 1 are still with us today which is why continuing to work for peace is essential."

Speaking at the picnic will be:
Iris Carpenter (Auckland Peace Action)
Reverend George Armstrong (Anglican Church)
Reverend Emily Worman (MCC Church in Progress)
Billy Hania (The New Zealand Palestine Solidarity Network)
Avigail Allan (Dayenu/People Against Prisons Aotearoa)
Megan Hutching (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)
Maire Leadbeater (Peace Movement historian)
Liz Remmerwaal (World Beyond War)
Valerie Morse (Auckland Peace Action)

Playing Tunes will be:
The Lange Family
Roger Fowler
Witchy (https://witchy2.bandcamp.com/releases)
Baby Zionov (https://soundcloud.com/babyzionov)
Boigafool
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Ellen Rykers on The Dig: Community Conservation – The Solution To The Biodiversity Crisis?

There are backyard trapping networks doing their bit for Predator Free 2050, farmers planting native trees along their waterways, and iwi protecting whenua rāhui. There are 62 biodiversity sanctuaries across 56,000 hectares, with around two-thirds of them community-led. There are citizen scientists counting birds in their backyards and landowners conserving habitat in 3,500 Queen Elizabeth II National Trust covenants.

It’s increasingly clear that a government agency alone cannot combat the biodiversity crisis successfully. These grass-roots initiatives are a growing resource in the conservation toolbox. More>>

Closing This Weekend! Have Your Say On The Issues For NZ's New Biodiversity Strategy

Scoop and PEP invite you to help decide how we should protect and restore our biodiversity over the next 50 years using Scoop’s online engagement platform, HiveMind. HAVE YOUR SAY HERE>>

Biodiversity HiveMind Preliminary Progress Report
Open data report summarising preliminary findings of the Biodiversity HiveMind. Read Progress Report Here>>

 

PM In Japan: Jacinda Ardern’s Remarks Following Abe Summit

Today we discussed a wide range of topics. Broadly the themes were: a deeper, high-value trade and investment relationship, greater cooperation in the Pacific; and strengthening our security partnership. More>>

ALSO:

Replacing All But Chair: Twyford Appoints Five NZTA Board Members

Transport Minister Phil Twyford today announced the appointment of five new members to the NZ Transport Agency Board... There remain two vacancies on the NZTA Board which will be filled in due course. More>>

ALSO:

Climate Change: Adaptation And Risk Assessment Framework Released

“We are already experiencing the effects of a changing climate such as coastal inundation and increasingly frequent and severe droughts, floods, fires and storms. This framework is an acknowledgement that we must start adapting”, James Shaw said today. More>>

ALSO:

Ihumātao: Mana Whenua Reach Decision On Land

Māori King Tūheitia says mana whenua have finally reached consensus over what to do with Ihumātao - they want it back. More>>

ALSO:

PM To Japan, New York: Ardern To Meet Trump During UN Trip

“I’m looking forward to discussing a wide range of international and regional issues with President Trump, including our cooperation in the Pacific and the trade relationship between our countries." More>>

PM's Post-Cab: "A Way Forward"

At Monday's post-cabinet press conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a number of actions in response to the Labour Party's mishandling of sexual assault complaints. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Allegations Of Left Wing Media Bias

“Left wing bias” accusations date back at least to the mid 1990s... The charge of left wing bias was ridiculous then, and is ridiculous now. More>>

Next Wave Of Reforms: Gun Registration And Licensing Changes Announced

“The Bill includes a register to track firearms and new offences and penalties that can be applied extraterritorially for illegal manufacture, trafficking, and for falsifying, removing, or altering markings – which are a new requirement under the Firearms Protocol.” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels