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Peace vigils, rallies and meetings...

Updated 31 October 2001

There were more than 120 anti-war events in 20 countries as past of the International Day of Action to Stop War and End Racism on 27 October!

* WHANGAREI:

~ FRI, 2 November - peace vigil, 5pm at Cenotaph, Rose Street. Organised by the Coalition for Peace Whangarei.

~ TUES, 6 November - Coalition for Peace Whangarei meeting, 5pm at the Trade Union Centre, 7 First Avenue, all welcome. The Coalition will meet every Tuesday, same time same place, until further notice.

* AUCKLAND

~ SUN, 4 November - Anti-War Coalition (AWC) Auckland public organising meeting, 2pm to 5pm, at the Red Room, Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, organised by the Anti-War Coalition. Tel (09) 267-7737 for message with event/meeting details, or check out http://www.geocities.com/aklantiwar/

~ TUES, 6 November - Women for Peace group, every Tuesday at 7pm, at the Shakti Asian Women's Centre, 138 Church St Onehunga, in the conference room. All women welcome, the Women's Centre is women-only space. For more info tel (09) 636 8512.

~ SAT, 10 November - Questioning the theology of violence: God is our refuge and strength? An all day seminar as part of the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship (NZ) national conference (9 to 11 Nov). For more info or to book, contact Chris Barfoot, tel (09) 575-6142, fax 575-4836, barfoots@xtra.co.nz by Saturday 3rd November.

~ Sat 10 November - Combined anti-WTO and anti-War Rally and March, focussing on the themes of war, GE, and trade in services, and the links between the WTO and these issues, with invited speakers from various groups on these themes. Assemble at 12 midday at Queen Elizabeth 2nd Square, (bottom of Queen St, CBD), organised by the Anti-WTO Action Group (AWAG) together with the Anti-War Coalition participating as an affinity group, for more info contact Brian, tel (09) 373-7599 x5745 vandam@math.auckland.ac.nz

~ Sat 10 November - combined anti-WTO and anti-War Video Screening and street party! with public big wall video screening, dance music, and acoustic music bands, from 8pm in Freyburg Square (midway down High Street, CBD), organised by the Anti-WTO Action Group (AWAG) together with the Anti-War Coalition participating as an affinity group, for more info contact Brian, tel (09) 373-7599 x5745 vandam@math.auckland.ac.nz

* WELLINGTON

~ THURS, 1 November - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, and Oppose the War! march to the US embassy (cnr Fitzherbert Tce and Mulgrave Street), leaving Cenotaph at 5-30pm. The vigils will be held every Thursday at the same time and place until the bombing stops. Planning meeting after the vigil. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SUN 4 November - Convergence! workshops/discussion on militarisation and globalisation at 10-30am and Understanding Afghanistan at 1pm, part of a weekend of workshops against the WTO and war, come to Convergence! at Zeal (Victoria Street, opp the police station). Admission koha / food for shared lunch. For more info contact Wellington Coalition Against WTO & WAR, c/o P.O. Box 50216, Porirua, tel (04) 237 5062.

~ THURS, 8 November - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, the vigils will be held every Thursday at the same time and place until the bombing stops. Planning meeting after the vigil. For more info contact c/o PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI 9 November - demonstration against militarism, meet at Midland Park at 12-30pm, then march to the Ministry of Defence (Stout St) to protest against NZ involvement in Afghanistan, part of the Wellington events for the Global Day of Action against the WTO - a day of fun, action and alternatives. For more info contact Wellington Coalition Against WTO & WAR, c/o P.O. Box 50216, Porirua, tel (04) 237 5062.

* NELSON

~ ongoing - the Nelson Peace Group are going to be wearing arm bands with an appropriate message or badge until the war ends. They will carry spares to give to people who wish to do the same.

* CHRISTCHURCH

~ THURS 1 November - 'Prospects for Peace with Justice' panel discussion with Keith Locke MP (Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson), Dr Najib LaFraie (former Afghanistan Minister of Foreign Affairs), Denny Anker (Green) and Gina Moss (Young Green); cup of tea from 7pm and the speakers start at 7.30pm at the Green Centre, 16 Bedford Row. Public meeting - all welcome, for more info contact Grace Taylor on (03) 325 4554.

~ FRI, 2 November - No more War March and Rally, 6pm, meet at the Bridge of Remembrance, to the Square, every Friday, same time same place until further notice. Next planning meeting will follow rally at 7-30pm, at Interactive. For more info contact Peace Action Network peaceactionaotearoa@yahoo.co.nz

~ SAT, 3 November - silent half hour meditation/prayer vigil from 12-30pm to 1pm, outside the front of the Cathedral. Organised by a non-sectarian meditation group in Christchurch, who would like people of all denominations to join with them in this simple action. For more info contact Julie Downard tel (03) 328 8052 iriyapatha@yahoo.com

* DUNEDIN

~ SUN, 4 November - 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, organised by Peace Movement Dunedin.

If you would like your vigil, rally or meeting for peace advertised, please send details of your event (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz For articles and statements about the war against the people of Afghanistan, check out http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/usatresp.htm For on-line listings of peace vigils, rallies and meetings in Aotearoa, check out http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/vigils.htm

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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