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* Emergency response vigil details * with the impending new ‘official’ war against the people of Iraq, the list of emergency response vigil details will be included in each ‘what’s on where’ e-listing. If you wish to have the emergency response vigil details for your city or town included, please email them to PMA email mailto:pma@xtra.co.nz with the subject heading ‘emergency response vigil details’. If you require more information about the emergency response vigils, please contact PMA and we will send you a message which gives some background information about their purpose, and how you can set them up in your area. See local listings for Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin below.

*** INTERNATIONAL ***

~ Ongoing - Iraq Peace Team: John Gleisner (Religious Society of Friends, Aotearoa / New Zealand) is currently in Baghdad with the Voices in the Wilderness Iraq Peace Team. Reports received from John during his time in Iraq are available on-line at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/jgiraq.htm

~ THURS, 27 January - is the final deadline for contributions to 'Off Our Backs' (the longest surviving feminist publication in the United States) from women all over the world on a variety of women's issues including: what is the status of women in your country/region? have things been improving or getting worse for women? why? How does corporate globalisation affect women in your region? Has violence against women increased as women struggle for more equality? What kinds of activism have women undertaken? What has been effective? What would most improve the lives of women in your area? How do you envision feminism as it relates to women in your country/region? Is feminism increasing or declining in your country/region? and more ... For manuscript submission guidelines, check out http://www.offourbacks.org or email mailto:offourbacks@cs.com

~ SAT, 15 February - next scheduled international day of action to stop the war on the people of Iraq. For more info check out http://stopwar.org.uk/ Also, a week of antiwar resistance has been called for 13 to 21 February - 13 February is the 12th anniversary of the deliberate bombing of the Amariyah Bomb Shelter, Baghdad, which killed hundreds of civilians sheltering there. For more info check out http://www.internationalanswer.org

~ FRI, 21 March - International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination - increasing numbers of New Zealanders have celebrated it over the past five years, first as Race Unity Day and this year as Race Relations Day.The HRC is intending to make Race Relations Day 2003 a day of positive celebration of the contribution of the many different peoples who together make up New Zealand in the 21st century. To order Race Relations Day promotional material or to let us know about your event, please contact Karolin Potter tel (03) 353 0957 email mailto:karolinp@hrc.co.nz or Julie Watson tel (09) 306 2651 email mailto:juliew@hrc.co.nz, or Richard Ngatai tel (04) 471 6747 email mailto:richardn@hrc.co.nz Events will be listed at http://www.hrc.co.nz/index.php?p=23975

~ Current - Medical supplies for Iraq - Quaker Peace and Service Aotearoa/NZ are once more raising money to buy medical supplies for Iraq. These will be used to support the US-based NGO, LIFE for Relief and Development, mainly in their cancer relief projects, and the Rome-based NGO, Bridge to Baghdad's Sinbad Primary Health Care Clinic in Basra. Cheques can be made out to Quaker Peace and Service and sent to QPS, 7 Moncrieff St., Wellington; credit card donations can be made by email - for more info about that, or about ‘Medical supplies for Iraq’, please contact Tony Maturin or Sandra Jones tel (04) 389-4715 or email mailto:hoggard@top.net.nz

*** NATIONAL ***

~ FRI, 24 to SUN, 26 January - Waihopai Spybase protest! NZ is one of George Bush’s most enthusiastic allies in his apparently endless and borderless 'war on terror' - the public face of that is the involvement of the SAS in the war in Afghanistan; but New Zealand’s most significant contribution to that war, and any other wars waged by our Western allies, is the Waihopai spybase. Even though the Government is not so keen on following the US in its plans to wage war on Iraq, Waihopai will play a key role in that too, because it is controlled by the US, with NZ (including Parliament) having little or no idea what goes on there (let alone any control). Waihopai does not operate in the national interests of New Zealand or our neighbours. Basically it is a foreign spybase on NZ soil and directly involves us in America’s wars. Waihopai must be closed! We invite people from around the country to join us for the weekend of anti-war protest at this spybase. Come prepared for roughing it and camping out. For more info contact the Anti-Bases Campaign, Box 2258, Christchurch; email mailto:cafca@chch.planet.org.nz or check out http://www.converge.org.nz/abc

