Reminder of the rally at parliament tomorrow
This message is in two parts: 1) a reminder of the rally at parliament tomorrow, Wednesday 19 February; and 2) reports and photos from the International Week of Action Against War.
But first, in case you didn't hear one of the few accurate mass media news reports on the Wellington march and rally - the reason it went to parliament was because so many people came they couldn't fit into the original rally venue, Midland Park, and parliament was the only central city place large enough for a crowd of that size to gather to hear the speakers ... parliament grounds were full, something we hope will be repeated when the politicians are actually there tomorrow!
Please forward on through Wellington area networks:
* Wednesday, 19 February - No NZ support for war, rally at parliament to tell the NZ government directly that they must give no support to the new war on the people of Iraq; with speakers Rev Dr Margaret Mayman, St Andrews on the Terrace; Dr Ramon Das, Lecturer in Morality and International Relations, Victoria University; and Grace Millar, peace activist; music and the presentation of the final batch of signatures in the national 'No NZ support for the 'war on terrorism'' petition to Keith Locke, Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson; gather in parliament grounds at 12-30pm. For more information contact Peace Movement Aotearoa, tel (04) 382 8129, email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org _________________________________________
* Reports and photos from events around the country during the International Week of Action Against War (including the International Day of Action on 15 February) are being linked to the relevant event listing on-line at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/wkac0203.htm This will take a few days, so keep checking if you're interested in what other groups have been doing ... if you haven't sent us a link / photos / report for your march, rally, picnic or other say NO to war event, and you want that information available on the web page, then please do it now!
* The current pages linked from The Stop Killing the People of Iraq index page at http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/iraqa.htm are still being updated twice a week - the upload yesterday included links to some of the overseas demos on 15 February.
* Not in Our Name Aotearoa/New Zealand - http://www.converge.org.nz/pma/nionnz.htm