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PMA National: What’s On Where Listings

PMA National: What’s On Where Listings

Updated 22 August 2002

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National - what’s on where listings
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*** INTERNATIONAL ***

~ anytime - you can report suspected terrorists to the FBI on-line at https://www.ifccfbi.gov/complaint/terrorist.asp George Bush, Tony Blair and their co-conspirators spring immediately to mind as possibilities for their various acts of terror against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq (both ongoing terrorist activities, as well as plans for future terrorist acts). If you want some ideas about specific crimes they should be charged with, check out ‘Wellington People's Court finds warmongering governments guilty of violations of international law’ at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/cra0011.htm For information about the effects of their crimes, you could look at some of the articles listed on the index pages at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/usatresp.htm or http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/iraqa.htm If you are daunted by the enormity of the evidence against them, for a succinct summary you could look at 'The great charade' at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/cra0671.htm or 'Not in our name' at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/cra0312.htm ...

~ 5 to 7 October - Pine Gap Protest! desert camp - national convergence on Pine Gap - major days of action being planned now - workshops - creative actions - music - give the land back to the Arrernte people! Pine Gap is a military spy base for the United States, it is located at Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. It has been there since the 1960s and has played a major role in many US military operations (including the Gulf War and the current 'War on Terror'). "It will be an integral part of the proposed US star wars system enabling the US to dominate and control space. Its very existence on Australian soil makes us complicit in the military strikes of America and makes us a nuclear target. We don't want it. Help us expose it and shut it down this October." For more info check out http://www.foe.org.au/nc/nc_pine.htm

*** NATIONAL ***

~ 2 to 8 September - Soak up the challenge! Wipe Out Poverty Week - Christian World Service (CWS) has launched an exciting new youth initiative with the first ever Wipe Out Poverty Week; a fun filled week of water, washing, cleaning and shining - all to aid projects supported by CWS and get youth groups, schools and young New Zealanders involved in the fight against global poverty and injustice. Young people will be sponsored or collect donations for the cleaning they do; the only limit is kiwi kids imagination. For more info or to get your free fundraising kit, contact Belinda Le Lievre, CWS, email belinda.lelievre@cws.org.nz or tel (03) 366 9274.

~ 9 to 21 September - 'Globalisation, Women Workers and the Struggle for Justice', national speaking tour by Emilia Dapulang, vice president of the KMU (Kilusang Mayo Uno, or May First Movement), the best known Filipino trade union confederation. Dapulang has been a leader in her own union, in the semi-conductor industry, since the 1980s and has risen through the KMU leadership since the mid-1990s.

For local details please contact the following: * 9 Sept to 11 Sept - Christchurch and Dunedin, Christchurch contact Murray Horton, e-mail cafca@chch.planet.org.nz tel/fax (03) 366 3988; Dunedin contact Campbell Duignan, e-mail campbell@sfwu.org.nz tel (03) 472 7031 (h), (03) 477 1711 (w); * 12 Sept - Nelson, Brian Turner, e-mail stjohns@ihug.co.nz tel (03) 546 4395 (h), (03) 548 0558 (w); * 13 to 16 Sept - Wellington, Maxine Gay, e-mail clothing.union@clear.net.nz tel (04) 237 5062 (w); * 16 and 17 Sept - Palmerston North, Dion Martin, e-mail dmartin@nduunion.org.nz tel (06) 356 9658 (w); * 18 Sept - Hamilton, Radha D’Souza, e-mail r.dsouza@waikato.ac.nz tel (07) 8384466 x8219 (w); * 19 to 21 Sept, Auckland and Whangarei, Auckland contact, Luke Coxon, e-mail luke.coxon@finsec.org.nz tel (09) 8451323; Whangarei contact, Tim Howard, e-mail the-farm@ihug.co.nz tel (09) 4376474 (w). If you can assist with the costs of this tour, please make cheque payable to PSNA, with a note saying that it is for the Dapulang tour, and send to PSNA (Philippines Solidarity Network of Aotearoa), Box 2450, Christchurch.

~ THURS, 3 to SAT, 6 October - Treaty 2002 conference, for anyone who already has at least a basic knowledge about Te Tiriti and wants to strategise with others towards a Treaty-based Aotearoa; at Nga Kete Wananga Marae, Manukau Institute of Technology. For more info or to register, check out http://www.manukau.ac.nz/treaty2002

~ ongoing to 17 October - Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Exhibition - a collection of photographs and artifacts that depict the consequences of the bombings from 1945 through to the international peace initiatives of today; the exhibition aims to promote the total abolition of nuclear weapons through increased knowledge and understanding. * Auckland, 24 September to 17 October, Aotea Centre, BNZ Foyer, 9am-5pm daily.