~ MON, 27 January - Flowers of peace to Islam - on the day of the report on the weapons inspection in Iraq, give a flower to Islam as a symbol of peace and to demonstrate that you do not support the intention of mass violence on Iraq. Either lay flowers at the gate of a mosque in your area or give a flower to a Muslim. But please respect Muslim tradition. Men only give flowers of peace to Muslim men, and women only give flowers of peace to Muslim women. Through this act, our government will witness our desire for peaceful, non-violent resolutions; and that we do not want our country to be party to war. Our cry for non-violence encourages peace. Our silence will only add to the violence. Organised by Families for NonViolence, check out http://www.geocities.com/families4nonviolence/peaceflowers.html or contact tel (09) 810 9066 email mailto:F4NV@yahoo.co.nz

~ THURS, 6 February - Waitangi Day, the 163rd anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. See local listings for Auckland and Wellington below.

~ Ongoing until SUN 23 February - Taiäwhio: continuity and change is organised within the metaphor of taiäwhio: an encircling spiral, a symbol of open-ended dialogue. The exhibition investigates issues that impact on the work of selected Mäori artists. Artists include Darcy Nicholas, Shona Rapira Davies, Fiona Pardington and Lisa Reihana. At Te Papa, The Boulevard Gallery, Level 5, free entry.

~ SAT, 22 March - Families for NonViolence March and Picnic, make a stand for safer homes, communities and a safer world for everyone. For details of a march near you, check out http://www.geocities.com/families4nonviolence/frontmarch.html or contact tel (09) 810 9066 email mailto:F4NV@yahoo.co.nz

***** LOCAL *****

*** AUCKLAND

* Auckland Emergency Response Vigil Details * if the US government and its allies start an all-out ‘official’ war on the people in Iraq, there will be a rally at 5-30pm at the US Consulate, Citibank Bldg, Customs St East, Central Auckland on the day we hear of the attack. For more information contact Global Peace and Justice Auckland, John Minto email mailto:jbminto@xtra.co.nz or Mike Treen email mailto:miket@pl.net

~ THURS, 30 January - IWD 2003 planning meeting, 6pm at Roasted Addiction Cafe, Kingsland shops. For more info, contact Janet email mailto:janetbogle@hotmail.com

~ SAT, 1 February - Palestine/Israel Rally for Peace, supporting peace and justice based on Removal of Israeli Occupation, Right of Return for Refugees, Sharing Jerusalem and Cessation of Jewish only Settlements in occupied Palestine, 2pm to 3pm, Aotea Square, Queen Street. Contact David Wakim tel (09) 520 0201.

~ SUN, 2 February - A March for Justice and Peace (Synagogue to Church to Mosque) - assemble at 2pm outside the Synagogue at Kadimah College Greys Ave (Pitt street end) City; then march via Hopetoun St, to Ponsonby Rd, to Vermont St to the grounds of the Church then to the grounds of the Mosque opposite - at each place there will be time for prayer, comments and song. The march is to support the international 'Open Jerusalem - end occupation' peace march supported by Jews, Christians and Muslims walking between Bethlehem and Jerusalem on 31 December 2001. For more info contact Kevin McBride, Pax Christi, email mailto:paxnz@xtra.co.nz tel (09) 377 5541 or David Wakim tel (09) 520 0201.

~ MON, 3 February - Tamaki Treaty Worker's meeting, including planning for Waitangi Day; 7-30pm, Pt Chevalier Community House, Huia Street. For more info contact Joan Macdonald tel (09) 360 8001 email mailto:joanmac@pl.net

~ THURS, 6 February - Waitangi Day screening of 'Bastion Point Day 507', 1pm at the Academy Cinema. For more info contact Joan Macdonald tel (09) 360 8001 email mailto:joanmac@pl.net

~ SUN, 16 February - Peace in the Park concert / festival, a family type fun day with a strong political message against the American war plans for Iraq, from 2pm at Potters Park. More details as they are finalised. Organised by Global Peace and Justice Auckland, for more info contact John Minto email mailto:jbminto@xtra.co.nz or Mike Treen email mailto:miket@pl.net

*** DANNEVIRKE

~ MON, 27 January - Stop The War Against Iraq meeting, 7pm at Patchworks Self Development Centre, 3 Gordon Street. For more info, contact Tanya Jeffcoat tel (06) 374 7267.

