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Profits From Bloodshed, Te Papa Protests Tues, Wed

What's on at Te Papa these school holidays?

"Mum, look! there's blood dripping from that thumb print."

"Yes dear, that's what happens when the people who profit from bloodshed and death come to your place"

Te Papa is a place of wondrous treasures, of knowledge, learning and fun.

But on Tuesday and Wednesday, the NZ companies who manufacture weapons, shoot-to-kill training equipment, and who otherwise profit from armed conflict and war, will be having their 5th annual get together at Te Papa.

The NZ government supports and promotes the expansion of weapons, and weapons related, production and export; they see "tremendous potential for future export growth of New Zealand's successful and diverse defence technologies industry" (Tradenz press release, 14 Nov 2001).

*** Join the protests, 5pm to 6pm, on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 and 2 October, Te Papa forecourt ***

Last year the police guarded the sensitive 'defence' producers and exporters and their political friends to such an extent that they were not even allowed to catch a glimpse of our banners with their very dangerous messages such as 'Support welfare not warfare' (see report at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/rob00252.htm ) . . .

So while these will be peaceful protests, they will be noisy - bring a drum, or something to bang - if they can't see us, then let them hear us!

See also… http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/tepapa.htm

Note to overseas readers: Te Papa Tongarewa: 'Our place' is Aotearoa/New Zealand's national museum, with conference facilities, in Wellington. Their corporate logo is a stylised thumb print, you can see it at http://www.tepapa.govt.nz

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No W A R P!
(Network Opposed to Weapons And Related Production)
c/o PO Box 9314, Wellington, Tel +64 4 382 8129, fax 382 8173
email pma@xtra.co.nz www.converge.org.nz/pma/nowarp.htm

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