~ 31 October - Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2002 - nominations for the 2002 Award close on 31 October. Roger Award nomination form and criteria are available on-line at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/rog2002n.htm

~ ongoing to 8 December - Taiawhio: continuity and change - celebrating the rich traditions of Maori visual culture, both customary and contemporary, at Te Papa (Wellington), for more details check out http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/whats_on/short_term1.html#Taiawhio

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

~ FRI, 23 August - an evening to celebrate the work of, and farewell, the Programme on Racism and Mitzi Nairn, from 7pm at the Pompallier Catholic Diocesan Centre, New Street, Ponsonby. Please RSVP by 16 August to Pat Lythe email patl@cda.org.nz tel (09) 378 4380.

~ TUES, 27 August - 'Future progress: Where to from here?’, speaker Dr Morgan Williams, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, 1pm to 2pm, Maidment Theatre. A University of Auckland Winter Lecture, for more info contact tel (09) 373 7599 x5885.

~ SAT, 31 August - 'Wealth and well-being', Radha D'Souza (Waikato University Law Faculty) speaks at the Pax Christi Annual Assembly which begins at 9am, at St Columba's Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. All welcome, for more info contact Kevin McBride email paxnz@xtra.co.nz

~ SUN, 1 September - WILPF Dinner and Film evening - roast or vegetarian dinner, film is 'Rob Roy', at the West Wind Cinema Club, 177 Riversdale Road, Avondale. Tickets $25, to get your ticket/s and to find out the time, contact Claire tel (09) 638 8662.

~ MON, 2 September - 'Poverty in New Zealand' is the main focus of the Global Peace and Justice Auckland September forum, organising against the 'war on terror' will also be discussed, from 7-30pm at Trades Hall, 147 Great North Road, Grey Lynn. For more info contact Mike Treen miketreen@yahoo.co.nz or John Minto jbminto@xtra.co.nz

~ WEDS, 4 September - Peace Foundation's Celebrity Auction and Dinner 'Bid for Peace', with MCs John Campbell and Carol Hirschfeld, 6-30pm at Romfords, Tamaki Yacht Club. Tickets available from The Peace Foundation email peace@fps.pl.net or tel (09) 373 2379.

~ SAT, 7 September - 'Positioning Pacific women for Progress, Politics and Peace', guest speaker Amelia Siamomua, UNIFEM Pacific Regional Programme Director, at the UNIFEM AGM, followed by light lunch and facilitated discussion on UNIFEM NZ/UNIFEM Pacific roles; 11am at St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby. For more info contact Lorna McIntosh tel (09) 521 1455 or Beverley Turner tel (09) 418 0700.

~ SAT 17 and SUN 18 August - 'Broad assembly of Socialist Worker', open to everyone who wants to work with Socialist Worker against capitalism and war, for more info contact socialist-worker@pl.net or Socialist Centre tel (09) 634 3984.

*** WELLINGTON and HUTT VALLEY

~ THURS, 22 August - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SAT, 24 August - first of the new weekly broadcasts of ‘Behind the News’ - on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Linda Hobman and Jim Delahunty - this week the Bush war against Iraq, the privatisation of Wellington water services, an insurance scheme being touted to workers as an add on to ACC provisions, and the sad state of so many working people in post Mandela South Africa.

~ SAT, 24 and SUN, 25 August - Downtown Community Ministry Book Fair at Queens Wharf. If you can donate books, music etc, please drop your goods off at 3 Eva Street, Wellington Central or tel (04) 384 7699 to arrange collection.

~ MON, 26 August - 'No new war on the people of Iraq', Peace Action Wellington discussion meeting with speakers including Dr Ramon Das (Lecturer in Morality and International Relations, Victoria University); from 7pm to 9pm at Athena College, Southmark House, 203 Willis St. Come and have your say ... all welcome! For more info contact PAW email peacewellington@hotmail.com or tel (04) 382 8129.

~ TUES, 27 August - Demand the 'Right to Water', the local government Bill allows commercial interests to control your water for up to 15 years, rocket up the prices and turn off your tap. Don't let this happen in NZ - demonstration at the opening of Parliament! meet 12-30pm at the Cenotaph. Organised by the Wellington Residents Coalition.

~ THURS, 29 August - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 29 August - 'Inclusive democracy', Libertarian communists discussion evening, 7pm at the Peace and Environment Centre, 2nd floor, Trades Hall 126 Vivian St (ring the buzzer to the left of the entrance on Vivian St to be let in). For more info contact email libcommies@yahoo.co.nz