*** PALMERSTON NORTH

~ SAT, 15 February - Family World Peace Picnic, 12 noon in the Square. Organised by Manawatu Peace Collective and Manawatu Musicians for Peace, for more info or to help with organising the picnic, contact Ross (06) 359 4681 or Fiona (06) 357 5317.

*** WELLINGTON and HUTT VALLEY

* Wellington Emergency Response Vigil Details * if the US government and its allies start an all-out ‘official’ war on the people in Iraq, there will be a vigil at 5pm at the Cenotaph on the day we hear of the attack, and a march to the US embassy if sufficient numbers of people come to the vigil. For more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa tel (04) 382 8129 or email mailto:pma@xtra.co.nz

~ THURS, 23 January - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, tel (04) 382 8129, mailto:pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SAT, 25 January - No war on the people of Iraq! information stall, 11-30am to 1pm every Saturday in Cuba Mall (usually near Trade Aid), look for the banners ‘No war on Iraq’ and ‘No blood for oil’. For more info contact Peace Action Wellington tel (04) 382 8129 or email mailto:peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ SAT, 25 January - Alternative Routes and Reggae - a groove filled night of Dub, Reggae, and funked up side stepping goodness, featuring Imon Star (from Rhombus), Dirty Republic, Rainbow Country, Kamahi, Weave, Liberation Frequency. Alternative Routes and Reggae is a fundraiser for the Alternative Routes festival which will be held on Sunday 9 March (see listing below); from 8pm til late at the Indigo Bar - from 8pm/$8, after 10pm/$10-till late, door sales only. For more info contact Kane Fawcett email mailto:fawcettino@hotmail.com

~ SUN, 26 January - Citizen Weapon Inspection of the US Embassy (2 February, see below) planning meeting, 5pm at the Trades Hall (Peace and Environment Centre, second floor, 126 Vivian Street).

~ MON, 27 January - ‘No War on Iraq’ planning meeting ­ come along and get involved with a broad group of organisations and individuals organising against war on Iraq; 7pm, Athena Montessori College, Southmark House, 203 Willis Street. For more info contact Peace Action Wellington tel (04) 382 8129 or email mailto:peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ WEDS, 29 January - WTO - GATS: The next battle against globalisation, launch of 'Serving Whose Interests?' by Professor Jane Kelsey - a 140 page report report on what the GATS round means for Aotearoa / New Zealand, its public services and its peoples. How is it that an international trade treaty can take precedence over the Treaty of Waitangi, the nation's founding document? Why can't the government introduce compulsory local content quotas to television when it has an electoral mandate to do so? How might local government measures designed to deliver social or environmental goals be attacked as de facto discrimination against foreign transnationals? The answer to these and more questions lies in the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) which aims to lock open New Zealand’s (and other countries’) services to foreign transnationals. Few New Zealanders know that the agreement even exists, let alone that it can impose major constraints on the right of national and local governments to make policy and regulate our services in the national interest. Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer invites you to attend the launch from 5pm to 7pm, in the Council Chambers, Old Wellington Town Hall. 'Serving Whose Interests?' is published by the Action Research and Education Network of Aotearoa (ARENA), copies of the report can be obtained from ARENA, PO Box 2450, Christchurch for $20 or can be downloaded from http://www.arena.org.nz

~ THURS, 30 January - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, tel (04) 382 8129, mailto:pma@xtra.co.nz

~ FRI, 31 January - 'Jenin Jenin', the documentary produced by Iyad Samudi and Mohamed Bakri Best Film, Carthage International Film Festival. Where is God? an elderly man desperately wonders when surveying the debris in the Palestinian refugee camp Jenin. The film, directed and co-produced by Palestinian actor and director Mohammed Bakri, includes testimony from Jenin residents after the Israeli army's Defensive Wall operation, during which the city and camp were the scenes of fierce fighting. The operation ended with Jenin flattened and scores of Palestinians dead. Palestinians as well as numerous human rights groups accused Israel of committing war crimes in the April 2002 attack on the refugee camp. Banned in Israel, 'Jenin Jenin' is dedicated to Iyad Samudi, the producer of the film, who returned home to Yamun after the shooting of the film was completed. On June 23, as Israeli forces besieged Yamun, Samudi was shot and killed as he was leaving a military-closed area with three friends. Screening at 6pm, Wellington Public Library Mezzanine Meeting room, 65 Victoria St. Courtesy of the Wellington Palestine Group, PO Box 642, Wellington.

