Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #20
Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #20, February 6, 2003
Contact details: Forums John Minto, (09)
8463173 mailto: mailto:email@example.com; Newsletter Editor Mike Treen 0212547440
mailto: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Web page Geraldine Peters (09) 3570655 mailto: mailto:email@example.com
Donations can be sent to GPJA, 84 Paice Ave, Sandringham, Auckland. All
communication regarding the GPJA mailing list (email or snail) should be
addressed to mailto: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP NEEDED IN STRUGGLE AGAINST WAR
MARCH ON SATURDAY, FEB 15 (12 NOON, QEII SQUARE)
PEACE CONCERT SUNDAY, FEB 16 (1PM, POTTERS PARK)
posters and 20,000 leaflets have been distributed. If you
want to help
please download from our website to copy and distribute to friends,
workmates etc. (Some posters are still available from John Minto Ph 8463173)
Feb 15/16 posters/leaflets available from http://gpja.pl.net/
(If the files don¹t open directly save first then open)
FEBRUARY 16 "PEACE IN THE PARK"
Potter's Park. Cnr
Dominion and Balmoral Roads. 1pm Onwards. A Day of
P&P (Peace and Politics) for all - Families, Frolickers, Flower Children,
Face Painters, Fairies, would-be Foreign Policy advisors and those
interested in sending out a clear message to New Zealand and overseas
Governments "NO Blood for Oil - Peace, Not War in Iraq".
Performers: Salon Kingsadore; Tamil Cultural
Group; Selwyn College Band;
Brenda Liddiard and Mark Laurent; African Drummers; One Voice Choir; Phil
Toms; Taos; The Weather; Caitlin Smith; Golden Horse; Shona Laing and Karen
Hunter; Don McGlashan; and more...
MC's: Michele A'Court; Caitlin Smith
WE NEED HELP FROM GPJA SUPPORTERS!
Please take a minute to check through the list
below and any help would be
GPJA Committee meeting, 10am Sunday, February 9, 84 Paice Ave, Sandringham
Banner Painting, 12.30pm, Sunday Feb 9, Greens office, 308 Great North Rd
Bring any paint,
calico, brushes (if you've got'em) plus clever slogans
(If anyone has an overhead projector we
can borrow that would be really
great!) Ph Kim 3615925.
(1) Stage Hands: Set Up 8.30 (sharp) -11.30a.m. Dismantle 7 - 10p.m.
(2) Scaffolding and Stage Cover + people willing to set up.
(3) Solid steps for the performers to access the truck stage.
(4) 4-5 "Clear coms" (walkie talkies) Contact Chris Holland
(5) Large high roofed tent for performers to assemble behind stage.
(6) Table with water, tea, coffee for waiting performers.
(7) Table and chairs for sound engineers.
(8) "Kiosk" tent for mixing gear & sound engineers.
(For 1-8 contact Chris Holland mailto: mailto:email@example.com Ph 337 0332)
(9) Donations Collectors (March or Concert). Contact Brian
Ph 2674856 or 3737599 x5745
(11) Mailing List Collectors (March or
Concert). Contact Kathy Lane
mailto: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 3780547
(12) First Aid. Contact Geraldene Peters mailto: mailto:email@example.com
(13) Publicity, Outreach
and Poster Distribution in Central and
Greater Auckland. Please Email Geraldene Peters details above
Stalls at concert for organisations - Would your group like
have a stall for information, sales etc. Please email John Minto
mailto: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 8463173.
Speakers -we plan to have interspersed between the
several 3-minute slots for people to talk about the war against Iraq and/or
about their organisation. Would you like a spot? Contact John Minto -
(16) Food stalls - know any group
that would like to run a food stall?
contact John Minto.
(17) Any other creative ideas - banners, a
bouncy castle for kids,
painting, stilt walking.
Please get in touch if you can help with any of
POWELL¹S DUBIOUS CASE FOR WAR
This newsletter is going out just after Powell has made
his case for war at
the UN Security Council. While we haven¹t had time to analyse its veracity
it should be pointed out that Resolution 1441 requires all UN member states
to provide relevant information to the inspectors not manipulate it for
propaganda purposes. We also know the US lied in its justifications for Gulf
War I in 1991 (see
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,889419,00.html) and that Powell
has systematically lied to support the illegal contra war against Nicaragua
when he was Reagan¹s National Security Advisor (see An open letter to the UN
about Colin Powell http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00029.htm).
Only last week Hans Blix criticised him for deliberately distorting his
report to the UN (see ³US is misquoting my Iraq report says Blix²
also cannot override the duty of UN member states to obey the Charter of the
United Nations (ratified in US law) which forbids military force except in
self defence in the face of an enemy attack. It also insists on the primacy
of peaceful means to resolve disputes. ³The parties to any dispute, the
continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international
peace and security, shall, first of all, seek a solution by negotiation,
enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort
to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own
choice." (The Charter of the United Nations, Chapter VI, Article 33).
Peace march, Synagogue to Church to Mosque
An open letter to Prime Minister Helen Clark to stand up for peace
No evidence to Justify war on Iraq Peace Action Wellington
CTU requests meeting with US ambassador
Protests at Devonport, Waihopai, US embassy
NZ AND GATS
NZ Govt position on Gats confusing says Jane Kelsey
WTO Negotiations Impact on Services: CTU
Govt: Consultation process on gats called
Greens: gats demands would destroy NZ
GULF WAR - RECENT
War, Peace an d the UN fig leaf, by Tariq Ali
Tony Benn interviews Saddam Hussein
Iraq¹s hidden weapons from allegation to fact
Greenpeace: Big Oil pushes the White House for a war with Iraq
The Recolonization of Iraq Cannot Be Sold as Liberation
Of course most Iraqis don't want their country invaded and occupied
My war on the world: Blair we¹ll fight all those who pose a threat
Poll shows opposition to war is growing
Bush approves nuclear response
Nuclear labs get more money in Bush budget
US interrogators turn to 'torture lite'
Greenpeace cuts military supply chain to war in Iraq
Rainbow Warrior blockades UK military port; activists set up peace camp
Greenpeace takes global action against war
What will happen to Iraq¹s oil?
The unseen war Images from 1991
An Annotated Overview of the Foreign Policy Segments of
President George W.
Bush¹s State of the Union Address by Stephen Zunes
28 voices on Iraq
Understanding the Iraq Crisis a primer, by Phyllis Bennis, IPS (27pp)
MERIP: Why another war a backgrounder on the Iraq crisis (16pp)
(You will need Acrobat Reader to open/download these files)
The US is a threat to world peace. Recalls Rumsfeld opposed his release
Mandela in furious warning over Iraq war
In its leaders supporting the war
in Iraq, the Observer proves that it has
truly buried its great liberal editor David Astor, and his principled,
"freethinking" legacy. http://pilger.carlton.com/print/129227
Don¹t mention Afghanistan
The coffee table war
WORLD SOCIAL FORUM
WSF Where to now
Noam Chomsky¹s speech to 15000 at WSF
Another world is possible and necessary
In time of war, hope triumphs in Porto Alegre
The Asian Social Forum held in
Hyderabad, conceived as part of the
international consultations going on for the past two years under the
umbrella of the World Social Forum, provides a unified platform for diverse
groups trying to mobilise people's power to turn back the tide of
A very squalid coup
To crush the poor: First it was Reds, then
drugs, then terror. So who have
the US really been fighting in Colombia? George Monbiot