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Peace vigils, rallies, meetings ...

Updated 1 October 2001

Emergency response vigil details: if the US government begins retaliatory missile strikes or bombing, people will gather at the following places on the day any such attacks begin: in Wellington - gather at 5pm, at the Cenotaph (cnr Bowen Street, in front of the Beehive); in Napier - gather at 5pm in Clive Square; in Auckland - gather at 5pm, in Aotea Square; in Christchurch - gather at 5-30pm, outside the Cathedral in the Square; in Dunedin - gather at 5pm in the Octagon; in Whangarei - gather at 5pm at Rose St cenotaph.

Current listings of vigils, rallies and meetings for peace taking place in Aotearoa / New Zealand

~ Monday, 1 October, Dunedin - next peace planning meeting, 7-30pm, in the Quakers Hall, 15 Park Street.

~ Wednesday, 3 October, Wellington - Picnic for peace at parliament (weather permitting), 12-30pm to 1-30pm, grassy area at parliament, bring your lunch, your family and friends, with information from peace and social justice groups, and the new national 'petition calling for peaceful resolution' to sign. An initiative from the initial 'response to the attacks in the US' planning meeting with people from the CEC, CTU, Multicultural Services Centre, PMA, Socialist Workers, Unite!, Urban Vision, VUWSA, Wellington Palestine Group and YWCA.

~ Wednesday, 3 October, Auckland - Interpreting the 'Attack on America' a seminar to explore the background and implications of the attack on the World Trade Centre and Pentagon Building on 11 September 2001; Speakers will include: Professor Nick van der Walt - The war on terrorism and world trade and business activity, Dr Adam Claasen - The Middle East origins of the conflict, Dr Peter Lineham - Is this a religious conflict?, Dr Keith Dewar - How will international tourism change as a result of the conflict?, Dr Mohammad Rashid - New Zealand Muslim perspectives on the conflict, Dr Brian McDonnell - How the media treated the attack, Dr Michael Belgrave - A long term change in American foreign policy? From 12 noon to 2pm, in QB 5, Albany Campus, Massey University School of Social and Cultural Studies. All welcome.

~ Sunday, 7 October, Dunedin - Picnic for peace! 2pm to 4pm, in front of the band rotunda, near the duck pond in the Dunedin Botanical Gardens; family friendly, bring food and conversation/information to share. Every Sunday until further notice.

~ Monday, 8 October, Wellington - 'Manufacturing Consent', Noam Chomsky's video exposing the extent of media manipulation of public opinion, very appropriate at this time! screens at 5-30pm, Mezzanine floor meeting room, Wellington Central library, Victoria St, koha entry.

If you would like your vigil, rally or meeting for peace listed on this page, please send details of your event (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz

Peace Movement Aotearoa
the national networking peace organisation
PO Box 9314, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand
Tel +64 4 382 8129 Fax +64 4 382 8173
pma@xtra.co.nz http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/
Internet Peace Gateway - http://www.peace.org.nz

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