~ SAT, 1 February - No war on the people of Iraq! information stall, 11-30am to 1pm every Saturday in Cuba Mall (usually near Trade Aid), look for the banners ‘No war on Iraq’ and ‘No blood for oil’. For more info contact Peace Action Wellington tel (04) 382 8129 or email mailto:peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ SUN, 2 February - Citizen Weapon Inspection of the US Embassy - organise yourselves into teams of weapon inspectors for the day to either enter the facilities or join the rally in front of the embassy to support those who will try to enter and to remind the US that most people do not support a war against Iraq (contact us if you are thinking about entering and need legal or other advice). Look suitably sharp, smart or sinister (delete as applicable). Get yourself a cheap paper-based white coverall and hardhat or wear your fanciest business suit, or dress (either white or black) ... bring clipboards, banners, whistles, cameras, binoculars, sunglasses, megaphones or other props that could be useful for a weapon inspection. Check out the press release at http://www.indymedia.org.nz/front.php3?article_id=2785&group=webcast For more info leave a message at (04) 385 6728 or email mailto:inspectionteam@lycos.com

~ THURS, 6 February - celebration to commemorate the Treaty of Waitangi “brings together a glittering showcase of local talent”, from 12 noon to 5pm at Frank Kitts Park. organised by Wellington City Council and Wellington Tenths Trust.

~ THURS, 6 February - Treaty Of Waitangi on Display - the original Waitangi Sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi, and other important constitutional documents including the Declaration of Independence, the Letters Patent, the proclamation of the Constitution Act and the Maori Representation Act will also be on display. At Archives New Zealand, free entry. For more info contact Jo Watt, tel (04) 495 6219, email mailto:inquiries@archives.govt.nz

~ THURS, 6 February - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, tel (04) 382 8129, mailto:pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SAT, 8 February - No war on the people of Iraq! information stall, 11-30am to 1pm every Saturday in Cuba Mall (usually near Trade Aid), look for the banners ‘No war on Iraq’ and ‘No blood for oil’. For more info contact Peace Action Wellington tel (04) 382 8129 or email mailto:peacewellington@hotmail.com

~ MON, 10 February - Homecoming Parade for East Timor Personnel, start time to be confirmed; route is Aitken Street, past Parliament Buildings, Lambton Quay, Hunter Street, across Jervois Quay to Queens Wharf, may end at Te Papa. For more info contact Major J Dowrick, tel (04) 529 6506.

~ MON, 10 February - 'Claims resolutions and the Gulf War: the experience of the United Nations Compensation Commission', a lecture by Matthew Andrews (Senior Associate, Chen Palmer and Partners) who will speak about his work with the UNCC, the claims resolution structure it adopted, and how this conflict resolution model compares to other commissions tribunals, 5-30pm, Lecture Theatre 3, VUW Law School (old government buildings), Lambton Quay. Organised by the NZ Centre for Conflict Resolution, for more info please contact James Blackett, tel (04) 463 6327 email mailto:james.blackett@vuw.ac.nz

~ THURS, 13 February - vigil for peace, 5pm to 6pm at the Cenotaph, for more info contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, tel (04) 382 8129, mailto:pma@xtra.co.nz

~ SUN, 9 March - Alternative Routes Festival - a free event to celebrate the vibrant uniqueness of the upper Cuba Street area without a noisy, stinky, polluting mega dollar 'bypass' cutting straight through it. There will be 3 music stages, one Dub, one Punk, and one World music; street theatre, buskers, stalls, a Kids zone and more; from 10am to 10pm Arthur St, Tonks Ave and Kensington St. Volunteers needed to help make the festival happen, if you can help out or for more info contact Kane Fawcett email mailto:fawcettino@hotmail.com

~ 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.

*** BLENHEIM

~ SAT, 25 January - protest with an anti-war theme (linked to the Waihopai Spybase protest, see National listings above), 11am in Seymour Square.

