Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Police 'Check Out' New Anti-War Group

Press release from new organisation: Anti-Imperialist Coalition 20.9.01

A gathering of activists in Auckland who came together to oppose US war plans found themselves the subject of police attention. Two police officers arrived at the meeting and asked what it was all about. The gathering sent the police on their way, but veteran activists present said that the police had never before confronted such a meeting and saw this as a sign that civil rights in New Zealand were coming under threat.

The new organisation, calling itself Anti-Imperialist Coalition, declared its opposition to terrorist attacks which targeted civilians. The coalition was also critical of US war plans and the military alliance being forged. Coalition member, Daphna Whitmore, said 'Anti-Imperialist Coalition called for New Zealand to get out of what the organisation considers is an imperialist military alliance'.

She said the coalition is concerned about the erosion of civil rights and the growth of racist attacks since September 11 events. The coalition is calling on the public to defend ethnic minorities against attack, and for workers in New Zealand to consider strike action in response to any military strike by the US-led alliance. Workers in Pakistan have already called for a General Strike on 23 September.

Anti-Imperialist Coalition will be joining other groups in a protest at Aotea Square at 5pm the day the US-led attack is launched. END

Daphna Whitmore

Phone: 276 1190 (w)

361 3458 (a/h)


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news