~ THURS, 29 and FRI, 30 August - Two-day Workshop on Fiji and Solomon Islands: programme includes Dr John Henderson (Canterbury) on 'The Future of Democracy in Melanesia: What Role for Outside Powers?', Mr Shane Cave (Transparency International) on 'Pacific Neighbours', Mr Sai Lealea on 'Understanding Fijian aspirations for Fiji in terms of a Strong State Ideology', Dr Doug Munro on 'The Collapse of the National Bank of Fiji as a Governance Issue', Dr Warwick Murray on 'A Uniquely Unstable Political Geography? Mapping the Fiji Elections 1999 and 2001', Dr Sue Carswell on 'The socio-economy of smallholder sugar cane farms in Fiji and prospects in the global market', Rev. Bobbi Kusilifu on 'The Church and the Solomon Islands Conflict', Dr Narko Tutuo, MD on 'Ongoing Medical Challenges in Solomon Islands Exacerbated by Conflict', Mr Joseph Foukona on 'State Powers and Institutions in a Developing Democracy' and more. Sponsored by Politics and International Relations, Institute of Geography, and Programme in Pacific Studies. The workshop will be from 9am to 5pm on both days, registration (lunch included) is: 2-day fee - $25 (waged) / $15 (student); 1-day fee - $15 (waged) / $10 (student). Places are limited and advance booking is required, closing date Friday August 23. Contact Diana Felagai email diana.felagai@vuw.ac.nz or tel (04) 463 5830.

~ FRI, 30 August - Current Developments in Public International Law: 'The Rights of the Child at International Law, Claire Breen (Waikato University); 'The Impact of Customary International Law in New Zealand', Treasa Dunworth (University of Auckland); 'What's happening in international law: MFAT's priorities', Julian Ludbrook (MFAT); and 'International Environmental Law: Rio+10 and Beyond', Prue Taylor (University of Auckland). 12-30pm to 2-00 pm, Victoria University, Law School, T 4, Second Floor, Government Buildings. Organised by International Law Association (New Zealand Branch) and the New Zealand Centre for Public Law, for more info contact email ilanewzealand@yahoo.com

~ FRI, 30 August - Palestinian Medical Aid Fundraising Dinner, to support the work of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees programme of primary health care in Palestine, function includes a presentation by Jo Luping (Wellington filmmaker who has recently returned from the West Bank); Wellington Bridge Club, Thorndon; $20/15 - there are only a few tickets left so please contact Eileen Cassidy tel (04) 566 5360 without delay if you wish to go, or to find out how you can support the work of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees.

~ ongoing to 30 August - 'Kicking over the melting pot' - five Päkehä artists perspectives on colonisation in Aotearoa, 10am to 6pm every day, at 191 Cuba Street (opposite Midnight Cafe). For more info contact Jaki tel (04) 972 2733.

~ SUN, 1 Sept - Tonks Ave 1st Birthday Gardening Bee, on the first day of Spring join the 1st birthday gardening bee at the Tonks garden to celebrate the beginning of Growing Community's urban community garden movement; everyone is invited, meet between 10am and 5pm at the top of Cuba St in Tonks Ave. Bring edible plants, herbs, flowers and native plants to put in the gardens, bring a picnic lunch and some friends. Buskers very welcome. Organised by Growing Community.

~ SUN, 1 September - anti-eviction anti-bypass protest! starts at 1pm outside the Bar Bodega on Willis St. Bar Bodega is moving on 1 September because it is in the path of the proposed bypass route. The protest is to highlight what the bypass is about: destroying a vibrant inner city community for a road. For more info contact e-mail antibypassaction@yahoo.co.nz

~ MON, 2 September - 'Reflections on the role of Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade', lecture by Neil Walter (Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade), 5-30pm, Lecture Theatre 3, Ground Floor, Government Buildings. Part of the Public Office Holders Seminar Series, organised by New Zealand Centre for Public Law - Te Wananga O Nga Kaupapa Ture A Iwi O Aotearoa. For more info contact Claire Blanchfield email claire.blanchfield@vuw.ac.nz or tel (04) 463 6327.

~ THURS, 5 September - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI, 6 September - Hotwaterz Concert! a fundraising, education, entertainment night to promote the kaupapa of Ngapuhi in their opposition to the prison at Ngawha; with an update on the campaign so far, speakers on Te Tiriti and restorative justice; lots of performers and music - all broadcast live on iwi radio stations! Details of speakers and entertainment to be confirmed, but book the date in your diary now - an evening not to be missed! $15, doors open at 7pm, entertainment and speakers from 9pm, in the Student Union Building, Victoria University.

~ SAT, 7 September - 'Kiwi kids are becoming poor kids - why? with Brian Easton, Economist, and Gay Keating, Public Health Association, 2-30pm at Wellington People's Centre, Lukes Lane.

~ MON, 9 and MON, 16 September - seminars with Lord Johan Steyn (House of Lords, London) - Seminar 1 (9th) is on 'Interpretation (Treaties, Constitutions, Statutes & Contracts)', Seminar 2 (16th) is on 'Composition & Operation of Final Courts'; 12 noon to 1-30pm, Moot Room, Third Floor, Old Government Buildings. Light lunch will be served, $25 per seminar, space is limited so you must RSVP to Claire Blanchfield, NZ Centre for Public Law, email claire.blanchfield@vuw.ac.nz or tel (04) 446 36327.