*** WAIHOPAI

~ SAT, 25 January - protest with an anti-war theme (linked to the Waihopai Spybase protest, see National listings above), 2-30pm at the Waihopai Spybase protest, Waihopai Valley Road. To get there: take Highway 6 out of Blenheim (the Nelson road); just before Renwick, turn left onto to Highway 63 (the Nelson Lakes road); a few kms down that, turn left down the Waihopai Valley road (winery on corner) - the spybase is about 10 kms up the valley (you can’t miss it, two huge white domes).

*** NELSON

~ FRI, 24 January - Peace Talk on Fresh FM (99.4), at approx 7-20am with Matt Lawry and guest. For more info contact email mailto:anne.f@clear.net.nz

~ Every Friday - ‘NO to War - Toot for Peace Action, 4pm to 6pm on the median strip on Haven Road between Auckland Point School and Trafalgar Centre, Nelson - bring a sign and a friend. For more info contact email mailto:anne.f@clear.net.nz

*** CHRISTCHURCH

* Christchurch emergency response vigil details * if the US government and its allies start an all-out ‘official’ war on the people in Iraq, there will be a vigil at 5-30pm in Cathedral Square on the day we hear of the attack. For more info contact email mailto:heatherthrasher@hotmail.com

~ TUES, 4 February - WWIII3 in Iraq? Talk and discussion with speaker Larry Ross, a reckless US Administration, supported by the UK and Australia, threaten pre-emptive war, even nuclear war, against other nations. Rather than fighting terrorists, they are creating them. Is Iraq's oil the real goal? Vital disarmament treaties and international laws are being abandoned for what the US calls: "wars against terrorism". Israel, with 400 nuclear weapons, may expand its military conquest of Palestine and enflame the Arab world, if Iraq war starts pressures will increase on NZ for military support, to scrap our nuclear-free laws, and accept U.S. nuclear warship visits. NZ could become a US base and potential nuclear target. Can we help prevent it? yes we can. 7-30pm at WEA, 59 Gloucester St. Sponsored by The New Zealand Nuclear-Free Peacemaking Association, tel (03) 388-9816 or Geraldine (03) 693 9055.

~ TUES, 11 February - 'Universal Income Systems for a Sustainable Future' with speaker Patrick Danahey (M.Ed, Author of Universal Income for a Sustainable Future, and Chairperson Universal Income Trust) on Universal Income Systems for a Sustainable Future; linking national and international sustainability issues with practical economic rights models. The aim is to eradicate poverty, reduce violence/war, and raise the standard of living for everyone while rebuilding a sustainable environment for future generations. The presentation is process - and solution-oriented, inviting an open forum for audience participation and input; 12 noon to 2pm, Oxford Terrace Baptist Church Hall, cnr Oxford Tce and Madras St. Organised by the Christchurch Human Rights Network Forum, please RSVP if you’re planning on going to Sandy Jamison, tel (03) 353 0956 or email mailto:sandyj@hrc.co.nz

~ Every Friday - Christchurch Catholic Worker invite you to join their vigil at the US Air Force base at Harewood, flights from the base serve the vast US military/intelligence bases at Pine Gap and Nurrungar. Meet at 5pm, at the Airport Roundabout (where the totem pole is). For more info contact Christchurch Catholic Worker email mailto:mmc62@student.canterbury.ac.nz

*** DUNEDIN

* Dunedin Emergency Response Vigil Details * if the US government and its allies start an all-out ‘official’ war on the people in Iraq, there will be an all night vigil from 5pm in the Octagon on the day we hear of the attack. For more info contact tel 021 234 2336 email mailto:fionabowker@hotmail.com

~ TUES, 28 January - meeting to plan local campaign in opposing the proposed US war against Iraq, 5-30pm at Quakers Hall, Park Street. All very welcome, for more info please contact email mailto:fionabowker@hotmail.com

*** VACANCY ***

~ Resource Promotions and Marketing Co-ordinator - full time, for not-for-profit organisation. Some resource development and marketing skills required. An interest or background in education would be an advantage. For more info contact The Peace Foundation, PO Box 4110, Auckland; tel (09) 373 2379, email mailto:peace@fps.pl.net

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