~ THURS, 12 September - candle lit vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact PMA, tel (04) 382 8129, pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SUN, 15 September - Pablo Neruda: the poet (1904 to 1973) - recital of work from renowned Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1971 Nobel Prize for Literature) with Bill Manhire, Ian Wedde, Rolando Olmeda, Mika and music from the folk group Los Andes, 1pm at the Marae, Te Papa, free entry.

~ ongoing to 6 October - 'New Zealand Photographers Abroad' brings together images by eight leading and emerging New Zealand documentary photographers - Bruce Connew, Glenn Jowitt, Terry O'Connor, Gil Hanly, Nicola Dove, Bryn Evans, David Gurr and Louise Hyatt - who were invited by VSA (Volunteer Services Association) to embark on two-week photographic assignments in the countries where VSA sends volunteers - South Africa, Tanzania, East Timor, Laos, Cambodia, Samoa, Bhutan, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Zimbabwe. "The exhibition provides both a rich and vibrant celebration of global life and culture and an exploration of the challenges facing people living in the developing world through New Zealanders' eyes." At the City Gallery, for more info check out http://www.city-gallery.org.nz/html/exhibitions/future.html

~ every Saturday - 'Behind the News' on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 12-30pm, brought to you by Linda Hobman and Jim Delahunty. If you have something you’d like them to cover, or a comment on the programme, please contact Jim Delahunty tel (04)938 6943 or Linda Hobman tel (04) 380 0194.

~ every Sunday - Te Aro Heritage guided walks, courtesy of Campaign for a Better City, take place each Sunday for the foreseeable future. Meet at 1pm at the junction of Cuba Street and Tonks Avenue, opposite Arthur Street; entry by koha. Contact Karen MacIntyre tel (04) 973 5355 for more information or to volunteer your time.

~ every Sunday, ‘Peace Report’ on Wellington Access Radio (783 AM), broadcast at 11-45am, brought to you by the Peace Council, funded by PADET. If you or your group wish to make a free programme to be broadcast in this slot, please contact Des Brough tel/fax (04) 388 3173.

*** CHRISTCHURCH and LYTTLETON

~ during August - 'Our City: Christchurch's Peace Heritage’, information panels outlining some peace history of Otautahi/Christchurch, at 'Our City ', cnr Oxford Tce and Worcester Boulevard.

~ THURS, 22 August - planning meeting for an anti-war party to fundraise for refugees, if you are keen to help organise the party, have skills to offer, or know someone who would be of help, come along to the meeting, 7pm at Interactive. For more info contact Anna email ach66@it.canterbury.ac.nz

~ SAT, 24 August - Peaceful march and rally - the Muslim community in Christchurch, peace and social justice groups are showing their support and solidarity against US government threats of an invasion of Iraq with a march and rally against imminent US attack on Iraq; starts at 1pm from the Masjid Al-Nur (Christchurch mosque), 101 Deans Ave, finishes with a rally in Cathedral Square. For more info contact Saad Al-Harran email salharran@hotmail.com or tel (03) 383 1483.

~ THURS, 29 August - Rich Poor Gap Forum follow up, with screening of 'Another World is Possible', and discussion; 7-30pm at Knox Church Lounge, Bealey Avenue. Organised by the Social Issues Work Group, for more info contact Christina Loughton email Xristina@xtra.co.nz or tel (03) 388 2601.

~ WEDS, 4 September - Refugee and Migrant Forum, 10-30am (or 10-15am for tea and networking) at Refugee and Migrants Centre, cnr Peterborough and Madras Streets. For more info contact Annie Davey, tel (03) 379 9489 x769.

~ THURS, 5 September - 'The World Bank in Nicaragua', with speaker Dr Julie Cupples who will discuss her personal and research experiences when writing her doctoral thesis which was based on research conducted in Nicaragua, plus screening of a video on the effect of the World Bank and Structural Adjustment Policies in Nicaragua. For more info contact Debs Martin email debsmartin@paradise.net.nz

~ WEDS, 11 Sept - Lyttelton Peace Parade, with speakers and music, from 12 noon, meet in London Street, Lyttelton. For more info contact email activepeace@hotmail.com or tel (03) 328 7722.

~ ongoing to 3 November - Gandhi Exhibition and Seminar series - portraits and informal images of Mohandas Gandhi and a seminar series to promote non-violence as an alternative to conflict, at the Canterbury Museum. For more info contact the Centre for Continuing Education tel (03) 364 2346. ________________________________________

If you would like your event for peace or social justice included in these listings, please send the details (including contact details for at least one of the people organising it) to pma@xtra.co.nz Please put ‘for what’s on’ in the subject heading of your message.
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